AA Rosettes are awarded to hotel restaurants that achieve standards that stand out in their local area. They serve food prepared with care, understanding and skill using top quality ingredients. “This is a fantastic achievement for The Twelve Hotel and for the west of Ireland as a whole” says Conor Faughnan Director of Policy at AA Ireland. “Barna is truly a beautiful part of the country and sampling The Pins delicious food, whilst drinking one of their gourmet beers, really makes the experience.”
The Pins GastroBar has managed to do what so many other hotel bars and restaurants fail to do, becoming a popular spot for both locals and guests from breakfast to family celebrations to late night cocktails. In addition to an incredible selection of whiskies, cognacs, armagnacs, rums, bourbons, vodkas and countless other fine spirits and beers, The Pins GastroBar is the perfect place to enjoy great coffees, interesting teas, breads 'just out of the oven' from The Twelve Bakery and meals which showcase the finest of West Coast produce. You can surf the net for free, meet the locals, catch a traditional Irish music session, or sip your pint in the kind of peace you only get in the West of Ireland.
On top of its locally inspired restaurant menu, The Pins pizza kitchen & deli also serves divine, skinny, traditional Italian pizzas, created in a magnificent wood burning pizza oven, shipped specially from Naples, the original home of pizza! The excellent Pizza Dozzina pizzas can be ordered for take out or enjoyed in The Pins GastoBar. As well as pizzas, The Pins offers delicious sandwiches, small bites such as curry scented chips and large plates that include Slaney Valley Lamb Shoulder & Crisp Rib or Organic Connemara Sea Trout.
Winner - Georgina Campbell in conjunction with Failte Ireland Irish Breakfast Awards 2020 - Best Breakfast Menu -'Highly Commended'
Recently,The Pins Bar received a glowing review by respected restaurant reviewer Ernie Whalley in the Sunday Times, receiving a fantastic 4 stars for food, 4.5 stars for wine, 4 stars for service, 5 stars for value, and an overall score of 4.5 stars!
“The place is all things to all people and you’d be a curmudgeon not to find anything on the menu that takes your fancy.” Said Ernie in his review, continuing with “Service is attentive and
showed elements of expertise I’d not seen for a long time.”
Managing Director of The Twelve Hotel, Fergus O’Halloran: “The Pins GastroBar is the heart and soul of our hotel – it’s where everybody gathers to relax, chat, celebrate and share great food and wine. We’re delighted that The Pins Bar has now been awarded an AA Rosette, and I have to say a big thank you to our staff who work so hard to ensure that each and every one of our customers enjoys every experience that they have in The Pins Bar.”
CASUAL LOCAL FOOD
We welcome you to The Pins and Chef Martin’s casual Irish cuisine with a local soul.
A new breed of eatery, The Pins’ goal is to pair imaginative food and wine with caring hospitality, comfortable surroundings and exceptional value. As in West Restaurant, Galway's top gourmet restaurant upstairs, The menu is complemented by an award-winning wine list with exceptional value including an outstanding selection of wines and beers by the glass.
We are proud to support the following suppliers and products: Sustainable Seafood Irelans, Ali and Gannet Fishmongers, Local Galway Eggs, All meats are Irish and supplied by Pallas and James McGeough of Oughterard, Beechlawn Organics Ballinasloe, Killary Harbour Mussels, Bia Mara Oileánn, Solaris Botanicals
Check out The Pins Extensive List of Gourmet Beers. Many of these are great with food. On your menu you will find examples of a few suggestions. Some are even Gluten Free !!
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THE PINS - WINNER BEST GASTRO PUB IN IRELAND and THE HOME OF PIZZA DOZZINA / HIGHLY COMMENDED BEST BREAKFAST MENU IN IRELAND