Rathmullan House - Batt's Bar & Cafe Donegal

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Rathmullan House


The award-winning landscaped grounds of Rathmullan House in Donegal are nothing short of spectacular. A stones throw away from a beautiful sandy beach where you can escape to for an idyllic stroll. Nestled inside this beautiful house is the snug and homely Batt's Bar & Café.

In keeping with its old country house traditions, you’ll find Batt's Bar to be a home from home. Fitted with snug couches, a portrait of the original man of the house over a lovely log fire, and all sorts of elegant touches that makes this the perfect place to sit and be.

Mark Wheeler, the current owner, jokes that he has a 'slightly dissaproving look, because he was a staunch tee-totaller!'. This touch of Irish craic is exactly what Batt's bar is all about. You will enjoy a hearty welcome, as you sink into a large leather sofa by the turf fire and enjoy a nice mug of well deserved Irish brew.

The bar overlooks the gardens, so is a lovely escape - whether you're looking for a moment alone to admire the gardens through the windows of the bar. Or you just want to sit and sample some delectable snacks with a well earned cup of coffee. This is also where guests can be found enjoying a tipple before or after dinner in the Restaurant.

The main bar is located in a majestic room overlooking the gardens. Smaller lounges off the bar get quite busy on a weekend evening, when the restaurant is in full swing. During the summer, Batt's bar is open to residents only, while visitors can partake of drinks and food in The Cellar Bar set in the basement of the house.  

Read more about Rathmullan House here. 

Visiting Information

Head Chef: 

Micheal Harley

Opening Hours: 

Monday: 12:00-16:30
Tuesday: 12:00-16:30
Wednesday: 12:00-16:30
Thursday: 12:00-16:30
Friday: 12:00-16:30
Saturday: 12:00-16:30
Sunday: 12:00-16:30


  • €€€


  • Coeliac/Gluten Free / French / Irish Traditional


  • Pub or Bar


  • Al fresco - Outdoor terrace / All major credit cards accepted

Suitable for: 

  • History & Heritage / Gardens & Walks