Boyne Valley Flavour's Gift Guide Part 2; Eateries, Get Aways & Experiences

Boyne Valley Flavour's Gift Guide Part 2; Eateries, Get Aways & Experiences
Treat friends and family to a promise of a delicious experience in the Boyne Valley with a voucher this festive season. There are lots of great eateries, experiences & places to enjoy a getaway. All our members pledge to use local produce and ingredients wherever possible. Support local businesses this Christmas and Buy Boyne Valley! 

The Bective 

Little sister of The Central Navan. Our ethos is: 'family friendly premises serving high quality food in an environment that is relaxed, fun and friendly.'

The Bective is a relaxed, atmospheric restaurant in the heritage town of Kells, Co. Meath. Open from Wednesdays to Saturdays from 5pm and from 3pm on Sundays, The Bective specialises in Irish beef and fish, with over 90% of food sourced within County Meath.

The Central

The Central's ethos is ‘To provide a family friendly premises serving high quality food with an edge in an environment that is resourceful, relaxed, fun and friendly.

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.

The Conyngham Arms

The Conyngham Arms is a classic country village hotel, with a traditional country kitchen restaurant, set in the heart of historic Slane, Co. Meath. A beautifully restored 18th Century coaching inn, offering luxurious accommodation and good food in a traditional warm and atmospheric setting. Just a 2-minute drive from Slane Castle and only the short distance to Historic sites such as the Hill of Slane, Frances Ledwidge Cottage, and Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth whilst just down the street from the beautiful craft, art, and artisan food shops that this Manor Village has to offer.

In the busy kitchen, Chef has devised a menu to cater for all tastes, without compromising on the quality of the ingredients he uses therein. Serving morning, light lunch and an evening a la carte menu, local produce is used wherever possible and there is a strong seasonal influence on dishes.

Tankardstown House

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, in the Boyne Valley. The name of Tankardstown has become synonymous with good food, in both Brabazon Restaurant, which is open to residents and non-residents alike, and in the high end celebratory dining offered to Wedding Guests and Conference Groups.
The 'Garden Village' area is where you will find the award winning Brabazon Restaurant, boasting fine dining and a cosy atmosphere. The team of talented Chefs offer seasonal dishes created from local produce, where possible. The beauty of the Estate is the walled kitchen garden and polytunnels, from which the Chefs, can select vegetables, salads and herbs in season to offer to guests.  Accompaniments on menus change depending on what the kitchen gardener deems to be in perfect condition. 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!

Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa

Treat someone special to the Dunboyne Castle Experience. Their gift vouchers are a wonderful way to spoil your loved ones and help make memories that last a lifetime. You can purchase vouchers for a wide variety of personalised experiences, whether you’re treating someone to a spectacular meal in the 2 AA Rosette, award-winning Ivy Restaurant, a weekend getaway in the lush Meath green countryside, or a breathtaking Spa day at Seoíd Spa, they have plenty of ways for you to spoil your loved ones.

The Smugglers Rest

A multi-award winning Seafood Gastrobar with a wonderfully unique twist on the casual dining experience. The Smugglers Rest is located in Clogherhead, Co. Louth.  Home to Ireland’s largest fleet of prawn fishing vessels. Delight in the fresh taste of Port Oriel and The Boyne Valley dished up by our brilliant team of chefs.

Vanilla Pod

Although it is under the umbrella of the Headfort Arms, The Vanilla Pod is a self-contained contemporary restaurant that has earned itself regional national acclaim in its 10 plus years of operation. The ‘Pod’ as it is affectionately known amongst its loyal fan base offers a wonderful choice of international cuisine in a contemporary bistro atmosphere.
They pride themselves on good quality, carefully sourced produce from local suppliers, using ingredients that are in season and offering specialities such as locally reared lamb and locally produced cheeses and their 30 Mile Radius Menu is a must try to experience the best of local produce on offer. 

Headfort Arms Hotel

A family run hotel in the heart of the Boyne Valley in Meath. Operating as a hotel for almost two centuries, the Headfort has been operating in the hands of the Duff Family for almost 50 years. 
In pursuit of genuine Irish hospitality, The Headfort Arms Hotel, in the heart of the ‘Royal County of Ireland’, offers luxury accommodation in the heritage town Kells.
The hotel offers a great array of Headfort Golfing, Activity & Spa packages.
The Vanilla Pod Restaurant offers Award-Winning Dining Experiences and Cafe Therese, Headfort Lounge and traditional Kelltic Bar, the Courtyard presents more casual but not fewer quality options, all using locally sourced produce from the impressive display of Boyne Valley Producers, beautifully showcased in seasonal and fresh menus.

Scullery N4

With locally sourced, fresh food for the vibrant community of Kells. Co. Meath, Scullery N°4 always keeps the community at heart. Relax with their freshly brewed coffee, and enjoy yourself in all the comfort they have to offer.  Nestled in the comforting community of Kells, Scullery N°4's flame burns bright by the warm glow of our backyard BBQ and Pizza oven. Get together and enjoy yourselves in the easing atmosphere once again.

The Glyde Inn

The Glyde Inn was awarded National Pub of The Year and Irish Food Pub of the Year 2018 at the Irish Pub Awards in RDS. Traditional Irish Pub and Sea View Restaurant.The Glyde Inn sits in the heart of natural beauty. A place of sandy beach, deep blue sea and distant granite mountains. Their restaurant specialises in local seafood and using local ingredients from the Boyne Valley.

Sage & Stone 

Sage & Stone is an award winning family owned restaurant, take away serving great tasting hearty food using the best of local ingredients.  They also run a gallery and giftshop.
Sage & Stone have local friendly staff who make a great effort to make you feel comfortable during your visit whether you are dining by yourself or with friends, colleagues or family. They believe we have something for all tastes and a great value children's menu.

The Bunnery

The Bunnery Cookery School, a Kells based Cookery School, which provides baking & cooking classes, both online, and in person, for all ages. A great gift for anybody interested in cooking and improving their skills.

Farm Tours Ireland

Join Farm Tours Ireland and discover the best of farming & food production in the Boyne Valley. The region was home to Ireland's first farmers over 5000 years ago, and continues to boast an abundance of farming excellence.Join us as we showcase the excellence of food production and farming within the Boyne Valley region. Meet with artisan food producers, hear the story of their product and production, tour the premises, and of course, sample the goods! You will visit three food producers, enjoy a Boyne Valley lunch menu, all aboard a luxury bus and under the guidance of one of our expert guides. You will leave with an appreciation of why these food producers, their products and their flavours are intrinsically linked to the Boyne Valley, along with an understanding of the history of the region.

Listoke Distillery & Gin School

Listoke Distillery & Gin School is a unique location, where you both distil & teach how to make gin! The first Gin School in Ireland, and a unique experience, right here in the Boyne Valley! You can take a tour of the distillery, see the botanicals used in production and learn how to distil. Also, enjoy some local produce and take your own blend of Gin home with you! The perfect gift for gin lovers.

Slane Castle

Visit magnificent Slane Castle, on 1500 acres in the heart of the Boyne Valley, and iconic rock concert venue. Enjoy guided Castle tours, a walk in the grounds or on the concert-themed walking trail. Courtyard seating, Silver Fox food truck, Browne’s Bar and Slane Whiskey Distillery. You can also enjoy an overnight stay in the castle for a really special get away. 

Bread with Benefits

Located just a few miles from the historic Hill of Tara in the Boyne Valley, part of Ireland’s Ancient East Bread with Benefits will bring you on a journey starting with soil, grain, flour to bread. They will talk about how food choices not only affects your health, but also the health of our Planet and will cover topics such as ultra-processed foods, fibre, diversity and connecting with nature.
You will learn how to make the easiest form of sourdough bread, and will get your hands in the dough in our dedicated space. You will find out what a starter is and how it works and they will mill some flour for your loaves and you will also make your own butter and pickles to have with your bread. While the bread is baking, you will have a seasonal plant based lunch, finishing with some local cheeses. A delicious day!

JM Food Service

Premier Delicatessen and Café, located centrally on Kennedy Road, Navan, Co Meath and run by John and Rosita Moyles of JM Foods.