Our Story

The Thatch, situated in the village of Crinkill, is one of the oldest pubs in South Offaly. As the name suggests it has always been thatched.  The Thatch has the unique distinction of being in the same family ownership for nigh on 200 years.

Many of the older generation remember this quaint and indeed exclusive pub as Mother Walsh’s. Throughout the years, visitors have come to The Thatch and reminisced on stories told to them by their fathers and grandfathers who affectionately remember happy evenings spent in the warm atmosphere of this fine traditional pub.

In 1995 a restaurant was added and its food business has grown from strength to strength. The Thatch continues to win awards from The Restaurant Association of Ireland as well as numerous accolades from distinguished food critics and writers.

Today The Thatch continues to offer the very best of modern Irish cuisine always using the finest local ingredients and seasonal produce prepared by Executive head chef James McDonnell and his passionate team.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our website and I look forward to welcoming you to The Thatch in the near future.

Yours Faithfully,

Des Connole