Strand Inn

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Pub / Restaurant with Rooms

2 euro Serious About Seafood
Strand Inn
Dunmore East Co Waterford
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Tel: +353 51 383 174

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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
  • Boat Trips
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse Racing nearby
  • Hunting/Shooting (nearby)
  • Pool Table
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Water Sports
  • Beauty - Massage
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Family Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Location - Beach on site
  • Location - By the sea
  • Location - Waterside
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Attractive Views
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Café Bar
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Informal
  • Music - Other Live
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Party Venue
  • Sunday Dining
  • Traditional Pub
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Strand Inn

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 many 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 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.

Seats 120 (outdoor, 40). L daily in summer, 12.30-4.30, set L €23.50; D daily all year, 6.30-10; early D €23.50, 6.30-7.30; House wine from €19.50; SC 10% on parties 8+. Children welcome before 8pm; toilets & restaurant wheelchair accessible. Bar food daily 12.30-9pm. Gift shop. Restaurant closed all of Jan and Mon-Tue in Nov-Mar. The Cliff (pasta/pizza) seats 120, open daily May-Sep; available as venue for weddings etc off season. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 11-08-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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