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Nancy's Bar

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‘Nancy’s is one of those pubs that just captures the imagination’, wrote Gary Quinn, in his Barfly column, in The Irish Times.
Too right, Gary. Nancy’s is an icon, a legend, a landmark, a simply unmissable destination in Donegal and on the Wild Atlantic Way. No fewer than seven generations of the McHugh family have manned the bar in this Donegal institution, and they have carried the family legacy through the years simply by doing what they do with sincerity, synmpathy and – yes – imagination. For all those years they have served tasty food – Ann’s seafood chowder; fish pie; beef and Guinness stew; Daniel’s cheesecake – and pulling great pints: there is nothing quite like a pint of Kinnegar Brewery Scraggy Bay and some smoked salmon on brown bread whilst sitting at the bar in Nancy’s to persuade you that you have found the Holy Grail. It’s a must-visit and a don’t-miss! on the Wild Atlantic Way, simple as that.


The McHugh family
Front Street, Ardara, Co Donegal
+ 353 74 9541187

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