From the sawdust on the floor, to the live music from the band, Sean’s bar is a favourite amongst locals and tourists alike. Experience the ‘Craic agus Ceol’ in a cozy bar located in the heart of Athlone. Sample Sean’s very own Irish Whiskey, these signature blends focus on three distinct flavors. Sean’s Bar is Ireland’s oldest pub.
Wine & Cheese Tasting at Hodson Bay Hotel
Awarded Top Sommelier in Ireland, our resident Sommelier Andrzej Dasiak has carefully chosen our extensive wine list. Paired with a selection of local cheeses, enjoy this tasting event, and discover international wines and fantastic cheese pairings.
Lough Ree Distillery
Experience the best of local whiskeys, gins, and spirits at the heart of Lough Ree Distillery. A short drive from Hodson Bay Hotel, the distillery lies on the border of Roscommon and Longford at the top of the River Shannon. Craft your own signature Gin at the ‘Gin School’, sample ‘Slingshot Gin’ while you concoct your own unique Gin.
Dead Centre Brewing
Experience Dead Centre Brewing’s fantastic Brewery located in the heart of Athlone town along the banks of the River Shannon. Sample local brews in the casual surrounds of the ‘Brew Pub’. Try their woodfired pizzas, the dough is made fresh daily and proofed for 48 hours before being hand-stretched and topped with high quality Italian ingredients as well as fantastic local produce.
Athlone Foods Circle
Athlone is fast becoming one of the top locations to visit for the best food and wine experiences in Ireland. With an array of casual and formal dining options, the only issue you will have is trying to decide on where to choose! Guests will also be spoilt for choice for coffee shops and cafes with a mix of traditional and modern options scattered around Athlone town. The exciting new development of the Athlone Food Circle showcases the best of food and drink options throughout the region.
Midlands Whiskey Tour
The Midlands is home to some of Ireland’s best whiskeys and is a must-see destination for whiskey lovers. The Midlands Whiskey tour is ideal for groups of 10 or more, discover the cultural heritage and history of ancient distilling in the Midlands or simply join one of their exclusive Midlands Whiskey Tasting Experiences, where you will journey through a unique selection of Irish whiskeys from the Midland’s region.