For an increasing number of premises food is a vital component of the bar trade. But proper service of food requires training, expertise, quality ingredients and, above all, dedication. Award winning bar, Casey's of Baltimore, is leading the charge offering customers exceptional food, freshly prepared and at the right price, visitors to West Cork and discovered a wonderful culinary experience in tranquil surroundings.
Caseys of Baltimore serves exceptional food and is committed to quality, local ingredients and, as such, is one of Ireland's leading licensed premises.
Resting right on the coast of West Cork, just a few miles from the thriving market town of Skibbereen, Baltimore, and in many respects Casey's, is one of west Ireland's best kept secrets. Rich in fishing stock, a diving and snorkelling haven - thanks to its unpolluted and clear waters - and a hotspot for sailing enthusiasts, local customers and regular tourists alike know that no visit to Baltimore is complete without a bowl of Casey's renowned seafood chowder, served with delicious homemade brown bread, or a fresh crab- meat sandwich accompanied by a bowl of mouthwatering homemade chips.
Established by Ann and Michael Casey in 1975, the bar was originally a small country pub. It quickly established reputation for excellent food has resulted in a number of extension projects over the years and today Casey's of Baltimore is a renowned seafood restaurant and, or course, an idyllic Irish bar serving perfect fare.
Not surprising due to its location Caseys specialises in Local West Cork Seafood, but unusually the bar has been doing so now for over 35 years.
'Bars just didn't serve food back then, so we were a little shocked when it worked. We started offering more seafood dishes and we included "lobster at the bar" . The recipes we use today are still the same.
Bar customers can also enjoy specialties of the house such as Whole Prawns with homemade brown bread or a Seafood Platter or a large bowl of Roaring Water Bay Mussels with homemade chips.
Looking to the future, Casey's recently started farming their own organic vegetables . "We're very attracted to the idea that the majority of ingredients served at Casey's of Baltimore is produced either by us, or sourced from local suppliers that we know, 'the quality of local produce is second to none, and that's reflected in the incredible flavour of our food. We're constantly reviewing the quality of the produce we serve and we're proud of our reputation for quality homemade food".
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Alex Rey - Cork
Thank you all so much for a wonderful stay! It couldn't have been more fantastic. The rooms, food and accommodations were lovely. We are planning our O'Driscoll family stay for next year with you!
Paul o’Driscoll - Mayo, Ireland
Stayed a night, it was so good we stayed another. The place is fantastic, cosy, warm. And the staff are great, welcoming and helpful. Food is some of the best food we have tasted on our trip so far.
Paul C -
Walking home after our meal and sampling the home brew from the on-site West Cork Brewery was just what we needed as we were comfortably stuffed with the large, delicious portions of the freshest seafood around, not to mention the home brew..
Mary B -
Crab and prawn starter was very tasty and four of us had tempura of prawn starter as a main course. This was generous in size and really well cooked.
Mark W -