Second Sligo Food Trail restaurant to win accolade 

What a coup for The Draft House gastro pub in Strandhill who have just been announced as the Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant of the month. This coveted award recognises quality restaurants which both source local produce and profile their suppliers on menus. The winner is selected by none other than Georgina Campbell the renowned food writer and expert. This is the second Sligo Food Trail restaurant to receive the honour – Coopershill House was a previous winner.

The Draft House is a modern and beautiful gastro bar located in the seaside town of Strandhill. The bar boasts a large selection of craft beers and cocktails using top whiskeys, complex gins and aromatic wines while the kitchen plates up a striking array of dishes made from scratch using quality local produce. Since opening in early spring 2015 the Draft House has been pushing the boundaries and making its presence felt.

“All our meat and poultry is 100% Irish and our menus change with the season in order to offer our customers an exceptional experience. The Draft House takes particular pride in its Irish suppliers, listing them on our website and menus”, said Lee Martin, head chef at The Draft House, “Sheerin’s Meatin’ Place in Ballymote supply us with our beef, pork, sweet-cured bacon and sausages. Sherlock Meats of Tubbercurry supply us with beef and chicken and we source our duck from Thornhill Farm in Cavan. Kelly’s in Co. Mayo supply us with their infamous black pudding and we source our Irish chorizo from Gubbeen in West Cork. Our organic quail eggs are supplied by 12 Quail Farm in Co. Leitrim and all of rapeseed oil comes from Donegal.

“John Flynn Fish of Clogherevagh, Co. Sligo supplies us with the best of locally caught seafood and fish and our salad leaves, herbs and vegetables are freshly delivered from Croghan Organic Garden in Co. Roscommon.

“Our coffee is supplied by Art of Coffee in Carrick on Shannon and our drinks list features a range of craft beers from five Irish breweries, including Sligo favourite, The White Hag, along with gins from Dingle and Drumshanbo.”

Isn’t it time you checked out The Draft House for yourself?