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!).
This season the Premier League is like the gift that keeps on giving with live games now on Friday nights as well! The first "Friday Night Football" of the season kicks off at 8pm tonight with Joe Mourinho's Man Utd taking on Southhampton. The full list of this weekend's live Premier League fixtures is below and don't forget we'll also have the action from the final weekend of the Olympics plus the All-Ireland Football Semi Final at 3:30pm on Sunday between Tipperary and Mayo. Catch all the action live with us at The Wilton!
Fri @ 8pm: Man Utd V Southampton
Sat @ 12:30pm: Stoke V Man City
Sat @ 3pm: Burnley V Liverpool
Sat @ 5:30pm: Leicester V Arsenal
Sun @ 1:30pm: Sunderland V Middlesbrough
Sun @ 4pm: West Ham V Bournemouth
Well done to Leeside's own Rob Heffernan who finished 6th earlier in the gruelling 50k walk event in the heat in Rio.
Fantastic run from Thomas Barr only just missing out on a medal by .05 of a second! A new Irish record and he "pulled like a dog" for the whole race!
The Wilton Pub and Restaurant shared Inpho Sports Photography's photo.
Another medal from the water in Rio! Congrats to Annalise Murphy with a brilliant silver in sailing after the heartbreak of fourth place at the London games.
Well done to the Cork Camogie team who booked their place in next months All-Ireland final with an extra time win over Wexford ensuring that the Leeside ladies stay on course for a three-in-a-row. #RebelsAbu Cork GAA
It's back and with all the world class talent and egos directing things from the sidelines this season it promises to be a good one. We've got Jose, Pep, Jurgen, Conte, Pochettino, the elder statesman Wenger and of course "Dilly Ding Dilly Dong" Ranieri! Who will come out on top? It all kicks off tomorrow and we'll have 6 live games on our big screens at The Wilton over the opening weekend. Here's the full lineup:
Saturday @ 12.30 Hull v Leicester
Saturday @ 3.00 Everton v Spurs
Saturday @ 5:30 Man City v Sunderland
Sunday @ 1.30 Bournemouth v Man Utd
Sunday @ 4.00 Arsenal v Liverpool
Monday @ 8.00 Chelsea v West Ham
The Wilton Pub and Restaurant shared RTÉ Sport's video.
These lads have been a breath of fresh air in this Olympics. Well done to the O'Donovan Brothers who "pulled like a dog" to win Silver earlier today! Ireland's first medal of this Olympics and our first ever Olympic rowing medal!
WOW! Silver medal for brothers Gary and Paul O'Donovan in Rio! Brilliant! #UpSkibb #PullLikeADog
The Wilton Pub and Restaurant shared RTÉ Sport's video.
Another great interview from the O'Donovan brothers after a great performance saw them qualify for the Olympic final tomorrow where they will go for Gold in Rio! Best of luck to the lads tomorrow and given that they are steak fans they are welcome to a well deserved steak on the stone at The Wilton when they come home! #UpSkibb
Well done on a great win (and great RTÉ interview!) by the O'Donovan brothers from Skibbereen in the Olympic's today. The reigning European Champs won their Lightweight Double Sculls rowing heat in Rio to qualify for the Semi Final on Wednesday #UpSkibb
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