County Mayo, Ireland
As Ireland's first and only Forbes Five Star Hotel and the former home of the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The hotel has reopened, we very much look forward to welcoming you back to the Ashford Estate.
Enjoy an entirely unique perspective on the cuisine of The Oyster Box with a seat at the Chef’s Table, as Executive Chef Kevin Joseph and his talented kitchen team create an unforgettable culinary experience.
The Oyster Box has long been famous for its elegant High Tea, served beneath the waving fans and striking chandeliers – purchased from the Savoy Hotel in London – of the Palm Court. Accompanied by the dulcet tones of our resident pianist, guests can enjoy the unhurried High tea experience, served at two sittings each afternoon. Elegant tea stands are served individually to each table, laden with a generous spread that includes savoury bites inspired by local culinary traditions and classic teatime sweet treats including freshly-bakes scones, quiches and cakes.
Discover the natural beauty of KwaZulu-Natal with a hike through one of the scenic beauty spots on the hotel’s doorstep.Read more