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The Creamery Bar & Restaurant, Bunratty, Co. Clare

Bunratty Fairgreen
Co. Clare

Tel: +353 (0) 61 364114
Fax: +353 (0) 61 364160
Proprietor: David Lang

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About Us

Welcome to the website of "the Creamery" an authentic quality Irish Bar & Restaurant which occupies a prime position on Bunratty Fair Green in the heart of Bunratty right beside the world famous castle.

The building itself has an interesting history going back to the early 19th century. In 1823 Charles Bianconi opened a stagecoach service linking Limerick, Ennis and Bunratty. There is evidence indicating that the building was used as a scheduled stop for the Bianconi coaches with the ground floor being used for the stabling of horses.

In 1927, the building became the local creamery and continued in this business until 1999 when it was converted to its present role by the Fitzpatrick Brothers, hence the name. In 2002 it was purchased by Noel Ryan & David Lang.

The Old Creamery's original steam generator and pipes provide an original centrepiece for the bar which serves the finest pint of Guinness.

Friendly and efficient staff are there to greet you as you settled down beside the open turf fire or park yourself on one of the original milk churns that serve as bar stools. These churns were donated by local farmers.

All around the walls are vintage photographs recording the history of the Creamery of the Bunratty area and of the people of Bunratty.

A full bar food menu is available all day and there is live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

The Creamery Restaurant or as the locals call it "Upstairs at the Creamery", nestles under the eaves of the old building. The original uncoated walls and beams create a warm cosy atmosphere together with the fabulous old chandeliers.

The restaurant serves a full A La Carte menu with the finest of Irish steaks and seafood cooked on an open char grill within the restaurant. It is medium priced offering good value for money. It has an extensive wine list including many favourites from the New World.

The restaurant caters for parties of all sizes, why not contact us for further information or availability.


- Heated Smoking Area.
- A La Carte Restaurant sitting 75 pax max.
- Fabulous L shaped bar with ample sitting at both the bar and the tables with bar food available at either.
- Ample outdoor seating on handmade wooden tables overlooked by Bunratty Castle.
- Highchairs and baby changing facilities available.
- All major sporting events shown on 3 plasma screens around the bar.
- All major credit cards accepted.

We have live music every weekend with Thursday night being traditional night.

Bar food menu available Mon - Fri 12.30pm - 8.30pm
Sat & Sun 12.30pm - 7.45pm

Chargrill Restaurant offers an A La Carte menu and extensive wine list Wed - Sat 6.30pm - 9.30pm


Local Attractions

We are situated in the heart of Bunratty Village less than a five minute walk from the famous Bunratty Folk Park.

We are directly across from Blarney Woollen Mills & Meadows & Byrnes.

We are a 10 minute drive from Limerick City, 10 minutes from Shannon Airport and 20 minutes from Ennis.

The Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Lahinch Golf Club and Ailawee Caves are all 45 minutes away.


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Whats on Offer:

  • Food
  • Live Music
  • Parties Catered For
  • Restaurant
  • Sport


  • Baby-changing Facilities
  • Beer Garden
  • Car Parking
  • Coach Tours
  • Family Friendly
  • Family Run
  • High Chairs
  • Listed Building
  • Smoking Area
  • Wheelchair Access
  • WiFi


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