Cronin's Sheebeen is an upmarket bar and resturant serving the finest in food and drink and specialsiing in seafood, located approx 1.5km from Westport, just past Westport Harbour overlooking Clew Bay.
Few licensed premises in Ireland can claim to have a more historic and romantic location, amid the panoramic beauty of the west than Cronin’s Sheebeen.
Standing gracefully in monumental fashion, with its olde world thatched roof. It creates an idyllic rendezvous that provides a continental style haven of enchantment. The appeal of the Sheebeen is truly international.
Proprietors Colm and Simon Cronin have, with great attention to detail, created a unique identity which is Cronin’s Sheebeen where they hope you will find the constantly relaxed and unhurried ambiance always enticing.
Dark wood features, cushioned bench settees, open fires, stained and leaded glass windows create a traditional mood. Various informative, fish identification and other nautical charts, set a decidedly sporting mood along with a selection of local sketches, relevant bric a brac and photographs of various land marks and boating crafts further adorns the walls throughout the premises.
Food also plays a very important part in Cronin’s Sheebeen with an extensive offering of exotic seafood and other dishes that are elaborate in taste and presentation. The menu proffers such delicacies as Fresh Clew Bay Lobster, Fish Pie, Lemon Sole, and Seared Swordfish (when available) amongst others.
Each and every dish is fastidiously prepared from the head chefs own innovative recipes. The head chef oversees all aspects of all catering in Cronin’s Sheebeen and insists that only choice fresh quality produce is used at all times. Specials are served throughout the day and evening as well as a range of salads and open sandwiches being available.
Cronin’s Sheebeen have won a number of awards and accolades in recent times including being recommended in the 2007 & 2008 Georgina Campbell Guide being the winner of the Hospitality Ireland Award for Best Traditional Pub (Overall Winner 2007), Finalist in the Mayo Pub of the Year Competition as well as being awarded the Bord Bia Feile Bia Award for the use of locally sourced produce and the BIM seafood circle. Cronin's Sheebeen are also the only bar/restaurant in Westport to be Michelin Guide recommended in 2008 & 2009 and were a runner up in the 2009 restaurant association of Ireland awards for best Gastro Pub in Connaught.
Music can also be enjoyed in Cronin’s Sheebeen at the weekends and selected midweek nights throughout the summer as well as selected nights throughout the winter.