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B&Bs that offer dinner

Still dreaming of Ireland and, remembering the lovely B&Bs - chateaus, manor houses - in France that offer optional dinners., wondered if there were similar options in Ireland. We thought having a table d'hot (i.e., dinner!) at our lodging was lovely - great dinners, with an opportunity to socialize with the owners and other guests. The only one I found (I thought) was Morningside House in Mullingar but, when I contacted them, they advised that - effective 2020 (!!) - they are no longer offering dinners. Alas!

Does anyone know of others they could recommend>?

Thank you so much!!~

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Crooney55,

Rather than wander through recommendations piecemeal, you can get the downloadable or printed version of the Ireland B&B Guidebook. Here's what I posted on another thread to do just that.

Go to ireland.com, click on "Help and Advice" in the upper right, then the "Brochures by post" window, followed by the "By post" in the next small window and, finally, scroll down to "Bed and Breakfast Ireland 2020 ENGLISH" (as well as for other printed materials) and hit "Place order" in that window's upper right. Lastly, fill in your USPS details in the order window. And voila!

Even though it's called a "brochure", I confirmed with a Tourism Ireland agent that it is indeed the good 'ol printed, hard copy guidebook from years past. 56 pages worth, the same as the downloadable version. I also explained to the agent that "brochure" in the States means something quite different. It'll probably take four to six weeks to arrive, again, as in the good old days.

In my experience, however, very few B&Bs offer dinner.

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Thank you - I have ordered the brochure but its been quite difficult to find B&Bs that offer dinner. In my experience, fellow travelers are often the best sources of information so, I'm hoping that the RS community can help!!

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We loved the Manor House Hotel more of an inn really. The food was very good probably some of the best we have had in Ireland. But this may not work with you travel plan. It is located near Enniskillen and we stayed in the area to visit the Ulster Folk Village which btw was well worth it.

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We're still working on an itinerary and, yes, sometimes we've gone places simply to experience a lovely hotel or restaurant. There is so much in Ireland - north and south - we may have to think of a longer trip - or maybe several...

Thank you so much.

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As always, check the fine print on what is and is not offered in an abode. If it is not listed, email the host and ask. That way, you get the answer from the horses mouth, to speak. One airbnb offered clothes washing and folding for 10E. She told us this when we asked where were self laundries. She did not list the option on her airbnb page. We gave her a load and 10E and off we went. When we got home, clothes were on the floor, in front of the door. Great service and no sitting in laundry for 2 hours, watching it go round and round. However we have met several nice people at laundries, so not all is lost. I always love meeting and chatting with people.

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Check out Wolsey Lodges. There are three in Ireland and it looks like all three offer dinner. We have not stayed in any of these but we did stay at one in England and it was delightful. The one we stayed at was just outside Thirsk in York and it was a wonderful experience. You will love Ireland.

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I cannot thank you enough! I'd not heard of Wolsey Lodges and they look absolutely marvelous! I'm goin g to have a wonderful time going thru the website - so many lovely places. We're hoping to do England in the spring so I'll have lots to explore there as well.

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Crooney55 - You are welcome. We stayed 2 nights in York. We had only planned to have dinner there one night but it was so much fun that we ate both nights. Drinks in the drawing room and then dinner in the beautiful dining room. Almost a Downton Abbey moment. Hopefully we can all get to traveling soon.

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I'm also grateful for the referral to Wolsey Lodges! I've done lots of research, but haven't seen those. Thank you!

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It is a hotel, not a B&B, but I enjoyed the Abbeyglen Castle hotel in Clifden. You can walk into town from the hotel and dinner each evening was quite nice. The staff were friendly and accommodating.