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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.

    In honour of his visit in 1905, the Guinness family built a special dining room which still bears his name proudly to this day. 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 a 20 minute stroll or transportation can be arranged.

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