Welcome to Ballydougan Restaurant where you will delight in good food served on great pottery. At Ballydougan our ethos is to use the very best of fresh local produce, cooked to order in our busy kitchen by our team of skilled chefs, and served on beautiful pottery synonymous with awarding winning Ballydougan Pottery. Ingredients sourced locally and prepared in-house. Breakfast, morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea served. Special dietary requirements catered for. Comfortable surroundings and relaxing atmosphere. Caters for Group bookings, Family Events, Conferences. Specialising in Wedding Receptions, Special Anniversary Parties etc. On-site Pottery and Gift Shop.
Sean O’Dowd, Master Potter bought Bloomvale House and developed Ballydougan Pottery, a place which has gained a reputation as one of the most innovative craft studios in Ireland. Bloomvale House, an historic listed grade 11 thatched house was built in 1785 by a Huguenot family named Gasgoine. Originally a merchant’s house, Bloomevale was a centre for the receiving and final processing of linen from the many out-weavers who lived in the local cottages. From the raw clay the Ballydougan team of potters produce timeless pieces of decorative and functional pottery. With a range of strong and distinctive designs which have become their trademark, every piece of pottery reflects the tradition and durability of stoneware pottery.
Monday - Saturday 9am to 5pm
Evening opening on request