Right in the heart of Ireland lies the town of Kilbeggan,Co. Westmeath home to the world’s oldest distillery, established in 1757 where Locke's Pantry Restaurant offers a selection of home made fresh food.
It is the quintessential Irish whiskey distillery – whitewashed walls, weathered slate roof, brick chimney stack, creaking timber water wheel, even regular ghost sightings. This is no mere “visitor centre” but a real working distillery run by a team of young enthusiastic craftspeople (and a few wise old heads too), skilled in the traditional ways of making Irish whiskey.
The Pantry Restaurant is the ideal location for your lunch stop. A private room catering for up to 60 people is available for your group.
Group Lunch Menus may be chosen in advance of the party’s visit and ensure smooth and swift service. Alternatively, tea/coffee and scones can be booked for a mid-morning or late afternoon stop.
NOVEMBER TO MARCH - Open 7 days a week, 10am until 4pm
APRIL TO OCTOBER - Open 7 days a week, 9am until 6pm
The distillery is closed during the Christmas Period and new year holidays.