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The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse

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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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Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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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 Kingdom6 contributions3 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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Sarita wrote a review Dec 2021
Dublin, Ireland4 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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Brian M wrote a review Sep 2021
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We booked the Ashbrook Arms as an ideal place to hold a meeting and have a light lunch of Soup, sandwiches and tea/coffee. On arrival we were met by Rozeita who brought us to a well ordered dining room and where we were promtly served our food. piping hot soup and freshly made sanwiches. On completion we were brought into a room perfectly set up to allow us enjoy our lecture. Everything was provided and we have nothing but praise for the Ashbrook Arms, the owners Rozeita and Sean and their efficient and friendly staff. If you are touring the area around Durrow, either singly or as a group we would happily reccommend the Ashbrook Arms for a comfortable and friendly break . On Behalf of The Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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JeremyHeaven wrote a review Dec 2020
Athy, Ireland114 contributions56 helpful votes
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Finally out of lockdown and this is where we chose to come in our beautiful county of Laois. Fantastic communication over Messenger and we were delighted when they agreed to our request to have dinner with them and then park our motorhome in their courtyard and sleep overnight in it. All the staff were very welcoming and all Covid procedures were meticulously followed. The food was amazing and the Christmas menu was €40 each for 5 courses including coffee and mince pies. Top notch Gold medal Reserve Cotes Du Rhone wine for under €30 plus a couple of cracking gins to kick off proceedings. When we finished we rolled out the door full to the brim. Cannot praise this place enough and we will definitely be back. Thank you 😊
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sgs67 wrote a review Oct 2020
Co Kildare119 contributions107 helpful votes
We stayed here for the first (but not the last) time on Saturday 17th October. We were not allowed out of our county due to Covid but for once we were glad because otherwise we would not have considered our home county as somewhere to go for a much needed night out. Sean and Rosezita were excellent hosts and so welcoming. Our appt (Desert Orchid) was just beautiful. Warm, cosy, the candles were lit and the table set for our dinner. We relaxed instantly. The food when it arrived was delicious. My fish was cooked to perfection as was my husbands steak. We loved the al dente vegetables and crispy potatoes.The attention to detail was perfect and this carried through to our wonderful freshly cooked breakfast. We had a lovely night away and have not stopped talking about the Ashbrook Arms and beautiful Durrow. We really really look forward to our return. Can not recommend this wonderful place enough.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rosezita Murphy, Innkeeper at The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse
Responded 25 Oct 2020
Hi George and Suzanne, Thank you so much for your kind words, it was a pleasure to host you last Saturday night and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Sean & Rosezita
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clynch1234 wrote a review Dec 2019
Kilcullen, Ireland3 contributions
Stayed hear for a wedding held in castle durrow, the room was spotless and cozy, the breakfast was very tasty and the staff were super friendly and helpful. Would recommend this hotel to anyone, and would definitely stay here again if I was in the location.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Sheila wrote a review Nov 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom44 contributions19 helpful votes
Stayed three nights at this lovely guesthouse whilst attending a family wedding. The friendliest of hosts - nothing too much trouble - fabulous full Irish breakfast - lovely views from bedrooms. Would highly recommend
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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James G wrote a review Oct 2019
Milton, Massachusetts39 contributions25 helpful votes
We were in Durrow for a family wedding and stayed at the Ashbrook Arms for five nights. Great place. Rozita and Sean, the owners, make you feel like it’s your own home. Rooms are beautiful and clean. Breakfast, which is delicious, was included in the room rate. Right in Durrow town square, it’s convenient to everything. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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PRICE RANGE
US$140 - US$143 (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).