All 27 RoI pubs listed retain their Michelin status with no change since last year while Northern Ireland lists one new entry from County Antrim to the total of seven pubs.
In overall terms, counties Cork and Down share the top honours with six listings each followed by Clare with four listings and Mayo with three.
Galway, Kerry and Kildare each received two listings with Dublin, Leitrim, Louth, Sligo, Tipperary, Westmeath, Wexford, Antrim and Wicklow each having one listing.
Mary Ann’s (Castletownshend), Poacher’s Inn (Bandon), An Súgan and 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) and Pier 36 and Grace Neill’s (both in Donaghadee) – with Grace Neill’s alone in securing an Inspector’s Favourite commendation.
Morrissey’s (Doonbeg), Vaughan’s Anchor Inn (Liscannor), Wild Honey Inn (Lisdoonvarna) and Linnane’s Lobster Bar (New Quay).
Crockets on the Quay (Ballina), The Tavern (Murrisk) and Sheebeen (Westport).
Moran’s Oyster Cottage (Kilcolgan) and O’Dowd’s (Roundstone).
O’Neill’s Seafood Bar and QC’s (both in Caherciveen).
Ballymore Inn (Ballymore Eustace) and Fallon’s (Kilcullen).
Chop House (Ballsbridge).
Hargadons (Sligo Town).
Fatted Calf (Glasson).
Lobster Pot (Carne).
Billy Andy’s at Mounthill, near Larne.
Byrne & Woods (Roundwood).
Deasy’s (Clonakilty), Toddies at The Bulman (Kinsale) and Wild Honey Inn (Lisdoonvarna) received an Inspector’s Favourite commendation, described in the Guide as ‘establishments worthy of additional consideration’.
Produced by Michelin – the only remaining tyre manufacturer still operating in Ireland – this year’s Guide recommends some 590 pubs spread across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland of which 70 are new entries and all of which are selected, first and foremost, for the quality of their food, states the Guide.
Pubs are a quintessential part of Irish life and often the hub of the community, noted Guide editor Rebecca Burr.
This year’s new-look Michelin Eating Out In Pubs Guide features colour photographs and an in-depth description of each listing, with prices and directions for each entry.