Welcome to “The Creamery”, an authentic quality Irish Bar & Restaurant occupying a prime position on Bunratty Fair Green in the heart of Bunratty beside the world famous castle.
The old creamery’s original steam generator and pipes provide an original centerpiece for the bar which serves the finest pint of Guinness along with bar food which is served daily from 12:00 to 21:00. The Creamery Restaurant, or as the locals call it “upstairs at the Creamery”, nestles under the eaves of the old building. The original uncoated walls and beams create a warm cosy atmosphere together with the fabulous old chandeliers.
The building itself has an interesting history going back to the early 19th century. In 1823 Charles Bianconi opened a stagecoach service linking Limerick, Ennis and Bunratty. There is evidence indicating that the building was used as a scheduled stop for the Bianconi coaches with the ground floor being used for the stabling of the horses. In 1927 the building became the local creamery and continued in this business until 1999 when it was converted to its present role by the Fitzpatrick Brothers, hence the name.
The old creamery’s original steam generator and pipes provide a unique centrepiece for the bar, which serves a fine pint of Guinness. Other pieces of old equipment are dotted throughout the bar, worth a look while enjoying some of the excellent food the Creamery has to offer!
Friendly and efficient staff are there to greet you as you settle down beside the open turf fire or park yourself on one of the original milk churns that serve as bar stools. Many of these churns were donated by local farmers with each one engraved. All around the walls are vintage photographs recording the history of the creamery, of the Bunratty area and of the people of Bunratty.