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The Old Schoolhouse

Riverside, Inistioge, Ireland
+353 56 775 8723
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible20%
Travellers talk about
“cake” (3 reviews)
“scones” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Soups
$$ - $$$
Riverside, Inistioge, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 23 reviews

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch having worked up an appetite after a long walk. Four out of five of us ordered the "gourmet" sandwich. Big mistake!! All four sandwiches were smothered in butter and Mayo!! Unedible! The soup was cold! Service wasn't good either. Never...More

Thank 1234sher1234
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This little gem on the river is a true hidden treasure. The building is quaint and fascinating and the view of the river and it's bridge is breath taking. The staff serving us were very special and went out of their way to accommodate us....More

Thank sdlhgt
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This café is beside the river and close to an old (maybe Roman) stone bridge. It's in a good position and our waitress was really, really nice and very attentive. Unfortunately the very short menu is incredibly boring and the food was too. It's hard...More

Thank Brian T
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Passing through beautiful inistioge decided to stop by river and have a walk and get coffee. My daughter asked to use toilet in the old schoolhouse and was refused twice very unacceptable when we were going to get something there after walk. Needless to say...More

2  Thank mol555
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I went in for a bit of lunch with my niece and ordered a baked potato with cheese and coleslaw as it was the least likely thing to have gluten in it (I'm Coeliac). We were both hungry after a walk and no breakfast so...More

1  Thank mayahanley
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Old Schoolhouse provides homey charm with fresh baked scones, pastries and tarts, [pies], in an historic setting in one of the most beautiful settings in Ireland. Overlooking the River Nore, hostess Teresa serves her guests with quiet, personal service.

Thank F5311OHRichard_C
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This tearoom is usually only open from late spring to early autaum,they mainly serve very good home made food and beverages,on a sunny day its lovely to sit outside looking down to the river nore,it is in one of the most beautiful villages in Ireland.

Thank summer17669
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I was passing through the scenic countryside of Inistioge on my motorbike to take some photographs of the bridge and I found this place right on the riverside. Great place to have a coffee or a snack. I had a gormet sandwich with black pudding...More

Thank Brett D
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is not a place to go if you want tl have an acfual meal. Food is not bad but it is sparse. They need to cop on that we have moved on from the starving sixties. Stinginess doesnt cut it nowadays. Wouĺdnt go back....More

1  Thank Geraldine H
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend both ordered the prawn and avacado salad. We requested no dressings or sauce as we were on our new paleo diet so the lovely waitress asked if we would like extra salad to which we both enthusiastically accepted!! We then received...More

1  Thank Deborah R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riverside, Inistioge, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Inistioge
  • Phone Number: +353 56 775 8723
The Old Schoolhouse is an excellent place to eat and relax in one of the most scenic locations you will find in the South East of Ireland.
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