About Us

About Us

We’re a family run, family friendly country pub. We don’t do fine dining but we do do really good food, sourced locally and all freshly prepared.

Our Team

Headed up by Sammy Khamsa in the kitchen and Maura & Debbie front of house, our wonderful staff work so hard to provide a great customer experience.


A Little History

Spillane’s was built in 1875 by Tom Spillane and has been going from strength to strength ever since. From roots as a local bar/general store, it is now a hive of activity  during the busy tourist season in the Maharees.

We started serving our own homemade burgers  in 1975, graduating to a range of homemade salads in 1980, to now a comprehensive menu of quality home produced food at a reasonable price. The chargrilled sirloin and fillet steaks are legendary, as are the fresh from the Maharees pier crab claws.

We changed our queuing system to full table service in 2008 and now take bookings.  We serve a lunch menu from 1-5pm and evening menu from 5pm during high season. Bookings are advisable  during busy times to be guaranteed a table.

Our aim is to give good food, good service at reasonable prices, and we appreciate any feedback you may care to give.

Our staff have evolved over the years from extended family only, to family and  neighbours, to now, family,neighbours and  a selection of international visitors anxious to spend a season in the unique corner that is the Maharees.

Apart from the busy summer tourist season, Spillanes is considered the home away from home for many people from all over the world, especially the windsurfing and surfing community. At Spillanes, Marilyn and Mike are like Mom and Dad. Cold, hungry, tired, wounded, beach people are warmed, fed, entertained,advised, or whatever needs may arise.

Many of our regulars are families that have been coming on their holidays to the Castlegregory area for literally generations! It is  both a thrill and a reward for us to see people that were minded in carrycots in our kitchen as babies returning now with their children and children’s children!

Whomever you are, we at Spillanes extend an invitation to visit at any time, and be assured of a warm welcome. Please don’t hesitate to ask for Mike or Marilyn.