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The Malt House, Mountbellew, Co. Galway

The Square
Co. Galway

Tel: +353 (0) 90 9679255
Fax: +353 (0) 90 9679255

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About Us

We are an award winning pub - • Black and White Co. Galway Pub of the Year 2004 • Irish Pubs of Distinction 2005 and 2006 • Licensing World Bar Awards 2008 • Local Bar Award Finalist

Located on the square in the busy town of Mountbellew, The Malt House boasts fabulous comfortable décor and a unique history. The birthplace of Senior Galway and County footballer Joe Bergin, the establishment has strong links with the GAA. A famous stage coach stop and hostelry well over a century ago, it was the first singing pub in Galway to be granted a dance licence back in 1969.

With its natural stone finish at the front of the building and its two open fires, The Malt House is a friendly and welcoming place. Superb food is served 7 days a week. Lunch is from 12.30pm - 4.00pm, A la Carte 4.00pm to 9.00pm and Sunday lunch is served until 5.00pm and then A la Carte until 9.00pm.

The Malt House looks to entertain its customers as well. There is live music in the bar every Saturday night while a Night Club looks after late night revellers - also on a Saturday. In addition to this we cater for all types of functions, small or large. With excellent, courteous and friendly customer orientated staff, this is the ideal family pub.

We are a very well known establishment, some might compare us to the local community centre. We have a very successful food trade and a good local bar trade. Most of our employees are local and very friendly so are a great source of local knowledge. We are very family friendly and will try and meet the needs and expectations of everyone from a cup of coffee, a pint by an open fire, a quick lunch, healthy dinner, business meeting or a romantic dinner with your loved one.

We cater for the needs of everyone!

We also have a function room which we use for weddings, funerals, confirmations, christenings, parties etc. We can seat up to 120 people at one sitting in our function room. We also serve a selection of sandwiches all day. We take bookings every day except Sunday - on Sunday it is strictly first come first served. All our produce is sourced and supplied locally.

Local Attractions

Mountbellew is a very busy town with an attractive 18 hole golf course, a forest with nature walks and a market in the Square every Tuesday.

We also have a very successful Vintage Rally Show which takes place on the last Sunday of July, and an Agricultural Show which is on the second Saturday in September.

It is a lively town with 7 other pubs, shops, salons, banks and a very safe atmosphere with good community spirit.


Whats on Offer:

  • Food
  • Late Bar
  • Live Music
  • Parties Catered For
  • Restaurant
  • Sport


  • Baby-changing Facilities
  • Car Parking
  • Coach Tours
  • Family Friendly
  • Function Room
  • High Chairs
  • Open Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Wheelchair Access


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"A hidden gem"

We only arrived in Mountbellew a few weeks ago from the UK and the first few days, were as organised as anyone and decided to eat out. We stumbled into the village and landed on the Malt House. After a very warm welcome, the menu was passed and we really did struggle to order anything as it all looked fabulous. The meal came and we could not be more pleased, quality ingredients, cooked properly and presented well. It was a delight. We have been back twice since and ordered something different each time and have yet to be disappointed either by the welcome or standard of food. I dare you to try the fish and chips, there is so much fish I am sure there is a law from the EU about limits etc. Quality batter and plenty of chips. Go and try it, you will not be disappointed.

Review published 27 February 2015
Posted by: James Mc Vicker

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