Located in the heart of Castlebar, this public house and eatery epitomises Irish cuisine and hospitality at its finest. The Cadden name behind Bar One goes a long way to explain this as patron Mark Cadden’s family is long associated with outstanding food and hospitality in Ireland.
The cooking is confident and uncomplicated and the kitchen showcases artisans and small farm and fish suppliers of the West. Fresh Atlantic fish from Michael Madden of Achill Island, Andarl Farm pulled pork croquettes with a dollop of Westport Grove chilli jam, mouthwatering beef and lamb from De Búrca Traditional Artisan Butcher Shop, Kelly’s of Newport sausages, - the style here is modern Irish.
An in-house pastry chef allows Bar One to offer freshly baked bread and divine desserts on a daily basis. A menu for children is also available.
For those simply looking to imbibe, the jewel in the crown of this public house is its extensive range of premium drinks and craft beers, carefully selected from suppliers dotted along the Wild Atlantic Way. The bar offers over eighteen hand-selected wines by the glass and bottle, amidst other independently produced spirits distilled in Ireland, of course. Bar One is recommended as a “top gastropub” in Slainte, The Complete Guide to Irish Craft Beer and Cider, a meticulous examination of the hugely exciting world of Irish artisan beer and cider.