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The Thatch

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Irish, European, Pub
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Crinkill, Birr, Ireland
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for a lovely meal, that will fill you, this is spot! Went with family and we were not disappointed.

Thank Thomas F
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sad to say as we used to love this little place; but we went on sunday afternoon with our kids. Kids goujons were nice but very small portion, both asked for more. And they are only 7 & 8. The garlic mushrooms were just deep fried, nothing to write home about. The steak was lovely (although more undercooked than was... More 

Thank SharonOffaly
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful lunch yesterday in the award winning restaurant of The Thatch. This beautiful spot never fails to impress & gets better every time. Excellent meal with top class service by Des and his team.

Thank Bernie T
Tullamore, Ireland
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117 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Arrived here just at our booking time and noticed that alot people are sitting in what appears to be a waiting room.loads of chairs with their backs to every wall and people sitting waiting and also been handed menus so as they could order their food.thankfully we didnt have to endure that as we were brought to our table.but i... More 

Thank david1892
Tullamore, Ireland
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We ate here in the restaurant recently which is located in the back room of this lovely thatched pub. The bar itself in the main part has a big open fire and plenty of seats. The bar food looked very good. The set menu in the restaurant had good choices. The starters tended to be more fish type but there... More 

1 Thank medoc_10
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend had booked this place as a Valentine's surprise. The character of the building inside was warm, beautiful fire blazing, cosy, nooks and crannies and because it was Valentine's was decorated romantically. The building itself looked stunning, a old thatched cottage. Service was brilliant, attentive, chatty and lovely people. Entertainment was a singer who sang romantic songs which I... More 

Thank EdinburghItchyfeet
Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Best steak I've ever head. Great place (with real character), large parking (it's behind the restaurant), lovely people (we had fantastic service) and most of all fantastic food. Party of 8 visiting, all very happy with the served food. The only thing is that you should call them and make reservation before you visit. It is quite popular place, so... More 

Thank Marcin W
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We went there with our friends and they show us the thatch we have ordered 3 steaks 1 lamb and for chin den fish and chicken with chips everything was wonderful - but our friends call them for reservation :)

Thank Piotr G
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Having been to the Thatch in the past we were looking forward to a warm welcome followed by good food. What a suprise. We were greeted by a grumpy lady who asked did we have a reservation. ..There were 2 tables occupied and plenty of vacant places. We obviously didn't fit the profile of what type of clientiele the Thatch... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Was staying in Birr, and heard about this place locally. Rang at short notice on a Saturday evening and was fitted in no problem. Lovely old style pub, big open turf fire, great pictures and ornaments on the walls. Great choice on menu, and food was really good. Could hardly finish the desserts, which is a good sign, and was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, European, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Crinkill, Birr, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Offaly  >  Birr
  • Phone Number: 057-912-0682

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Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?