Wineport Lodge

The Georgina Campbell Award 2006 - Wineport Lodge, Glasson, Co. Westmeath This one-off Editor’s Choice Award (the ‘Georgina Campbell Award’) was introduced to highlight the achievements of an establishment that does not fit neatly into any category but deserves special recognition for its vision, and dedication to quality and style: Ray and Jane Byrne’s gorgeous newly extended lakeside lodge, near Athlone. Contrary to the ‘numbers game’ that has recently re-entered the tourism arena (and which we had hoped was relic of the 1960s) we believe that it is in the interests of this country to discourage high volume tourism and, instead, do everything possible to ensure an enriching experience for discerning independent travellers. This Wineport does magnificently, standing proudly as a ‘a sumptuous signpost to the future for the very best of Irish hospitality”. Congratulations to Ray, Jane and all of their excellent staff for making this bold quality statement - such leadership could not be more timely.

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Wineport Lodge

Glasson, Co. Westmeath
Restaurant with Rooms
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. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay 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
Ray Byrne and Jane English’s lovely lakeside lodge styles itself ‘Ireland’s first wine hotel’ and, although it is not an hotel but a four star guesthouse, the accommodation - which now offers thirty four beautiful suites and roo ...

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