Imagine taking a well-deserved break on St. Patrick's Day with a fresh piece of Guinness bread and a hot cuppa tea? Heaven!

The Guinness bread recipe, straight from the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland, makes enough for one loaf, but we're willing to bet that you'll be making a few loaves of this tasty treat ahead of St. Patrick's Day.

(May we recommend making a few batches to give to friends as a yummy St. Patrick's Day surprise?)

Fresh out of the oven, this Guinness bread is tasty on its own, but the pros over at Guinness Storehouse recommend serving it with a slab of Irish butter, or even with some smoked salmon.

Irish Guinness bread is a wonderful way to bring a taste of Ireland into your home. With its hearty texture and rich flavor, it's perfect for enjoying on a cold day with a warm cup of tea or coffee. This recipe is easy to make and yields a delicious loaf of bread that is sure to become a family favorite. So why not give it a try and discover the delicious taste of Irish Guinness bread for yourself?

Guinness bread recipe from Guinness Storehouse in Dublin


  • 600g wholemeal flour 
  • 150g plain flour 
  • 75g oatmeal 
  • 2.5 teaspoons of bread soda 
  • 1 teaspoon of salt 
  • 2.5 tablespoons of brown sugar 
  • 40g butter 
  • 480ml milk 
  • 200ml black treacle 
  • ½ pint Draught Guinness


Step 1. Mix butter with all dry ingredients until the dough develops the consistency of breadcrumbs, 

Step 2. Add the milk, black treacle, and the Guinness Draught. 

Step 3. Mix until you reach a wet dough. 

Step 4. Bake in a greased bread tin for 40 – 45 minutes at 170°C in a preheated oven.

Step 5. Enjoy!

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* Originally published in March 2021. Updated in March 2023.