30 October 2015
By Bryan T. Smyth
Five popular Cork pubs have secured listings in the 2016 Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ Guide just published.
They are Mary Ann’s (Castletownshend), Poacher’s Inn (Bandon), Deasy’s (Clonakilty), Cronin’s (Crosshaven) and Toddies at The Bulman (Kinsale).
Toddies at The Bulman has also secured an ‘Inspectors’ Favourites’ commendation, described in the Guide as ‘establishments found to be particularly charming and which offer something extra special.’
Twenty other pubs from the Republic of Ireland and seven from Northern Ireland also feature in the publication.
In overall terms, County Down leads the way with six listings followed by Cork with five, Clare with four and Kildare with three. Dublin, Galway and Mayo each received two listings with Antrim, Kerry, Leitrim, Louth, Sligo, Tipperary, Wexford and Wicklow each having one listing.
Produced by leading tyre manufacturer Michelin – this year’s Guide recommends some 590 pubs spread across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland of which 60 are new entries and all of which are selected, first and foremost, for the quality of their food.
Noting that there continues to be a demand for good quality food in the relaxed setting of the local pub, Guide editor Rebecca Burr (who also edits the famed Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland) commented that: “More and more pubs are serving flexible all-day menus – incorporating breakfast, brunch and afternoon tea. The pub industry should be congratulated for moving with the times.”
The Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ Guide 2016 is now available in bookshops and online priced at EUR16.99.