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Sit beside the fire in the bar or restaurant, Our aim with our customers is that by the time they have finished their meal they are planning their next visit”. Our passion for great wholesome food is evident throughout our dishes and our respect for authentic and local ingredients is paramount. We source our ingredients from the land and its surrounding coastline.
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$53
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, International, Grill, Pub, Gastropub, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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All reviews chicken maryland fish and chips chowder burger pub food staff were excellent bite to eat food is excellent spots waterfall benedictine surroundings wicklow touch
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Reviewed 22 October 2021 via mobile

I have eaten here a few times before Covid struck and hopes for a great meal were high. The staff were excellent, Covid measures were very good and our vaccination status was checked. The only disappointment was the quality of the food. I had fish...and chips, the portion of fish looked good but there was more batter than fish! My husband had a pie which wasn’t very tasty. The chips were okay and the portion of vegetables a bit too small. It’s a nice place for a drink but I won’t be eating here again.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 18 September 2021

My family and I had lunch/dinner in the Chester Beatty Inn a couple of times over the summer. The food is excellent. In fact, I'd say it is without question, the best pub food in Ashford. I'd particularly recommend the smoked chicken burger. I'd say...service was okay and value was average. I'll certainly dine here again when I'm in the area.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 6 September 2021 via mobile

Arrived on a very busy Sunday afternoon in early September. The car park was full and the place was hopping. We decided to take a flyer and try it for a bite to eat. A short delay in getting a table but it was vey...busy. Ordered our food and waited. Guinness Beef Pie for my friend and Chicken Maryland for me. Chicken Maryland is a throwback to the 1970’s but use to be a good meal. The atmosphere in the place was great. There is enough memorabilia around to keep you chatting if you find conversation drying up. The food came and it was GREAT. Not often I get to say that. The plates were hot, the food was hot and there was plenty of it. When ordering I was asked if I wanted skinny or chunky chips? Not known for being skinny so chunky it was. Good choice. The food was really well cooked. The vegetables were lovely. Turnip - not my favourite by a long way - was delicious. Seems to have been done in a mild garlic flavoured water and was the better for it. We were going to have a desert but decided not too as it would have been pure gluttony. So next time you are on the M11 and want to be fed take the time to divert to Ashford and enjoy the atmosphere and good food. We will certainly be back.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 25 August 2021

All of the above proved to be excellent on my last trip to Chester Beattys Inn at Ashford, County Wicklow. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 2 August 2021

This is a gem of a place. Fabulous setting with beautiful planting, waterfall, comfortable seating and blankets. Food was exceptional, would recommend the chicken and prawn benedictine. Great selection of wines with very thorough descriptions (sadly lacking in many restaurants) and service was friendly and...efficient. Although a walk in, no bookings being taken at the moment, we were directed to a designated waiting area, where we had our drinks whilst waiting for our table. We were not ignored and staff came over to inform us of the 'table status'. Once seated, we were not rushed and taken care of as though we were family. In a nut shell, this is a wonderful place to visit, great food and atmosphere.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 18 July 2021 via mobile

Absolutely excellent service. Food was excellent, staff were all so friendly. We were accommodated as it was walk in only. The outdoor dining area is presented really well. The waterfall was a lovely addition to listen to and the welcoming planters were a gorgeous touch...too. We’ve eaten here on numerous occasions and we always come back as we’re never disappointed.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 5 July 2021 via mobile

My husband & I were so lucky that we found this little gem in Ashford. 5 stars all round for value, service, food (food is really good especially the chowder!) cleanliness (fair play to Catherine our room was spotless & so comfy) & overall just...a lovely place to spend a few days. This is a family run hotel & so nice to meet all the family mucking in very happily over a bonkers busy bank holiday weekend when restrictions lifted. Everything done with a smile & bit of craic & a chat with everyone. Great location for seeing the beautiful sights of Wicklow with great advice on best spots to visit. So good we are booked to go back in a few weeks!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 22 June 2021

Called in here for dinner. Not accepting bookings but didn't have long to wait for a table. Lovely experience eating outdoors, and what a beautiful sunny day. Social distancing in place, and sanitisers visible, for all to use. Toilets have been decorated, look beautiful, but...I might add, they were also beautiful before new paintwork etc. Menu as normal fantastic. Staff so welcoming and kind. It's nice to feel a little normality returning. Long may it last.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 17 September 2020 via mobile

AMAZING FOOD!!!!! It was really good with such nice staff, food and atmosphere it was somewhere I need to go back to!!!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 12 September 2020 via mobile

Had lunch here today 12 September with some family members staff were excellent food was great staff called to table asking if everything was ok was impressed will definitely be back Paddy Kane

Date of visit: September 2020
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Chester Beatty Inn Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5