Full tummies and delicious food are essential elements to make your holiday in Ireland a happy one! Thankfully, when you stay at Hookless Holiday Homes, there are loads of great options for you and today we’re going to look at just a few. 

  1. Templars Inn – Fethard-on-Sea, Wexford

Templars Inn is the closest restaurant to us in Hookless Holiday Homes and you can drive there in under 10 minutes and it’s a lovely place to walk to if you’re staying with us. Close to Hook Lighthouse, it is well-known for its tasty food and friendly staff, beautiful sea views and reasonable prices.

You’ll enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and locally sourced fish and seafood. It is cosy and family-friendly, with a large outdoor seating area. We recommend popping in for a Guinness when you’re sightseeing around the Hook Peninsula, or just for a few beers or a meal, before heading back to our holiday homes.

Find out more about them on Facebook.

It is located in Fethard-on-Sea, which also has a lovely local market which is open on Saturday mornings and gives you access to delicious local produce and artisan goods. A visit to a local market is a great opportunity to pick up some delicious locally grown food to take back to your self-catering cottage? That’s why we love self-catering – combining eating out with cooking in your fully equipped kitchen.

  1. Neville’s Gastro Bar – The Hook Peninsula, Wexford

Neville’s Gastro Bar is around an hour’s walk and a 10-minute drive from Hookless Holiday homes and has been established for over 100 years. It is known and loved for its excellent food and wide selection of drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. There is a bar and restaurant area, the fish and chips are highly recommended and craft beer lovers will enjoy their wide selection. There is often live music on offer as well and you can find out more about them on Facebook.

Another nice option, just a few minutes’ walk away from Neville’s Gastro Bar, is the Wheelhouse Café which is located in a lovely garden centre. It offers a wide variety of food and drinks in a pretty setting. It is highly rated by reviewers on Google for its good food, nice service and reasonable prices, so you have two excellent options very close to each other. 

  1. The Spinnaker Bar  – Dunmore, Wexford

Just 0.4 miles from Hookless Holiday Homes in nearby Dunmore is this very popular restaurant, which is rated the number one restaurant near our self-catering holiday homes by TripAdvisor reviewers. Winner of a Traveller’s Choice award, this bar and restaurant is well known for its local cuisine, great atmosphere and service and good selection of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. A whopping 419 out of the 662 reviews rate this bar and restaurant as excellent, with rave reviews praising the food as an “amazing standard” and saying “to say the food was excellent doesn’t go far enough”. Read the reviews

The concept behind The Spinnaker bar, café and restaurant is “good food, served in a relaxed pub atmosphere”. There are lovely indoor and outdoor dining areas, a large and diverse menu and great service. They are well known for their live music and events and you can see the line-up during your holiday in Wexford on their website.

We also recommend enjoying the Passage East Ferry to get across to the restaurant, as it’s a lovely journey and also reduces your journey time to under an hour. They run every day apart from Christmas and Boxing Day and there are crossings every 10-15 minutes.

While you’re in Dunmore East, you can walk off your delicious meal by taking a picturesque walk along the rugged Dunmore Cliffs. The view and scenery are spectacular and birdwatchers will love the red-legged chough, cormorants and kittiwakes which are often seen here.

Shop local and cook up a storm

Last but not least, as part of your self-catering holiday in Ireland, you can take advantage of your fully equipped kitchen and cook up a storm. We recommend visiting local markets and producers, picking up some delicious, locally grown produce and enjoying getting creative in the kitchen. There are farmers’ markets in Enniscorthy, Gorey and Bunclody on Saturdays and New Ross on Fridays. Find out more

Why choose self-catering accommodation?

Self-catering accommodation is such a flexible option, which saves you money and is really convenient too. Having breakfast at home and packing up a picnic to take with you on one of the beautiful walks around the Hook Peninsula means you don’t need to be searching for a restaurant every day. You can relax in your home-from-home whenever you’re not feeling like going out to eat.

Our guests love feeling at home, being able to relax and eat when and how they like during their holiday. Being able to put kids to bed at a good time and continue having a great evening all adds to the fantastic experience. During the summer, you can also enjoy our communal BBQ areas and picnic benches, with panoramic views and stunning scenery.

Check out our website for more information about where to eat when you’re staying in the Hook Peninsula, or contact us for more information on self-catering holidays in Ireland.