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The Anchor Bar, known locally as ‘PJ’s, is Carlingfords’ best known and most popular bar. Located in the village centre  our traditional bar is extremely popular with both locals and visitors alike.

The Original Bar and part of the grocery store remains untouched over the years, complete with the framed Leprechaun  bones & costume of Sean Òg, found by the late PJ O Hare. The blazing open fire welcomes customers in Winter months, providing the perfect atmosphere to relax and enjoy fine food or drinks. The Lounge Bar, open at weekends is a tasteful extension by the current owners, Michael and Bernadette Heeney. Fully air conditioned and spacious, the Lounge Bar boasts a big screen television on which all live sport is shown during the day.

The Lounge Bar is also Carlingfords’ main venue every Friday & Saturday night, attracting visitors from far and  wide and providing the perfect party atmosphere for young and old alike. The large Beer garden to the rear of the property provides the perfect suntrap in Summer months to eat and drink with friends and catch the rays amongst the beautiful Summer blossoms. The Oyster Suite, located upstairs in the property is the newest addition to The Anchor Bar. Here we can cater for all  types of private parties or gatherings. We will tailor menus to suit your needs and provide live entertainment if  requested to make your night complete. For more information on the Oyster Suite please visit private parties

Open from 12pm to 11.30pm until Covid guidelines are over, then it will be open until 12.30am.

  • Off Sales 
  • Big Screen Televisions for sports
  • Live Music  ( When restrictions lift )
  • Accepts Credit/debit cards
  • On Site ATM
  • Pets Friendly
  • Baby changing facilities