Co. Westmeath

  • Situated in the centre of Athlone, just a minute or two’s walk from the bank of the River Shannon, when you walk through the doors of Gertie Browne’s, you immediately get a sense that you are welcome. That won’t come as a surprise to anyone who is familiar with the history of this establishment however as, from as early as the 10th or 11th centuries, Gertie Browne’s has been a hostelry of some sort.
     
    The pub itself dates back over 1,000 years, initially acting as a resting point for those travelling west while also providing them with a place to house their horse-drawn carriages for the night. Nowadays, you’ll more often than not find a mixture of Athlonians perched at the old world style bar enjoying a drink or a bite to eat in our comfortable and familiar surroundings while exchanging some of the local gossip with our friendly staff behind the bar.
     
    As you make your way through our deceptively long tavern, you’ll no doubt notice the curious tourists who have wandered in to study and admire the various bric-a-brac that decorates our walls from top to bottom as well as to try a pint of, what is rumoured to be, some of the best Guinness in Athlone. Tongue and groove walls, antique pitch pine counters and genuine salvaged memorabilia all help give our emporium that relaxed and pleasant atmosphere we are known for. You’ll even find an open fire featured in the front bar during the colder months.
     
    Also known to locals as the ideal location to meet for a hearty meal, the focus at Gertie Browne’s is on no-nonsense, high quality food and drinks. Featuring a mixture of old school pub grub classics, the bar food comes from the same kitchen as Hatters’ Lane Bistro kitchen next door, which means every bit of love that goes into the plate there is to be found here at Gertie Browne’s as well. Our food is served Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 9pm, Fridays from 3pm to 7pm on, as well as Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 12pm to 7pm on. The menu is available to view here.
     
    It’s always our aim here at Gertie Browne’s to ensure that each customer is welcomed and made feel at home with a good drink which is both properly presented and delicious. We offer a wide selection of beers which are available in bottles or on draught along with a variety of house wines. Our shelves are filled with a wide selection of both local and international spirits and customers can choose from an extensive list of 40+ gins and whiskeys and the staff behind the bar are always happy to advise those who are unsure of what to choose.
     
    Our private library room, located in the back of the building, can accommodate up to 40+ people, making Gertie Browne's the ideal location to host special occasions or gatherings of all shapes and sizes. We often cater for a variety of options for groups including birthday parties, day after wedding parties, christenings, as well as corporate events and our fantastic team from the kitchen at Hatters' Lane Bistro are always on hand to provide our guests with catering for your party should you so desire.
     
    To find out more about hosting your next event here with us at Gertie Browne's, send an email to hatterslanebistro1@gmail.com.

    Menus

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    Opening Hours

    Our food is served Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 9pm, Fridays from 3pm to 7pm on, as well as Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 12pm to 7pm on.

    Contact Details

    Gertie Brownes, Custume Place, Athlone. Co. Westmeath
    Phone: (090) 6474848 

    http://www.hatterslane.ie/gertie-brownes-pub-athlone.php

    Restaurant Location

  • Ideally located on Athlone’s Leinster shore, less than a 5 minute walk from the Town Bridge, the Radisson Blu Hotel, the Prince of Wales Hotel and the Sheraton Hotel, Hatters’ Lane Bistro is a family-friendly restaurant and we are well-known in Athlone for our hospitable environment. Our bistro is generally a lively place to spend an evening where our friendly and professional staff, led by restaurant manager Damian Mazgajski, do their very best to ensure each of our guests enjoy their evening as much as possible, whatever the occasion.
     
    At Hatters’ Lane Bistro the ethos is simple - we aim to provide our customers with high quality bistro style dining along with a welcoming smile and great service. Our focus is on casual fine-dining and we have made a strong commitment to sourcing locally as much as possible, which is reflected in a menu that is now made up of about 75 - 80% Irish products.
     
    Our menu makes extensive use of locally produced, high-quality Irish ingredients that are thoughtfully sourced including Hereford beef from Offaly, organic salads from Millhouse Farm in Roscommon, pork from Horan’s Pork Shop, mince from Dunning’s Master Butchers and fruit and vegetables from Behan’s, many of which are based here in Athlone. Our menu gives a hat-tip to the classic dishes that customers have been coming back for year-in-year-out, while also bringing something new to the table to enrich their dining experience. We consider our menu as a celebration of the fantastic produce that Ireland has to offer.
     
    We offer two main menus here at Hatters’ Lane Bistro; an À La Carte menu and the Value Menu. The À La Carte Menu is available Monday to Saturday from 5.30pm to 10.00pm and the Value Menu is available Monday to Thursday from 5.30pm to 10pm, as well as on Friday and Saturday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Prices for the Value Menu at Hatters’ Lane Bistro start at €25 for two courses or €30 for three courses. On Sundays, we offer a special menu which changes week to week and is available from 12.00pm to 7.00pm.
     
    First opening its doors in 1999, Hatters’ Lane Bistro has passed hands over the last couple of years, however, the new owners have still maintained the quirky interiors which make it so unique. Featuring an open fire, check table clothes and walls adorned with pictures of some of Hollywood's biggest movie star icons, the background music is easy listening typically featuring tunes from Sinatra, Martin, Bennett and the likes.
     
    Our warm and hospitable atmosphere makes our venue the ideal location for gatherings of all shapes and sizes. We carry a wide range of beer, bubbles and wines to help get you and your guests in the party mood and can prepare canapés for larger parties upon request who wish to hire out our private library room at Gertie Browne’s (run by the same team as Hatters’ Lane Bistro). The private library room can accommodate groups of up to 40+ people.
     
    From organising a simple gathering of friends over great food and a glass of wine to an elegant private evening event, our team at Hatters’ Lane Bistro will be more than happy to host your event. Send an email to hatterslanebistro1@gmail.com to find out more.

    Menus

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    Opening Hours

    5-10pm

    Contact Details

    Hatters Lane Bistro, Strand Street, Athlone. Co. Westmeath
    Phone: (090) 6473077 

    http://www.hatterslane.ie/

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