Friday 9 December 2016

32 Irish pubs named in Michelin’s ‘Eating Out in Pubs’ Guide for 2017

Published 28/10/2016 | 10:39

Larkin's, Poacher's Inn and The Old Spot have each retained their place in the Michelin 'Eating Out in Pubs' guide.
Larkin's, Poacher's Inn and The Old Spot have each retained their place in the Michelin 'Eating Out in Pubs' guide.
Moran's the Weir, Poacher's Inn and The Old Spot have each retained their place in the Michelin 'Eating Out in Pubs' guide.
Billy Andy’s at Mounthill, near Larne
Larkins in Garrykennedy Tipperary
Linnane’s Lobster Bar in New Quay
The Ballymore Inn. Photo: Michael Donnelly
Pheasant's in Annahilt Co. Down
Arcade Fire at Moran's Oyster Cottage, The Weir, Kilcolgan, Co Galway
The Oarsman, Carrick-on-Shannon
The Old Spot in Ballsbridge
The Lobster Pot in Wexford
Fitzpatricks (Jenkinstown) in Louth
Poacher’s Inn in Bandon is on our dream Michelin pub crawl.

Thirty-two pubs across the north and south of Ireland have retained their places in Michelin’s latest ‘Eating Out in Pubs’ guide, but no new Irish entries have featured on 2017’s list.

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Of the 32 pubs featured in the guide, 25 are in the Republic of Ireland, while seven pubs in Northern Ireland have held onto their spots on the prestigious list.

County Down continues to lead the way in terms of the country’s best pub grub, with six establishments, including Pheasant in Annahild and the Poacher’s Pocket in Comber, holding their spots in the guide for 2017.

Cork continues to trump the capital in terms of pub gourmet, holding five listings in the guide, including Deasy's in Clonakilty, Mary Ann's in Castletownshend and Bandon's Poacher's Inn.

Lisdoonvarna’s Wild Honey Inn and Toddies at The Bulman in Kinsale have each received an ‘Inspectors’ Favourite’ accolade in the most recent guide.

Dublin’s The Old Spot and Kildare’s Harte’s, who entered the guide for the first time last year, have held onto the prestigious mention in the guide, which was published on Friday.

Guide editor Rebecca Burr said the quality of the fare in many pubs now rival that of restaurants: “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.”

Antrim

Billy Andy’s at Mounthill, near Larne

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Clare

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

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Linnane's in New Quay

Cork

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

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Poacher’s Inn in Bandon

Down

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

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Pheasant's in Annahilt Co. Down

Dublin

Old Spot and Chop House (both in Beggar's Bush)

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The Old Spot

Galway

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

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Band Arcade Fire visit Moran's in Kilcolgan

Kerry

O’Neill’s Seafood Bar (Caherciveen)

Kildare

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

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The Ballymore Inn in Kildare

Leitrim

Oarsman (Carrick-on-Shannon)

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The Oarsman in Carrick-on-Shannon

Louth

Fitzpatricks (Jenkinstown)

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Mayo

The Tavern (Murrisk) and Sheebeen (Westport)

Sligo

Hargadons (Sligo Town)

Tipperary

Larkins (Garrykennedy)

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Larkins in Garrykennedy Tipperary

 

Wexford

Lobster Pot (Carne)

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The Lobster Pot (Carne)

Wicklow

Byrne & Woods (Roundwood). 

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