Scholars Townhouse Hotel

“Lively modern cooking in a Victorian former monastery” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

DROGHEDA, COUNTY LOUTH

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Our Inspector's view

Built as a Christian Brothers monastery in 1867, ceiling frescoes of the Battle of the Boyne in the interlinked dining rooms furnish a historical note that's a contrast to the modern Irish cooking. Praline soufflé with pumpkin ice cream is an interesting way to finish.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Scholars Townhouse Hotel
King Street, DROGHEDA, Co Louth
Phone : 041 9835410

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 75
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 12
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 15
  • Cuisine style: Modern Irish
  • Vegetarian menu

About The area

Discover County Louth

County Louth is the smallest county in Ireland, but includes two of the region’s major towns, Drogheda and Dundalk. Inland it has a gentle landscape of hills and lakes, which grows more dramatic towards the east where the Mountains of Mourne loom across Carlingford Lough.

All around Drogheda, stretching into County Meath, is a rich cluster of prehistoric and Celtic sites, great abbeys and castles. Drogheda began as two towns, one each side of the mouth of the River Boyne. They were joined by the Anglo-Norman Hugh de Lacy and it was the largest English town in Ireland in 1412. Millmount, a vast, circular, grassy mound topped by a Martello tower, was first raised by the Celts, used by the Vikings for ceremonial purposes, and then fortified by the Normans.

Four miles from Drogheda, at the border with Co Meath, the armies of William of Orange and James II met in battle in July 1690. The impact of this battle on modern Irish history should not be underestimated.

Further north, the huge bird reserve at Dundalk Bay is a wonderful sight, with thousands of wading birds searching for food and shelter among the mudflats.

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