In the center of Kilkenny, The Rafter's Gastropub is a 1-minute walk from Kilkenny Castle. It has rooms with free Wi-Fi, an award-winning bar, a rooftop terrace and a restaurant. Rooms at The Rafter's Gastropub have en suite shower rooms, TVs and ironing equipment. They also include hairdryers. Tea/coffee making facilities are available in the main bar area. The Rafter's Gastropub serves traditional Irish breakfasts and has a lunchtime menu. In the evening there is an a la carte menu which uses the finest of local produce. The bar has a traditional Irish welcome and a cozy log fires. It has an extensive range of drinks with a wine list and a cocktail menu. There is live music every Saturday with local bands, live sport on big screens, and a pool table and dart board. Kilkenny has a fantastic selection of shops, restaurants and bars. Kilkenny Train Station is less than a 10-minute walk from The Rafter's Gastropub.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)


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Room Type
Number of guests
3 twin beds
1 full bed
1 full bed
2 twin beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free Wifi
Low score for Kilkenny
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Guests who stayed here loved

  • David
    United States of America United States of America
    Good location. Friendly staff. Enjoyed the music in the pub and the breakfast
  • Lisa
    United States of America United States of America
    Owner and staff friendly. Great location. On a quiet ally so noise was not an issue
  • Maureen
    United States of America United States of America
    Fun and welcoming pub. Food was excellent! Staff was friendly!! Very clean. Great location.

Managed by The rafter Dempsey's

Company review score: 8.9Based on 1,200 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

Established in 1995 and built up in stages, over the years, it now commands it's own setting among the great Pubs, Eating Houses and Accommodation Providers of this Great City

Property info

The Rafter's Gastropub is a family-owned and run Bar, Restaurant, and Guesthouse in the City Center that excels on Great Food, Drink, and Customer Service. It is an Old World Setting, full of Charm and Warmth, with a Welcome and a Cead Mile Failte for Everyone!

Neighborhood info

On Friary Street, in the City Center, one minute's walk from Kilkenny Castle and all the attractions along the Medieval Mile. Just off High Street with all the popular shops to browse. In the middle of all the great Pub's and Restaurant's that make Kilkenny's Night Life full of Life.

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Area info

Amenities of The 'Rafter's Gastropub

Most popular amenities
  • Parking
  • Family rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • City view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Entertainment staff
  • Cycling
  • Pool table
  • Game room
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may apply.
  • Street parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Room service
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
Languages Spoken
  • English

Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

House rules
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From 15:00 to 23:00
From 10:00 to 11:30
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 5 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
3 - 4 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 20 per child, per night
5+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 40 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction
There's no age requirement for check-in
Pets are not allowed.
Accepted payment methods
Smoking is not allowed.
Quiet hours
Guests need be quiet between 23:00 and 08:00.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

When booking 3 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements will apply.

Quiet hours are between 23:00:00 and 08:00:00.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

FAQs about The 'Rafter's Gastropub

  • The prices at The 'Rafter's Gastropub may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at The 'Rafter's Gastropub include:

    • Family
    • Twin/Double

  • The 'Rafter's Gastropub is 2,300 feet from the center of Kilkenny. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at The 'Rafter's Gastropub is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM.

  • The 'Rafter's Gastropub offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Entertainment staff