About Us

Bushes Story

Bushes Bar originally known as Salters is situated in the charming village of Baltimore on the South West Coast of Ireland and is one of the oldest bars in Baltimore. It has been in the Bushe family since 1972 when Richard and Eileen Bushe took it over from Denis Salter. Over the years Richard and Eileen built the business into a thriving concern. Following their retirement in 1998, Tom Aidan and Marion took over the business and a few years later were joined by Deirdre.

Photo Left To Right: Aidan Bushe, Marian Bushe, Deirdre Bushe and Tom Bushe

Unique Interior


Bushes has always had a long and cherished maritime tradition. Visiting sailors and tourists to the south west coast of Ireland regularly make a point of stopping off in Bushes (Baltimore) to partake in a drink or two while enjoying our renowned hospitality.

Bushes Bar has always been associated with seafaring and has long been frequented by sea farers of all sorts such as Fishermen, Sailors, Divers, Ferrymen and even those who are on their way to visit the islands. Over the years an extensive maritime collection has been gathered by Richard and these adorn the walls of the pub for all to admire.

Come and Visit


While partaking in a drink of your choice, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the harbour from the seats out front, or if you feel it’s too chilly you can always move inside where the view can still be enjoyed. Sitting inside or Outside Bushes having a pint is always a pleasure (Visit our Facebook pageSitting Outside Bushes Having A Pint to view comments and pictures from our customers and friends). For the traditional seafaring visitors we stock Tide Tables and Admiralty Charts, which can be purchased from any of our staff members or in our Off-Licence. Our in-house Off-Licence carries a wide range of wines, spirits and beers for you to take away. Keep in mind, our friendly staff are always happy help and advise on a good bottle of wine or spirits, to match with your function or occasion. Just ask and we will be happy to help with your choice.

We do hope that you come and visit us, as we are sure you will enjoy your time here in the beautiful picturesque village of Baltimore, West Cork.

Bushes Bar Baltimore Staff

Enjoy Your Visit

Visit Bushe’s Bar

If you haven’t had a chance to visit Bushes in person as of yet, hopefully our web site will give you a taste of what is in store for you when you arrive. Friends and regular visitors to Bushes Bar have posted some comments and good wishes on our facebook page. You are welcome to read and browse through some of their comments and photos. If you would like to add your own comments or views, please do. The picture gallery includes some photographs sent to us from friends and visitors …. take a look inside …. you may recognise some familiar faces and friends ……or maybe even yourself!

Enjoy your visit!

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