Snaffles Restaurant

“Traditional meets contemporary at this delightful country estate” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

GLASLOUGH, COUNTY MONAGHAN

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Part of the thousand-acre Castle Leslie Estate, Snaffles is a bright, apex-ceilinged, open-plan space sitting up on a balcony overlooking a courtyard bar and lounge below. Many of the signature dishes are re-inventions of recipes from the Castle Leslie Estate Cook Book, a collection of family recipes that go back centuries. Extensive gin menu.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
Snaffles Restaurant
The Lodge, Castle Leslie Estate, GLASLOUGH, Co Monaghan, H18 FY04

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 110
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 9.30
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 37
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 14
  • Cuisine style: Traditional Irish, International
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover County Monaghan

County Monaghan was once part of the old kingdom of Ulster, but since the partition in 1922 it has been part of the Republic. It is a county of pleasant though unspectacular scenery, characterised by round drumlin hills, relics of the last ice age. The county is also known for the exquisite hand-made lace it exports all over the world, with examples in Buckingham Palace and the White House. The ‘little hills’ from which Monaghan takes its name, form a landscape of glacial drumlins, the low ‘basket of eggs’ topography caused by the passage of great ice sheets. Amid these countless ridges of boulder clay lie dozens of lakes, making this a popular county with anglers.

The small county town has a neat shopping street, a good local museum and the nearby Market House, which is a surprisingly elegant Georgian affair from 1792. Grander in scale is the enormous Gothic-revival Roman Catholic Cathedral of St Macartan, standing high on the east side of town. Notable people from Monaghan include poet and novelist Patrick Kavanagh (1904-1967), boxer Barry McGuigan, and comedy actor Ardal O’Hanlan, best known as Father Dougal in Father Ted.

 

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