West Cork is renowned for it’s quality artisan food production. Here are some of the better restaurants within touching distance of The Old Barracks.


“West Cork, a land of plenty, where green rolling meadows surrounded by an ocean stretching to infinity, combine to produce a landscape that plays host to an abundance of lovingly nurtured local food.

As the skill of numerous painters reflects the unique West Cork light, so the artisans and small businesses of the area lavish their own care and commitment to what they produce; bringing freshly harvested foodstuffs¬† to our tables every single day of the year.”

Patsy Puttnam

O’Callaghan Walshe Seafood Restaurant

Located next door to The Old Barracks is one of the finest fish restaurants to be found in West Cork. Established in 1991 O’Callaghan Walshe Seafood Restaurant is truly worth a call. You will be well looked after in a very relaxing environment by Sean and Martina. Booking is advisable

Contact: 00353238848125

The Market House

Located just across the square from The Old Barracks is The Market House. If you are looking for a friendly service and food served with meticulous attention to detail and care then this is the place for you. The menu changes regularly to reflect the current season. You can bring your own bottle of wine and it will be corked for you. Run by James and Judy Bell this is a must visit.

Contact: 00353238831001


PILGRIM’S is a small restaurant set across the square from The Old Barracks in Rosscarbery. Serving a seasonally crafted ever-changing daily menu. The dishes are full of lip-smacking punchy flavours that are designed to share among the table.

Contact: 00353238831796

Farm Restaurant

Located in nearby Clonakilty Farm Restaurant is a small boutique restaurant providing quality local produce to a very high standard. Booking is advisable here as it is a popular eating house with both locals and visitors alike.

Contact: 00353238834355

Visit: farmrestaurant.ie


Deasy’s Pub and Fish Restaurant

Located in Ring Village near Clonakilty about 20 minutes drive from The Old Barracks is a stunning fish restaurant. This premises is renowned for it’s variety of fish dishes. It is a very popular restaurant so make sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Contact: 00353238835741


Monks Lane

Monks Lane is a vibrant new food and wine destination run by couple Michelle O Mahony and Gavin Moore. Located in the heart of the beautiful sleepy village of Timoleague on the Wild Atlantic way in the shadow of an historic abbey they focus on serving the best of fresh, local, artisan produce, craft beers, gourmet coffees/teas and fantastic old world wines.

Contact: 00353238846348

Visit: monkslane.ie

Hayes’ Bar Restaurant

Located in the spectacular village of Glandore and only a few minutes drive from The Old Barracks is a restaurant that has established a reputation for exceptional food at affordable prices. Hayes’ Bar is a wonderful place to eat and enjoy the breathtaking views across the harbor to the bustling fishing village of Unionhall.

Contact: 003532833214


The Abbey Bar

The Abbey Bar in Rosscarbery is located across The Square from The Old Barracks. It is a friendly family run bar where you get a good pint and a nice bite to eat.

Nolans Bar

Located next to The Old Barracks Nolans Bar is a family run bar. A lively bar where you get a nice drink and food served throughout the year.

O’Brien’s Bar

O’Briens Bar is a family run bar located across the Square from The Old Barracks. Owned and run by Paschal it is a¬† great place to gather with friends.