Thirty-two Irish pubs recommended in Michelin 'Eating out in pubs' guide 2016'

Thirty-two Irish pubs spread across 15 counties, north and south, have secured listings in the 2016 Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ Guide just published.

The guide recommends the best places to eat across Ireland and Britain.

In overall terms, Co Down leads the way with six listings followed by Cork with five, Clare with four and Kildare with three.

Dublin, Galway and Mayo each received two listings with Antrim, Kerry, Leitrim, Louth, Sligo, Tipperary, Wexford and Wicklow each having one listing.

Of the 25 pubs in the Republic of Ireland, two are new listings – Old Spot (Ballsbridge) and Harte’s (Kildare) and in Northern Ireland, amongst the seven pubs listed is one new entry from Co Down – Balloo House (Killinchy).

The tasty pub food spots are:


Billy Andy’s at Mounthill, near Larne


Morrissey’s (Doonbeg), Vaughan’s Anchor Inn (Liscannor), Wild Honey Inn (Lisdoonvarna) and Linnane’s Lobster Bar (New Quay)


Mary Ann’s (Castletownshend), Poacher’s Inn (Bandon), Deasy’s (Clonakilty), Cronin’s (Crosshaven) and Toddies at The Bulman (Kinsale)


Pheasant (Annahilt), Poacher’s Pocket (Comber), Parson’s Nose and Plough Inn (both in Hillsborough) Pier 36 (Donaghadee) and Balloo House (Killinchy).


Old Spot and Chop House (both in Ballsbridge)


Moran’s Oyster Cottage (Kilcolgan) and O’Dowd’s (Roundstone)


O’Neill’s Seafood Bar (Caherciveen)


Harte’s (Kildare),Ballymore Inn (Ballymore Eustace) and Fallon’s (Kilcullen)


Oarsman (Carrick-on-Shannon)


Fitzpatricks (Jenkinstown)


The Tavern (Murrisk) and Sheebeen (Westport)


Hargadons (Sligo Town)


Larkins (Garrykennedy)


Lobster Pot (Carne)


Byrne & Woods (Roundwood).

Wild Honey Inn (Lisdoonvarna) and Toddies at The Bulman (Kinsale) both received an 'Inspectors’ Favourites' commendation, described in the Guide as “establishments found to be particularly charming and which offer something extra special”.

Produced by leading tyre manufacturer Michelin, this year’s Guide recommends some 590 pubs spread across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland of which 60 are new entries and all of which are selected, first and foremost, for the quality of their food.

Noting that there continues to be a demand for good quality food in the relaxed setting of the local pub, Guide editor Rebecca Burr commented that: “More and more pubs are serving flexible all-day menus – incorporating breakfast, brunch and afternoon tea. The pub industry should be congratulated for moving with the times.”

The Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ Guide 2016 is now available in bookshops and online priced at €16.99.

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