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The Hound at Hunters Yard offers a casual dining alternative to the fine dining gourmet experience in The Lady Helen Restaurant in the main house at Mount Juliet Estate.

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The Hound at Hunters Yard

'The Hound' at Hunters Yard offers a casual dining alternative to the fine dining gourmet experience in The Lady Helen Restaurant in the main house at Mount Juliet Estate. There’s a delightful airy feel to the interior décor of The Hound. Hefty ceiling beams in reclaimed wood echo an earlier life to lend a rustic look. Discover More About 'The Hound' at Hunters Yard In Our Review Below.
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The Lady Helen Restaurant

Candles, crisp linen, shining silver and gleaming glassware set the scene for the theatrical gourmet experience to come. Ken Harker knows how to put on a show. Take your seat among these opulent surroundings and let the performance begin. Start with a glass of bubbles. Browse a menu featuring the best of local and seasonal foods. We can’t tell you what to choose, but we can say it will be wonderful. The best of Irish is in focus – Black Angus beef from Monaghan. Seasonal game. Wexford fish and shellfish. Home grown herbs and salads from the estate gardens.
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The Majors Bar

The Major’s Bar is cosy and comfortable. Named after Major Dermot McCalmont of the McCalmont Family who took residence here till the late 1980’s and were the last private owners to use the house as a home before it became a hotel in 1989. Major McCalmont’s wife Lady Helen McCalmont gives her name to the Michelin starred Lady Helen Restaurant at the house.
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The Clubhouse

State-of-the-art Clubhouse to complement the new Paul McGinley Golf Academy where golfers can now experience superb food and beverage expertly overseen by Executive Chef Ken Harker in a luxurious, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Stay in Opulence With Every Need Catered For

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Mount Juliet House

Mount Juliet House has a variety of accommodations on offer from 32 sumptuous bedrooms in the Manor House. Hunter's Yard is just five minutes' walk from the main house with 93 rooms currently in development. The Rose Garden Lodges are spacious, secluded, elegant and, as their name suggests, set in beautiful parkland. The Chauffeur’s Lodge is a state-of-the-art sanctuary, far from the madding crowd, with its own sun terraces, luxury lounge and bespoke kitchen.

Relax and Unwind in Luxury

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Health Club & The Treatment Suites

Make the most of your stay at Mount Juliet Estate with a pampering treatment in their Spa. Don't want to miss out on your fitness regime? Not a problem. Mount Juliet Health Club offers a fully equipped gym amd a 17 metre indoor heated pool to keep you in shape alongwith a variety of regular classes including yoga and aerobics.

Sample Menu

Head Chef: 

Ken Harker

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Our Review of The Hound at Hunters Yard at Mount Juliet Estate

In a bygone era, when Mount Juliet Estate was a working farm of several thousand acres, many people were employed and housed on the estate, once the stately home of the Earls of Carrick. Back then, Hunter’s Yard accommodated horses in the stables, with and hay lofts and lodgings for grooms, coachmen and stable boys.

Today this attractive setting is currently under development to provide a 93 bedroom hotel beside the main house, close to the award winning golf course and all the facilities of the estate for guest use. This space will conserve the feel of times past, whilst bringing this part of the estate right into the 21st Century in top quality accommodation and guest comforts.

The Hound restaurant at Hunters Yard offers a casual dining alternative to the fine dining gourmet experience in The Lady Helen Restaurant in the main house at Mount Juliet Estate. There’s a delightful airy feel to the interior décor of The Hound. Hefty ceiling beams in reclaimed wood echo an earlier life to lend a rustic look. This light flooded dining room reflects its sunny aspect, with garden print design on the well upholstered and comfortable carver chairs giving a conservatory style feel to a beautifully appointed room. No fuss table settings capture an elegant, contemporary look.

Open from 12.30-9pm on Tuesdays, then through from Thursday to Sundays, guests can enjoy a range of dishes devised and overseen by Mount Juliet’s Executive Chef Ken Harker, who maintains Michelin star standards in The Lady Helen restaurant and brings his own flair and creativity to this more relaxed space. Prioritising core indigenous ingredients and working with local suppliers, farmers and food producers, Ken Harker strives to bring a taste of Ireland and Kilkenny to his menus here. Ingredients like Irish goat’s cheese, Kilkenny smoked trout, Mount Juliet home cured Irish salmon and fresh fish from Duncannon in Co. Wexford could feature at lunch. To follow, choose one of the house desserts or a platter of Irish cheeses with crackers, fresh fruits and homemade chutney.

At dinner, you can start with a cocktail, then tuck into a sharing platter with local produce or one of a number of delicious first courses, before moving on to the impressive mains. These could include Hereford Irish Sirloin from a local farm, fresh Wexford fish or West Cork duck. In keeping with his personal ethos, all menus at Mount Juliet Estate reflect the seasons, with dishes appropriate for the time of year and exquisite cooking at all times.

A concise selection of wines and full drinks menu accompanies your meal, with fine teas or herbal infusions and connoisseurs coffee afterwards.

Hunter’s Yard also houses the newly redesigned Kendal’s in Hunter’s Yard, a classic and atmospheric new ballroom with a handsome terrace. Kendal’s is a delightful setting for conferences, events and larger weddings of up to 210 guests. Kendal’s at Hunter’s Yard is a fresh take on Mount Juliet’s rich heritage, and a natural extension of the estate’s genuine and memorable hospitality.

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