The Main Bar is a focal point for conversation, traditional Irish music and bar food of excellent quality and value.
Kytelers Inn is not a formal restaurant, but its unique atmosphere and traditional dishes make it an ideal spot for casual dining.
The mixture of solid oak beams, open hearth and liscannor stone contribute to the old but cosy atmosphere of this bar. Enjoy supping a Guinness whilst listening to trad music nightly during the summer months.
Going down one level, this fascinating bar features the oldest pillars in the premises – made from Kilkenny Marble and dating back to 1324. The Tavern Bar is divided into three areas, each with its own special atmosphere.The most popular is an area close to The Kilkenny Marble Pillar and, with a little notice, we can arrange Irish Coffee –making demonstrations for groups as well as ‘Pull Your Own Pint’ tables which are located in the Top Bar. The Tavern Bar was once the cellar and kitchen of the house.
The top floor of Kytelers Inn houses a large and atmospheric space called The Top Bar. Reminiscent of a Baronial Hall, it can be configured to suit a wide range of events including wedding receptions, family and office parties, product launches, corporate receptions, meetings, music and literary performances and it has even become a theatre during Kilkenny Arts Week. The Top Bar has many quirky features including a Church Pulpit which has a new life as a DJs box, period artworks and split level seating.
At weekends it becomes a Late Bar with music and the hub of the Kilkenny social scene.
Leading from the Tavern bar this suntrap courtyard is the place to be with a full service of food and drink.
The Courtyard at ground floor level provides an al-fresco dining space with full bar facilities and incorporates a designated smoking area. Guests can watch sport on wide screen televisions, DJs and live bands provide music and there are summer barbecues. It is also possible to reserve areas of the Courtyard for private parties.
The Courtyard features the original fresh water wells that provided St. Francis Brewery with the water to make the original Smithwicks Beer.
We were treated to absolutely great traditional music by the Raglan Rogues (great voices and players), and an enthusiastic crowd. The Irish set the bar for friendliness and this evening was no exception.
“Great Food, Great Staff!!”. On our way home from Cork we decided to stop in Kilkenny for a bit of dinner and a pint! Ordered a pint of Kilkenny and some good old hearty pub grub. The pint was the best I've ever had and the food was amazing!!!
Huge praise for the wonderful evening entertainment with the Irish Beats experience and the beautiful meal and excellent service which followed... they all said to me today that it was the best night ever in all their holiday experiences to Ireland.