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Sheedys Country House Hotel & Restaurant

Drink & Eat & Stay

Country House / Hotel / Restaurant

2 euro For cooking and service well above average Has Good Hotel Guide Url 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. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay 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
Sheedys Country House Hotel & Restaurant
Lisdoonvarna Co Clare
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Tel: +353 65 707 4026

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John and Martina Sheedy run one of the west of Ireland's best-loved small hotels - it offers some of the most luxurious accommodation and the best food in the area, yet it still has the warm ambience and friendly hands-on management which make a hotel special.
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Gardens (Outstanding)
  • Golf nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Budget Accommodation (under €100 for two)
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Family Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Town Centre
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Private Parties
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Sheedys Country House Hotel & Restaurant

John and Martina Sheedy run one of the west of Ireland's best-loved small hotels - it offers some of the most luxurious accommodation and the best food in the area, yet it still has the warm ambience and friendly hands-on management which make a hotel special.

The sunny foyer has a comfortable seating area - and an open fire for chillier days - and the cosy bar is just the place to snuggle down with an after dinner drink and explore the rather fine range of interesting Irish whiskeys including Midleton Rare.

All the bedrooms are spacious and individually designed to a high standard with generous beds, quality fabrics and elegant, quietly soothing colours; comfort is the priority, so bathrooms have power showers as well as full baths and there are bathrobes, luxury toiletries and CD music systems, digital flat screen LED tvs, in addition to the usual room facilities.

Fine food and warm hospitality remain constant qualities however - and an original feature has already enhanced the exterior in a way that is as useful as it is pleasing to the eye: the gardens in front of the hotel have been developed to include a rose garden, fruit trees, and also a potager (formal vegetable and herb garden), which supplies leeks, Swiss chard, beetroot and cabbage to the kitchen: a delightful and practical feature.

A stay here is always a treat.

Walking Breaks, Cliffs of Moher Breaks and Painting Breaks available.  Bikes available for guests to use and a there is a lock up shed for guests who bring their own bike.

Rooms 11 (3 junior suites, 2 with separate bath & shower, 1 for disabled, all no smoking); children welcome. B&B €44.50-65 pps, ss €25. Free broadband wi/fi throughout.


As elsewhere in this charming small hotel, relaxation is at the heart of a dining experience that is informal yet very special.

Reading John’s delicious menus is a treat in itself, perhaps cosily tucked in beside the fire in the bar on chilly evenings. John has always sourced as much as possible locally and reading about these special foods and their suppliers puts everything in context, making you feel you’ve been introduced to a whole new circle of friends in the area.

The restaurant is a warm and welcoming room, comfortably set up for the enjoyment of both good food and good company - and, beginning with a little complimentary treat set out from the kitchen to welcome you, everything John cooks just seems so appetising.

His style is a pleasing combination of classic and modern Irish cooking, so you may expect interesting dishes made from the freshest of local seafood, lamb with the unique flavour of its life on the Burren and tender Irish Hereford beef: everything is cooked to order, every dish is beautifully presented, and vegetarian dishes are equally appealing

Local farmhouse cheeses from the Burren may be tempting, or you might finish with a gorgeous speciality dessert. John makes everything from scratch - breads, biscuits, jams and preserves - and desserts will include a selection of his home-made ice creams (vanilla and strawberry, plus mango sorbet perhaps) and perhaps a refreshing old-fashioned lemon posset with fresh fruit sorbet, such as raspberry, and crisp shortbread.

Under Martina's direction, service is gently paced, professional and unobtrusive, and a carefully selected wine list perfectly complements the cooking. And prices are very fair for the outstanding quality of the whole experience - all of which makes Sheedy's restaurant a must-visit destination for all visitors to the area who love their food (non-residents are made very welcome).

The same high standards apply at breakfast when an extensive menu is on offer: delicious fresh fruit compôtes and juices; great home-made bread and pancakes; a cheese plate, a fresh fish dish, as well as classic Burren smoked salmon with scrambled eggs. Simply gorgeous.


Seats 25; children welcome. D daily, 6.45-8.30pm. A la carte. Bar menu also offered. House wine €22. SC discretionary. Establishment closed Oct-Easter. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. Directions: abbreviations
Last Updated: 07-04-2015
Author: Georgina Campbell

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