Fodor's Expert Review The Thatch Bar

$$ Birr Irish

Imaginative food and a warm welcome await at this 300-year-old bar and restaurant, its thatched roof (completely redone in 2017), exposed wooden beams, and brick walls adding to the intimate country atmosphere. Inexpensive meals are available at lunchtime (Friday to Sunday only) and early evening (4 to 7:30); later at night the restaurant offers a two- or three-course Hidden Heartlands dinner menu for €26 or €32. Main courses may include half honey roast duck, braised lamb shank, grilled aubergine with goat cheese, or chicken with black pudding. Leave room for the apple and mixed berry crumble. The pub is run by Des Connole, who brings a long pedigree: he is the sixth generation of his family to own it.

Irish Service Lively Lunch Dinner $$

Quick Facts

Military Rd.
Crinkill, Co. Offaly  Ireland

057-912–0682

www.thethatchcrinkill.com

Known For:
  • Steaks
  • Huge portions
  • Flawless service
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Mon.–Thurs.

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