Discover Boyne Valley Dining Experiences- The Cross Guns Gastropub

Published on: 29th April 2020 @ 3:24 PM


In the Boyne Valley you will find no shortage of gorgeous restaurants, cafes & eateries from which to sample the regions cuisine. 

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. Led by owner, Dermot McDonnell their ambition is a simple one - to exceed the expectations that every customer has about the humble Gastropub. This is done in a comfortable and history filled environment, where catering to their customers physical and sensory needs is central for them. 

The building that houses The Cross Guns has a long and unique history attached to it, dating back to 1700's Ireland the building that it held a prominent position at the region's main road junction. The building's use changed from that of a Mounting House, where horsemen mounted or dismounted and horses' needs were cared for, to its current use as a place of hospitality following the 1798 rebellion.

When the ill fated Wexford Rebellion of 1798 had run its course, the badly defeated Croppies retreated to County Meath, losing many lives on the journey through militia controlled areas. Once they reached this area a final stand was taken at the local Battle of Knightstown, during which over 400 Irish Croppies were slain. Those who survived took refuge in the fields, ditches and farm buildings that surrounded this area. The gunshots and bloodshed that dominated the following weeks around this crossroads, as men, women and children were executed on sight, are what gave The Cross Guns its name. 


The Cross Guns is now a warm and welcoming venue with an atmospheric traditional ‘pub’ area, a restaurant and a renovated Barn which is available for events. The multi award winning restaurant features plenty of local produce on the menu along with daily seasonal specials. The renovated Barn offers a unique venue for events and is ideal for any occasion, party or function with private bar and toilets facilities. The Cross Guns team work closely with local producers and suppliers to ensure quality ingredients and regularly host events in the Boyne Valley Food Series. 

Obviously due to the current Covid-19 situation The Cross Guns Restaurant is closed for dining in but Dermot and his team have diversified into offering a takeout service for their customers offering the same delicious, high quality food that The Cross Guns are known for. 

Gift vouchers are also available. 

To get further information on The Cross Guns and its menus including its takeout menu visit or their Facebook page

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