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The Fatted Calf

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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
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The Fatted Calf
Glasson Co Westmeath
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Well known for his commitment to seasonal and local foods, Feargal O'Donnell’s enticing, frequently changed, menus promise innovative modern Irish food in both the bar and restaurant
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Hunting/Shooting (nearby)
  • Pool Table
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - Scenic
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Game (in season)
  • Tapas
  • Atmospheric
  • Character Pub
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • MSG Free
  • Music - Other Live
  • Old World / Traditional
  • Pub Grub
  • Traditional Pub
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

The Fatted Calf

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 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 this venture achieved well earned early success.


Well known for his commitment to seasonal and local foods, Feargal’s enticing, frequently changed, menus promise innovative modern Irish food in both the bar and restaurant, with suppliers including Donald Russell meats, McGeough's of Oughterard (famed for their cured meats), Jane Russell sausages and Fagan Foods of Athlone (quality chicken and duck) detailed on the menu.


Also reflecting Feargal's passion for the best, the wine list offers a diverse collection of carefully selected bottles, with over 20 (including the Torres Natureo de-alcoholised muscadet) available by the glass; some unusual draught beers are offered at the bar too, and the drinks list includes a great choice of Irish craft beers and Longueville House Irish cider alongside the 'old reliables', all of which adds greatly to the dining experience.


While offering many popular dishes, menus spell out quality in every detail - the toasted sandwich of honey roast Irish chicken comes in a Waterford blaa; the cheese in the blue cheese salad is Bellingham Blue; the rillette of salmon is made with home smoked Clare Island organic salmon; the prawns in the wontons are proper Dublin Bay prawns (langoustine); the chicken and ham in the eponymous pie is from Castlemine Farm in Co Roscommon...nothing ordinary comes out of this kitchen. But beware when ordering - while quality often implies smaller portions, that's not the case at The Fatted Calf, where there's terrific generosity of spirit (and half portions are available for children under 14).


Excellent, stylish cooking is matched by friendly and efficient service - and, as well as good food and a relaxed ambience, this attractive pub-restaurant has ample parking, outdoor seating and plenty of space for children to run around. And, while quality food can never be cheap, the value offered is good, notably on the lunch and Midweek Supper menus.


Special occasion cakes can be made to order too.

Seats 70 (outdoors, 40). L Wed-Sun 12.30-3.30. D Wed-Sat, 5-9pm & Sun 5.15-8pm. 2/3 course Midweek Supper €22/27 Wed-Thu all night, Fri to 7pm. D also à la carte, Wed-Sun. House wine €22. Children welcome (high chair). Parking (30). No food Mon (except bank hols), but bar open 4pm. Closed Good Fri, 25 Dec. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 30-10-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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The Fatted Calf - Glasson County Westmeath Ireland
The Fatted Calf - Glasson County Westmeath Ireland
The Fatted Calf - Glasson County Westmeath Ireland
The Fatted Calf - Glasson County Westmeath Ireland
The Fatted Calf - Glasson County Westmeath Ireland
The Fatted Calf - Glasson County Westmeath Ireland
The Fatted Calf - Glasson County Westmeath Ireland
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Longford/Cavan exit from M6, 8km, centre of Glasson village

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