The Nook, Youghal
The Nook at 20 North Main Street, Youghal, has been in the same family since 1901. The pub is in the oldest part of Youghal, with Walter Raleigh’s house, which dates from the Elizabethan plantations of the 1560’s, to the rear of it, and thus this pub may have been in operation for several centuries. In keeping with its rich tradition of live entertainment, The Nook is a haven for music lovers as well as though who enjoy a tipple or two. It also has its own deli counter, supplying homemade food to go, or to eat in the bar. Throughout the bar, the walls are covered with photographs of Youghal in times gone by. For more information, please call 024 922225.
JD’s Pub, Youghal
2 South Main Street, Youghal, is the home of JD’s Pub, where a warm welcome and cold pint are always guaranteed. Their outdoor seating area is always popular and there’s live music, featuring established and new acts. A trip to Youghal is not complete without a visit to JD’s Pub (also known as Doyle’s) and, while you’re nearby, be sure to admire the town’s Clock Gate – you can even raise a glass to it! For more information, please call 024 93011.
One of Ireland’s oldest cinemas, the Regal Cinema in Youghal reopened its doors in summer 2018 following a year-long renovation. The refurbished cinema has 2 screens showing the latest Hollywood movies and old classics on state-of-the-art 4K digital technology. The stunning cinema also has a luxury mezzanine level in screen one, a multi-purpose space for private events and, for a truly unique experience, cinema goers and walk-in guests alike can enjoy a glass of wine in the new Regal Wine Bar & Café, housed upstairs in the cinema. Built originally in 1936, many of the cinemas original architectural features have been meticulously restored and some eye-catching, art deco style touches added throughout making this a wonderfully nostalgic cinema experience. For more information and updates visit www.regalcinema.ie, see Facebook and Instagram and download the Regal Cinema App, available for iOS and Android.
The Schooner Bar, Tavern, Restaurant and B&B, Ballycotton
In the centre of Ballycotton Village, the Schooner is a long-established hostelry, which recently underwent a major refurbishment, bringing it to a high standard of comfort, while retaining its village charm. The Schooner has four guest bedrooms, where visitors are guaranteed a great night’s sleep in the surrounds of beautiful Ballycotton (enjoy the sea air at no extra charge!) The Schooner has a separate games room (ideal for the occasional wet day), alongside the best in food and refreshments in an inviting environment. For more information, please call 021 4646192.
The Blackbird, Ballycotton
The Blackbird is a charming traditional Irish pub in the picturesque fishing village of Ballycotton Renowned for popular live music, craft beers, extensive whiskey and gin collections, welcoming staff, a fantastic family beer garden, great craic and delicious hand-made and locally sourced food from The Field Kitchen, The Blackbird is the perfect place to socialise and party when in East Cork. For more information, please call 021 4647 884.
Wallis’ Bar, Midleton
A visit to Midleton is not complete without raising a glass at Wallis’ Bar on the town’s Main Street. Known as ‘The Town Hall Bar,’ Wallis’ is renowned for its warm welcome, cosy atmosphere, wide selection of beers, wines and spirits and tasty food. Wallis’ Bar, located at 74 Main Street, Midleton, is also proud to be one of East Cork’s most prolific live music venues, supporting not just local talent, but talent from further afield too! Be sure to check out their outdoor seating area, a veritable sun-trap when the weather co-operates. For more information, please call 021 463 3185.
The Maple Leaf Bar, Midleton
Located at 5 Main Street, Midleton, The Maple Leaf Bar is a traditional Irish bar with a friendly atmosphere, and a love for sport, whether local, national or international. With 4 big screen televisions, all major sporting events are catered for throughout the year, while homely bar food is served from Monday to Saturday. For more information, please call 021 4631568.
An Teach Beag, Midleton
An Teach Beag, Midleton may be named after the Irish for ‘cottage’ but it’s made a big impression on locals, with its live music a cause for celebration. Call in to see local and national acts, in a cosy, comfortable environment where a céad míle fáilte (that’s Irish for a hundred thousand welcomes) is always guaranteed. For more information, please call 021 4633000.
The Grainstore, Ballymaloe
The Ballymaloe Grainstore is a spacious and stunningly beautiful converted stone farm building on the Ballymaloe farm and is undoubtedly East Cork’s most versatile venue. Since converting this 17th century Grainstore into an elegant, multipurpose venue and throughout the year, the Ballymaloe Grainstore hosts a wide variety of cultural events throughout the year and the most up to date programme of events can be seen on their website www.ballymaloegrainstore.com. This stylish 400 square metres of space makes an excellent concert hall, theatre, cinema, gallery, exhibition hall, private event space, sports hall, ballroom or wedding venue. For more information, please call 021 475 7200 or visit www.ballymaloegrainstore.com