Fodor's Expert Review Langton's

$$ Kilkenny City Irish Fodor's Choice

A landmark since the 1940s, Langton's is a labyrinth of interconnected bars and eateries. Up front is one of Ireland's most famous "eating pubs," often crammed to the rafters of its low ceiling with a lively crowd. For more tranquil environs, head out back, where you can enjoy a neo-Gothic garden framed by a stretch of the old city walls. Most of the seating areas, all with open fires, have different personalities—from the leather-upholstered gentlemen's club in the Horseshoe Bar to an attempt at Art Deco in the spacious dining room. The main restaurant offers well-prepared traditional dishes, including (of course) Irish stew and a mean cod in beer batter. There are 34 Art Deco–style hotel rooms upstairs.

Irish Lively Lunch Dinner Dessert Fodor's Choice $$

Quick Facts

69 John St.
Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny  Ireland


Known For:
  • Variety of seating options
  • Irish stew
  • Lively scene

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