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Bicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my husband stayed at the Ashbrook for one night. We received an extremely warm and friendly welcome from Roazalea. Our room was beautiful and the cleanliness was outstanding. We had to leave early for our flight so couldn't make breakfast..we were offered tea and toast before setting off ..nothing was too much trouble. Would I recommend this lovely... More 

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Portlaoise
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Olde worlde setting. This was an old coach house for weary travellers in by gone time which has been lovingly restored. Free parking. Staff most attentive. Very knowledge around the menu, ingredients etc. Food just fabulous. Good variety. Beef, fish, chicken, lamb and veggie. Pecan pie to die for!!! Plenty of it!!! Will be back.

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2 Thank Elaine M
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Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Our stay was our first night in Ireland; what a welcome! The family who run this hotel could not have been more helpful, from organising our bags to catering. Our room was on the upper floor and although it faced the road we were not disturbed by the traffic. The room was bright and airy, tastefully furnished and had a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

My wife and I have just returned having spent the weekend at this wonderful family guesthouse.From the moment we arrived and were greeted by Rosita until we left we could not have wished for any better.The rooms are very spacious with top class en- suites and shower.We had a beautiful meal there and as I have a number of allergies... More 

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Reviewed September 28, 2016

We recently stayed in this historic building . We had a fine evening meal ,and the breakfast next morning was delicious. Having read up and talked to the present owners this is a very old and historic building. The amount of work put into the restoration is obvious and a credit to the owners . The involvement of family members... More 

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Portlaoise, Ireland
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Reviewed August 27, 2016

Are you thinking of somewhere nice to go with friends and Family? Well look no further than the Beautiful Ashbrook Arms Restaurant. It has very thing you want. Beautiful Setting, Décor, and Fabulous Food. We had a great night out there recently with our friends, great atmosphere, very beautifully decorated rooms and were seated in the lovely conservatory looking out... More 

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County Laois, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed August 22, 2016

My family and I booked in to this restaurant for 8.30pm to celebrate a birthday, upon arrival we were told the table was not ready and they were setting it up for us, could we wait in the front bar. We did this thinking we would only be a few minutes as we had pre booked during the week. A... More 

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Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I can not wait to visit again, we stayed as we where attending a wedding in Durrow Castle, I only wish I had of booked 2 nights, the room was stunning, staff where soo nice & I love the breakfast set up, all cereals available on display & hot breakfasts made to order they came out fresh & pipping hot,... More 

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Stradbally, Ireland
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Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We had pre booked our meal for 8.30 arrived and had to wait over half an hour to be seated, then waited another half hour to be served and had to ask the staff could we order, starters were fab cannot fault them, main course we were advised no chicken left on a Saturday, main course arrived we were not... More 

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Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a wedding in Durrow castle, delighted to have chosen The Ashbrook Arms to stay in as our room was unbelievable, we were located in the converted stables at the back of the house. The almost apartment like room was superbly finished and was immensely comfortable! The staff were so helpful and even had our room ready early... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse

Address: The Square, Durrow na, Ireland (Formerly Bianconi Red Lion Restaurant)
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Laois > Durrow
Price Range: $131 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“It is set in the square , front faces a road with traffic .”
 of 5 bubbles , Sep 28, 2016 | Read review
“We did not stay here, only ate in the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles LaoisFoodie, May 22, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the Courtyard - seperate to the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Lisa966, Sep 28, 2015 | Read review
“Any of the converted stable (not sure if I am doing justice calling them converted stable rooms), maybe Chalet or courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles tonyc833, Jul 29, 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the main house although the newly renovated rooms in the Courtyard looked really interesting.”
 of 5 bubbles GalwayJay, Jul 21, 2015 | Read review
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