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

Striploin Steak Sandwich & French Fries


Pepper Sauce

King Prawn, Chorizo and Smoked Paprika


Angel Hair Spaghetti with basil cream

Thai Curry


Served with Basmati Rice and poppadum

Crispy Butttermilk Chicken Burger


Panko Breadcrumb, pickled cucumber, baby gem, onion, fries.

Crispy Buttermilk Chicken strips


Garlic aioli and fries

Fish & Chips


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

Wild Mushroom Risotto


Parmesean Crisp, Truffle Oil.

Vegetarian Burger


Onion bap, chipotle mayonnaise, sweet potato fries.

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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