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Nestled within the breathtaking Bluestack Mountains in the heart of Barnesmore Gap, County Donegal, The Inn has witnessed a remarkable transformation since its inception over 150 years ago by Biddy and her husband, Denis. However, one enduring constant remains: the unwavering spirit of Irish hospitality and a deep-rooted sense of community.

Step through our doors, whether you are a local resident or a passing traveler, and experience the warm embrace of our hospitable staff. Savor the renowned Donegal’s Best Pint of Guinness in our charming historic bar or indulge in a freshly prepared, home-cooked culinary delight crafted by our esteemed Executive Chefs, Chris McMenamin and Colin McKee, within our newly redesigned dining areas.

We maintain an open-door policy for both food and beverages, ensuring everyone is welcome on a first-come, first-served basis*. Simply stroll in and request to be seated for a memorable dining experience.

Kitchen Open:

  • Daily from 12pm – 8PM*
    • Breakfast | Friday & Saturdays | 9 – 11AM*

*Last Orders | Reservations Policy


Hens & Stags

We take great joy in extending a warm welcome to soon-to-be newlyweds and their entourages here at Biddy's. Join us for a pint and capture a cherished moment with our renowned sign.

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We take immense pride in being an authentic Irish pub, where open fires, cozy seating areas, and the finest Guinness in town come together to create a truly inviting atmosphere. In addition to our exceptional beverages, we also serve delicious, hearty food to satisfy your cravings and complete your pub experience.


Family Owned

As a genuine rural, family-run establishment, you can consistently count on a warm and welcoming smile from our dedicated team behind the counters. Here's to good health and enjoyment - Sláinte!

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Biddy's O'Barnes

Give Us a Call

Phone: +353 (0)74 972 2647

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Biddy’s O’Barnes holds the distinction of being one of Donegal’s, and indeed one of Ireland’s, most renowned pubs. Tucked away at the base of the picturesque Blue Stack Mountains, along the tranquil banks of the Lowerymore River, our establishment sits just nine miles from Ballybofey and a mere six miles from the charming town of Donegal. Here, in the heart of the Donegal countryside, it stands as a cherished sanctuary of tradition and warmth.

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday11AM - 10PM
Friday - Saturday9AM - 12:30AM
Sunday12PM - 11PM

Kitchen Hours

Daily12PM - 8PM*
Friday & Saturday (Breakfast)9AM - 11AM*

(*) Last Food Orders

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

Our Culinary Team

Our Executive Chef team, consisting of Chris McMenamin and Colin McKee, is complemented by a group of exceptional young and up-and-coming chefs and assistants. This dynamic team includes talents like Katie McCloskey, Vincent Mullin, Danny Mcglynn, Ethan Kenny, Jack Kenny, David Murphy, and Louise Kennedy. Together, they collectively contribute their skills and passion to create memorable culinary experiences at our establishment.

Supporting Local Products

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.

Our Local Food Suppliers

We love local.

McGinty’s Fruit & Vegetables, Donegal Town
McConnell’s Butchers, Ballybofey
Donegal Creameries, Killygordon
Little Mamma’s, Donegal Town
Patton’s, Ballybofey
Starcrest Seafoods, Donegal Town
O’Donnells Bakery, Laghey


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.


Excitement Builds as Top Chefs Prepare for Culinary Demo at Mary from Dungloe Festival

Celebrating Collaboration: A Recap of Our Spring Chef’s Table


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About Us

Nestled in Donegal's picturesque countryside, Biddy's O'Barnes is your quintessential Irish pub experience. With a century of history, we offer authentic Irish cuisine, live traditional music, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Join us for a pint of Guinness, soak in the culture, and make lasting memories. Sláinte!

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Find Us

Barnesmore Gap
Co. Donegal
F94 HP22

+353 (0)85 139 0304

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