2020 Award Winners PUB OF THE YEAR 2020

The Roadside Tavern Lisdoonvarna Co Clare

The Roadside Tavern

Peter Curtin’s historic and hospitable hostelry oozes character and, famous for music for over a century, many legendary musicians have played here. More recent attractions are beers from their on-site microbrewery, the Burren Brewery, and the good food served by ‘Kieran’s Kitchen’ where chef Kieran O’Halloran (also owner of the gorgeous new Oar Restaurant in Doolin) features smoked fish from the family’s other equally famous business, the nearby Burren Smoke-house (burrensmokehouse.com) on his simply delicious menus. Next door, the latest enterprise, the multi-purpose venue, Burren Storehouse offers artisan pizzas and chargrills nightly in summer. All round, this great traditional pub and its associated businesses are the hub of activities in Lisdoonvarna - and go a long way towards making it one of the West of Ireland’s coolest destinations. 

8 votes

The Roadside Tavern

Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare
Character Pub / Distillery/Brewery / Pub
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. Pub with good food and 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
Peter Curtin, third generation owner of this famous tavern, claims that it’s Lisdoonvarna’s only real pub - as the others are all hotel bars or lounge bars. Be that as it may, it dates back to 1865 and is certainly among the oldest in the t ...

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