Twenty-five are in RoI and seven are in NI.
In overall terms, County Down leads the way with six listings followed by Cork with five, Clare with four and Kildare with three. Dublin, Galway and Mayo each received two listings with Antrim, Kerry, Leitrim, Louth, Sligo, Tipperary, Wexford and Wicklow each having one listing.
Billy Andy’s at Mounthill, near Larne
Morrissey’s (Doonbeg), Vaughan’s Anchor Inn (Liscannor), Wild Honey Inn (Lisdoonvarna) and Linnane’s Lobster Bar (New Quay)
Mary Ann’s (Castletownshend), Poacher’s Inn (Bandon), Deasy’s (Clonakilty), Cronin’s (Crosshaven) and Toddies at The Bulman (Kinsale)
Pheasant (Annahilt), Poacher’s Pocket (Comber), Parson’s Nose and Plough Inn (both in Hillsborough) Pier 36 (Donaghadee) and Balloo House (Killinchy).
Old Spot and Chop House (both in Ballsbridge)
Moran’s Oyster Cottage (Kilcolgan) and O’Dowd’s (Roundstone)
O’Neill’s Seafood Bar (Caherciveen)
Harte’s (Kildare),Ballymore Inn (Ballymore Eustace) and Fallon’s (Kilcullen)
The Tavern (Murrisk) and Sheebeen (Westport)
Hargadons (Sligo Town)
Lobster Pot (Carne)
Byrne & Woods (Roundwood).
Wild Honey Inn (Lisdoonvarna) and Toddies at The Bulman (Kinsale) both retained an ‘Inspectors’ Favourites’ commendation, described in the Guide as “establishments found to be particularly charming and which offer something extra special”.
This year’s Guide recommends more than 500 pubs spread across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland of which 38 are new entries and all of which are selected, first and foremost, for the standard of their food.
“We are increasingly witnessing how pubs can provide a platform for young chefs to start their own businesses and how inventive these chefs can be, particularly when it comes to the sourcing of their ingredients,” commented Guide editor Rebecca Burr (who also edits the famed Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland) in noting that the quality of cooking in some of these pubs rivals that of restaurants.
Published today, Michelin’s Eating Out In Pubs Guide 2017 is priced at €15.99 and is now available in bookshops and online at http://travel.michelin.co.uk/