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The Hound

Thomastown, 3, Kilkenny, Ireland, 33
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We are open from 10:30 to 9pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Including Bank holiday Mondays.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Children's Menu available
  • Awesome View
  • Business Lunch

About The Hound

The Hound is a warm, inviting, ‘one-size-fits-all’ place to eat. We are open from 10:30 to 9pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Including Bank holiday Mondays. with a new menu which includes soups, sharing platters, salads and an extensive main course menu to suit all tastes. It’s welcoming, it’s informal, it’s child friendly and it’s good value – above all, it has commanding views of the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course that will take your breath away.

The Restaurant at Hunters Yard is a proud member of Good Food Ireland and Executive Chef Ken Harker shares the philosophy of prioritizing the core indigenous ingredients of Irish cuisine supporting Irish farmers, food producers and fishermen.

Cuisine: European, Child Friendly, Cocktails
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

Really good food, wonderful atmosphere, and very warm and friendly people serving, ensured our family get together was so nice. Many thanks and full marks to everybody at the Hound.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 May 2018

Kitchen closes early enough for a hotel, under pressure to get order in. I had higher expectations and they weren’t met! Service and food choice only ok!

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Visited On Friday, 18 May 2018

Food was of poor quality and over priced. Steak was disappointing and the starters were clearly made some time before being served. It is a pity because the staff were lovely and so is the restaurant.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 May 2018

Wonderful experience, excellent food and customer service. Would recommend to anyone.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

We loved our short stay at The Hound . One small niggle...it really should be possible to enter the saddle bar from the courtyard on a sunny evening! There's an exit only door.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Will definitely be back for our Wedding Anniversary in September!

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Lovely atmosphere . Overall staff very pleasant but some are a little inexperienced but that only adds to charm of bar and restaurant. Food was very good. Breakfast had all one could ask for and all very fresh.I will go back.

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Would prefer if the sides were included with the main meal rather than have to order extra, a few extra vegetables wouldn't cost you that much extra. You could always ask "would you like extra vegetables complements of the chef" as I know everyone's not into vegies

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Visited On Friday, 11 May 2018

Excellent service, very tasty dinner, could not fault anything. Dessert was not what i expected, however i should have clarified with the staff ehat it was. Child got an excellent meal- even desserts for children are very nice and age appropriate. Would recommend the restaurant to anyone

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Visited On Thursday, 10 May 2018

Had an amazing meal at the Hound, food and service were excellent! Will be back!

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 May 2018

Excellent stay at this hotel. Highly recommend it.

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Visited On Friday, 20 April 2018

The setting was nice but some bread while waiting for our starters would have been a nice touch. My wife had the goat's cheese and beetroot starter and while it tasted nice it was all a bit soft and could have done with something to add texture. Both our main courses could have been improved with a sauce, they needed something to lift them a bit.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 April 2018

Food was excellent and the setting was quite pleasant. Overall an enjoyable evening.

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Visited On Friday, 27 April 2018

Overall very good. Strangely the bar ran out of Guinness for over half an hour...seemed a bit un organised in the bar. Food was great .

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Pool was a little cold .That is the only thing we found fault with. Looking forward to returning to see the finished courtyard room.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Was an absolute lovely relaxing stay and will most definitely be back again.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 April 2018

Superb!

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Visited On Thursday, 19 April 2018

I was quite disappointed in The Hound. The menu was very limited, we were not offered any bread for the table and the sirloin steaks were quite tough. The part I found most annoying was that I had booked as part of a stay with the hotel, really more to ensure that we reserved a table. The price quoted on booking was € 55 per person and I assumed that referred to a set menu or was a guide price. There was no set menu so we ordered from the main menu. We had starters, main course and tea / coffee and the bill would have come to less than € 55, but we were still charged the full amount. I really think this should have been pointed out at either booking stage or when we arrived that this was a fixed price even if one only had say soup. We were then charged an extra € 12 for two bottles of water. I certainly would not recommend the restaurant to anyone and feel that the price of € 55 is unjustified.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 April 2018

We found the hound one of better experiences with the hotel at our evening meal and breakfast,staff were very friendly and efficient,however the hotel itself should offer light snacks/ bar food especially for people traveling with small children. We arrived at the hotel early to be told check in was at 4pm that was fine the receptionist told us to perhaps have a bite to eat and directed us to the hound. When we arrived the only menu available was for heavy meals as we booked our evening meal for 6pm we didn't want to spoil it and asked for an alternative the waitress sent us to the gold club house, we sat down choose our food then to our embarrassment were asked to leave!!!!i have never had such bad experiences in my life! My 19 month old child was getting hungry and after a long drive from dublin we had to get back in the car and drive to Kilkenny town to feed her. I was very upset by this as we were anyway to celebrate our 3rd year wedding anniversary. I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone with young children

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Visited On Saturday, 14 April 2018

Lovely food and well presented - duck was so tasty... however Didn't receive free prosecco/ cocktail on arrival🙁

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Visited On Sunday, 08 April 2018

The service was very good and the servers were lovely and pleasant, however, we were waiting half an hour for a table but I think this was supposed based on a miscommunication - we had booked a table for 7pm however were told the tables were being reset so we went to the bar for a drink. We were left waiting for half an hour until we enquired about our table and were told it was ready. Overall, the food was very nice and the setting and atmosphere within the restaurant and lovely and relaxed.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 March 2018

On Easter Saturday we dined with my son Jason,his wife Geraldine, and their two children Emma and Sam. The atmosphere in the Hound was humming with many families dining. We enjoyed wonderful food, prompt and friendly service, in the beautiful resigned Hound Restaurant, which fully lived up to it's promise. The evening's experience made our Easter for us at Mount Juliet. Keep smiling, Norman Kilroy.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 March 2018

Hi, I'd just add more wine to the menu, otherwise we loved it and the food was exceptional.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 March 2018

Great location and atmosphere and lovely food!

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Wonderful relaxed atmosphere in beautifully decorated surrounds. Highly recommended for food and ambience.

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