Join us for a while in the old restored kitchen cafe for a range of sweet and savory meal options.
Take a while to sip a cup of tea or enjoy a delicious sweet or savory treat while you take in the original antique tiling, copper pots and jelly molds and even the original bread oven.
Delicious fare in the Old Kitchen Cafe
Consider why the windows were so high in this room – was it to keep people from seeing the inner workings of the heart of the house or to keep the servants from seeing how the other half lived? Or simply a more practical need to let in more light?
During the 19th century, when the estate was a much larger place, cattle, sheep and pig farming played a large role in creating an income and also meant that the family had their own meat supply for the table. Everything would have been prepared and cooked in this kitchen and served in the large dining room upstairs. The meat hooks on the ceiling would have been used to hang or age the meats in advance of cooking. How appetising?
The Victorian cast iron range – which still lights in the Old Kitchen today – is where all the cooking, steaming, baking and boiling took place, far away from the main living quarters. This was to ensure cooking smells, steam and the general hustle and bustle of the engine of the house did not filter up into the main living areas. We hope you get the best seat in the house where you can enjoy its warmth during your visit!
We have a delicious menu to offer a whole range of delicious sweet and savory options, gluten free options and child-friendly choices. We serve some of the best coffee in town here in the tea rooms along with a selection of teas and quarter bottles of wine. We hope something tickles your fancy.
Visitors are guaranteed of a warm welcome and the best in Irish hospitality.