Brabazon trades in modern Irish fare, all seasonal and wholesome, with wild halibut, roast duck, and potato and black truffle soup featuring on their star menu. The building was once a cow shed, but it’s much cosier these days, with mismatching tables and mirrors picked up by the antique-hunting owner. There’s also a bistro in the old corn house, with exposed brick walls, a wood-burning fire, tucked-away bar and leather stools; it has a pub-style menu of steak sandwiches and fish pie. Both restaurants close on Monday and Tuesday. On these days, the hotel offers a ‘dinner à la cart’ menu, delivered to your door in a heated picnic basket and a matching cart. Alternatively, order from the same menu but ask to eat by the fire in one of the main house's reception rooms.
There's a bar in the bistro serving a selection of ales and cocktails, as well as an honesty bar in the main house – this room's a knockout, with aubergine walls, a velvet sofa and vast windows overlooking the drive.
Both restaurants are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Breakfast is served between 8.30am and 10.30am; lunch is midday until 6pm; dinner is served until 10pm.
A dedicated menu and food from Brabazon can be delivered up to your room until 10pm.
Country squire: flatcaps, Hunter wellies and Barbour jackets, but with some crisp denim to smarten things up.
Watching the chefs at work by the pass in Brabazon; the secluded snug in between the bar and dining area in the bistro. If there’s big group of you (up to 36), book the secret dining room in the former milking parlour.