The Coachouse originally built in the 1800's is set in the just at the edge of the pretty, peaceful village of The Rower deep in the heart of County Kilkenny. The Coachouse forms a courtyard with the owner's house a "Glebe" which in former times belonged to the church.
Should you prefer to eat out during your stay at the Coachouse, there are a number of excellent restaurants within a convenient short drive. Many of these use local produce. Vegetarian options are available in some.
The Boat Bistro. Newly restored building beside the barrow on the Tinnahinch side of the Barrow river at Graiguenamanagh bridge. Large windows upstairs open out onto superb views of the surrounding scenes. Good food and a decent wine list.
The Waterside. This restaurant is located in a beautiful setting beside the river Barrow in Graiguenamanagh. 5 minutes from the Coachouse.
The Circle of Friends. run as a cafe by day and restraurant by night, found in Inistioge village 5 minutes drive from the Coachouse.
Sqigle. Popular, small up-market restaurant in the sea-side village of Duncannon, 30 minutes from the Coachouse.
Dunbrody Seriously upmarket hotel/restaurant just outside Duncannon (expensive).
Shelbourne Good quality retaurant in the village of Campile 25 minutes from the Coachouse.
Duiske Inn. Pleasant family style pub with good food. Located in Graiguenamanagh. 5 minutes from the Coachouse.
Il Primo Local favorite, good quality Italian in New Ross only 10 minutes from the Coachouse.
Mr. Peking. Good Chinese food and pleasant surroundings in this restaurant on the Tinnahich side of the Barrow river at Graiguenamanagh. Handy for a evening meal or carry-out. 5 minutes from the Coachouse.
There are many excellent pubs in the locality ranging from the traditional quiet local to those with entertainment. The pub is the social centre in Ireland and friends can be found and made here over a pint of Guinness or one of the many fine beers brewed in the country. Pubs of note close to the Coachouse are:
O'Sheas. A treasure trove for those seeking a glimpse of the traditional Irish pub. Doubling as a pub and hardware store (where else could you buy a light bulb and end up having a chat over a pint of Guinness?) this cosy and original pub must be visited. Located on the main street in Borris 15 minutes from the Coachouse.
Joyces. Another excellent traditional pub on Borris' main street.
Mannion's Country Pub. A beautiful country pub featuring a beer garden and Irish music on several nights each week. Lunches and (early) evening meals served. Just outside New Ross on the N30 Enniscorthy road 5 minutes from the Coachouse.
Ryans. An original and traditional 'grocery pub' in Graiguenamanagh. The 'grocery pub' is unique to Ireland, a link to the past which is disappearing fast, this is a must to visit.
The Castle Inn. Savor the atmosphere of this pub in the beautiful village of Inistioge a few minutes drive from the Coachouse. Fishing permits available for the Nore river here.
In The Rower village itself, less than a minute's walk from the Coachouse there is a local pub, Murphys, where all the local gossip and news about the local sporting passion, hurling, can be heard over a pint or two.
For your accommodation while in the South East of Ireland, you may contact the Coachouse by phone at: +353 (0)51-423645
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Andy and Anne Jones look forward to welcoming you to the Coachouse for your vacation in Ireland.