The days are getting longer, the weather is improving, and we have a newfound appreciation of local produce with low food miles. It’s time to start planning a break away. If you are looking for somewhere to stay with great food options, a farm to fork mindset and great stories to go with it- then stay and dine on a foodie adventure to Cavan! Here are our top picks:

The Breffni Arms Hotel

Breffni Arms Hotel – Arvagh, Co. Cavan

Famous for its Sunday Lunch, the Breffni Arms hotel is situated in the quiet Cavan village of Arvagh. Perfect for a night or two away to really appreciate what the lake county has to offer. The Restaurant offers an outstanding menu featuring the best modern European cuisine, using the finest local produce, complimented by fine wines. The hotel bar offers a relaxed atmosphere and friendly service with casual bar food available daily. Rates start at just €116 per couple with breakfast included.

Cabra Castle Hotel

Cabra Castle Hotel
Great Food from Cabra Castle working with Created in Cavan

Steeped in history with a reputation for amazing food inspired by local produce. Cabra Castle is a must visit for a foodie adventure in Ireland. Treat yourself to a spectacular food experience in the Courtroom restaurant, a cosy meal in the Derby bar or the ultimate afternoon tea in the Drawing room. The Hotel also offers many overnight dining packages. Choose from one or two nights stay with dinner included from €199 per couple.

Hawthorn Lodge Bed and breakfast

Hawthorne Lodge, Belturbet, Co. Cavan. Run by Pauline and Samantha Rodgers.

This is a bed and breakfast like no other in Cavan. At Hawthorn Lodge, Samantha Rogers has created a truly authentic Cavan experience. Samantha grows and produces home-grown organic, no pesticides used, seasonal fruit, vegetables, and herbs. Freshly picked that very morning to use in your breakfast. They also have dedicated raised beds in the grounds and often find that guests love to explore them! Rates start at €90 per couple including breakfast!

Hotel Kilmore

This well-known hotel is a popular choice with many visitors to Cavan and it is also the perfect place to stay on a foodie break away. There are two dining experiences in Hotel Kilmore. The Annalee Restaurant is where they serve the buffet breakfast each morning as well as their á La Carte menu each evening. The Killykeen lounge serves a more informal dining experience with a full bar menu containing beverages, cocktails, snacks, light meals and á la carte menu each day from 12.30 until 8.30pm. The Hotel offers three different dining breaks available to book online now. Their mid-week dinner bed and breakfast from €139 per couple, the Kilmore retreat which includes bed and breakfast, dinner, a choice of cocktail or drink and more, and their spring dinner break. You really will be spoiled for choice here.

MacNean House and Restaurant

A stay with dinner at MacNean House and restaurant is a real treat. Booking well in advance is a must with a long waiting list for this amazing gastronomic experience. This restaurant has always had a strong national reputation for culinary excellence and as the business developed over the years, they expanded to include 19 guest bedrooms and a cookery school. Bed and Breakfast rates start at just €75 per person sharing but be sure to book in for dinner also!

The Anglers Rest

The Anglers Rest is a family-run business with eight ensuite modern bedrooms located in Ballyconnell, in the heart of West Cavan. The business is now in its fourth generation, having been in the family since the early 1900’s. This is a place where everyone is given a great Cavan welcome and where there are many stories to be told by the fire. Much of their food is sourced locally, and the sense of community here will make you want to return again and again. If you are looking for a foodie adventure with a difference, then this is the place.

The Keepers Arms

Another jewel in the crown of the Cavan food landscape. Sheila and Bryan run the Keepers Arms in Bawnboy with a passion for creating local, home cooked meals as well as some great food products too (their salad dressing is famous in these parts). Spend the night in one of their well-appointed guest bedrooms and prolong your perfect foodie experience in Cavan.

Virginia Park Lodge

Virginia Park Lodge

Another beautiful Cavan destination steeped in history and carefully brought back to like by Chef Richard Corrigan. The team at Virginia Park lodge are proud to support local farmers, food producers and suppliers. Spend the night in one of their stunning accommodations and discover their pleasure gardens, apple orchards, walled garden bearing muscat grapes, parterre gardens and so much more. There really is no where better in Ireland for a foodie escape. Keep an eye out on their social media for their popular dining events.


Food and drink experiences are an important part of everyone’s break away in Ireland. When you visit Cavan you won’t be disappointed with the variety of producers, hospitality and tourism offerings and retail offerings we have waiting for you to enjoy.


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