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A rural, family-run pub since 1870.

Biddy’s O’Barnes


Biddy’s O’Barnes, the renowned traditional Irish pub, is nestled amidst the majestic Blue Stack Mountains, overlooking the tranquil banks of the Lowerymore River. Situated just nine miles from Ballybofey and a mere six miles from Donegal Town, this historic establishment has a storied past dating back to the 18th century.

In those bygone days, when coaches were the primary mode of transportation, Biddy’s served as a vital stopping point where weary travelers could rest their horses and rejuvenate themselves before embarking on the next leg of their arduous journey through the picturesque Gap. Today, Biddy’s O’Barnes continues to uphold this tradition by welcoming travelers from across the globe.

Our doors swing open to people of diverse backgrounds and cultures, offering exceptional Irish fare daily. Whether you’re seeking a hearty meal, a refreshing drink, or a place to pause and unwind, Biddy’s O’Barnes invites you to savor the moment. However you choose to spend your time with us, we sincerely hope you relish your visit to this timeless Irish gem.

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At Biddy’s, we proudly uphold the timeless tradition of authentic Irish hospitality. However, we’ve taken this legacy a step further by expanding our culinary offerings, introducing an array of delectable dishes crafted by our esteemed Executive Chef Team, comprising the talented chefs Chris McMenamin and Colin McKee, along with their dedicated culinary crew.

Our commitment to culinary excellence has earned us prestigious accolades, including the coveted title of Ireland’s Gastropub of the Year in 2022 at the esteemed YesChef awards. Additionally, we had the pleasure of clinching the esteemed Best Fish & Chips award at the Food Awards Ireland. Yet, the true measure of our success lies in the joy and satisfaction of our cherished patrons, who have discovered a welcoming haven for sharing memorable meals with loved ones.

As a local establishment, we take immense pride in our role as a pillar of the community, employing a dedicated team of over 30 staff members who pour their passion into delivering hearty, homemade cuisine alongside warm and hospitable service. Our commitment to creating a memorable dining experience extends beyond awards and accolades; it’s about creating lasting memories and fostering connections among friends and family.

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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