We tripped upon this place by staying at the caravan and camping site next door- as part of a Wild Atlantic Way Motorhome tour. We had no idea what to expect but the site manager recommended it for good food.
The bar was busy at 7pm and we were lucky to get the last table in the dining area. The staff were welcoming and friendly (as were the locals later). We ordered the hake and chips as a main- it arrived very quickly and was delicious, and a very good size. The wine and Guiness was spot on too. Staff were attentive throughout and brought our drinks to the table whenever we were low.
However, the highlight of the night started at 9pm when ‘Micheal’, the barman, struck up the piano. He was simply amazing. This is not your average pub pianist- he could easily have passed for a concert pianist. He played non stop for THREE hours, without a music sheet in sight. Old, modern, Irish and requests were simply rolled out with great humility. He is the star of the show and a huge asset to the Hotel, no doubt. The affection shown to him by locals and staff alike was clear.
We left well after midnight but will definitely return when in County Kerry next.
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