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5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Thatch Cottage

The Thatch Cottage
Ranked #12 of 21 Restaurants in Cahersiveen
Cuisines: Soups
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Pyrmont, Indiana, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stopped here while on a tour. They handled our bus full of people well, and there was plenty of space for the second bus that pulled in about 20 minutes later. The food was delicious, homemade, and priced reasonably. The service was good and people were quite friendly and patient with our large group of people. They have a little shop where you can get some some shopping done. The interior was a little rustic but still quite comfortable. If we ever make it back to County Kerry, we will definitely stop there- even without the tour bus.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank JJASHend
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Superior food in a charming location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

When you see this little place, you'll know food isn't being turned out for thousands. The food was obviously homemade, and even though the selections were typical Irish fare, the results were much better than similar dishes we had elsewhere. I had really delicious shepherd's pie with great flavors and piping hot. The rhubarb dessert was the best we've had in Ireland. Best of all, it's a little bit out of the way, so there is a more genuine feeling about it than other places.

Visited September 2013
Thank Bob A
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Ohio, USA
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447 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 800 helpful votes
“Quaint setting and a good start to a tour around the Ring of Kerry.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

As part of our bus tour around Ireland, we had a full-day drive around the Ring of Kerry. Since we were out all day, we needed someplace to get lunch. Our tour guide worked out the schedule so that we would arrive at the Thatch Cottage after the lunch rush, as it is a popular place for the tour buses. Nice job by him as the timing worked out great and the Thatch Cottage was an outstanding choice. The name says it all; this is a cottage looking building with a stereotypical thatched roof. It is a lovely looking place painted in pale yellow with dark red trim

We arrived at 1:30 PM. The only other vehicle in the parking lot was the other bus that was part of our tour company, but that bus had arrived a little while ahead of us, so the back-up was minimal. With 40 people on the bus, the line was literally out the door, but moved quickly. This is sort of a cafeteria set-up, so the line moves fairly fast and the food is served hot and fresh. There is more seating available that you might think when viewing the property from the outside.

The Thatched Cottage is a pretty basic operation, but they are set up to move large groups. The staff is friendly, but they are focused on getting the crowds through the line, something that they excelled at when we were there. The menu is not extensive, but there is still a nice variety and fare covers many Irish dishes. Our guide highly recommended the pie; usually they serve apple and rhubarb. I had the stew, which was great and a Guinness, plus a piece of apple pie. Excellent!

We had a great meal at the Thatch Cottage and a nice break in our tour around the Ring of Kerry. I rated it a 5 of 5 on the Trip Advisor scale, so excellent overall, but not because it is “5 start dining.’’ It isn’t. But it is a very nice little diner that serves great food, is set along a scenic road, and makes for a wonderful meal in one of Ireland’s best regions of natural wonders. Overall it was a great day that was made even better by the quaint surroundings of the Thatched Cottage.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank OhioHick
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