Arkle Bar & Restaurant 

We are delighted to announce our newly refurbished Arkle Bar & Restaurant, cosy plush 1920s decor featuring photos and artwork of Arkle. 

Arkle (19 April 1957 – 31 May 1970) was an Irish bay gelding Thoroughbred racehorse.

Arkle was so good that he caused the rules to be changed - how many participants in any sport can claim that? He was known to have a great way with people and stole the hearts of many across the world.  In an age when television coverage was rapidly increasing the popularity of steeplechasing, Arkle was the first horse who truly became a public figure. Despite his career being cut short by injury, Arkle won three Cheltenham Gold Cups and a host of other top prizes. Because of Kildare being famous for its many horse racecourses, we've named our hotel bar after its most famous horse who was known to be extremely gentle, full of old charm, and great spirit.

From early morning to late at night, Arkle Bar & Restaurant offer guests a variety of culinary experiences. 


Book a table

If you would like to book a table of 10 or more, please call 01 629 0909 to book as we will need Credit/Debit card details to secure your reservation.


Serving Times


Midweek from 7.30am to 10.30am, Weekends from 8am – 11am

All Day Dining from 12pm to 9.30pm



 Arkle Sample Bar Menu 

 Arkle Sample Drinks Menu 

 Arkle Sample Dinner Menu 

 Arkle Sample Dessert Menu 

Friday & Saturday - Live piano music from 9.30pm to Late

Sunday - Live Music from 8.00pm to late





Unaccompanied children aged 15 to 17 and accompanied children under 15 may remain in the bar until 10:00pm

Dress Code Policy: Smart dress essential. 

If you require further clarification on the above, please call 01 629 0909 and dial 7 or email


 Sample Room Service Menu is also available 



For Reservations please call 01 629 0909 and dial 7


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