Refurbished in the style of a traditional Irish Inn, this establishment is like a breath of fresh air for those travelling the Irish Loop. The adjoining small pub Padraig’s Folly is welcoming with its selection of wines, spirits and whiskeys.
The view from the main dining area is breathtaking on a beautiful sunny day. You can enjoy a two course breakfast with homemade jams, French press coffee, herbal tea and whatever your heart desires or their pantry holds. You can reserve four course fine dining Tuesday thru Saturday. A steak dinner is available every Sunday throughout the summer, but calling ahead is necessary. Their brochure explains all the wonderful meals. You can also view their menu online on their website http://www.thecladdaghinn.ca .
Many will appreciate the history of this fine inn. The inn began in 1775 in Ireland with Nano Nagle who founded the Presentation Sisters and whose devout followers for over 100 years constructed convents along the southern shore of Newfoundland. The convent in St. Mary’s was erected in 1859 where the inn sits today. The original structure was replaced in 1971. In 1995 the Yetman family returned the property to an inn as it had served as a learning facility from 1992-1994. Remodelling had taken place in 2002 and thus we are blessed with this wonderful building. The hosts Patrick and Carol Monsigneur are very proud of their inn and treat patrons with friendship and respect. During my visit I was impressed by their love and dedication to their business. I noted the respectful way they encouraged locals to visit and be a part of their day.
There are six comfortable en-suite rooms with digital satellite, wi-fi, luxurious spa and other amenities. You can speak to Patrick or Carol by calling toll free 1-888-578-5454 or locally 709-525-2229.
During my lunchtime visit I spoke with Patrick and enjoyed my turkey sandwich with cabbage roll soup. For jewelry lovers there is a selection of Celtic rings and pendants.
I would call this inn a diamond or emerald on the rolling hills of Newfoundland! The outside is typical of other well built Newfoundland businesses but the inside is riveting! Drop by for an afternoon or evening meal. I’m certain you won’t be disappointed.