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Darver Castle | Readypenny, Dundalk, Ireland
353 (0) 42 9379466
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My favourite place to dine

I cannot fault this place, EVER !! The quality and quantity of food that is even on the set menu is fantastic and I have never had a bad experience here. I feel at times the staff are under pressure but manage well. The tables at times can be placed too close together but otherwise the set up is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
Lauren K
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We went here for our wedding anniversary in December. We had been looking forward to the castle setting and had expected it might be a bit like Cabra Castle, but we ended up being a bit underwhelmed by the restaurant surroundings. You come in a side entrance, up some stairs and into an area that feels more pub/carvery-ish, than like... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I cannot fault this place, EVER !! The quality and quantity of food that is even on the set menu is fantastic and I have never had a bad experience here. I feel at times the staff are under pressure but manage well. The tables at times can be placed too close together but otherwise the set up is brilliant.... More 

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Ireland
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I had a lovely evening in Darver Castle on a Friday evening. The place was very busy, and since it is located away from the beaten track, this was a great sign to see it so packed. The surroundings and inside alike are very nice and extremely well maintained. The service was very friendly and efficient. I had a steak,... More 

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Drogheda, Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We went here celebrate our daughters 21st. The staff were excellent and extremely helpful. The place was full but they attended to everyone without any pressure. We all got steaks and they were fab. It was a little empty when we got there, but soon filled up and the ambiance was lovely. It is very comfortable. No hard wooden seats... More 

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Wolverhampton
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We ate as a family at the Grain Store during a recent trip to Ireland. Set in the backdrop of the fabulous Darver Castle we were very impressed with our surroundings. Food was of excellent quality, staff were extremley attentive and could not have served us better. We thoroughly enjoyed our expercience and will definitley be returning.

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Newry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We had our wedding reception at Darver castle on the 22 August 2013. We chose this venue 2 years before our wedding and every time we contacted them or visited them to discuss the wedding, they were fantastic to deal with. They definitely guided us in the right direction on all aspects of the reception. On the day itself EVERYTHING... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We had our wedding reception here on 1st June 13 and we could not recommend them highly enough. The staff at Darver Castle are not only excellent, they are exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble, and they went above and beyond at every turn. Mary is incredible. She is everywhere, doing everything all at once. Trevor is so good at... More 

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Carrickmacross, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

We had our wedding at Darver Castle and it was the best day of our lives thanks to all the family and staff. All the guest said they were made feel like they were at home, from the minute they arrived, the tea and home baked scones on arrival the meal was out of the world espically the vegetrian option... More 

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Norn Ireland
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

just back from a wedding The staff were such a friendly bunch .. NOTHING WAS any trouble!!! Just like to say that Trevor made everything run like clockwork and Mary spoilt all the kids and us adults as well... on arrival the staff knew exactly who was who and words cannot say how relaxed and welcome they made us all... More 

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

There was a group of 32 of us there for a dinner. food was fabulous and hot. service was.great and staff constantly asking were.we alright for everything. anything we asked for wasn,t a problem.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Darver Castle | Readypenny, Dundalk, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Dundalk
  • Phone Number: 353 (0) 42 9379466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

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