“Just up the hill from the harbour, this characterful and delightfully old-fashioned little pub has been a special home-from-home for regular visitors, especially sailors up from the harbour, as long as anyone can remember.

The premises was bought by John and Bride D'Alton in 2003 but, although Kitty Newman is missed, the old bar remains much as it always has been and remains the most popular pub in the town. However, the D'Altons' café/winebar, Newman's West, which replaced the old off-licence, has very successfully introduced a new flavour to the informal dining options in Schull.

Offering lovely food and great value in immaculate premises, they have a second first-floor room that doubles as an art gallery, and provide newspapers for a leisurely browse over an excellent cup of coffee.

A cleverly thought out menu offers all sorts of tempting bits and pieces, notably the Newman's West Gourmet Choice and delicious desserts.

Every tourist town should have a place like this.”

Georgina Campbell has included T. J. Newman’s and Newman’s West in her Ireland Guide for many years:

“This sailor-filled wine bar (with many good choices by the glass) and art gallery serves soup and salads and enormous chunky sandwiches filled with local cheese and salami. the daily Western Seaboard specials might include Bantry Bay mussels, fish pie and chowder.

The original pub, T. J. Newman’s, is a charmer.”

We have been included in the Lonely Planet guide to Ireland for several years. This is what the 2010 Lonely Planet Ireland guide has to say:

Insight Guides:

Cork & Southwest Ireland Step By Step

  1. T.J. Newman’s is an ideal spot for a break.

Instead of the traditional pub promised by the wooden façade,this is a sophisticated café-style restaurant with a short but interesting menu showcasing local seafood and artisan produce and a choice of 16 wines by the glass.