Conventional wisdom has it that if you want to run a busy, successful restaurant, you need to site it in an urban area with a lot of customer footfall. Well, tell that to Jonny and Dervla of Pudding Row, in Easky, west County Sligo. In 2019, Pudding Row was open seven days a week. Yet footfall in Easky equates to the periodic driving of sheep or cattle down the Main Street. So, how does Pudding Row flourish? Simple: the cooking is extraordinarily fine. PR doesn’t have customers: it has pilgrims and County Sligo has a Pilgrim Route, which brings people from all over to this upstairs room with its lovely views, in search of the salvation that lies within the banoffee brownies, or the Victoria sponge cake, or the lemon and ricotta pancakes, or the hummus bagel with dressed avo.
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