Traditional Irish Pub Located at the Iconic Octagon in the Heart of Westport. Co. Mayo

M.J. Hobans

About Us

Welcome to MJ Hoban’s of Westport.

Situated a stone’s throw from the iconic Octagon Monument, MJ Hoban’s Bar is a historic landmark Westport pub best known for a friendly welcoming atmosphere, good food and traditional Irish music entertainment.  

Serving Food

Sample Bar Dishes

Irish 6oz striploin steak sandwich


Sautéed onions & mushroom, pepper sauce and chunky chips

Thai Chicken Rice Noodle Stir Fry


With tofu, egg and tamarind soya sauce. Prawns +€4

Hoban’s seafood pie


With saffron mashed potatoes and pickled vegetable salad

Char grilled Cajun chicken burger


Pickled cucumber, rocket, chipotle mayonnaise, chunky chips

Crispy buttermilk chicken tenders


Garlic aioli and fries

Fish & Chips


Local white fish in tempura batter, minted pea puree and tartare sauce

Vegan jackfruit burger


Homemade brioche bun, red slaw, sweet potato fries

Westport Seafood Plate


Prawns, salmon gravlax, mussel salad & smoked mackrel pate

The Bar

The recently refurbished downstairs bar is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet pint on an iconic stone counter, built by Italian stone masons who visited Westport in the 1930s, or sit in one of our comfortable snugs and enjoy a gourmet coffee and pastry prepared by our friendly barista trained waiting team. The all-day bar food menu is freshly prepared to order by our kitchen and includes all the traditional pub dishes but with a contemporary twist.


Our Food

A contemporary twist on traditional pub food. Choose from our bar menu or our a la carte dining menu in the front room restaurant located just upstairs.

Crispy Chicken Wings

Franks Red Hot Sauce

Flame Grilled Steak Sandwich

Seared to Perfection Over Open Flame


Deliciously Fresh and Juicy Prawns
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