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Legend has it

Unlucky To Pass

The Inn nestled in scenic Bluestack Mountains in Barnesmore Gap, County Donegal has seen much change since it was founded by Biddy and her husband, Denis over 150 years ago. But, what remains is the same spirit of Irish hospitality and community spirit.

Walk through the doors as a local or a passer-by and be welcomed by our friendly staff. Enjoy Donegal’s Best Pint of Guinness in the old bar or a freshly prepared, home cooked meal from our Executive Chef Team; Chris McMenamin & Colin McKee in one of our newly decorated dining spaces.

We operate on a first come, first serve basis for food and drink, so you can just walk-in and ask to be seated for food.*

Kitchen Hours

  • Sunday – Thursday: 12pm – 8PM (last orders)
  • Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 8PM (last orders)

*Full Reservations Policy on the Menu Page

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Hens & Stags

We love welcoming future Mr & Mrs and their entourages to Biddy's for a pint & a photo with our famous sign.

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We're proud to be a traditional Irish pub, with open fires, cozy seating areas and the Best Guinness around.


Family Owned

A true rural, family-operated pub and you'll always find a friendly face to greet you behind our counters. Sláinte!

Unlucky to Pass

Biddy's O'Barnes

Give Us a Call

Phone: +353 (0)74 972 2647

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Biddys O’Barnes is Donegal’s and indeed one of Irelands’, most famous pubs. Nestled at the foothills of the Blue Stack Mountains, on the Banks of the Lowerymore River, nine miles from Ballybofey and just six miles from Donegal Town, it is a little haven of tradition in the Donegal countryside.

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday12PM - 10PM
Friday - Saturday12PM - 12:30AM
Sunday12PM - 11PM

Kitchen Hours

Sunday - Thursday12PM - 8PM*
Saturday & Sunday12PM - 8PM*

(*) Last Food Orders

Alcohol Service Hours: Monday – Saturday from 10:30am and Sundays from 12:30PM

Simply served fresh everyday.

Supporting local producers

We love local.

Stop in to taste some amazing Donegal tipples. We proudly stock craft beer from  Kinnegar Brewing Company as well as gin from Muff Liquour Company, An Dúlamán and Silkie whiskey from Sliabh Liag.


Best Guinness ever.Andrew R.


Always stop on our way to Bundoran. Delicious food. Staff very accommodating.Elizabeth M.


Lovely olde worldy traditional Irish pubConal M.

See the best places to go in Donegal Town with a plan including Biddy’s O’Barnes

About Us

Biddy's O'Barnes is a famous roadside Pub in Barnesmore Gap, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Since it's days as an Inn, dating back to the 18th century, a time when the Coach was the main form of transport, Biddy's was a stopping point, where horses were rested, and travellers relaxed before the next stage of their long and tiring journey through the Gap. Today we continue that tradition.

Find Us

Barnesmore Gap
Co. Donegal
F94 HP22
+353 (0)74 972 2647

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