A multi award winning Bar & Restaurant located in the village of Crinkill just 5 minutes drive from the heritage town of Birr

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.

 

Our Team

Our Pub & Restaurant is special but we know that it’s our friendly staff that make The Thatch stand out.

At The Thatch our staff are more than just employees. We are a curated small family who take delight in welcoming our guests from near and far to enjoy our contemporary Irish cuisine.