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Waterside

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1 euro 'Best Budget' denotes moderately priced establishment (max. less than €50pps for accommodation or €35 for 3-course meal without drinks) 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
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Waterside
The Quay, Graiguenamanagh Co Kilkenny
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An attractive old stone warehouse on the quayside of this charming village on the River Barrow makes a characterful setting for Brian and Brigid Roberts’ well-run guesthouse and restaurant
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Quad Biking nearyby
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Water Sports
  • 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
  • Location - By a river
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Waterside
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Open New Year
  • Private Parties
  • Wedding Venue
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Attractive Views
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • Music - Other Live
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Waterside

An attractive old stone warehouse on the quayside of this charming village on the River Barrow makes a characterful setting for Brian and Brigid Roberts’ well-run guesthouse and restaurant.


Gradual upgrading of the accommodation has been taking place for some years and this is a very pleasant, reasonably priced, place to stay in an interesting location, well off the road.


The rooms are quite simple but comfortable, with direct dial phones, tea/coffee making facilities and TV in all rooms; some rooms at the top of the building are more spacious, and all overlook the river – this is a wonderful place to wake up in.


Book lovers may be interested in weekend book sales at Waterside, which is the home of the Graiguenamanagh Book Festival and booktown project – ask Brian when you are there, and he will tell you all about it.


Hillwalking holidays for small groups are offered, and also cycling holidays. Brian has a purpose built trailer and bikes, and offers a service of collection and delivery of bikes at points convenient to guests - making cycling in this beautiful area a very appealing leisure activity.  


Rooms 10 (all shower only & no smoking, 4 family rooms); children welcome (under 3s free in parents' room, cot available without charge, baby sitting arranged). No pets. B&B €39-45pps, ss €15. *Weekend packages/ short breaks from €89 pps. No lift.


Restaurant:


On fine summer days there are tables outside on the quayside, and a comfortable reception area leads into the simply stylish restaurant, where Brigid offers varied menus and good home cooking - in very pleasant waterside surroundings.


She uses fresh local produce wherever possible and, before the current ban, this would sometimes have included a speciality starter of rare Graiguenamanagh smoked eel. Today, braised lamb shank with mint jus is a more likely speciality and, aside from a range of mainstream choices, game might be offered in season and interesting vegetarian choices are always included.


Finish with a nice homely dessert such as pineapple, apple & almond pudding with crème anglaise. There’s always an Irish cheese plate too, with home-made tomato chutney and a choice of half a dozen ports to accompany.


Service is friendly under Brian’s supervision - and the wine list, which is extensive for a country restaurant, is interesting and fairly priced.


The early dinner and Sunday lunch menus are extremely reasonable, although the low price inevitably restricts choice.

Seats 45. Outdoor Dining available in the Summer. D daily, 6.30-9.30pm; L Sun only 12.30-3. Set Sun L €23.50, D á la carte. House wine from €19.95. No SC. Children welcome (high chair). Free broadband wifi. *In summer there's also a light Daytime Menu available, 11-4. Restaurant open weekends only in winter. Establishment closed Jan, 25 Dec. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 29-04-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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27km south east of Kilkenny on Carlow/Kilkenny border.

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