Right on the beach in Dunmore East, and with sea views out towards the Hook Lighthouse, The Strand goes back to 1750 but today it is the first choice for discerning locals when it comes to seafood - and, increasingly, for discerning foodies on holidays and short breaks.
Now run by Clifden and Louise Foyle together with Clifden's mother, Edwina, there have been some big changes since recent visits by John and Francis "At Your Service" Brennan, who inspired improvements in several areas of the business including the rooms.
The bar, which was always the heart of the inn, includes a number of areas with appeal to customers of varying ages and interests and has been attractively redesigned to a nautical theme, with a sunny terrace for fine days.
Food is served in the bar - where specialities range from dressed crab, homemade chowder and mussels in black bean sauce to beef tagliatelle - and also in The Strand Seafood Restaurant where 'Fish, fish, fish' is how they describe their menu.
And so it is - up to a point: specialities such as hake dijonnaise, black sole on the bone and devilled crab have regular fans but non seafood eaters will be glad to know that there are some concessions, including specialities such as great steaks, crispy roast half duck, and some vegetarian options too.
But it is mainly for the seafood that people head for the Strand - and it couldn't be fresher as much of it comes from the nearby harbour, which is one of Ireland's main fishing ports.
Nearby, the Foyles also own The Cliff, which operates as a casual family-friendly pizza/pasta restaurant in summer and available as avenue for special events, notably weddings, in winter.