Popular Wicklow pub, Byrne & Woods in Roundwood has retained its listing in the new-look 2015 Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ Guide just published.
The sole standard bearer for Wicklow, Byrne & Woods is one of twenty-seven pubs from the Republic of Ireland and seven from Northern Ireland featured in the publication.
In overall terms, counties Cork and Down share the honours with six listings each followed by Clare, with four listings, and Mayo with three. Galway, Kerry and Kildare each received two listings with Dublin, Leitrim, Louth, Sligo, Tipperary, Westmeath, Wexford, Antrim and Wicklow each having one listing.
Produced by leading tyre manufacturer Michelin – the only remaining tyre manufacturer still operating in Ireland – this year’s Guide recommends some 590 pubs spread across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland of which 70 are new entries and all of which are selected, first and foremost, for the quality of their food.
Noting that pubs are a quintessential part of Irish life and often the hub of the community, Guide editor Rebecca Burr (who also edits the famed Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland) commented that: “the standard of food being served in Irish pubs continues to reach new heights.”
With more pictures and a simplified layout designed to make it easier to use, this year’s new-look Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ Guide features colour photographs, an in-depth description of each listing with prices and directions for each entry. It is now available in bookshops and online priced at EUR14.99.