Wards Pub is part of a small family run Hotel in Lower Salthill. Wards has a truly special atmosphere and genuine friendliness. Call it old Galway, Irish tradition or a Country Pub in the City, whatever it is you will find it in abundance here. Everyone seems to know everyone else at Wards and the moment you step in the door life slows down a notch or ten.
For over 40 years Wards has been operating here and there are probably a few customers who have stuck with this place all that time. The staff and management take time to make everyone feel at home and the locals won't wait long until approaching you either. The strong community atmosphere gives you a sense of being in a small Country Pub rather than in a City
Wards is a local Pub doubling as a Hotel bar rather than the other way around. It is located in an old residential neighbourhood about a 10 minute walk to either the City centre or Salthill. Inside the emphasis is on comfort with lots of low seating and small areas for conversation to flow. the walls are filled with pictures of old Galway that you know were accumulated and not bought for effect.
Music can be heard many nights during the week with the Wednesday night Traditional music session being particularly good. The quality of Guinness here is reknowned. Wards is defiantely worth a visit if you are looking for a part of local Galway life.Wards HotelLower Salthill