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In the heart of Sligo, on the Wild Atlantic Way, lies the seaside village of Strandhill, and in the shadow of Knocknarea, lies the oldest pub in the village. Dating back to 1880, when Charles Cole founded Coles, these days we just go by The Venue.

With a welcoming front bar featuring live music, a warm fire, and a cosy snug; and a spacious dining room with views through the picture windows out to the Atlantic, The Venue is the perfect location for a few drinks with friends, a quiet dinner for two, or a celebratory feast.

The Venue is famous for our locally-sourced seafood including oysters and mussels from up the road at Lissadell, lobsters from Mullaghmore and crab claws from Donegal, Atlantic-caught cod and salmon, and our homemade seafood chowder. We use nothing but Irish beef for all of our chargrilled steaks, and our Buffalo-style spicy chicken wings have their own local fan club.

How to get here:
From Dublin: N4 to Sligo Town. Follow signs to R292 to Strandhill.
From Belfast: M1/A4 to Enniskillen. Take A4/N16 to Sligo Town and follow signs to R292 in Strandhill.

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For tables of more than 6 persons,
outside dining or more than 2 hours please call 071 9168167

We are open all year, 7 Days
Serving food from 12.30