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2011 Award Winners NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR 2011

The Fatted Calf - Glasson, Co Westmeath

Newcomer of the Year 2011 - The Fatted Calf Glasson County Westmeath Ireland “What could be more appropriate than celebration of a promising new business?

One of the surprising things about the last couple of years is the number of new openings there have been – yes, opportunities not previously affordable certainly exist now, but at a time of crisis in the hospitality industry it take a special kind of confidence to grasp them.

And our Newcomer of the Year is exceptionally well placed to succeed: Feargal O’Donnell - a prominent Euro-Toques chef, who is already well known in the area - and his wife, Fiona, chose well when they took over a pub in the charming almost-waterside midlands ‘village of the roses’, near Athlone.

Their informal style, with food that offers a timely combination of gastro-pub and contemporary fine dining in a family-friendly atmosphere, is bang on the nail – and we are confident that their new venture will be very successful.”

The Fatted Calf

Glasson, Co. Westmeath
Pub / Restaurant
11 votes
2 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Pub with good food and atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Closed due to expiration of lease - seeking new premises in the Athlone area   Feargal O’Donnell - a prominent Euro-Toques chef - and his wife, Fiona, chose well when they took over a pub in the charming almost-waterside ‘village o ...

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