We spent a wonderful night and day at Clonganny – everything from the welcome when we arrived to the beautifully appointed room where no comfort was not provided to the superb dinner that we had and excellent breakfast marked Clonganny as a very special place, a true hidden gem. There was an exceptionally high standard of safety and hygiene without once feeling intrusive. A wonderful team of staff who couldn’t do enough to make sure we had a special stay. Looking forward to returning as the winter rolls in.
My husband and I recently visited Clonganney House. We were most impressed with the lovely room and welcome from Brona on our arrival. It was mid week and were the only guests but had booked dinner having read the glowing reports of the food from the owner and Michelin chef Philippe. I had stated my preference for no cream sauces as I have a problem with dairy produce. We were attracted to the house by the food recommendations but were very disappointed. Our main course was beef .We were not asked how we liked it cooked . The beef , 2 pieces each from a joint, were tough and chewy. The vegetables carrots and beans were overcooked and potatoes very sloppy. I sent my meat and potatoes back. A local girl was serving us and had no comment. On our return to our room we met the chef outside. He commented that we didn't like the beef and said he would have given us guinea fowl but he cooked it in a cream sauce which I couldn't eat. I said it would have been acceptable without a sauce. He said he cooked the beef , a hangman s cut he called it, so it wouldn't be "dripping blood" and perhaps his mistake was he d done it too much. There was no apology and his attitude was very much one of blame as I couldn't eat cream sauces. Our bill came to give 300 euro for B&B and dinner. Brona gave us the price of our 2 aperitif glasses of wine off the bill. We left feeling annoyed at the attitude of the chef, and the disappointing meal we had for the price we paid. A Michelin chef ( and there are glowing reports of his experience in the hotel info booklet in the room) we thought could have done better. If only to ask beforehand how we d like our beef cooked as is normal in most restaurants. Overcooked vegetables are unforgivable.Perhaps it was because we were mid week guests that we were treated so dismissively. We would not go back. S …
Think of your visit to Clonganny House as a visit to welcoming friends who have excellent taste. My wife and I enjoyed a comfortable escape to Clonganny House. This guest house has been completely renovated maintaining the original character of a country estate, supplemented by 21st century luxury. Felippe prepared a delicious four course meal, including smoked salmon,beef, and molten chocolate cake. The wine list was impressive,with selections in all price ranges,including the 2015 St Emillion cru we discovered at a good value. The breakfast the next morning included the best omelet ever. Thanks Brona and Felippe for a memorable visit and being such warm hosts. We shall return!
This is my second time here. My wife and I visited in April and we returned with a cousin to celebrate a special occasion. The rooms are beautifully furnished and well equipped. The food is exquisite- dinner and breakfast. They have a remarkable wine cellar. Brona is very welcoming. Service is friendly and efficient. It’s a wonderful spot which we will return to.
Just a one- night stay with dinner but really enjoyable and relaxing. Excellent food and service - lovely ambience and friendly people. Room was a treat and the walled garden beautiful. The cat lurking around the place added character as it snook in to our room as we had a breakfast cuppa outside in the garden. Surrounding area is beautiful - Old Bawn beach was recommended and didn’t disappoint. A lovely short break - would highly recommend!