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Four Clare pubs make Michelin guide

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WE ALL know that Clare’s pubs have the tastiest grub in the country, but now it’s even more official as four of the 30 pubs listed in Michelin’s ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ guide are in the Banner.

Though the gastro pubs in East Clare are fantastic, all four pubs named in the guide are from the west side.

Morrissey’s in Doonbeg, Vaughan’s Anchor Inn in Liscannor, the Wild Honey Inn in Lisdoonvarna and Linnane’s Lobster Bar in New Quay all feature.

It’s been a great month for the Wild Honey Inn as they were the first pub in Ireland to be awarded a Michelin Star in the 2018 Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland.

Run by Kate Sweeney and head chef Aidan McGrath, the pub is renowned for wholesome food made from local seasonal produce.

Formerly known as Kincora House, the 19th century property was refurbished in 2009 and renamed the Wild Honey Inn.

Morrissey’s pub in Doonbeg also picked up a prestigious Michelin Bib Gourmand, which recognises restaurants who offer “exceptionally good food at moderate prices”.

That’s one pub for every evening of the bank holiday weekend, with one to spare.

You’re welcome.

Elaine has been a member of staff with The Clare Echo since its foundation in October 2017. The paper's first Chief Reporter, the Kilrush woman is now working as a sub-editor in our busy newsroom. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Limerick with a Masters in Journalism. Elaine briefly worked with the RTE Investigations Unit on the Standards in Public Office investigation before returning to Clare to continue her career as a reporter with the Clare People where she spent nine months as the West Clare correspondent and also covered the 2016 General Election and 2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

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