Looking for a delicious bite to eat or a pint of the black stuff away from the crowds of Killarney? Here is our essential guide to the cafés, pubs and restaurants in Beaufort, Kerry.

(Pssst…if you are looking for a restaurant in Killarney or Killorglin you’ll find some recommendations at the bottom of this blog.)

Beaufort is neatly nestled between Killarney National Park and Kerry’s Reeks District. It is home to some of the most beautiful sights in Kerry including Carrauntoohil and the Macgillycuddy Reeks, the Gap of Dunloe, the Black Valley, and Tomies Wood.

At the end of a day’s exploring this stunning area you’ll want to relax with a drink and a tasty bite to eat. Fortunately, we have a number of fabulous places right here in Beaufort.

 

Cafés, pubs and restaurants near Beaufort Village (within walking distance of our B&B)

The Beaufort Bar

Approximately 5 minutes walk from Inveraray Farm the Beaufort Bar is a relaxed, historic pub with a warm fire and beautiful wooden decor. Whiskey is their speciality and they boast over 200 quality labels. Sadly their restaurant has been closed since 2020 and there are no current plans to reopen it. However, you should definitely visit for a quiet drink or two.

More information: Call: +353 (0) 64 664 4149

Directions: Beaufort Bar on Google Maps

Stone building with blue door

The Inn Between

The Inn Between has recently reopened after a refurbishment and a change of management. It is proving popular with the locals, who are enjoying good quality pub food in light and welcoming surroundings. It is currently open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. This may change as the year progresses.

More information: check out their Facebook page or call:+353 (0) 87 364 7036

Directions: The Inn Between on Google Maps

The Dunloe Hotel

If you’re looking for something a little more upmarket you can spoil yourself at the 5 star Dunloe Hotel. The Dunloe has several restaurants, or you can sip a pre (or post) dinner drink or cocktail at the bar. If you just want a coffee and cake they also have a café. Take the time to stroll around their beautiful grounds and visit the Dunloe Castle while you’re there.

More information: www.thedunloe.com

Call: +353 (0) 64 664 4111

Directions: Dunloe Hotel on Google Maps

Café, pubs and restaurants in the Gap of Dunloe

Although the Gap of Dunloe is still in Beaufort it is probably a little too far to walk from our B&B (30 minutes or so). There are several places where you can get great quality food and drink here and it only takes 4 minutes by car or 10 minutes by bicycle from Inveraray Farm.

Kate Kearney’s Cottage

The most well-known establishment in The Gap is Kate Kearney’s Cottage and this lively, historic pub is popular with locals and tourists. There is often live traditional music and dancing (7 days a week in the summer) which makes for a great atmosphere. It has a varied menu, which they serve until 8pm, is reasonably priced and family-friendly.

You can’t reserve a table here and it can get busy between 1200 and 1400 and between 1800 to 2000.  However, they usually manage to fit everyone in and it’s great fun.

Kate Kearney’s is open between March and October each year, closing over the winter. During low season they may only run a full menu at weekends and public holidays, serving only pizza, soup and sandwiches early in the week. During peak season they usually serve a full menu seven days a week.

More information: katekearneyscottage.com or check out their Facebook page.

Call: +353 (0) 64 664 4146

Directions: Kate Kearney’s Cottage on Google Maps

white stone cottage with red doors at the foot of a mountain

Heather Restaurant

Located next to Moriarty’s of the Gap (which you should visit if you want to purchase some quality Irish goods), Heather Restaurant is set in beautiful gardens near a tributary of the river Loe. It has a relaxed environment where you can enjoy good coffee, delicious pastries, cakes and desserts. It’s also super spot for brunch, lunch and early dinner and many of their ingredients are grown on site or sourced locally. Definitely one for the foodies. Just be warned that it usually closes around 1630-1700 and sometimes has private functions.

More information: heatheratthegap.ie or visit their facebook page for up-to-date opening times.

Call: +353 (0) 64 664 4144

Directions: Heather Restaurant on Google Maps

The Coffee Pot

Opposite Kate Kearney’s you’ll find The Coffee Pot. If you’re planning on hiking the Gap of Dunloe, or you’re waiting for a jaunting car, this is a great place for a coffee and light bite before you leave.

More information: visit their facebook page for up-to-date opening times.

Call: +353 (0) 87 236 0602

Directions: The Coffee Pot on Google Maps

Other restaurants near Inveraray Farm

 

The Golden Nugget (Fossa)

The Golden Nugget is a great option for a family-friendly restaurant. It is located roughly 7 minutes drive from our B&B in nearby Fossa. They are currently serving food 7 days a week until approximately 2100.

More information: thegoldennugget.ie or visit their facebook page for up-to-date opening times.

Call: +353 (0) 64 663 1325

Directions: The Golden Nugget on Google Maps

Another lovely option in Fossa is the Europe Hotel.

Bunkers Bar (Killorglin)

Killorglin is a smaller, quieter town than Killarney with a charm of its own. It’s only a 10 minute drive from our B&B. You’ll also find parking a bit easier here than in Killarney. Although there are a number of great restaurants in Killorglin (which we refer to shortly), Bunkers Bar is a favourite with many of our guests. It is a family-friendly establishment serving good quality pub food at reasonable prices and is open 7 days a week. Last orders are around 2100.

More information: www.bunkers.ie or visit their facebook page for up-to-date opening times.

Call: +353 (0) 66 976 1381

Directions: Bunkers Bar on Google Maps

Other super options in Killorglin include: 10 Bridge Street, Kingstons Town House, The Bianconi, Sethu and Kingdom 1795.

Khao Asian Street Food (Killarney)

If you do prefer to to be in the heart of all the action, Killarney is the place to be. Killarney is usually a 10-minute drive from us but, when the tourist season is in full-swing the traffic is heavier and could take you 20 minutes or more depending on the time of day. In Killarney you can pretty much walk into any of its numerous pubs and restaurants and get a fantastic meal, whatever the cuisine. However, Khao is one of our own family favourites so we wanted to share it with you. As a bonus it is open late (usually until around 2200).

More information: visit their facebook page for up-to-date opening times.

Call: +353 (0) 64 667 1040

Directions: Khao on Google Maps

Other Killarney recommendations include Scotts Hotel, The Laurels, The Ross, Genting Thai, The Celtic Whisky Bar, Reidy’s, Bricin,*The Flesk, *The Lake Hotel and *Rozzers at Killeen House

*these are a short drive from the town.

Looking for things to do around Killarney?

How about Exploring the Gap of Dunloe (without a car), testing your stamina on Cardiac Hill or taking time-out in beautiful Tomies Wood?

About us

Inveraray Farm is a friendly and welcoming family-run B&B in Beaufort, County Kerry. We have spectacular views of the Gap of Dunloe and the MacGillycuddy Reeks. We’re also lucky enough to have some wonderful places to eat and drink nearby.

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