Ireland Guide

- ireland -

Graphics Version | 

The Beehive

Drink & Eat

Cafe/Bar

1 euro 'Best Budget' denotes moderately priced establishment (max. less than €50pps for accommodation or €35 for 3-course meal without drinks) 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. The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Address:
The Beehive
Keel, Achill Island Co Mayo
Contact The Beehive
Dislike Like
75%
8 votes
Tel: +353 98 43134

Please mention ireland-guide.com when enquiring.

At their informal restaurant and attractive craft shop in Keel, husband and wife team Michael and Patricia Joyce take pride in the careful preparation and presentation of the best of Achill produce, especially local seafood
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - Beach <1km
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - On an island
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Shop - boutique
  • Shop - Gift
  • Shop - Lifestyle
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bistro
  • Café
  • Contemporary International
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Traditional Irish
  • Café Bar
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Informal
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Tea Rooms
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Wine Bar/Café

The Beehive

At their informal restaurant and attractive craft shop in Keel, husband and wife team Michael and Patricia Joyce take pride in the careful preparation and presentation of the best of Achill produce, especially local seafood.


Since opening, in 1991, they have extended both the menu and the premises more than once and now offer great all-day self-service food, which you can have indoors, or take out to a patio overlooking Keel beach.


Everything is home-made, including delicious soups such as seafood chowder and traditional nettle soup (brotchán neantog) all served with home-made brown scones.


As baking is a speciality, there’s always a tempting selection of cakes, bracks, teabreads, fruit tarts, baked desserts and scones with home-made preserves or you can simply have a toasted sandwich, or an Irish farmhouse cheese plate.


You may want to allow a little extra time here as the shop is interesting, with quality gift items and clothing lines not found elsewhere.


The restaurant is now fully licensed and the Joyces are considering extending the opening hours to develop an evening restaurant in the not too distant future - details on inquiry.

Seats 100 (outdoor seating, 60; private room, 50). Meals 9.30-6pm daily, Easter-early Nov. A la carte. No sc. Toilet wheelchair accessible; children welcome (high chair, baby changing facilities). Closed Nov-Easter. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 20-07-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

Might also like

Nevins Newfield Inn

Mulranny, Co. Mayo
Pub
Distance: 27.2km
Nevins Newfield Inn - Mulranny County Mayo Ireland
100%
6 votes
1 euro

Between Mulranny and Newport, beside Newfield Church, you'll find this very pleasant pub, run by local couple John and Anne Nevin. Dating from the mid-1800's, it has been in the Nevin family since 1970. There is outside seating for fine weather dining, with sea and moun ...

Talbot Hotel

Belmullet, Co. Mayo
Hotel / Pub
Distance: 28.4km
The Talbot Hotel - Belmullet County Mayo Ireland
100%
13 votes
2 euro

Situated in the heart of one of Ireland’s furthest flung towns, and one almost surrounded by the sea, this friendly place has long been popular with locals who like to meet in the famous bar, An Chéibh (“the anchor”) and, following recent develop ...

The Tavern Bar & Restaurant

Westport, Co. Mayo
Bar / Pub / Restaurant
Distance: 36.9km
The Tavern Bar & Restaurant - Murrisk, Westport, County Mayo
60%
10 votes
3 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 Serious About Seafood The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

Myles and Ruth O’Brien have been running this fine bar and restaurant just outside Westport, at the foot of Croagh Patrick, since 1999 and have built up an enviable reputation. The fine dining restaurant, Upstairs At The Tavern, offers several very attractive menu ...

Cronins Sheebeen

Westport, Co. Mayo
Character Pub
Distance: 39.8km
Cronins Sheebeen - Westport County Mayo Ireland
50%
4 votes
2 euro

Just outside Westport, heading out west from the harbour, this old world thatched pub overlooking Clew Bay enjoys an almost-waterside location just across from the foreshore on the Louisburgh road. Owned by the Cronin family, it is one of Westport's busiest establishmen ...

Renvyle House Hotel - Connemara

Renvyle, Co. Galway
Hotel / Restaurant
Distance: 41.0km
Renvyle House Hotel, Renvyle, County Galway, Ireland
94%
16 votes
3 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. Outstanding Location, building or 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

In one of the country’s most appealingly remote and beautiful areas, this famous Lutyens-esque house has a romantic and fascinating history, having been home to people as diverse as a Gaelic chieftain and Oliver St John Gogarty - and it became one of Ireland’ ...

The Beehive - Achill Island County Mayo ireland
The Beehive - Achill Island County Mayo ireland
Minimize map Minimize map

Map markers

You are here
Distance
  • 10km
  • 25km
  • 50km

Directions

Situated in the centre of Keel village overlooking beach and Minuan cliffs.

Trip Planning Tools

My Ireland Guide

Local Recommendations

Hospitality

  • By Distance
  • By Category

Self Catering

Farmers Markets

Tourist Attractions

Golf Courses

Gardens

Nearby Towns/Areas

Comments

There are currently no comments

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment
Not a member? Register for your free membership now!
Or leave a comment by logging in with:

Facebook & Twitter Recent Activity

Apps and Books