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“Fond memories, dashed.”

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Healy's Restaurant and Fishing Lodge
Reviewed September 29, 2012

Great memories both as repeat guests and diners over the past 20 years were dashed on a recent lunch time visit. We were the only visitors in the bar/dining area Saturday 22nd Sept and were served the most horrible soups " Vegetable" tasting of nothing but water and " Chowder " again watery and containing dangerous fishbones .Garlic mushrooms were shrivelled reheats and coffees came without milk/spoons/sugar. The disinterested waiter listened to our complaints with a blank stare. Being aware that accommodation was not available due to a fire some time ago we asked when this would be back on stream. Again a blank, disinterested response telling us nothing. No other diners appeared during the time we were there-- maybe the word has already got around about this historic establishment's downfall.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Not at all impressed with the Sunday lunch. Felt it was thrown together and bland.
Dining room nice but for what we got felt we got ripped off and certainly wont be going back.
Felt the owner was not a bit genuine - only just out to make as much as he could - with litle regard for the customers.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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7  Thank sheila m
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Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

We had been let down at Pontoon Bridge on our anniversary so wanted to find somewhere close to eat. A friend had recommended this place sober thought we'd give it a go. Right from the off it felt like the perfect decision. Great choice on the menu, prices were reasonable (we had 3 courses each including 9oz fillet steak and a pint each for 75 euros) the food was delicious and in particular the fillet steak was such a generous size and so delicious. The atmosphere was great, very busy yet service was lovely. We even got free wifi (which after 3 days without it was heaven). There were lots of things on the menu which looked nice and when we looked at the food coming out to the other tables it all looked good. The lovely waitress even offered to get us more chips if we needed them.
We had a lovely anniversary thanks to Healy's

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Thank MrsBaum
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

We were also promised a refund of 140 euros due to a cancellation for Healy's that we had place in November, 2010. We have been waiting patiently. We even tried to get it back through our credit card but because we trusted John the grace period was too late. Healy's is a lovely place to stay and we thought because we had stayed there previously, we certainly would receive a refund as told.
We also had many emails with promises. We had put a deposit on our stay of four nights for half of the total which we felt was too high in the first place but we wanted to stay here. This was for a stay in April, 2011 and at this point, for future guests, buyer beware!
They will be reopening in 2012. I am sorry they had a fire but customers who were promised refunds should be honored.
I doubt we will see our 140 euros this late in the game.

Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
11  Thank borntotravelOH
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

In November 2010 I paid a deposit for a visit to be made in May 2011. There was a fire at the hotel in January 2011 and and my visit was cancelled and on March 3rd 2011 I was told that my deposit would be returned. Despite many reminders all I have received are the occasional promise that I will be paid at some time in the future. I am still waiting as at 25th August 2011.

Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
12  Thank Mike C
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

I have stayed and eaten at this hotel many times over the years and have never been disappointed.
The food is always of a very high quality and the staff very attentive.
My disappointment recently was to find they were shut due to fire damage.
I really hope they open again soon.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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2  Thank ParkBrook
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Reviewed December 6, 2010

My freind and i were in Mayo for the weekend at a craft fair. We had booked into a much larger more corporate hotel, They twice had to close the hotel down and move us to a lodge further out of Foxford, it was the best thing that could of happened. The Lodge was so nice, the staff really looked after us ,the Waitresses, the Receptionist couldnt have been more helpful . the management were so kind to us and the owner John was great. We were caught up in the snow and were quite stressed out but we left laughing!
The rooms are comfortable the bathrooms are clean, with everything very adequate. We really liked the unpretentiousness of the whole place. we felt at home.
The food in the restaurant was very good and clearly the chef took great pride in producing very good food.
The breakfast was nice a great "full Irish" for all the right reasons, My friend who was vegetarian,was catered for with no fuss.We could have as much coffee and tea as we could drink It made our business week end( which was disaster ) a great experience and one that we will both remember for a long time. I will look forward to go back to Healys again when ever i get the opportunity.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled on business
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1  Thank mousey63
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Healys-Pontoon, Owner at Healy's Restaurant and Fishing Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2010

Thank you very much for a nice report. We really appreciate it.

Thanks again
John Dever

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Additional Information about Healy's Restaurant and Fishing Lodge

Address: Pontoon, Foxford, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Western Ireland > Province of Connacht > County Mayo > Foxford
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Foxford
Price Range: $42 - $54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Healys located on the shores of Lough Conn and Cullen set in the heart of Mayo’s best golf and fishing region. A pre 1800 Country House, everything has changed but nothing has changed, still old world. The house has been home to great anglers for the past 160 years. Both peaceful and scenic, truly a place for all seasons.Dining: Our Lough Cullen Dining Room has a superb lake view, top class chefs and boasts “probably the best food in the West." We have a Hotel Bar which is a traditional Irish Pub.Fishing: We are only 10 minutes from the world famous River Moy,(6,000 reported Salmon caught last year) on the shores of Lough Conn and Cullen and an array of fabulous rivers and lakes nearby. ... more   less 

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