Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge

Accommodation, Where To Eat
In the Vale of Avoca is The Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge which has a reputation for great food, great hospitality and great locally produced food and drinks.

In the Vale of Avoca is a hotel which has always had a reputation for great food, great hospitality and a great selection of locally produced food and drinks.

The Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge is Ireland’s oldest hotel offering timeless hospitality since 1608. It’s a tourism hotspot which is steeped in history yet when it was taken over by the O’Brien family back in 1993, it adapted to new markets and changing trends while maintaining its original charm and beauty.

Extensive refurbishments have taken place over subsequent years and the beautiful grounds, and its own walk along the Aughrim River, is hugely attractive for travellers. The Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge tells a great story of heritage and tradition. It’s a beautiful place to eat, drink and stay.

The team at the hotel pride itself on using locally sourced food to create menus which have something for everyone ranging from a blend of traditional dishes with a twist while also serving up more modern creations. The dedicated team of chefs plate up delicious food whether you’re dining in Goldmines Bistro, Redmond Restaurant, enjoying Afternoon Teas in the elegant Goldmines Bar overlooking the picturesque Vale of Avoca or whether you are celebrating a special occasion.

Goldmines Bistro has a refreshing breeze during the summer months and roaring fires during the winter. The Bistro is a beautiful place to meet and enjoy everything Wicklow has to offer. It focuses on plating up traditional dishes with a modern twist.

The Redmond Restaurant, which seats up to 40 people, is available for private dining, so whether you are having a family gathering or group event they can create a menu to suit your requirements.

The Goldmines Bistro serves daily fish specials, award-winning burgers, steaks, salads, delicious soup and chowder plus all their desserts are also home-made!

This is a foodie destination where you can enjoy the taste of The Garden of Ireland not only through its food offering but also through drinks. There’s a range of beers from The Wicklow Brewery, and Wicklow Wolf Brewery, you can enjoy Woodenbridge Trout which often features on the menus and eggs are sourced from a local farm.

This is a hotel too where sustainability matters. The team have made switches from plastic to paper, replacing the individual shower and shampoo bottles in rooms with dispensers, as well as implementing other numerous recycling efforts. Their latest green initiative sees them pledging to plant a tree for every booking made directly on their website so you can enjoy a sustainable stay at Ireland’s oldest hotel.

The Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge is proud to be a member of Wicklow Naturally