The Old Midleton Distillery is a fascinating place to visit. Dating back to 1780, a tour of the old distillery is worthwhile; you can, among many other interesting things, see the world’s biggest pot still, take part in a whiskey tasting - and, perhaps, buy a bottle of the unique Midleton Very Rare to take home. That such visiting can be thirsty work is acknowledged at the door but it can also be hungry work
Sensibly, the Centre has provided a pleasant place to eat, The Malt House Restaurant, which is a bright and airy room with its own bar.
A wide range of dishes is offered, including simple fare like traditional Irish stew and a home-made pie of the day, but there's also some lighter contemporary fare - hot panini, tortilla wraps, toasted bagels - and sandwiches made with home-made bread: Midleton beech-smoked Irish Atlantic salmon with brown soda bread and salad is an attractive option.
An appealing choice of salads includes Ireland's Finest Cheese Plate (Cashel Blue, mature Cork cheddar & goats cheese), served with biscuits, pickles & fresh fruit. There are always vegetarian options and a good selection of home-bakes.