We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 133: English reviews
Bicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Myself and my husband stayed at the Ashbrook for one night. We received an extremely warm and friendly welcome from Roazalea. Our room was beautiful and the cleanliness was outstanding. We had to leave early for our flight so couldn't make breakfast..we were offered tea and toast before setting off ..nothing was too much trouble. Would I recommend this lovely...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank bidsip
Portlaoise
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Olde worlde setting. This was an old coach house for weary travellers in by gone time which has been lovingly restored. Free parking. Staff most attentive. Very knowledge around the menu, ingredients etc. Food just fabulous. Good variety. Beef, fish, chicken, lamb and veggie. Pecan pie to die for!!! Plenty of it!!! Will be back.

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Our stay was our first night in Ireland; what a welcome! The family who run this hotel could not have been more helpful, from organising our bags to catering. Our room was on the upper floor and although it faced the road we were not disturbed by the traffic. The room was bright and airy, tastefully furnished and had a...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Cartwell
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 13 October 2016

My wife and I have just returned having spent the weekend at this wonderful family guesthouse.From the moment we arrived and were greeted by Rosita until we left we could not have wished for any better.The rooms are very spacious with top class en- suites and shower.We had a beautiful meal there and as I have a number of allergies...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Paul D
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We recently stayed in this historic building . We had a fine evening meal ,and the breakfast next morning was delicious. Having read up and talked to the present owners this is a very old and historic building. The amount of work put into the restoration is obvious and a credit to the owners . The involvement of family members...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Valerie C
Portlaoise, Ireland
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Are you thinking of somewhere nice to go with friends and Family? Well look no further than the Beautiful Ashbrook Arms Restaurant. It has very thing you want. Beautiful Setting, Décor, and Fabulous Food. We had a great night out there recently with our friends, great atmosphere, very beautifully decorated rooms and were seated in the lovely conservatory looking out...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank carolinesflower
County Laois, Ireland
Reviewed 22 August 2016

My family and I booked in to this restaurant for 8.30pm to celebrate a birthday, upon arrival we were told the table was not ready and they were setting it up for us, could we wait in the front bar. We did this thinking we would only be a few minutes as we had pre booked during the week. A...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank car0linec86
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I can not wait to visit again, we stayed as we where attending a wedding in Durrow Castle, I only wish I had of booked 2 nights, the room was stunning, staff where soo nice & I love the breakfast set up, all cereals available on display & hot breakfasts made to order they came out fresh & pipping hot,...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Eviantrav
Stradbally, Ireland
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We had pre booked our meal for 8.30 arrived and had to wait over half an hour to be seated, then waited another half hour to be served and had to ask the staff could we order, starters were fab cannot fault them, main course we were advised no chicken left on a Saturday, main course arrived we were not...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank LG2026
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a wedding in Durrow castle, delighted to have chosen The Ashbrook Arms to stay in as our room was unbelievable, we were located in the converted stables at the back of the house. The almost apartment like room was superbly finished and was immensely comfortable! The staff were so helpful and even had our room ready early...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Jonny B

9 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (6)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (3)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Durrow
4.6 mi away
Abbeyleix Manor Hotel
Abbeyleix Manor Hotel
#1 of 1 in Abbeyleix
145 reviews
14.7 mi away
Ballyfin Demesne
Ballyfin Demesne
#1 of 1 in Ballyfin
221 reviews
13.9 mi away
Newpark Hotel
Newpark Hotel
#3 of 18 in Kilkenny
1,696 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
13.6 mi away
Roundwood House
Roundwood House
#1 of 1 in Mountrath
191 reviews
12.3 mi away
Maldron Hotel Portlaoise
Maldron Hotel Portlaoise
#1 of 4 in Portlaoise
642 reviews
13.7 mi away
Portlaoise Heritage Hotel
Portlaoise Heritage Hotel
#3 of 4 in Portlaoise
944 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Family Rooms
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our family run guesthouse and restaurant is situated in the picturesque georgian village of Durrow, Laois in Ireland. The house was purpose built by Lord Ashbrook in 1777 and meticuosly restored by the Murphy family in 2005. It has 10 beautifully appointed bedrooms and the restaurant is open on Friday and Saturday nights and for Sunday lunch. It was formerly called the Bianconi Red Lion Guesthouse. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse

Address: The Square, Durrow na, Ireland (Formerly Bianconi Red Lion Restaurant)
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Laois > Durrow
Price Range: £103 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant And Guesthouse Hotel Durrow
Durrow Red Lion
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Ashbrook Arms Restaurant and Guesthouse staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“It is set in the square , front faces a road with traffic .”
 of 5 bubbles , 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We did not stay here, only ate in the restaurant.”
 of 5 bubbles LaoisFoodie, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the Courtyard - seperate to the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Lisa966, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Any of the converted stable (not sure if I am doing justice calling them converted stable rooms), maybe Chalet or courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles tonyc833, 29 Jul 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the main house although the newly renovated rooms in the Courtyard looked really interesting.”
 of 5 bubbles GalwayJay, 21 Jul 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay