Looking for the best places to eat in the Midlands and celebrate a special occasion? Discover great food and dining options for all the family at the County Arms Hotel in beautiful Birr, Co. Offaly.

For 60 years, the County Arms Hotel has been a destination in the Midlands for delicious food and relaxed dining in both Hotel's Restaurant & Bar. Expect a warm welcome, lively atmosphere, and the best of local food prepared lovingly by our talented chefs. 

The hotel restaurant offers indoor/outdoor dining options including our beautiful terraced dining area overlooking the famous walled garden. 

Planning a party or family celebration? Add a unique sense of occasion to your event with our original Georgian suites available for private dining and Afternoon Tea!

Hacketts Eatery at County Arms Hotel

Hackett's Eatery

Welcome to Hackett’s Eatery, set amidst a backdrop of Georgian elegance and timeless charm, where history blends in with modernity. Drawing inspiration from the Hackett family, who once resided in our historic property, we pay homage to their captivating legacy. Our menu showcases exquisite dishes, carefully prepared to tantalize your taste buds and elevate your senses.

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Bar 62

The Bar at the County Arms Hotel is the lively heart of our hotel, where locals and hotel residents can gather for drinks and relaxed dining.

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Georgian Room at County Arms Hotel

Afternoon Tea

Experience an authentic Afternoon Tea in Birr, Offaly, at the County Arms Hotel! Relax among the elegance and beauty of the original Georgian suites.

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Garden Dining Experience at County Arms Hotel

Garden Dining Experience

Looking for a unique private dining experience? Discover the new Garden Dining Experience at the County Arms Hotel! Dine in our beautifully refurnished wooden chalet in the Walled Garden, with a warm and rustic atmosphere that’s ideal for an intimate gathering with friends and family. Settle down with your guests amid this modern take on Georgian splendour and enjoy a delicious meal prepared from our exclusive Garden Dining menu. You’re in for a real treat with a choice of dishes specially prepared by our chef including prime cuts of meat and stunning sharing platters. It’s the perfect setting for an evening of good food, wine, and conversation - a one-of-a-kind private dining experience in the heart of the Midlands, exclusive to the County Arms Hotel.

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The County Arms Hotel has been a popular venue in the Midlands for parties and special occasions for many years. In 60 years we have welcomed birthday parties, communions, anniversaries, baptisms, weddings and more joyful family celebrations to our historic family hotel in Birr, Offaly. 

Our Georgian suites and private dining rooms are ideal for your special occasion, adding that little bit of elegance and grandeur to make your event extra special for you and your guests. Create a beautiful menu for your guests to enjoy from the best of what our kitchen has to offer. We will ensure excellent table service for an event everyone can truly enjoy – including the host! 

We will work closely with you to create a memorable event, from choosing your favourite dining room to creating a personalised menu. 

Contact us and let’s start planning your dream event now!


* All Tips and Gratuities collected by electronic or other means are distributed to employees in a manner that has been agreed with employees.

The County Arms Hotel shares the amount based on number of hours worked on monthly basis .