The Michelin Eating Out In Pubs 2018 guide has been published and it’s great news for pub lovers in Ireland: there are 30 on the island of Ireland.

Of that 30 some 22 are located in the Republic and a further eight are found in the north.

The guide’s editor, Rebecca Burr, said at its launch that it was an exciting time to reviewing pubs in Ireland and Britain.

“This year we have seen so many pubs get a new lease of life by placing greater emphasis on food,” she told attendees at the event.

“It’s great to see pubs being rejuvenated this way as they are often the heartbeat of our towns and villages.”

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Close to 500 affordable, top quality places to eat and drink are listed and the guide is widely considered a handy guide for the keen foodie.

The county with the most entries is County Down in Northern Ireland: with a total of seven listings tourists and locals alike should find it easy to grab a tasty bite to eat whether it’s at  the Bull & Ram in Ballynahinch, the Poacher’s Pocket in Comber or the  Pheasant in Annahilt.

In joint second place is Cork and Clare, whilst Kildare with three takes third place.

Clare took 4 spots in the new Michelin guide to Ireland's 30 best pubs to dine in. Well done! #ClareFood #LOVECLARE

— Western Herd Brewing (@WesternHerd) October 28, 2017

For the full list you can purchase your guide and road trip around Ireland safe in the knowledge you’ll always know a great place to eat.

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