Now that we can begin to make plans and plot adventures once more we would like to make you aware of all the fantastic Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes, Food Experiences & Producers the Boyne Valley has to offer! The Boyne Valley is quite literally a hop, skip and a jump down the M3 from Dublin making it the ideal place to get away for a night or two without having to sit in the car for hours!
Later this month on the 29th June current Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted allowing venues to reopen once more and one of these that is ready and waiting to welcome guests back then is 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!
This well known destination has been operating as a hotel for almost two centuries and has been in the hands of the Duff Family for almost 50 years.
The hotel was built in the mid-18th Century as the town house for the Marquis of Headfort and the Headfort family resided in the house whilst Headfort House was built on the country estate so as you can imagine it was the height of luxury and style, characteristics it still retains to this day.
The Headfort Arms Hotel is an award winning 4 star hotel which provides the perfect luxurious base from which to explore the many gastronomic delights of the Boyne Valley and being only 45 minutes away from Dublin City Centre it won’t take you long to get here! It was 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.
Although you might be quite happy to relax and enjoy the luxurious surroundings of the hotel there are lots of foodie adventures right on the doorstep to enjoy, here are a few suggestions to tickle your taste buds but please keep an eye out for more on our social media as restrictions lift further Boyne Valley Food Experiences will be re opening in the coming weeks & month.
The Causey Farm Ice Cream Experience is a brand new fun filled family activity which involves exploring Causey Farm and meeting the animals along with lots of ice cream of course from their new ice cream parlour! The perfect adventure for all the family.
Sheridan’s Cheesemonger's Saturday Market-just down the road from Kells you will find the famous Sheridan’s Cheesemongers Headquarters which was formerly the Virginia Road railway station and is a beautiful atmospheric old building. The shop is open 6 days a week with a weekly market on every Saturday morning featuring lots of local producers offering a wide array of delicious food & coffee which you can enjoy on the benches outside.
Rock Farm Slane Organic Farmer’s Market is on every Thursday 10-4pm and features lots of local produce along with a lovely outdoor space with picnic benches from which to enjoy some of your purchases with a coffee. You can also do a walk around the organic Rock Farm and meet some of their animals.
After all your exploring make the most of the Headfort’s stunning garden and extensive cocktail list! There are several dining options to choose from, if the weather is fine how does a stone baked pizza from their wood fired pizza oven in the garden sound? Or if you fancy something a bit less casual then you are guaranteed a fabulous dining experience in The Vanilla Pod restaurant where local produce from across the Boyne Valley features on the delicious menu.
The Headfort Arms Hotel currently has several fantastic re-opening packages available so make Summer 2020 the time you discover all the flavours the Boyne Valley has to offer. They are also offering a fantastic discount on all voucher purchased in June.
Welcome Back Package
Special Family Package
Headfort Golfing Package
Whilst they are waiting to reopen the Headfort is offering a delicious takeout/collection menu which can be ordered via their website HERE
To learn more about the Headfort Arms Hotel or to book a visit please visit their website HERE
The Boyne Valley is home to a bountiful supply of passionate farmers, food and drinks producers, chefs and eateries whose passion is to bring the flavours of our landscape to your table. To understand, you must experience!
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