Afternoon Tea in the Waterside Lounge…

July 24th, 2014

Afternoon Tea and The Tale of Two Annas Anna, Afternoon Tea and The History: Cream Tea, High Tea and Afternoon Tea. These terms are peculiar to a couple of Island off the west coast of Europe and perhaps, are not understood elsewhere. In 1840 Anna, Duchess of Bedford gave us Afternoon Tea when she decided […]

The Orchard Café gets a Makeover!

July 22nd, 2014

The Orchard Café has introduced an exciting new Lunch menu. A Jug of Macreddin Villages Wild Elder Flower Lemonade €8.95 A Flute of Organic Prosecco with our Wild Elder Berry Cassis €8.25 A Flute of High Bank Organic Cider with their Apple Syrup €3.75 A Real Farm Vegetable Soup from Denis Healy’s Organic Farm €5.50 […]

Emma & Dave Kearney – 13th June 2014

July 1st, 2014

Some much appreciated feedback from Emma & Dave who got married with us on Friday 13th of June We got married in BrookLodge on the 13th June 2014. From the moment we arrived, the hotel did everything and more to make us feel very welcome. Every guest we spoke to on the day complemented us […]

Euro-Toques Food Awards 2014

May 27th, 2014

Farm and dairy producers honoured for their quality…   The recipients of the Euro-Toques Food Awards 2014 – at a gala lunch at The Residence Club in Dublin yesterday – included  two of Macreddin’s very own suppliers, Ed Hick of J Hick & Sons for their smoked wild venison and Mick Healy of Wild Irish […]

Hot Press Magazine – Best Restaurant

May 21st, 2014

Yet again… further congratulations to the Strawberry Tree Restaurant staff. The Strawberry Tree has been named in the country’s Best Restaurants in the Hot Press Best of Ireland 2014 magazine. Return to The BrookLodge Website

Good Eating Guide Awards 2014

April 29th, 2014

We’re on a roll… After great success in the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards, the Strawberry Tree takes home yet another award! Celebrations and Congratulations to the crew of The Strawberry Tree on winning Best Restaurant in Leinster at The Good Eating Guide Awards 2014 Return to The BrookLodge Website

3 of the Best… Restaurant Association Awards 2014

April 18th, 2014

Wednesday the 16th of April The Restaurant Association of Ireland held their regional awards ceremony in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. Our Strawberry Tree Restaurant took home not just one award but three awards in the same night… Best Hotel Restaurant, Best Wine Experience and our head chef Tim took home the Best Chef award. […]

3 Night Easter Break 18th – 20th April 2014

March 19th, 2014

 3 Night Easter Break   Friday 18th – Sunday 20th April  €290pps 3 Nights’ Accommodation with Full Breakfast. Dinner on one evening in La Taverna Armento. Dinner on one evening in The Wild & Organic, Strawberry Tree Restaurant, Ireland’s only certified Organic Restaurant. As residents you can enjoy complimentary use of The Thermal Suite in The Wells Spa. A […] Review

March 5th, 2014

The editor of, a website dedicated to all consumer issues recently stayed with us, see below her review in a piece on Affordable Luxurious Hotels. ”  This hotel rates 4 stars however, in my opinion would give alot of 5 stars a run for their money. Customer service is outstanding, the best I have experienced […]

The Strawberry Tree’s Wild Garlic Pesto

March 1st, 2014

 It’s March and it’s the start of another year of Wild Foods. Wild Garlic is in huge supply and is available from now up until late April. Check out our famous Strawberry Tree recipe below. Wild Garlic Pesto WHAT GOES IN 50g Fresh Wild Garlic Leaves 25g pine, cashew, hazel or chestnuts…your choice! 200ml Organic […]