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Berry Lodge B&B, Restaurant & Cookery School

Eat & Learn & Stay

Cookery School / Restaurant with Rooms

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Berry Lodge B&B, Restaurant & Cookery School
Annagh, Miltown Malbay Co Clare
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Near the coast of west Clare, between Kilkee and Lahinch, this attractive Victorian country house is set in well maintained gardens. It was the family home of the owner, Rita Meade, who runs it as a restaurant with accommodation, specialising in golf breaks, and also as a cookery school (details of courses on application).
  • Cookery Classes
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Budget Accommodation (under €100 for two)
  • Family Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
  • Location - Beach <1km
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Traditional Irish
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • MSG Free
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Berry Lodge B&B, Restaurant & Cookery School

Near the coast of west Clare, between Kilkee and Lahinch, this attractive Victorian country house is set in well maintained gardens. It was the family home of the owner, Rita Meade, who has run it as a restaurant with accommodation since 1994 and, more recently, as a cookery school (details of courses on application).

The restaurant - which has varied opening hours for residents and non-residents throughout the season, and is available for small private functions - is pleasingly set up in a relaxed country style, with pine furniture; part of it is in conservatory at the back of the house, overlooking the garden which is a very pleasant outlook especially in summer.

Wide-ranging menus offer local seafood and exceptional meats from a local butcher, whilst a particular talent with poultry provides a speciality of slow roast spiced duckling with Guinness honey & orange sauce & red onion marmalade.


Arriving guests are welcomed with tea and freshly baked scones, and returning visitors will be very pleasantly surprised by their accommodation. The five en-suite bedrooms have all been stylishly refurbished, with new carpets, wallpaper, bedding - the lot.

The new look has completely transformed them so that they are not only more appealing, but also seem much bigger. There is one ground floor double room suitable for anyone who finds stairs difficult, and all rooms have everything you could need - including complimentary bottled water as well as tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer, TV etc and and iron and ironing board is available, also Wi/Fi.

As well as evening meals, afternoon snacks are available on request and, given adequate notice, packed lunches can be supplied. Housekeeping is excellent and this friendly house would make a lovely base for a cooking break, or any of the many other activities the area has to offer.

*Golf breaks available (transfer available to Lahinch or Doonbeg Golf Clubs).

Seats 40. D daily 6.30-9, (open for non residents at weekends off-peak; Thur-Sat May/June & Mon-Sat Jul/Aug). Bookings are required. Set 2/3 course D €30/38 (also residents supper menu available, €28); house wines €20. SC discretionary. Closed Sun. Rooms 5 (all shower only); children welcome (under 4s free in parents room, 4-12 yrs 50% reduction). No pets. B&B €40-45 pps, single €55. House Closed 1 Dec-Easter. MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 30-03-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell


N67 ssouth from Milltown Malbay, over Annagh Bridge, second left, first right to Berry Lodge.

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