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“Nice altho a bit expensive”
Review of The Beehive

The Beehive
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Keel
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

This is the only establishment I tried, so I could make no other comparison. The food was good, but a little expensive. (For example, the soup was 5euro and the salmon or the mussels were 11euro.) The soups were homemade, quite filling, and came with your choice of homemade roll. The seafood is local, and fresh--but farmed, so beware if that is important to you! The menu also included lasagne, wraps, and panini among quite a number of choices. The desserts of pies, tarts, cakes, scones, and other pastries were homemade and delicious.

The shop is tastefully decorated with a really nice selection of clothes, pottery, and nickknacks, but nothing local.

There are a number of old photographs of local life--a couple varieties of stone houses, including the beehive variety after which this establishment is named--which are interesting and informative, and definitely worth a look.

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Thank mvc1970
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

We arrived at The Beehive for lunch after walking out of another business just up the road (where we failed to have our order taken). I am so glad we did end up here.

Served immediately, our orders were taken and we sat down at a clean table. The food arrived very promptly. It was delicious. We both went for Lasagne with side salad. The highlight was the salad, very fresh. I swear the carrot was grated straight onto the plate.

The dining room was bright and clean, with views of the sea.

The business seems to double as a gift shop as well as a cafe / restaurant. The wares are of high quality, with matching price tags. Reminded me of Avoca a bit.

Their loos were nice and very clean, which is always a good sign of somewhere that provides food.

The staff were young, bright and very friendly.

We had a sucessful lunch in the end this day - hooray!

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Thank Cristin L
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Had a lovely lunch here in august. I had a really hearty bowl of potato and fennel soup and chose a wheaten scone which was really tasty, proper homemade flavour. The coffee is good, desserts are irresistible, and again good homemade fayre. The adjoining shop has lots of interesting bits and bobs, all in all a really pleasant spot to while away a wet Achill afternoon.

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Thank weedoll72
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

this was a stop on our CIE tour and was an excellent choice. The homemade soups and pies were absolutely the best we ate in all of Ireland! Definitely worth the stop for lunch while in this very interesting area!

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Thank Wombat999
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

This restaurant has a captive audience as there is little or no competition nearby. It is a nice cafe / restaurant with roomy tables but the service is somewhat slow, you should not be in a hurry on Acill. The soups were quite tasty served with homemade bread rolls. The tea and coffeee were as you would expect. If you are unlucky to coincide your visit with a coach tour then it could be quite overcrowded.

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Thank Ciaran B
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