Thirty-four Irish pubs have secured listings in the 2015 Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ guide, which was released today.
Counties Cork and Down rated highest on the prestigious list, with six pubs from each securing inclusion.
In Cork, Castletownshen’s Mary Ann’s, Bandon’s Poacher’s Inn and Crosshavan’s Cronin’s were among those listed and Down’s Pheasant in Annahilt and Poacher’s Pocket in Comber also secured a mention.
This year’s guide included 590 recommendations for pubs spread across England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
“The standard of food being served in Irish pubs continues to reach new heights,” said Rebecca Burr, the guide’s editor.
Toddies at the Bulman in Kinsale, Lisdoonvarna’s Wild Honey Inn and Deasy’s in Clonakilty were described in the guide as ‘establishments worthy of additional consideration.'
The list in full:
Mary Ann’s (Castletownshend), Poacher’s Inn (Bandon), An Súgan and Deasy’s (Clonakilty), Cronin’s (Crosshaven) and Toddies at The Bulman (Kinsale)
Pheasant (Annahilt), Poacher’s Pocket (Comber), Parson’s Nose and Plough Inn (both in Hillsborough) and Pier 36 and Grace Neill’s (both in Donaghadee) – with Grace Neill’s alone in securing an Inspector’s Favourite commendation.
Morrissey’s (Doonbeg), Vaughan’s Anchor Inn (Liscannor), Wild Honey Inn (Lisdoonvarna) and Linnane’s Lobster Bar (New Quay)
Crockets on the Quay (Ballina), The Tavern (Murrisk) and Sheebeen (Westport)
Moran’s Oyster Cottage (Kilcolgan) and O’Dowd’s (Roundstone)
O’Neill’s Seafood Bar and QC’s (both in Caherciveen)
Ballymore Inn (Ballymore Eustace) and Fallon’s (Kilcullen)