The Drift Inn bar and restaurant Buncrana is one like no other, set against the windswept banks of the Lough Swilly it stands out as a main vocal point on entrance to the town. The Drift Inn has a history which many will agree compares to no other bars in Buncrana, once a functioning railway station up until the mid 1900's it has kept this theme very close to the heart of the bar with original railway timetables still to be seen on the walls of the premises and the water tower once used to fill steam trains standing tall at the rear of the premises. The drift Inn also has a strong connection with the sea as our name would suggest, the connection is carried through the bar and restaurant with our boat shaped bar the "St.Jude" standing strong over these many years having many drinks crossing her deck. The has a wide variety of areas for each patron to enjoy a drink or a bit to eat, the more relaxed harness room is an old favourite of many patrons with the open fire always blazing, the main bar boasts an open brick fire which ha been know the burn full trees in one day (depending on the staff working), then we have the more private "wee room" with a piano incase anyone is feeling musical after a few stout (which many think is the best pint of stout in the town). There is also two tv's which play all major sporting events and can be split between two to meet everybodys needs.With our international travel planner, Buncrana attractions like The Drift Inn can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Bar and Restaurant
Live music from Thursday through to Sunday.
Full Restaurant menu and bar food/ lunch menu available.
Free parking front and back.
The Drift Inn Reviews
This was a lovely surprise. Really cosy, great quirky decor, blazing fire, comfy old fashioned chairs, couldn’t ask for better! Unfortunately didn’t get to try the food because it’s only at the... more »
My wife and I visited The Drift Inn in Buncrana Donegal on Saturday 4th January 2020 to book a table for later on in the evening, when we went in we got a great feeling about the place, a warm and... more »
I'd give The Drift Inn five stars if it served straw on a plate because the delightful staff member allowed us sit out in their covered area at the back with the dog. As it happens, the food is excellent - I highly recommend the chowder (dog recommends the sausages!). There's a beautiful open fire inside, a large sheltered covered area at the rear and excellent service from the staff makes this the perfect spot for a stop off. The entrance and parking is at the rear.
Goods first class. Bar has great character. A must visit if your in inishowen
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