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The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse

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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Durrow
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Our family run guesthouse and restaurant is situated in the picturesque georgian village of Durrow, Laois in Ireland. The house was purpose built by Lord Ashbrook in 1777 and meticuosly restored by the Murphy family in 2005. It has 10 beautifully appointed bedrooms and the restaurant is open on Friday and Saturday nights and for Sunday lunch. It was formerly called the Bianconi Red Lion Guesthouse.
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Free parking
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Internet
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
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Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Don C wrote a review Aug 2023
Greater London, United Kingdom57 contributions17 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed for two nights in August 2023 in this friendly, courteous, efficient family run hotel in a fascinating building . The bedroom was clean and comfortable. Beakfast was adequate (no Bran flakes) & Dinner on the Friday night was outstanding. I would commend JP for his efficient and friendly service.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Desire4travel wrote a review Aug 2023
Europe140 contributions106 helpful votes
Stayed here as was attending a wedding nearby. Ashbrook is beautiful. Room was lovely and spacious, great bathroom with toiletries. Breakfast was lovely. The grounds are beautiful, I wish I had more time to explore and enjoy it. Rosezita was lovely to deal with, very kind and helpful.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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TomMaher wrote a review Jun 2023
London, United Kingdom37 contributions16 helpful votes
Spent 3 nights here recently. Can't recommend it highly enough. A hands-on family-run business. Food is excellent. There is a wonderful bar in the village too - Bob's bar - which is very traditional and has live music. It is an ideal place for visiting Kilkenny and other historical and cultural sights in the centre of Ireland.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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pammy0072016 wrote a review Feb 2023
United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
First time visiting Ashbrook for a friend's birthday meal 4 girls ,the food was amazing had the black pudding starter ,followed by Hake very nicely presented staff lovely very welcoming will definitely be going back with my husband enjoyable night 5*
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kathleen C wrote a review Dec 2022
Portlaoise, Ireland5 contributions
I attended the Laois Heritage Society held their Christmas Lunch in the Ashbrook Arms on December 4th, 2022 in a private room with the tables arranged in a square so we could all see each other. I have many food allergies and intolerences, including gluten, soya,dairy, peppers, pork, mutton/ lamb, onions to name but a few, so I can find it difficult to find somewhere that will cater to my requirements. However this was not the case in the Ashbrook Arms - the staff were so patient and helpful - I had emailed them a couple of days prior to the dinner with details of my dietary requirements and then phoned them to work out exactly what I could eat. They didn't have a suitable dessert and suggested that I bring along something myself, which I did and it was served along with the others' desserts, so had a dessert along with everyone else. I enjoyed a delicious meal and the group spent 4 hours there chatting, listening and discussing local historical stories. Everything was relaxed and we werent rushed out of the restaurant. I definately would recommend this restaurant for the willingness to find solutions rather than barriers to catering to people with food complications.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Joanne P wrote a review Nov 2022
Kildare, Ireland2 contributions
The food is absolutely fabulous, staff were so friendly and helpful. The dining Room was lovely and warm and very comfortable and we were happy to stay there for drinks after our meal. Beautiful reception room with open fire. Rozeita is a fantastic hostess. Highly recommended for a great night out.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ben L wrote a review May 2022
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A very nice, clean and comfortable hotel with very welcoming owners and staff. The breakfasts were great and I'll hopefully have time to book in for an evening meal on my next visit. A very nice part of Ireland, I would certainly recommend a visit.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Zita1967 wrote a review Apr 2022
Needham Market, United Kingdom7 contributions10 helpful votes
I had a family gathering at the Ashbrook Arms after a very long and tedious Covid and I could not rate it highly enough for Sunday lunch. The food, surroundings and service were all first rate. Rosita and her crew looked after us like we'd were HER family. Joe our server was so attentive and helpful we felt chuffed to have him all too ourselves. Cannot wait to do it all over again..... next month. Zita
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sarah wrote a review Dec 2021
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
Would highly reccomend this guesthouse. Stayed here for a wedding at nearby Durrow Castle. The room was very spacious, bed comfortable, all staff very friendly and attentive and the breakfast was delicious. Thanks for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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katia320 wrote a review Oct 2021
Plymouth, United Kingdom10 contributions10 helpful votes
What a wonderful warm Irish welcome ! Fabulous hospitality from Rosezita and her husband. Rooms are large, clean and well equipped. Food is excellent and breakfast amazing as are the staff serving. Thank you A perfect place to stay. We will be back for the road trip next year 🇮🇪
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$140 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the ashbrook arms restaurant and guesthouse hotel durrow, durrow red lion
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Bianconi Red Lion Restaurant
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty LaoisDurrow
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Bobs Bar Durrow (0.1 km), Heywood Gardens (7.8 km), and Kilkenny Handwrought Silver (7.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bowe's Foodhall & Cafe, Ashbrooke Arms Restaurant, and Mary's Kitchen.
Is The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.04 km away from the centre of Durrow.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Abbey of Aghaboe (11.5 km) and Ballylarkin Abbey Freshford - Ballylarkin Church (12.7 km).