Although officially an hotel, the heart of this friendly place at the centre of town is the bar, which is full of character, with an unusual wattle hurdle ceiling, plenty of local history, an open fire for cold days and the pleasingly dim atmosphere that makes Irish pubs so relaxing.
All this makes it especially popular with boating folk, who head up from the river for hearty home cooking served in the bar at reasonable prices: steaks, mixed grills, lamb cutlets and pan-fried plaice are the order of the day. Just right for appetites fired up by plenty of fresh air.
There is a more formal dining option available upstairs in the Stables Restaurant, where an à la carte menu offers popular dishes like chicken & sweetcorn soup, Caesar salad, steaks and roast duckling all well-cooked and pleasantly presented, with some imaginative touches.
Accommodation is offered too, in simple, comfortably appointed modern en-suite rooms.