The Alcock and Brown Hotel is a family run business that sits overlooking the picturesque town square of Clifden, County Galway. The three star hotel is renowned for its great atmosphere, terrific service and superb food. It has 20 bedrooms, all of which are spacious and fitted with double and single beds as well as full ensuite facilities. The hotel also houses a fine art gallery, making it an ideal choice for art lovers.
The Alcock and Brown spoils its guests when it comes to dining options. The Coffee House is a great place to recharge with a tea or coffee along with a bite to eat, which can also be enjoyed on the outdoor decking area. Guests can indulge in an evening meal at Brown’s Gallery Restaurant, which has a reputation for quality food at real value. For a chat and some good craic, there’s the Cosy Bar, an ideal spot for enjoying a glass of wine or a pint of Guinness. The bar serves food throughout the day and is adorned by photographs and newspaper articles relating to the historic first non-stop transatlantic flight with pilots John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown, hence the name of the hotel. There’s also Vickers Bar, which can accommodate groups of up to 200 people and is a wonderful choice for a special occasion, whether a 21st birthday or retirement party. Free WiFi is available in both bars and the Coffee House.
In and around Clifden, visitors will find a host of things to do. The area offers walking, climbing, golfing, fishing, cycling, pony trekking, horse riding, beaches, art classes and much more. Guests can also explore the historic Alcock and Brown landing site, Kylemore Abbey and Dan O’Hara’s Heritage Centre.