A total gem and one of my favorite stops in Kilkenny! The owner and bartender allowed everyone in our tour group to pour our own pints, and we were really treated like family. From playing music, to learning about hurling, we couldn't have had a better time here. Highly recommend this place to anyone spending time in Kilkenny!
We went to Malzard's with our tour group last week, and it was by far one of the best parts of our entire trip. The owner and staff taught us hurling, we enjoyed wonderful live music, and the hospitality was unmatched. Highly recommend for a fun and authentic time in a family-owned pub!
Our family came for an afternoon during our visit to Ireland. It was the best time! Fred (the owner) and everyone who was there made the experience just amazing. You feel like you’re spending time with old friends—so welcoming you may end up going behind the bar to pull a pint or play hurling in the field. You’ll end up singing and laughing and plan your next visit upon leaving!
Our visit to this pub during our recent vacation to Ireland was truly one of the highlights of our ten-day trip. We were treated to a demonstration of hurling with an opportunity to try the sport ourselves, enjoyed traditional Irish music, and were given lessons on pulling a pint. Fred is a 4th generation owner (the pub has been in his family for over 200 years) and he is passionate about giving his guests an authentic atmosphere and experience. Highly recommend a visit