The Scholars Rest


The Scholars Rest


The Scholars Rest is located adjacent to University Hospital Galway  which ensures a good passing trade and the first place many Galway births are celebrated. Previously open under the River Inn name from 1992 - 2012, the focus has shifted towards its food trade over the last number of years although the proximity to the University means a steady pub trade in the evening.. The pub was once called Peter Michael Kelehans  and is one of the older pubs in the City.

It is now under the control of Proprietors Jason O'Connell and Niall Walsh who operate a number of pubs in Galway and Dublin. They have added a large selection of local and international craft beers including their own range from their Galway bay brewery. The food menu offers a wide range of good pub food for with main courses in the €10 - €12 bracket.

Food is served from 8.30am until late in the evening (10pm) with a large menu available.

They also have a small B&B/Guesthouse above the pub.

The Scholars Rest
37 Newcastle Road
+35391 722131