This characterful little thatched pub and restaurant just outside Birr shows just how pleasing a genuine, well-run country pub can be.
Des Connole, proprietor since 1991, has achieved a well-earned reputation for the immaculate maintenance and atmosphere of the pub, and both bar food and restaurant meals offer generous portions for a reasonable price.
Seats 50 (private room, 15-20). D Mon-Fri, 6.30-9pm; Sun & Mon, 5-7pm, Set D about €40, also á la carte; L Sun- two sittings (reservations essential) - 12.30 & 2.30; Set Sun L about €25; á la carte L&D; house wine about €20; SC discretionary. Children welcome; parking; toilets wheelchair accessible. Bar meals Mon-Sat, 12.30-3 & 5-7.30. Restaurant closed D Sun, establishment closed 25 Dec, Good Fri. Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser.