Live MusicDon’t miss our Trad Session on Thursday’s from 9.30 till Late and on Saturday’s we have a live Piano player from 8 – 10:30.
The Wilton PubTake a seat in front of our cosy, open fires and enjoy a great meal or a drink with friends.
Live SportsDon’t miss a kick, tackle, race, putt or punch! Catch all the best live sporting action on our Big Screens.
The Wilton Specials
Steak On The StoneWant to cook Your Steak, Your Way at The Wilton? Our Steak on the Stone House Special is a must try. Read on to find out more…
Our Steak on the Stone Special is a must have at The Wilton. A tender 10oz Fillet Steak is delivered directly to your table and you can cook it to perfection right in front of your eyes as it sizzles atop our searing Lava rock slabs. This healthy alternative is the ultimate in taste presentation and come served with a trio of special dipping sauces a house salad and a choice of potato.
Brown Bread Ice CreamDid you know the connection that links our delicious, homemade Brown Bread Ice Cream, Queen Victoria and Cork? Read on to find out more…
It was the then British Monarch’s first ever visit to Ireland and it sparked plenty of controversy coming in the immediate aftermath of the terrible famine that decimated the countries population.
Ireland was under British rule and and the visit was deeply unpopular due to the British governments response to the famine. However despite this Queen Victoria believed that a royal visit would go some way to patching up relations and on August 3rd 1849 the Royal Yacht docked in Cork. On her arrival in the city the Queen was met by then mayor, William Lyons. At that point he became Sir William Lyons as the Queen bestowed him with a Knighthood before going on to take a tour of the city.
That evening the Queen and her husband Prince Albert entertained the Mayor and other local dignitaries including Lord Thomond and Lord Bandon for dinner on the Royal Yacht. Victoria was famous for her voracious appetite and her ability to polish off a 7 course meal in less than half an hour! With it being a muggy August day she had requested one of her favourite deserts – Rum and Raisin ice cream.
Ice cream was still something of a novelty having only recently arrived from continental Europe. Queen Victoria had become quite a fan and had even gone as far as having an ice cellar installed at Windsor Castle in 1939 to ensure she could stock up on her new favourite treat! However the Royal Yacht lacked such facilities so the Royal Chef was instructed to source some ice cream locally.
While ice cream was readily available in London in post famine Cork it was still very much a luxury item and the preserve of the well to do. The Royal Chef asked Mayor Lyons for his assistance in satisfying the Queens sweet tooth and the mayor who was a local butter merchant with plenty of connections called on the assistance of a French chef who lived in Cork to source the ingredients.
While he had made vanilla ice cream before rum and raisin was a new challenge. Time was of the essence and with dinner only hours away the chef could not source the raisins in time. He also had doubts as to the exact amount of rum required. With Cork being a port city the rum favoured by visiting sailors was particularly potent and often home brewed so the chef was worried that the local rum might see him end up in London at the end of a hangman’s rope having been charged with the Queen’s murder!
While contemplating that particular fate he spotted out of the corner of his eye a loaf of brown bread he had baked earlier that morning. He quickly crumbled some up to add to the ice cream mix hoping that at first inspection the pieces of brown bread would pass as raisins. Then he added a splash of Irish whiskey to give it the kick the Queen might require and once his historic creation had frozen it was hastily delivered to the royal yacht.
Unfortunately Queen Victoria’s diaries make no reference to that evening’s desert but the following day Mayor Lyons reported to the chef that his “rum and raisin” ice cream had been particularly well received and he asked for the recipe himself. Over the years the recipe has been passed down from generation to generation in the city and we believe ours is the perfect ending to any meal fit for a King (or Queen!).
Fancy a Steak on the Stone? Don't forget at The Wilton you can enjoy our signature dish from Monday to Thursday for just €17.50. "Ah Go On, Go On, You Will, You Will!
To banish those end of summer blues we're running a competition at The Wilton this September for a 2 course dinner for 2 with a bottle of our red or white wine of the month in our Loft Restaurant.
To enter simply:
- Like our page on Facebook
- Share this post with your friends
- Comment on this post and tag the person you would like to bring with you for dinner.
Once you've done this you'll be in the draw which will be made at the start of October when we'll announce the winner on this page. Good Luck!
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A handy guide for tourists and Dubs!
Usain Bolt might be the fastest man on 2 legs but he was no match for this guy on 2 wheels!
It's our Trad and Ballad session in The Wilton tonight from 9.30pm so if you are coming along here's something to whet the appetite from the late, great Luke Kelly.
Jupiter's moon or a frying pan?
Beat the Monday blues with our Hot Dog and Beer Monday special available from 5pm - 10pm every Monday this August for just €5.99.
This month’s Did You Know section on our table talkers at The Wilton featured the story of Daniel O’Connell’s duel (not to be confused with Daniel O’Donnell’s performance on the Rose of Tralee this week!). Anyway here’s the story on the Duel!
The 6th of August, 2015 will see the 240th anniversary of the birth of legendary Irish leader, Daniel O’Connell.
O’Connell was born near Cahersiveen, County Kerry in 1775 and
would go on to become one of the most significant political leaders
in Irish history earning the name of “The Liberator”. O’Connell was
famous for his stance on violence and once said that “Irish freedom is not worth one drop of blood”. Despite this it’s often forgotten that
O’Connell was involved in a duel that ended in his opponents death.
The duel came about when O’Connell made a speech criticising
Dublin Corporation and their neglect of the city’s Catholic population. The speech angered John D’Esterre, a member of the corporation and he wrote letters to O’Connell challenging him to settle their differences with a pistol duel.
D’Esterre had served in the Royal Marines and was an experienced duellist and a noted crack shot while O’Connell had a reputation as being very much a novice. However with duelling being such a common feature of the time O’Connell had trained for such an occasion and he accepted the challenge.
The duel took place in Bishopscourt near Naas on a cold, snowy
February day in 1815. With a large crowd in attendance D’Esterre fired his pistol first but missed while O’Connell’s return shot hit D’Esterre in the groin with the bullet lodging in his spine.
O’Connell had aimed low with the intention of wounding but not
killing his opponent but D’Esterre would die of his injuries a few days later. The incident left O’Connell with a guilty conscience for the rest of his life and he swore to never duel again.
Congrats Cork City FC on a big win in Turners Cross tonight over St. Pats in the Cup with a 4 - 0 win. #City4TheCup
Fancy some live sport? We've got you covered this weekend at The Wilton...
Saturday @ 12:45 Man Utd V Newcastle - Premier League
Saturday @ 15:00 Leicester V Tottenham - Premier League
Sunday @ 13:30 West Brom V Chelsea - Premier League
Sunday @ 15:30 Kerry V Tyrone - All Ireland Football Semi Final
Sunday @ 16:00 Everton V Man City - Premier League
Monday @ 20:00 Arsenal V Liverpool - Premier League
Serving breakfast, carvery lunch and our extensive á la carte dinner menu in the bar and Loft Restaurant 7 days a week.
Tuesday: 09.30 – 12.00
Wednesday: 09.30 – 12.00
Thursday: 09.30 – 12.00
Friday: 09.30 – 12.00
Saturday: 09.30 – 12.00
Tuesday: 12.00 – 18.00
Wednesday: 12.00 – 18.00
Thursday: 12.00 – 18.00
Friday: 12.00 – 18.00
Saturday: 12.00 – 18.00
Sunday: 12.00 – 18.00
À La Carte - Bar
Tuesday: 15.00 – 22.00
Wednesday: 15.00 – 22.00
Thursday: 15.00 – 22.00
Friday: 15.00 – 22.00
Saturday: 15.00 – 22.00
Sunday: 15.00 – 21.30
À La Carte - Loft Restaurant
Tuesday: 18.00 – 22.00
Wednesday: 18.00 – 22.00
Thursday: 18.00 – 22.00
Friday: 18.00 – 22.00
Saturday: 18.00 – 22.00
Sunday: 15.00 – 21.30
Tuesday: 09.30 – 23.30
Wednesday: 09.30 – 23.30
Thursday: 09.30 – 23.30
Friday: 09.30 – 00.30
Saturday: 09.30 – 00.30
Sunday: 12.00 – 23.00