Sheedy’s

Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare

The Sheedy family’s old farmhouse on the edge of the Burren’s dramatic karst landscape is today a smart hotel and restaurant. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

The Sheedy family’s old farmhouse on the edge of the Burren’s dramatic karst landscape is today a smart hotel and restaurant. Sheedy hospitality stretches back to the 1930s, when Alice Sheedy first welcomed paying guests. Today grandson John, with his wife, Martina, are natural hosts. When our inspectors visited, Martina showed them to a ‘spacious, squeaky-clean’ bedroom with ‘a mix of antiques and contemporary pieces’, comfy armchairs and ‘well-stocked’ tray. The bathroom had a bath and power shower, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. A pot of tea awaited in a downstairs lounge with ‘squashy sofas round a crackling fire’. At night in the dual-aspect dining room, John uses ‘locally sourced ingredients in generous portions’, with herbs and vegetables from the garden, in dishes such as St Tola goat’s curd salad, beetroot, asparagus and hazelnut dressing, or slow-cooked Burren lamb with herb gravy. Breakfast on porridge or apricots cooked in Cointreau and cinnamon, with perhaps a toasted bagel with salmon from the local smokery before heading out for a walk on the Burren Way or to marvel at the Cliffs of Moher.

Hotel details

Address

Lisdoonvarna
Co. Clare
V95N H22
Ireland

Telephone

00 353 65 7074026

Bedrooms

11. 5 on ground floor.

Open

Apr hotel and restaurant Thurs–Sun, May–Sept daily (restaurant closed Sun).

Facilities

sitting room/library, sun lounge, bar, restaurant, in-room TV (terrestrial), ½-acre garden, restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet, parking.

Background music

in restaurant and bar, Lyric FM at breakfast, ‘easy listening' jazz at dinner.

Children

over-12s welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from €185. Set-price menu, dinner, €60. 1-night bookings refused weekends in Sept.

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Comments about Sheedy’s

Well maintained, well run. Martina is a gifted hostess through and through, personal, attentive in every respect, training her staff to be equally so. The food was excellent., served in generous portions and using local ingredients. - EH - May 2018

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide