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Ashford Castle has been hosting distinguished guests for almost 800 years – one of the most prominent being the Prince of Wales, who subsequently became George V of England. In honour of his visit in 1905, the Guinness family built a special dining room which still bears his name proudly to this day.
The graceful setting, with rich, panelled walls and twinkling Waterford Crystal chandeliers bestows a grand sense of occasion. Relax and enjoy exceptional dishes from the kitchen of acclaimed Chef Philippe Farineau, recently awarded two rosettes by the AA Hospitality Awards, combined with much loved recipes of Beatrice Tollman and complemented by a fine selection of wines from Head Sommelier Paul Fogerty.
Recently, George V Dining Room earned Wine Spectator’s 2020 Best of Award of Excellence.
Please note: This restaurant is currently only open to residents of the castle.
Our beautiful hotel garden centres around a large heated outdoor pool, lined with leafy palms and vibrant flowers. There is also a hot tub and plenty of pool loungers to stretch out with a good book, providing guests with a private sun-dappled retreat, perfect for relaxing beneath the gently waving Florida palms with a favourite drink in hand.
The famous Leopard Lounge is one of the area’s most popular night spots. The sultry interiors include black lacquer walls, leather-lined banquettes and a striking leopard-print carpet, as well as a beautiful ceiling which has been hand-painted by celebrated local mural artist Lino Mario. Our talented mixologist team prepare classic cocktails and delicious signature “Leopard” martinis as live music plays all night long.