Freshly carved roast meat, veg and lashings of gravy – visitors to Ireland...get on board

A list of pubs and hotels serving Ireland’s best carvery dinners has been released. For many the carvery lunch is a weekend essential – freshly carved roast meat of your choosing, mountains of spuds and vegetables and lashings of gravy. We highly recommend you check out these top carvery dinners if you haven’t already.

Carve that freshly roasted meat! Delicious.

Carve that freshly roasted meat! Delicious.

The Great Carvery competition 2017 has put a lot of hard work into uncovering the best of the best right throughout Ireland.

After an exhaustive search they’ve come up with a list of finalists – six in each of Ireland’s four provinces.

Over the coming weeks each will receive a mystery diner from among the judges who will sample and compare their serving with those in other establishments.

The winners in the two categories of "the Great Carvery Pub of the Year" and "the Great Carvery Hotel of the Year" will be announced in October.

Pubs

Connacht:

The Trappers Inn, Castlegar, Galway

One of the best carvery pubs in Connacht: The Trappers Inn, Castlegar, Galway.

One of the best carvery pubs in Connacht: The Trappers Inn, Castlegar, Galway.

The Broken Jug, Ballina, Mayo

Mulroy's, Castlebar, Mayo

Munster:

Kirby's Brogue Inn, Tralee, Kerry

Top pub in Munster for a carvery: Bull McCabe's, Kinsale Road, Cork.

Top pub in Munster for a carvery: Bull McCabe's, Kinsale Road, Cork.

The Hi-Way Bar, Dooradoyle, Limerick

Leinster:

Red Cow Inn, Naas Road, Dublin

The 51 Bar, Haddington Road, Dublin

Beaumont House, Beaumont, Dublin

Among the best pubs for a carvery in Leinster: Beaumont House, Beaumont, Dublin.

Among the best pubs for a carvery in Leinster: Beaumont House, Beaumont, Dublin.

Ulster:

The Orchard Inn, Letterkenny, Donegal

Among the best pubs for a carvery in Ulster: The Orchard Inn, Letterkenny, Donegal.

Among the best pubs for a carvery in Ulster: The Orchard Inn, Letterkenny, Donegal.

The Market Yard, Limavady, Derry

Hotels

Connacht:

Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway

Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Galway

One of the best carveries in Connacht: Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Galway.

One of the best carveries in Connacht: Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, Galway.

Ard Ri House Hotel, Tuam, Galway

Munster:

The Heights Hotel, Killarney, Kerry

Among the best hotel carveries in Munster: The Heights Hotel, Killarney, Kerry.

Among the best hotel carveries in Munster: The Heights Hotel, Killarney, Kerry.

Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork

Rathkeale House Hotel, Rathkeale, Limerick

Leinster:

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport

Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Offaly

Dinn Rí, Carlow

One of the best hotel carveries in Leinster: Dinn Rí, Carlow.

One of the best hotel carveries in Leinster: Dinn Rí, Carlow.

Ulster:

Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel, Enniskillen, Fermanagh

Silver Tassie Hotel, Letterkenny, Donegal

Loughshore Hotel, Carrickfergus, Antrim

Have you eaten in any of the places above? Tell us in the comments below!

H/T: Hospitality Ireland

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