The Cashel Palace Hotel

Cashel Co. Tipperary

You can stop here as a sort of homage to Arthur Guinness, the founder of the house of Guinness. The hotel was originally an archbishop's house, and Arthur Guinness' father was the steward to the bishop. As a young man, Arthur planted hops here and made his first porter.

There's a very pleasant stone-floored bar downstairs and "buttery" type of restaurant with an open fire. Hot and cold food, fish dishes, soups and pies are the bar food specialities which, though not cheap, are quite good. I wonder what the bishop would think, not only of his protégé Arthur, but of all people who now enjoy stopping in his former domain.

You can find the The Cashel palace Hotel in Cashel Co. Tipperary.

From the Appletree Press title: The Irish Pub Guide.
Also from Appletree: Irish Pub Songs.