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The Connaught Room at Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Mayo
  - The Connaught Room at Ashford Castle, Cong, Co. Mayo

The Connaught Room at Ashford Castle

4.9
4.9
446 reviews
€51 and over
Afternoon Tea
The long established tradition of Afternoon Tea has been wonderfully preserved at Ashford Castle since 1868 - you’ll notice the original silver tea set displayed in the Connaught Room, which was presented to Lord and Lady Ardilaun to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in 1896. With spectacular views from the comfort of the castle’s elegant interior, take your time to savour every delicious moment.

The Afternoon Tea menu offers guests a wide selection of speciality teas or perhaps a glass of Champagne, delicate finger sandwiches, warm freshly baked scones with lashings of cream and home-made jam, not to mention our tasty pastries. It’s the perfect way to spend a leisurely afternoon with friends.

Please note that all visitors will be directed to our car park located across the bridge and a shuttle will be provided. Should there be any delays please call the hotel.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    €51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 1:30 pm–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (094) 954 5300
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Liam Finnegan
  • Private party facilities
    A successful event requires a suitably impressive venue, and Ashford Castle is the clear choice. The grandeur of our interiors, the splendour of our furnishings, the sheer sense of history and the warmth of our welcome is nothing short of remarkable. Begin your event planning journey today by making an enquiry with our talented events team.
  • Area
    Cong
  • Parking Details
    Parking is available in front of the hotel
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

What 446 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Connacht

    Best Overall

  • Connacht

    Best Food

  • Connacht

    Best Service

  • Connacht

    Best Ambience

  • Connacht

    Best Value

  • Connacht

    Great for brunch

  • Connacht

    Healthy

  • Connacht

    Great for fine wines

  • Connacht

    Romantic

  • Connacht

    Good for special occasions

  • Connacht

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Connacht

    Most Booked

446 Reviews
  1. GayleF

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent, we felt we were treated as royalty. We were delightfully surprised by the parting gift at the end.

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  2. Jack1

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The dining room staff were so pleasant and provided excellent service. We had afternoon tea in the Connaught Room. Everything was delicious. The teas were awesome. I rarely drink tea. After experiencing a variety of teas there, I will be experiencing new teas in the future.

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  3. Jeanette

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had planned for months to have tea here and it certainly didn’t disappoint! Everything about it was wonderful!

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  4. SusanG

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience that was made exceptional by our server Sara.We were treated like royalty and enjoyed every minute.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 12 April 2024
    Dear SusanG, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent Afternoon Tea experience. I am delighted to read you had a wonderful experience and thank you for your kind words you mentioned. I will be sure to pass on this feedback to her . We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you to Ashford Castle. Warm Regards Tyler Brits Food & Beverage Operation Manager

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  5. CAROLINEB

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff are fantastic. Afternoon tea is a treat. Sandwiches are good. Scones are good especially the cheese scones. Pattiseries are too rich to eat and end up in a takeaway box and thrown out...what has happened to normal small fancy cakes bites.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 26 March 2024
    Dear CarolineB, Thank you for your feedback. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our fantastic staff and found our afternoon tea to be a treat. Your compliments on the quality of our sandwiches and scones, particularly the cheese scones, are greatly appreciated. Regarding your observation about the pastries being too rich. Your feedback regarding the pastries will be taken into consideration as we continually strive to improve our offerings. It's important to us that every aspect of our afternoon tea experience delights our guests, and your input helps us achieve that goal. Thank you once again for your valuable feedback, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back. Warm Regards Tyler Brits Food & Beverage Operation Manager

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  6. PatrickM

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was exceptional. Lana, Erin & Thomas looked after us so well and very professionally. The table service and one to one care was amazing. It was our last day of our Honeymoon and Lana really made my wife Noreen feel so special. It was beautiful to meet Elder Paddy who played a part in the world famous Quietman movie. He greeted everyone and made us all feel welcome as did Joe at the front door.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 26 March 2024
    Dear PatrickM Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing your experience with us. I'm delighted to hear that Lana, Erin, and Thomas provided you with exceptional service during your visit. Making your wife feel special on such an important occasion as the last day of your Honeymoon is truly heart-warming, and I'm glad Lana was able to create such a memorable moment for you both. I'll be sure to pass on your compliments to Lana, Erin, Thomas, Paddy, and Joe. Feedback like yours motivates us to continue providing outstanding service to all our guests. If there's anything else we can do to make your experience even more memorable, please don't hesitate to let us know. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm Regards Tyler Brits Food & Beverage Operation Manager

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  7. AlisonGraham

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sumptuous surroundings, delicious food and outstanding service.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 26 March 2024
    Dear AlisonGraham, Thank you kindly for leaving review, We are delighted to read you enjoyed your afternoon tea and the service from our staff. I will pass on your kind words to our team who will be delighted to hear your kind words. We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you to Ashford Castle soon. Warm Regards Tyler Brits Food & Beverage Operation Manager

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  8. Em27

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful experience! Erin was attentive, informative and friendly. Lovely extra touches with the jar of tea and bath bomb. Thank YOU
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 11 March 2024
    Dear Em27, Thank you kindly for your leaving a review on your recent afternoon tea experience. I am delighted to read that Erin was attentive, informative, and friendly. I will certainly pass on your kind words to Erin who will be thrilled to hear your feedback. We do hope we get to welcome you back to Ashford Castle estate. Warm Regards Tyler Brits

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  9. SeanG

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a superb early Mothers Day afternoon Tea. All staff were extremely nice and professional. Special mention to Sara and Thomas who looked after us so well. They were very kind and accommodating to our two younger daughters as well. Highly recommend for an afternoon escape.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 11 March 2024
    Dear SeanG, Thank you kindly for your leaving a review on your recent afternoon tea experience. I am delighted to read that the staff was extremely nice and professional. I will certainly pass on your kind words to Sara and Thomas who will be thrilled to hear your feedback. We do hope we get to welcome you back to Ashford Castle estate. Warm Regards Tyler Brits Food & Beverage Operation Manager

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  10. Lizb12345

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing, the best afternoon tea we have ever had. The food itself was fantastic, but the staff make the experience just as enjoyable. Every single staff member who we dealt with from the gentlemen at the door to Sara the waitress offered outstanding service. Highly recommend!
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 11 March 2024
    Dear Lizb12345, Thank you kindly for leaving a review of your recent afternoon tea experience. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience. I will certainly pass on your kind words to the team and especially to Sarah who will be delighted to read your kind words. We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Ashford Castle Estate in the near future. Warm Regards Tyler Brits Food & Beverage Operation Manager

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  11. nicolam

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had afternoon tea, it was gorgeous. The room where it was served was stunning. Thomas who looked after us was very professional and fun we really enjoyed it. Will definitely be back. 10/10
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 11 March 2024
    Dear Nicolam, Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave a review on your recent afternoon tea experience. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience and the location. I will certainly pass on your kind words to Thomas. We are delighted to read that you are planning to come and visit Ashford Castle again soon. Warm Regards Tyler Brits Food & Beverage Operation Manager

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  12. PatriciaR

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The area we were seated was not quite as it was a thru way for other guests into the Connaught room. We felt quite isolated and forgotten by the staff at times, due to where we were seated. There was also a draft. When we arrived early for our reservation we were told we were early and if we would like to walk around the grounds. Very disappointed to be asked this esp as it was raining and we clearly weren’t dressed for an afternoon garden stroll. I had to ask if we could actually get into the castle please out of the rain , and perhaps we could sit in the bar for drinks before our table was ready - made feel quite unwelcome and a burden by being 25 mins early. Very different experience to our last visit Other staff were very friendly and courteous.

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  13. AnneR

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a really lovely afternoon tea experience. The food was delicious. Thecrea selection is great. The setting was beautiful and the staff were so friendly and attentive.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 13 February 2024
    Dear AnneR, Thank you for taking the type to leave a review on your recent to experience. I am delighted to read you enjoyed the food and tea sections. I will certainly pass on your kind words to the team. We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Ashford Castle very soon. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage.

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  14. DeirdreL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous afternoon tea celebrating 10 yrs of marriage. Our servers were lovely and very attentive.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 13 February 2024
    Dear DeirdreL, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent dining experience. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience and I am delighted to read that your serves were lovely and attentive. We do look forward welcoming you both back soon. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had lovely service for Afternoon Tea. Delicious food & sitting next to window allowed us a view of the Falcons out for training
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 23 January 2024
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave a review, I am delighted to read you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience and you got to enjoy watching the Falcons while enjoying your afternoon tea. We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Ashford Castle Estate in the near future. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  16. Kayte

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cannot recommend afternoon tea in Ashford Castle more. The food was exquisite, staff were so friendly and welcoming and the setting was magical. We will be back!
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 9 January 2024
    Dear Kayte, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent Afternoon Tea experience, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your afternoon tea and the staff was friendly and welcoming. We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Ashford Castle in the near future. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food and Beverage

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  17. Dave

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Here for my aunts annual birthday visit and staff couldn’t be better from the moment we entered the front gate. Fantastic table service. I’m only giving 4 stars as the sandwich selection and presentation could’ve been better and it certainly was better in years past. This is only a minor gripe but perhaps one they might revisit and take into account. We’ll be back definitely.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 8 January 2024
    Dear Dave, Thank you kindly for leaving feedback, I am delighted to read that the staff looked after you from the minute you enter the front the gate. Thank you for feedback regarding the sandwich selection and the presentation. I will certainly pass on your feedback to our Executive Chef. We do look forward to welcome you back to Ashford Castle soon. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  18. SarahH

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pure indulgence, highly recommend for a special occasion. Lovely atmosphere, lovely food and super staff.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 2 January 2024
    Dear SarahH, Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave a review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the food and the staff took care of you. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Thomas who will be delighted. We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Ashford Castle. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  19. SOCTUA

    Connacht

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Afternoon Tea at Ashford Castle is an experience that is very enjoyable particularly at Christmas when the castle is beautifully decorated.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 2 January 2024
    Dear Soctua, Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave a review on your recent afternoon tea experience. I am delighted to read you enjoyed Afternoon Tea and especially the Christmas decorations. We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Ashford Castle. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  20. RichardC

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was top class from Sara, Erin and Ciara. Afternoon tea was fantastic the teas we ordered tasted amazing, the food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect. Can’t wait to go back!!
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 18 December 2023
    Dear RichardC, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent afternoon tea experience in the Connaught Room. I am thrilled to read you received amazing service from Sara, Erin, and Ciara. I will certainly pass on your kind words to the team. It's a pleasure to read you enjoyed the afternoon tea, I will certainly pass on your kind words to the kitchen team. We do look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Warmest Regards Christopher Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  21. clifdenbaylodgef

    Connacht

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special time in a beautiful Christmas atmosphere, fantastic to discover the tasty tea and good pastry
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 27 December 2023
    Dear clifdenbaylodgef, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent experience. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience and the food was tasty. You certainly can purchase some of the teas in our Mrs Tea's Boutique & Bakery. We do look forward to welcoming you back to Ashford soon. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Operations

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  22. Mellie23

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very special festive afternoon tea in a superb setting with wonderful staff- would highly recommend!
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 11 December 2023
    Dear Mellie23, Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave a review of your recent visit to the Connaught Room for afternoon tea. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your festive afternoon tea. We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food and Beverage

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  23. CatherineO

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful room for afternoon tea, exquisitely decorated for Christmas. It felt incredibly special and the staff are exceptional. A perfect place for a treat. Nothing is ordinary at Ashford Castle. Everything was delicious. I would return in a heartbeat.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 8 December 2023
    Dear CatherineO, Thank you kindly for leaving a review on your recent visit to the Connaught Room for Afternoon Tea. I am thrilled to read you enjoyed your afternoon and the Christmas Decorations. I am delighted to read that our staff made you feel special and you received exceptional service. I will be sure to pass on your kind words to the Connaught Room Team and I am sure they will be as proud to read your kind words as I was. We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Ashford Castle in the future. Warm regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Mayo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service and hospitality at Ashford Castle. Every member of staff we met made our party of 5 feel very special. From sandwiches, scones, sweet treats to all varieties of tea we were completely spoiled for choice. Would highly recommend a trip to Ashford Castle.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 6 December 2023
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you kindly for leaving a review of your recent afternoon tea experience in the Connaught Room. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience and you received exceptional service.Your comments have been shared amongst everyone here and it provides the team with a real sense of motivation to read such positive feedback. Thank you once again and I do hope that we will welcome you back. Warmest Regards, Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment you step inside you are made to feel so welcome and the food was superb .
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 6 December 2023
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you kindly for leaving a review of your recent afternoon tea experience in the Connaught Room. I am delighted to read you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience from the minute you stepped inside. I will certainly pass on your kind words to the wider team. We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  26. KristianH

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect as should be in five star establishment. Restaurant manager Ciara was very kind and friendly, we had great time
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 27 November 2023
    Dear KristianH, I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea experience and that you enjoyed the staff whom you encountered whilst you were with us too. I will pass on your kind word to our Restaurant Manager Ciara. Thank you once again and I look forward to welcoming you back to us. Warmest Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  27. KirstenY

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely beautiful room and views. The staff (Thomas and Cliodhna) were fantastic and super-friendly!
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 27 November 2023
    Dear KirstenY, Thank you very much for leaving such a wonderful review after your recent visit. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea experience with us. I have shared your comments with Thomas and Cliodhna and he is so happy to receive such kind and positive feedback. Thank you once again and I look forward to welcoming you back to us. Warmest Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  28. Nicole

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing experience and a dream of mine for a while. I absolutely loved it. Definitely a must do along with a falconry lesson.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 16 November 2023
    Dear Nicole, Thank you very much for leaving such a wonderful review after your recent visit. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed our Afternoon Tea as well as the falconry on the estate. I look forward to welcoming you back to us. Warmest Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  29. ClaireG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Tristan from Geneva really added to a superb experience. We had a wonderful time. Thank you and look after this fantastic young man...he's a real pro.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 16 November 2023
    Dear ClaireG, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review after your recent visit to Ashford Castle. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea experience with us on the estate and that you enjoyed the staff whom you encountered whilst you were with us too. I have shared your comments with Tristan and he is so happy to receive such kind and positive feedback. Thank you once again and I look forward to welcoming you back to us. Warmest Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  30. HariF

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really deliciois. Lovely service too. Gorgeous setting. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and the afternoon tea.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 16 November 2023
    Dear Harif, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review after your recent visit to Ashford Castle. I am so happy to read that you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience. I am glad that you found the room to be gorgeous as well. I look forward to welcoming you back to us in the near future. Warmest Regards Christopher Murphy

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  31. Visitor

    Cork

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding all around, The best afternoon tea in Ireland, by far. A take away tea sample an added part of if a really memorable experience.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 16 November 2023
    Dear Visitor Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of Ashford Castle. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea experience with us on the estate and that you enjoyed the staff whom you encountered whilst you were with us too. I have shared your comments with the team and they are so happy to receive such kind and positive feedback. Thank you once again and I look forward to welcoming you back to us. Warmest Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  32. BernieQ

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A dream come true ❤ the connaught room was beautiful, the staff were outstanding and the afternoon tea was superb. The castle is just breathtaking 🏰
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 16 November 2023
    Dear BernieQ, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of Ashford Castle, I am so happy to know that you enjoyed the service you received from the team whilst you received a magical experience. I have shared your comments with the team and they are so happy to receive such kind and positive feedback. Thank you once again and I look forward to welcoming you back to us. Warmest Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  33. BrandonM

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A can’t miss experience for anyone who is in the area. 5 Stars is Every Way!! Was a major highlight on our month long travels through Europe.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 16 November 2023
    Dear BrandonM, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of Ashford Castle. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea experience with us I will share your comments with the team. We do hope you will be back to Ireland soon and we look forward to welcoming you back to Ashford Castle. Thank you once again Warmest Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Afternoon tea at Ashford Castle is such a treat!!! Always amazing service and food lovely selection of teas!
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 16 November 2023
    Dear Anonymous, Thank you very much for leaving a review after your recent visit to Ashford Castle. I am so happy to know that you enjoyed your afternoon tea experience and all that we have to offer on the estate. I have shared your comments with the whole team, and it brings everyone such great pleasure knowing that you enjoyed the service and the food. I'll pass on your thanks to the team members, and I do hope that we will still welcome you back to us soon. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  35. AudM

    Connacht

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were very helpful and polite but we were waiting a very long time for milk and fresh tea- when we got the milk our tea was cold. The sandwiches were all served on the same white bread which we didn't expect at a place of this standard. The pastries looked very pretty and the choux and lemon cake were delicious. The chocolate pastry was very bitter along with the strawberry one. For the child's afternoon tea it has a 'chocolate milkshake' but this was simply milk with very little cocoa powder added so it didn't even taste like chocolate milk. The children's brownie was dry and my niece also got the same bitter chocolate pastry as the adults so I really wouldn't recommend the children's afternoon tea. Overall it was well below our expectations sadly

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  36. hoben57

    Houston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding tea service. Wonderful setting. Delicious tea and food. Excellent presentation. Everyone was warm, welcoming, and friendly. They made you feel like a valued customer.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 15 November 2023
    Dear Hobsen, Thank you very much for leaving such a wonderful review of Ashford Castle after your recent stay with us on the Estate. I am absolutely delighted to read that you had such an amazing experience with us. I have shared your comments with the whole team, and it brings everyone such great pleasure knowing that we were able to create such a positive impact and memories whilst you were with us. I look forward to welcoming you back for another incredible experience. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  37. Thisbroadsway

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 11 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A beautiful once in a lifetime experience. I only wish I could afford to stay at the hotel, and have a chance to see everything inside which you are not allowed to do as a restaurant guest. I was able to walk the grounds which were absolutely stunning. It was worth every penny.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 16 November 2023
    Dear Thisbroardsway, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review of Ashford Castle. I am so happy to know that you enjoyed the service you received from the team whilst you received a magical experience. I have shared your comments with the team and they are so happy to receive such kind and positive feedback. Thank you once again and I look forward to welcoming you back to us. Warmest Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  38. MaggieW

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our Afternoon Tea experience was magical. The staff made us feel very special and attended to our every desire. The ambiance was elegant and the teas and treats were memorable. Lovely experience I hope to enjoy again as soon as possible!
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 15 November 2023
    Dear MaggieW Thank you kindly for your review, I am delighted to hear you experienced a magical afternoon tea experience. I will certainly pass on your kind words to the Connaught Room & Kitchen Team. We do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Ashford Castle. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  39. AbigailC

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have wanted to come to Ashford for many years, and it did not disappoint. The staff lovely and the grounds a very special treat. I would highly recommend.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 15 November 2023
    Dear AbigailC Thank you kindly for your review, I am delighted to hear you got the opportunity to come to Ashford Castle after many years. I will certainly pass on your kind words to our team. We do look forward to welcoming you to Ashford Castle in the future. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  40. JacquelineT

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience! Such a treat! Cleana was so lively to chat to she made a once in a lifetime treat even more special.
    The Connaught Room at Ashford CastleResponded on 15 November 2023
    Dear Jacqueline T Thank you kindly for your review, I am delighted to hear you had a wonderful afternoon tea experience. I will certainly pass on your kind words to Cleana. We do look forward to welcoming you to Ashford Castle in the future. Warm Regards Chris Murphy Director of Food & Beverage

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  • Area
    Cong
  • Hours of Operation
    Afternoon Tea Daily 1:30 pm–4:00 pm
  • Price
    €51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Afternoon Tea
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking is available in front of the hotel
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Liam Finnegan
  • Additional
    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan
  • Phone number
    (094) 954 5300
  • Private party facilities
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