The Roadside Tavern
Food at the Roadside Tavern
Finger-licking good food made of local ingredients by Chef Peter Jackson
Meet the Maker - VIP Experience
Learn how we smoke the Irish Organic and Wild Salmon, and indulge all the senses.
Craft Beer Tasting
Peter Curtin, Master brewer will guide the unique process he takes to craft the Burren beers.
Peter Curtin, Master brewer will guide you through the fascinating world of Uisce Beatha.
Peter Curtin welcomes you into the micro-brewery in the Roadside Tavern.
Storytelling: Tolkien in the Burren
Discover the secret connection between JRR Tolkien and the Burren!
Bram Stoker in the Burren
Stories about another famous visitor to the Burren, “Dracula’s” Bram Stoker.
History of Lisdoonvarna
The fascinating history of the oldest spa town in Ireland.
History of The Burren
The fascinating history of the mythical limestone landscape of the Burren.
History of the Curtin Family
The very interesting history of Curtin family who have been living in the Burren for a long time.
The Storehouse caters for all ages with its casual dining experience with real-fire, artisan food.
The Roadside Tavern is a quaint pub near the Cliffs of Moher from 1865, making it one of the oldest pubs in the Burren area. It has been in the Curtin Family since 1893. Peter Curtin, third-generation publican, was actually born in the pub.
Imagine celebrating your special occasion in a pub like the Roadside Tavern with just your loved ones and friends! Our pub is available for rent - for anniversaries, birthdays, christenings, weddings, but also for incentive events, gatherings of clubs and much more. Catering and drinks available in-house.Get In Touch
In spring 2011, Peter Curtin set up the Burren Brewery inside the Roadside Tavern. The quality of his beers was officially recognised by the Lonely Planet, when in May 2017, the travel guide published a Global Craft Beer Guide. The Burren Brewery is one of only three Irish Craft Breweries listed in the guide
The Burren Gold is a delicious, characterful lager. The Burren Red with its great red colour is a spicy, slightly sweet ale which even features...
Storytelling & Tastings:
The Roadside Tavern is the place where Peter Curtin will receive people of curious minds for sessions of storytelling. And stories he has many to tell! One of the most spectacular stories is the one of his discovery that the landscape of the Burren inspired JRR Tolkien in this famous “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. But there are stories of Bram Stoker and many more to tell.
The old pub is also the place where you can taste the range of Burren Brewery beers.
Over the decades, many famous and talented musicians have played at the Roadside Tavern, like Christy Moore, Davy Spillane, Tommy Peoples, the Fureys, Paul Dooley, Seán Tyrrell, Christy Barry, Micko Russell, Micilín Conlon, Sharon Shannon and many, many more. It has a particular draw for the musicians of the region.