Creative Irish cuisine, inspired by the finest seasonal ingredients from the West of Ireland, and an extensive wine cellar.

Chef Philippe Farineau gives fine expression to the dishes offered in the four main dining rooms – whether it’s fine dining in the grandeur of the George V Dining Room, casual dining in the comfortable setting of Cullen’s at the Cottage or The Dungeon, or a delightful Afternoon Tea in the elegant Connaught Room.

The four dining options available to guests at Ashford Castle are detailed below.

  • George V

    Ashford Castle has been hosting distinguished guests for almost 800 years – one of the most prominent being the Prince of Wales, who subsequently became George V of England.

    The graceful setting, with rich, panelled walls and twinkling Waterford Crystal chandeliers bestows a grand sense of occasion.

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  • The Dungeon

    As its name would suggest, the unique setting located on the lower ground floor of the castle invites diners to enjoy a range of satisfying dishes from the bistro-style menu.

    With a focus on traditional Irish cuisine beneath the historic curved stone ceiling, together with a relaxed ambience, it makes for a wonderful and memorable dining experience.

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This was a honeymoon trip and I had set up horse-back riding, which was great, clay shooting, excellent and a must, massages, and lunch at Cullen's at the Cottage, which offered excellent food and all round service.

Jonathon Levine, IL, USA

  • Cullen's

    Cullen's at the Cottage, a traditional thatched cottage which used to be Cong Cinema, provides a relaxed dining experience with a casual dress code in which to enjoy international and local dishes inspired by owner Beatrice Tollman.

    Open seasonally, it’s just a short stroll over the bridge from the castle.

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  • Wilde's

    Under the inspired direction of Jonathan Keane, recently described as “one of the country’s most exciting chefs”, Wilde's at the Lodge serves fine contemporary Irish cuisine in a stunning setting.

    This sister property is located a short distance from Ashford Castle - either an 8 minute stroll or transportation can be arranged.

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  • Connaught Room

    The lough-facing Connaught Room provides a delightful space in which to enjoy private dining or a delicious traditional Afternoon Tea - a ritual that extends back to 1868 at Ashford Castle, when Lord and Lady Ardilaun would take Afternoon Tea to discuss the events of the morning and the plans for that evening.

    The menu offers guests a delightful selection of speciality teas, delicate finger sandwiches with traditional fillings, warm scones, hand-made pastries and cupcakes.

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  • Prince of Wales Bar

    Built in the late 1800s, the bar is to this day reminiscent of its captivating past, with its opulent fabrics, fine wood panelling, traditional furnishings and original fireplace creating a warm and welcoming ambience – the perfect place to enjoy your favourite tipple or a pint of Guinness. In 1905 the bar was visited by the Prince of Wales, who subsequently became George V of England.

    Offering a full selection of cocktails, liqueurs and brandies, the bar gives you the opportunity to sit back and relax and enjoy the finest Irish hospitality.

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  • Billiards Room

    Retreat to the Billiards Room and enjoy a game of billiards, sink into comfy chairs with a glass of your favourite tipple or relax with a newspaper and catch up on the day's affairs. The traditional elegance of the Billiards Room, with its grand assortment of antique furniture and furnishings, is a most welcome addition to the castle.

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