The Bard's Den
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Located at the entrance to Connemara National Park, The Bards Den is now one of the best known hostelries in Connemara and comprises an old world bar and restaurant, with 12 ensuite bedrooms offering accommodation at affordable prices.
The Bards Den is located in the seaside village of Letterfrack at the entrance to Connemara National Park. Formerly a village grocer, pub and post office, today The Bards Den is one of the best known hostelries in Connemara. Overlooking the village green and backing onto the slopes of The Diamond, one of The Twelve Bens, The Bards Den offers a traditional pub, lounge bar, restaurant, and 12 ensuite bedrooms at affordable prices.
The bar is open from 12.00 until 24.00 Sunday to Thursday and 12.00 until 01.00 Friday and Saturday and features traditional and contemporary music at regular intervals. There is a choice of 3 open fires to choose from and enjoy a glass of wine, a hot whiskey or a pint of stout after a day in Connemara.
Bar food and restaurant menus are served from 12.00 until 21.00 September to June and 12.00 until 22.00 July and August. The menus feature prime Irish beef steaks, Connemara lamb, shellfish and seafood caught off our west coast. Scallops, mussels, fresh crab, chowders, seabass, cod salmon, sea bream, trout, lobster, brill and monkfish are some of the items which feature regularly on our menus. Our bar menu is renowned for our homemade pizzas, prime, lean beef Burgers, Traditional Cod and Chips, Beef and Guinness stew, traditional Irish lamb stew and the best wings in Ireland. Full wine list is offered to complement our menus.
The Bards Den also offers 12 ensuite bedrooms offering dormitory accommodation, family rooms and private rooms, all at affordable prices. Our full list of prices are on our rates page on our website.
For quiet, romantic breaks, activity breaks or just to unwind and enjoy the unspoilt Connemara Countryside, The Bards Den caters to every taste offering quality, comfort and friendly service.