The Wharf Tavern
The Wharf Tavern offers the charm & character of a traditional Irish pub, as popular with locals as it is with hotel guests. With the added bonus of a spectacular location right on the water’s edge! The bar has a nautical feel – designed by local yacht designer, Rob Jacob, to resemble elements of an old sailing ship, it is complete with portholes, decking, vaulted panel & beam ceiling and rope-wound galleon masts. The effect is a wonderfully unique and cosy bar. Outside the wharf is a sheltered terrace ideal for enjoying ‘al-Fresco’ drinks & dining year round. One of the few pubs in Kinsale offering outdoor dining… and with a sea view as an added bonus!
Food at the Wharf Tavern
The Wharf Tavern is popular with locals throughout the week, especially the carvery lunch between 12.30 and 2.30pm. An extensive bar menu is served between 12 noon and 9pm and has a wide selection from light bites to a full dinner. Fresh Seafood and Shellfish are a speciality… both the Mussels and the Seafood Chowder are particularly popular. There’s also a wide choice of Coffees, Teas (including herbal & fruit teas) and delicious scones, pastries and muffins served.
A full Carvery Lunch is served in Wharf Tavern every Sunday and offers a generous selection of roast meats, fish & all the trimmings! Also indulge in a sumptuous dessert buffet. The Sunday Carvery is served in 2 sittings:- 1.00pm and 2.30pm
Music at the Wharf Tavern
Live music is also a regular feature at the Wharf, especially during summer months. Enjoy a mix of Traditional Irish music, Cabaret and Jazz. The annual Kinsale Fringe Jazz Festival runs in tandem with the famous Cork Jazz Festival during the last weekend in October. The Wharf Tavern offers a full programme of Jazz including the renowned harmonica player ‘Ian Briggs’ and his band ‘The Supervampers’. They pack the bar to the rafters and have customers swinging and jiving into the small hours.
The Wheelhouse Bar and Schooner Lounge
The Wheelhouse Bar on the first floor, is the ideal spot in which to relax with a pre-dinner drink. This small cosy enclave is mostly used as a residents bar til late. The Schooner Lounge (just beside the Wheelhouse Bar) is a comfortable lounge with stunning water views. It’s balcony terrace is lovely sun trap and an ideal spot to sit outside and watch all the activity taking place on the harbour; yachts, dinghies, trawlers and wildlife – you may even catch a glimpse of our resident Seal waiting for the return of the fishing boats!