Dine out in the Boyne Valley Again

Published on: 26th June 2020 @ 4:13 PM

As we move into the next phase of reopening Ireland we are very excited here in Boyne Valley Flavours as from Monday the 29th Restaurants, Cafes and Accommodation Providers are permitted to reopen their doors for sit down service.

This has been a surreal time for all of us and extremely difficult time for many businesses including the hospitality industry. In order to once more welcome customers through their doors hospitality businesses have to adhere to a complex set of guidelines so we would urge you to get out and support your local eateries when they reopen and enjoy a delicious meal cooked by a professional with no washing up for you to do at all! 

The following venues are those that currently have set their reopening date but more venues are being added daily so please keep an eye here or on our social media!


Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells, County Meath

The Headfort Arms Hotel, a family run hotel situated in the heart of the beautiful heritage town of Kells, County Meath which has an array of great value packages & offers to tempt you to the beautiful Boyne Valley now that we can explore our country once more! 

The hotel is home to the multi award winning Vanilla Pod Restaurant which has been offering a takeout service up until now but will officially reopen on the 29th June. Offering a delicious menu featuring lots of local produce you are guaranteed a memorable dining experience in the Vanilla Pod. They also boast a wood fired pizza oven in their beautiful gardens perfect for a relaxed dining experience. The Headfort has been recognised in the McKenna’s Guide in 2020 and in 2019 as 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland and has been rated in Tom Doorley’s Top 100 Places To Eat in Ireland as well as consistently featuring in the coveted Bridgestone & Georgina Campbell Guide to Ireland and once you visit you will understand why!


Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, County Meath

At The Ardboyne hotel, they know exactly what their guests are expecting from restaurants in Ireland. They have put 30 years experience in catering to good use, conceptualising and creating the perfect, culture rich ambience and a gourmet menu.Combining the cosy feeling of traditional dining in Ireland with a tasty modern twist. Their dedicated team of chefs are always creating delicious dishes for their restaurant- Hugos and their less formal The Kells Bar.

They are reopening on the 29th June and are looking forward to welcoming back their loyal customers once more.


Castle Arch Hotel, Trim, County Meath

Part of the reason for visiting The Castle Arch Hotel is experiencing the traditional cuisine in this special and unique holiday destination where guests can sample their age-old recipes. They have several dining options available to guests with the  Arch Lounge a more informal option for casual dining with the family, or for those cosy lunches. For something a little different, try the recently refurbished Conservatory. This bright, spacious room is the perfect place to enjoy a flavourful menu of contemporary dishes, serving both table d'hote and a la carte menus, the Conservatory offers a wide range of choices, all prepared using the very freshest of local produce. 

The Castle Arch Hotel is reopening on the 29th June.


Newgrange Hotel, Trim, County Meath

Dining in Navan at the Newgrange Hotel is simple and sublime, with a host of fantastic venues to choose from and a wide range of tantalising items that will satisfy your appetite. The Bridge Restaurant boasts charming ambiance in luxurious surroundings. The alluring menu offers Irish cuisine alongside popular international dishes, with an extensive wine list to impress. 

The Bridge Cafe caters to those looking for relaxed dining, enjoy an informal and tranquil daily carvery lunch, a delectable meal off the à la carte menu, or a relaxing afternoon tea session, and take in the award-winning fare of some top chefs.

If you are after a livelier atmosphere then will feel right at home in Rowley’s Pub, a traditional, charming venue offering great ambience and bar food menu.

The Newgrange Hotel is reopening on the 29th June.


Tankardstown House, County Meath


Tankardstown House and Restaurant, is set amongst an 80 acre estate of woodland, parkland, courtyards and walled gardens, just 7kms from the village of Slane. The name of Tankardstown has become synonymous with good food, in both Brabazon Restaurant and The Garden Room.

Tankardstown House boasts a large luxurious outdoor seating area and their team of talented Chefs offer seasonal dishes created from local produce where possible. Both casual lunch and classic evening dining is served Wednesday through Sunday. The dining experience in Brabazon is a feast for the eyes and the palate!

Afternoon Tea is also available, served in Brabazon midweek and in the quaint Tea Garden at the weekend. A quaint lopsided cottage with odd tables and mismatched china, also set in the picturesque surrounds of Tankardstown’s Garden Village.

Tankardstown House is reopening on the 15th July.


The Glyde Inn, Annagassan, County Louth


The Glyde Inn is located in the scenic village of Annagassan on the shores of The Glyde River estuary looking across at beautiful mountain scenery. Featuring a large outdoor dining area and a delicious menu packed full of local seafood and produce. It was awarded National Pub of The Year and Irish Food Pub of the Year 2018 at the Irish Pub Awards in RDS.

The Glyde Inn is reopening on the 8th July.


Monasterboice Inn, County Louth

Located just outside the town of Drogheda, right in the centre of the ancient Boyne Valley Monasterboice Inn is steeped in history, being only 5 minutes away from Monasterboice monastic site, including the world famous Muiredocks Cross.

One of the many special features of the Monasterboice Inn is that they provide their own beef for the restaurant from their own herd of beef cattle so we would highly recommend their amazing steaks! They also feature lots of local produce across their menu and in 2018 the Monasterboice Inn was voted the “Best Customer Service in Louth 2018” by the Restaurant Association of Ireland, a well deserved accolade.

The Monasterboice Inn is reopening on the 2nd July. 


The Spotted Dog, Dundalk, County Louth


Brothers Brendan (chef) and Vincent Mulligan (restaurant manager) bring local, fresh seasonal food & drinks to Dundalk. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner in a cosy modern style restaurant. Winner of Best Newcomer for Louth in 2019 RAI awards. 

The Spotted Dog is reopening on the 30th June


Scholars Townhouse Hotel, Drogheda, County Louth

The Scholars Townhouse Hotel is very centrally located in the heart of Drogheda’s City Centre and features an award winning Restaurant, a Gastrolounge for most relaxed dining and Afternoon Tea. 

They reopen on the 29th June


The Cross Guns Gastropub, Navan, County Meath

The Cross Guns Gastropub is located between the villages of Castletown and Nobber in County Meath and combines old world charm with a modern dynamic menu featuring the finest of local produce. Featuring a large outdoor dining area and a new menu full of local ingredients.

The Cross Guns Gastropub is reopeningon the 29th June


The Smugglers Rest, Clogherhead, County Louth 

‚ÄčThe Smugglers Rest brings the fresh taste of Port Oriel and the Boyne Valley to your plate while serving up the finest local beers and spirits as well as the old favourites. 

They are reopening on the 9th July.



The Central

The Central is an award winning, multi-purpose venue featuring 7 bars, a restaurant, heated beer gardens and a cafe – all conveniently located in the heart of Navan town centre.

They are reopening on the 23rd July


The Bective


The Bective is a relaxed, atmospheric restaurant in the heritage town of Kells.The Bective specialises in Irish beef and fish, with over 90% of food sourced within County Meath.

The Bective is a restaurant spread over two floors, it has its own bar and outdoor veranda

The Bective reopens on the 23rd July 


These are the venues that have currently set dates for reopening but there are new announcements daily so please keep an eye on out social media or sign up to our monthly newsletter HERE

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