Popular Westmeath pub, the Fatted Calf in Glasson, has retained its listing in the new-look 2015 Michelin Eating Out In Pubs guide, just published.
The sole standard-bearer for Westmeath, the Fatted Calf is one of 27 pubs from the Republic of Ireland and seven from Northern Ireland featured in the publication.
In overall terms, counties Cork and Down share the honours with six listings each followed by Clare, with four listings, and Mayo with three. Galway, Kerry, and Kildare each received two listings with Westmeath, Dublin, Leitrim, Louth, Sligo, Tipperary, Wexford, Antrim, and Wicklow each having one listing.
Noting that pubs are a quintessential part of Irish life and the hub of the community, guide editor Rebecca Burr said: “The standard of food being served in Irish pubs continues to reach new heights”.