When we arrived at The Claddagh Inn, we were warmly greeted by Carol, who along with her husband, Patrick, own the inn. Later we had a chance to meet Patrick and enjoy his tasty snow crab dinner.
Room's are clean and adequately furnished. Some of her nice water views. The bathroom has a shower stall and is amply sized.
There's a full-service pub at the inn, where you can enjoy a variety of liquors and beers. Yellow Belly (a small, St. John's brewery which we visited earlier on our trip) was on tap.
The four-course dinner featured snow crab caught in the waters off St. Mary's. Other options are available if you don't like crab. If you've never had this Newfoundland treat, it is delicious. My only suggestion for improvement, and this applies to other places we ate at in Newfoundland, is a better selection of wine. As one who enjoys wine, I would have liked some better options with the good food.
Breakfast featured some granola and yoghurt as a first course and crepes and ham as the main course. Both were very good.
If you are visiting this part of the Irish Loop, be sure to spend a night at The Claddagh Inn. Book well in advance as the inn has but six rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Claddagh Inn, once the Saint Ann's Presentation convent, was transformed into a quaint traditional Irish style Inn by local craftsmen. Completely refreshed by its new owners in 2011 and 2012, it boasts 6 private en-suite rooms. There's a spacious honeymoon suite with majestic king-size canopy bed and spa bath and also a double room available for family travellers. "Padraig's Folly" is a cozy guest pub or "snug" featuring a fine selection of whiskeys, a local craft beer on tap, and other refreshments for guests to enjoy during dinner, in the pub, or while enjoying the view of peaceful St. Mary's Bay from the deck. This eclectic pub is furnished with re-claimed furniture from the nun's chapel. St. Mary's Bay Snow Crab is our signature dish in the dinning room where four-course fine dining is offered by reservation. The room features incredible wood work in rich warm textures and is decorated with traditional and international art. The view is remarkable and is a great place to start your traveling day while enjoying a hot three course breakfast in the morning featuring local berries and home made jams. New for 2013: starting in June lunch will be available daily! Bi-lingual service bien sur :) Join us in St. Mary's and enjoy access to the amenities offered by the Irish Loop. Cheers, Salut! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Claddagh Inn Newfoundland, Canada