The Tastes of Ireland's Heartland. Out and about in Offaly.
- Food & Drink, Ireland's Ancient East, Offaly
- 24 March 2023
Discover the Rich History and Great Craic at The River Inn Derry
The River Inn, established in 1684, is Derry's oldest sited bar with a rich history that dates back to before the siege. It's a must-visit for anyone looking to experience the city's vibrant culture and warm hospitality. The bar has been run by the Doherty family for over 40 years and offers a friendly atmosphere, great food, and live entertainment. The original cellars have been converted into the Cellar bar, and the family has recently extended the bar into the old palace cinema next door. The new complex of bars includes The Snug, Silver St, and The Cafe bar. The fresh and creative food menu is available seven days a week, and there's regular live entertainment at night.
While you're in the area, be sure to check out some of the nearby attractions, including the historic walls of Derry, the Tower Museum, and the Guildhall. Take a stroll along the Peace Bridge and enjoy the stunning views of the River Foyle. For those looking for a more adventurous experience, head to the nearby Grianan of Aileach, an ancient hillfort with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.
The River Inn's menu offers a range of delicious dishes, including starters, burgers, pizzas, grills, vegetarian options, and mains. Try the Steak + Guinness Pie, served in a big Yorkshire pudding with honey roasted vegetables, champ, and puff pastry lid, or the Hot 'N' Spicy Chicken Pasta, with chicken, beef or combo strips, onions, peppers, penne pasta in a creamy spice sauce. The Pan Fried Salmon, plain or cajun, with stir fry vegetables and noodles, is also a must-try.
The River Inn Derry is open from Monday to Saturday from 12.00 pm to 1.30 am and on Sunday from 12.30 pm to 12.00 am. Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience the rich history and great craic at one of Derry's most iconic bars.