More than 30 Irish pubs make Michelin pub guide

New guide for 2017 released today

More than thirty Irish pubs have retained their listings in the 2017 Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ guide.

Of the thirty-two establishments listed, twenty-five are in the Republic of Ireland and seven are in Northern Ireland.

County Down leads the way with six listings followed by Cork with five, Clare with four and Kildare with three. Dublin, Galway and Mayo each received two listings with Antrim, Kerry, Leitrim, Louth, Sligo, Tipperary, Wexford and Wicklow each having one listing. 

Guide editor Rebecca Burr commented that: “We are increasingly witnessing how pubs can provide a platform for young chefs to start their own businesses, and how inventive these chefs can be, particularly when it comes to the sourcing of their ingredients.”

Paul Lenihan, owner of Hartes in Kildare Town which is listed, says pub grub has really upped its game over the years.

"Gone are the days of your simple fried food in pubs", he said. "It is restaurant quality food now in an awful lot of places", he said.

The full list is as follows:


Antrim: Billy Andy’s at Mounthill, near Larne

Clare: Morrissey’s (Doonbeg), Vaughan’s Anchor Inn (Liscannor), Wild Honey Inn (Lisdoonvarna) and Linnane’s Lobster Bar (New Quay)

Cork: Mary Ann’s (Castletownshend), Poacher’s Inn (Bandon), Deasy’s (Clonakilty), Cronin’s (Crosshaven) and Toddies at The Bulman (Kinsale)

Down: Pheasant (Annahilt), Poacher’s Pocket (Comber), Parson’s Nose and Plough Inn (both in Hillsborough) Pier 36 (Donaghadee) and Balloo House (Killinchy).

Dublin: Old Spot and Chop House (both in Ballsbridge) 

Galway: Moran’s Oyster Cottage (Kilcolgan) and O’Dowd’s (Roundstone)

Kerry: O’Neill’s Seafood Bar (Caherciveen)

Kildare: Harte’s (Kildare),Ballymore Inn (Ballymore Eustace) and Fallon’s (Kilcullen)

Leitrim: Oarsman (Carrick-on-Shannon)

Louth: Fitzpatricks (Jenkinstown)

Mayo: The Tavern (Murrisk) and Sheebeen (Westport)

Sligo: Hargadons (Sligo Town)

Tipperary: Larkins (Garrykennedy)

Wexford: Lobster Pot (Carne)

Wicklow:Byrne & Woods (Roundwood).  


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