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These 5 Cork bars led the way in Michelin’s 'Eating Out in Pubs Guide'


EVERY YEAR, THE Michelin Guide releases a book of the best pubs in the UK and Ireland to get some grub.

A total of 32 Irish pubs have made the cut this year. But there’s one county in the Republic that’s leading the way with five inclusions – and that’s Cork.

Good going for the rebel county:

Poacher’s Inn, Bandon

Like many of the Cork selections, it was the seafood that most impressed the judges as well as a very Irish surprise:

West Cork seafood takes centre stage and you can buy homemade bread to take home.

Deasy’s in Clonakilty

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IrelandGuide raves about the setting of Deasy’s:

Just across the road from the water in the pretty village of Ring, this traditional pub has a decking area and large windows with views of Clonakilty Bay and the boats moored nearby.

And the Michelin assessment took note of the gorgeous setting too:

An appealing pub in a picturesque hamlet, offering lovely views out across the bay. Its gloriously dated interior is decorated with maritime memorabilia. Menus are dictated by the seasons and the latest catch from the local boats.

Cronin’s in Crosshaven

The judges praised Cronins’ “interesting artefacts and boxing memorabilia” as well as the unfussy seafood dishes that feature local produce.

Toddies at The Bulman in Kinsale

Simple pub classics and ambitious blackboard specials were the combination that won out for The Bulman.

^look at that drool-worthy fish and chips as well.

And finally… Mary Ann’s Castletownshend

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The final selection in the county was Mary Ann’s and the judges were impressed with the available art:

Dine in the rustic bar, the linen-laid restaurant or the lovely garden; be sure to visit the art gallery. All-encompassing menus often feature seafood and several Asian dishes.


The full list can be found here.

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