The Tavern Bar & Restaurant
After The Tavern had been selected for the shortlist for the Best Hospitality Business in County Mayo – just one of many accolades garnered by this benchmark bar and restaurant in recent times – owner Ruth O’Brien said simply: “We’re very proud of what we’re doing here at The Tavern”.
And there, in a nutshell, you have the very reason why The Tavern works, how it works its magic, and how it has worked that magic for more than fifteen years now, with Ruth and Myles O'Brien at the helm.
Pride. It’s pride that makes the bar and restaurant gleam as if they were newly minted. It’s pride that makes the food taste so good, because it’s been so carefully sourced, and so carefully considered. You can see and taste the pride that the Tavern team have for their work, and that is one of the reasons why we have described it as the paradigm of the modern Irish rural gastro pub and restaurant.
And one other little anecdote tells its own story: we were coming home on a flight to Dublin from Lisbon. And Myles O'Brien was also on that flight, heading home after a few days sussing out the innovations and happenings in Portugal’s great capital.
That’s how you stay ahead of the game, ahead of the curve, and that’s what Myles and Ruth have been dong more than fifteen happy years at The Tavern.
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