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The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse

The Square, Durrow na Ireland
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Durrow
Our family run guesthouse and restaurant is situated in the picturesque georgian village of Durrow, Laois in Ireland. The house was purpose built by Lord Ashbrook in 1777 and meticuosly restored by the Murphy family in 2005. It has 10 beautifully appointed bedrooms and the restaurant is open on Friday and Saturday nights and for Sunday lunch. It was formerly called the Bianconi Red Lion Guesthouse.
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Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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sgs67 wrote a review Oct 2020
Co Kildare116 contributions85 helpful votes
We stayed here for the first (but not the last) time on Saturday 17th October. We were not allowed out of our county due to Covid but for once we were glad because otherwise we would not have considered our home county as somewhere to go for a much needed night out. Sean and Rosezita were excellent hosts and so welcoming. Our appt (Desert Orchid) was just beautiful. Warm, cosy, the candles were lit and the table set for our dinner. We relaxed instantly. The food when it arrived was delicious. My fish was cooked to perfection as was my husbands steak. We loved the al dente vegetables and crispy potatoes.The attention to detail was perfect and this carried through to our wonderful freshly cooked breakfast. We had a lovely night away and have not stopped talking about the Ashbrook Arms and beautiful Durrow. We really really look forward to our return. Can not recommend this wonderful place enough.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Rosezita Murphy, Innkeeper at The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi George and Suzanne, Thank you so much for your kind words, it was a pleasure to host you last Saturday night and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Sean & Rosezita
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clynch1234 wrote a review Dec 2019
Kilcullen, Ireland3 contributions
Stayed hear for a wedding held in castle durrow, the room was spotless and cozy, the breakfast was very tasty and the staff were super friendly and helpful. Would recommend this hotel to anyone, and would definitely stay here again if I was in the location.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Sheila wrote a review Nov 2019
Birmingham, United Kingdom43 contributions19 helpful votes
Stayed three nights at this lovely guesthouse whilst attending a family wedding. The friendliest of hosts - nothing too much trouble - fabulous full Irish breakfast - lovely views from bedrooms. Would highly recommend
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
James G wrote a review Oct 2019
Milton, Massachusetts39 contributions25 helpful votes
We were in Durrow for a family wedding and stayed at the Ashbrook Arms for five nights. Great place. Rozita and Sean, the owners, make you feel like it’s your own home. Rooms are beautiful and clean. Breakfast, which is delicious, was included in the room rate. Right in Durrow town square, it’s convenient to everything. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: October 2019
PatDublin wrote a review Oct 2019
Dublin11 contributions6 helpful votes
8 friends decided to stay overnight in Ashbrook Arms and it was a great experience. The lovely hostess was so friendly and welcoming. There was a party on that night in the hotel so she put us in the rooms in the Courtyard and I would highly recommend them! Good comfortable bed and lovely en-suite. A lovely breakfast was served the next morning, freshly cooked to perfection.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
$140 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Bianconi Red Lion Restaurant
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty LaoisDurrow
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Bobs Bar Durrow (0.09 miles), National Craft Gallery (4.9 miles), and Kilkenny Handwrought Silver (4.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bowe's Foodhall & Cafe, Ashbrooke Arms Restaurant, and The Copper Kettle.
Is The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.03 miles away from the center of Durrow.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Abbey of Aghaboe (7.2 miles) and Ballylarkin Abbey Freshford - Ballylarkin Church (8.0 miles).