A wise man once said- “There are no strangers here, only friends we haven’t met”. And where better to meet new people and hear great stories than in a Boyne Valley Pub. The 26th of June saw Pubs in Ireland reopen their doors again and welcome customers inside. For many publicans it was a day that they had been waiting patiently for, for 9 months- some longer. A true Irish holiday always involves a trip to the local pub, whether its to grab a bite to eat or enjoy a music session, it never disappoints.
Have a look at the top pubs and bars to visit on your next trip to the Boyne Valley below.
The Balreask Bar and Restaurant, Navan
This family run bar and restaurant is conveniently located only 5 minutes’ drive from Navan town centre and 10 minutes from Trim. From a welcoming atmosphere to the finest range of drinks for miles, they have everything you need for the perfect evening.
This unique pub dates to 1900 and is situated right in the centre of Drogheda. Today the unique features of the interior are still in place along with some wonderful characters who frequent daily. The pint of Guinness is the main tipple, and it is said to have the best pint in town. Well worth a visit!
Donegan’s Pub, Collon
Another historic pub dating back to 1871. Whether you're looking for a seat by the two open fires on a chilly winter's day or sit in the summer sun in their comfortable yard, Donegan's stock a wide and varied selection of drinks, not least over 100 Irish whiskeys to choose from.
Farrelly’s pub is a truly authentic family run traditional Irish pub. They are famous for the quality of their pints of Guinness! They provide comfortable surroundings for their customers, a lunch menu from 12-3pm and they also have a large heated outdoor area to enjoy the summer evening.
Jack Quinns Pub, Trim
This famous pub is situated 3km from the hertitage town of Trim. It is one of the oldest pubs in Meath, dating back the to the 1800's. Jack's is known for its pints of Guinness, Irish coffees and roaring open fire. Fingers crossed their Thursday night trad session will be back soon too!
This “Internationally Acclaimed Traditional Irish Pub”, is located at High Street, Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland since the 1800’s. Their friendly team will ensure a true Irish welcome when you visit. Sip a local Whiskey by the fire, enjoy a lovely cool pint and make friends at the bar.
The Odd Mollies, Drogheda
Odd Mollies is an eclectic Café Bar & Venue situated at the top of Peter Street, Drogheda. They are proud to serve speciality coffee by boutique coffee roasters Badger & Dodo. While live music isn’t being played at the moment in the venue, we look forward to seeing it back soon!
This great casual gastropub in Kell’s is situated in a relaxed atmosphere with outdoor courtyard spaces during summer and open fires in wintertime for a real Irish welcome. Showcasing Irish craft beers, gins, and barista coffees it is the perfect resting spot after a day exploring the Boyne Valley. Enjoy the beautiful new outdoor terrace- an ideal place for a casual drink or bite to eat.
The Punt Pub, Drogheda
There is always a great welcome in the Punt Bar. A lively bar in Drogheda that’s open every single day with all the Sports action on their TV’s. They offer the best in local and international brews too.
As well as offering fantastic food, the Lime Kiln in Julianstown is also home to TJ’s Bar, a lively pub stocking a great selection of award-winning craft beers and ciders from local breweries. They also offer a fantastic range of international wines and spirits, and the beautiful decor and design creates a great atmosphere in which you and your family can relax and unwind. Their staff offer a very warm welcome and the new outdoor area accommodates up to 40 customers on benches and restaurant tables & chairs. They have installed heaters and parasols which make for a very comfortable space in which guests can enjoy their delicious food and drinks.
79 West Street
Located in the centre of Drogheda, this beautiful bar and gastropub can cater for any occasion. They were recently voted in the top 200 restaurants in Ireland after opening in June 2020 and they are known for their specialized cocktails, perfect pint of Guinness and amazing food options.