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

Donegal in 100 Images

Donegal is located in the northwest corner of Ireland and dotted along its rugged, indented coastline are some of the finest surfing beaches and golf links in the country.

Carrigart Self Catering

Carrigart is located on the north coast of Donegal on the Rosguill peninsula between the inlets of Mulroy Bay and Sheephaven Bay

Dog Friendly Donegal Cottages

Dog Friendly Donegal Cottages – bring your pet on holiday to one of the many dog friendly cottages listed on DonegalCottageHolidays

SeaFest Lough Swilly

Celebrating our Coastal Environment Although only established in 2011, Seafest Lough Swilly has already made a name for itself among Ireland’s maritime festivals. It is truly a festival for...

McNutt’s of Downings

Located in the seaside village of Downings, on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way, McNutt of Donegal have been producing some of the world’s finest weaves for over 60 years.

Fahan Self Catering

  Fahan Self Catering - Fahan is located in County Donegal, 8 miles from the historic city of Derry, on the east bank of Lough Swilly. Nestled at the base of the Inishowen hills and overlooking...

Mevagh Ramblers Walking Festival

Mevagh Ramblers Walking Festival Mevagh Ramblers Walking Club, situated in the Carrigart and Downings area of Donegal are holding their first walking festival on the 1st and 2nd of June, 2013. The...

Nancy’s Bar, Ardara

Nancys Bar, Ardara is renowned for its bar food and for its music sessions. With a bit of luck you could end up in the middle of a traditional music session after your bar meal.

The Crana River and Fullerton Reservoir

The Crana River and Fullerton reservoir is controlled by the Buncrana Angling Association . The fishery is managed from a purpose built angling centre where permits, licences and fishing tackle can...

Oscars Restaurant Buncrana

Oscars Restaurant Buncrana is located on Buncrana’s Main Street and features a stylish art deco interior. Through its large curved street-facing windows you can watch local activity while enjoying a coffee with friends.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This