The Olde Glen Bar

[ssba]
The Olde Glen Bar in Glen village is a true gem of an Irish country pub – with the added bonus of a superb restaurant. The McLaughlin family bar is reputed to be almost 400 years old. Low ceilings, weathered bar counter and furniture, open fires with one bar room leading into another behind – all combine to create a cosy and relaxing atmosphere.
T: 00353 (0)74 915 5130

The restaurant and kitchen are more modern, having been added in relatively recent years. Although modern the restaurant is nevertheless beautifully decorated and again atmospheric.

Olde Glen Bar Interior

Bookings: +353 83 1585777

The menu is simple and yet imaginative with a predominance of local produce especially fresh fish. Dishes include pan-fried sea bass with crispy prawns, halibut with dauphinoise potatoes, plaice with crab sauce and also local Hereford beefsteaks. There is also superb homemade pâté and seafood chowder. Names are written on a blackboard, and as food runs out the board is wiped clean, dish by dish.All this and a good wine list, great service and good value too. No wonder it’s popular.

The Olde Glen Bar was Georgina Campbells Pub of the Year in 2008

The Olde Glen Bar

Glen, Carigart

Tripadvisor Review

The Glen Bar is such a great wee bar with a lot of atmosphere and then the hidden gem at the back is the restaurant which is beautifully decorated and again atmospheric. The menu has a vast array of fish a steak dish and a few chicken dishes. I choose the monkfish- it was beautiful and mouthwatering so much so that my mouth is watering writing this!!!
Anyhow take the chance there is no booking but we were there on a Fri night in September and there was a few people milling about.
Also it is reasonably priced and worth every penny.

Enjoying a meal at the Olde Glen Bar

Irish Independent – Five best: Gastro pubs

Georgina Campbell’s National Pub of the Year 2008 is, she says, “just the sort of old pub advertising people dream about”. Kitted out with ancient furniture and winter fires, the low-ceilinged pub opens out into a bright extension in which weary travellers can rest before piling into a fresh menu.

Food is the domain of the McLaughlin family, and their mix of prawns, halibut and plaice, with meaty staples such as local Hereford beefsteaks, has necessitated two sittings. It’s both modern and a blast from the past. Hence the response when I called looking to have some pictures emailed: “Sorry, we don’t even have a computer.”

Bookings: +353 83 1585777

Visit Donegal

Donegal Cottage Holidays

Donegal Cottage Holidays is part of the Visit Donegal Network

Grianan of Aileach Donegal

Grianan of Aileach is probably the best-known monument in Inishowen. Situated on a hilltop 800 feet above sea level the stone fort was probably built on an earthen rath. The origins of the Grianan...

The Forts of Lough Swilly

The Forts of Lough Swilly – a necklace of 6 forts built during Napoleonic times to prevent a French invasion of the deep water harbour in north Donegal.

Swimming Pools in Donegal

Swimming Pools in Donegal – in addition to swimming pools attached to hotels, Co. Donegal has quite a number of swimming pools open to the public and visitors. Find out more by visiting our page.

Ferry Gate Restaurant Rathmullan

Ferry Gate Restaurant Rathmullan - recently reopened by local business men Cormac Walsh and Ronnie Blake. Both are no strangers to hospitality industry with Cormac’s background in hotel management...

Oakfield Park Gardens Donegal

Oakfield Park Gardens Donegal - Oakfield Park is a privately owned house set in 100 acres of magnificent parkland, woodlands and gardens near the town of Raphoe in the heart of County Donegal. The...

The Atlantic Drive

The Atlantic Drive is a spectacular road around the Rosguill Peninsula in North Donegal. The Rosguill Peninsula is a classic example of the rugged Donegal coastline and is situated between Fanad...

Castle Murray House Restaurant Donegal

Castle Murray House Restaurant Donegal - Castle Murray House is undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in Co Donegal. From its elevated site this award winning restaurant enjoys panoramic views...

Laurentic Gun at Downings

Laurentic Gun at Downings – originally located on the top deck of the Laurentic, is one of eight recovered from the ill-fated liner. The Laurentic, which was bound for Canada, had just left Buncrana and rounded Dunree Head when it struck a German mine and sank on January 25, 1917

Danny Minnies Annagry Donegal

Danny Minnies Annagry Donegal - Established in 1962 Danny Minnie's is a family run restaurant situated in Annagry in the heart of the West Donegal Gaeltacht. This award winning restaurant offers...

Portsalon Golf Club County Donegal

Portsalon Golf Club County Donegal - Portsalon Golf Club was established in 1891 and is one of the founder members of the Golfing Union of Ireland, the oldest golfing union in the world. This...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This