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If ever there was a typical Irish pub, this is it! Step inside the cosy lounge and take a step back in time.

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Roadside Tavern & Storehouse

The Roadside Tavern Gastropub

The Roadside Tavern - Gastropub

Step inside the cosy lounge and take a step back in time. The low ceilings and traditional polished wooden bar are still intact, and walls are adorned with pictures of musicians, that have played here on many a lively night. Wide selection of beers wines and spirits available. Tour groups welcomed, and combined visits to the Burren Smokehouse and pub arranged. Discover More About The Roadside Tavern In Our Review Below.
Burren Storehouse

The Storehouse - Music and Food Venue

The Burren Storehouse is the place for live music gigs, special events and great food. Homemade pizzas with a variety of toppings come straight from the built-in wood fired oven, while char-grilled local meats, fresh fish and shellfish are given the flame treatment on the charcoal grill. The menu changes every night, but it will always reflect the locality and the season with locally sourced ingredients like fish, shellfish, artisan local meats and poultry.

The Burren Smokehouse

cold smoked Irish Organic Salmon

Supplying Smoked Salmon All Over The World

This family-run business was set up in 1989 by Birgitta & Peter Curtin. The quality of their Smoked Salmon has grown exponentially from the pubs, hotels and restaurants in the Lisdoonvarna area to now supplying smoked salmon all over the world, within 48 hours. Carefully sourcing their quality raw materials for the Burren Smoked Salmon, Trout and Mackerel they control their own quality standards with backup of regular testing from independent laboratories and regular checks from organisations who certify them.

Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre

Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre

Smokehouse Specialities, Local Produce and Crafts

In the shop and the visitor centre, Birgitta points out superb cheeses like Burren Gold and Cooleeney, as well as all the Smokehouse's fish specialities, all the while cutting off slivers here and there for tasting. The shop here stocks honeys, chocolates and other sweet treats, teas, relishes and chutneys and jams.

Burren Microbrewery

Burren Microbrewery

Available Exclusively at The Roadside Tavern and The Burren Storehouse

The Burren Microbrewery produces a range of ales all available exclusively at The Roadside Tavern and The Burren Storehouse. So you will have to go to Lisdoonvarna to taste them, and maybe meet the man who created them. Enjoy a pint of Burren Blonde, Gold, Red or Black by the fire in The Roadside Tavern, on a cold winter night when the wind is howling round the Wild Atlantic Way, and you’ll step back to an Ireland of old!

Our Review of The Roadside Tavern - Gastropub

If ever there was a typical Irish pub, this is it! In the Curtin family for three generations, this characterful, 150 year old hostellery is now in the hands of Peter and Birgitta Curtin of Burren Smokehouse fame. Step inside the cosy lounge and take a step back in time. The low ceilings and traditional polished wooden bar are still intact, and walls are adorned with pictures of musicians, that have played here on many a lively night. The Roadside Taven has a reputation for discovering and highlighting local musical talent.

Peter Curtin is larger than life, and his influence is reflected in the atmosphere. As to the food, the kitchen has been operated by Kieran O'Halloran for the last few years. They have extended the menu using locally sourced foods and giving Irish favourites a modern twist. The smoked salmon, mackerel and trout products from the Burren Smokehouse get a pride of place on the menu.

Wide selection of beers wines and spirits available. Tour groups welcomed, and combined visits to the Burren Smokehouse and pub arranged.

The Roadside Tavern have now opened The Burren Microbrewery and their beers include Burren Black (stout), Burren Red (ale) and Burren Gold (lager). All beers brewed at this pub are artisan craft beers, adding to the range of destinations breweries of Ireland.

Needless to say, all these beers make great accompaniments to the home cooked food served here. The welcome at The Roadside Tavern is always warm and the craic always mighty. We’ll say no more! Pop along and see for yourself. Try a beer, grab a plate of good food which represents this region so well, and steep yourself in the magic and hospitality of one of the true gems of County Clare.

OPENING HOURS:
Daily from 12.00pm

SERVING TIMES:
March to October 12.00 - 16.00 and 18.00 - 21.00
No food served during rest of year

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