Legend has it that Biddy's O'Barnes is...
Unlucky To Pass
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.
- Sunday – Thursday: 12pm – 7PM (last orders)
- Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 8PM (last orders)
*Full Reservations Policy on the Current Menu Page
Unlucky to Pass
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.
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.