While staying at Castlemartyr Resort we enjoyed a couple of visits to Pat Shortts Bar in the village of Castlemartyr. During one of the days just for a couple of drinks sitting outside by the water, and on one of the evenings, we stopped by for dinner.
Its a cosy traditional style of pub, fireplace, wooden tables and chairs, lots of paraphernalia on the walls, very Irish without being twee or over the top. We ordered a couple of drinks and read through the menus. I had heard good things about the food here and was eager to try!
When we arrived, the place was busy, lots of people eating and a few drinking at the bar area too. The menu has lots of traditional fare, pies, burger, sausages, steak along with a good few seafood choices. He decided to get the Ploughmans Platter (€10.50) and I was quite taken with one of the specials, a fish stew (€12.50) – a rustic fish stew in a tomato based sauce. We also had a side of fries (€2.50), which in hindsight we didn’t need but were lovely none the less!
The platter was huge, thick slices of baked ham, homestyle brown bread, salad, pickles, slices of cheese. All served on a wooden board. So simple yet so good.
The fish stew tasted gorgeous, not so pretty to look at on the plate though. I can attest though it was really good. Flaky white fish (Ballycotton Gurnard), chickpeas, vegetables and served with a mound of baby potatoes.
Certainly while staying at Castlemartyr Resort or if you live in the vicinity, I’d recommend a visit to Pat Shortts, nice atmosphere, great food, not expensive…Our total bill including 2 pints of Coors Light(€4.60 each) and 2 glass of white wine, a Chardonnay (€5.10 each) came to €44.90. Lovely place to while away a few hours particularly now in the winter time park yourself next to that fireplace and enjoy!
Patt Shortts Bar | Castlemartyr, Co. Cork, Ireland | firstname.lastname@example.org | Tel: 021 462 3230