Our History

Good food from good sources form our family recipe

The Inn has belonged to the Blairs since 1986

Meet the Blair Family

In March of 1986 John and Anne Blair along with 9 year old Richard, 11 year old Judy and 13 year old Duncan made the move from leafy Ballintemple in Cork City to the rolling countryside of Cloghroe in the Parish of Iniscarra 8 miles from the City. 

The humble beginnings

Blairs Inn first opened it's doors on the 3rd of March 1986 serving only drinks, however Anne and John had bigger plans. At first food was served simply to feed the local workers from the nearby Blarney Estate. Simple fare such as Irish Stew and Corned Beef and Cabbage was produced by Anne in the tiny kitchen and happily devoured by the local workmen. Soon word spread and other hungry customers turned up looking for some of Anne's fine home cooking. It was around this time circa 1988 that the Blairs produced their first menu, written on a chalk board before the start of service everyday with whatever was fresh, seasonal and close at hand.  Even in these early days freshness and quality were at the forefront of everything that Anne and John produced from their little kitchen. Juicy Dublin Bay Prawns served with homemade Brown Bread, Garlic Crab Claws from Kenmare Bay, Comforting Cottage Pies and Beef Stews were gaining noteriety both for their simplicity and flavour. 

Tending guests has always been the business of our family
Using the best local ingredients has always been our mission

Our heritage

We are proud to use only the best of local ingredients

Duncan Blair, Chef

Our philosophy

We want our customers to experience the best of Irish hospitality and food

Fresh ingredients

We only allow the freshest of ingredients through the back door


We pride ourselves in producing our own homemade bread desserts and dishes

Premium Quality

You will be amazed at the quality produce on our doorstep

The lady of the house

Introducing the Lady of the House Anne Blair. 

Chef Marie Williams

Make a reservation

Have a favourite snug or cozy corner. why not call today to reserve a table.

Or call us directly ++353 (0)21 438 1470

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Cloghroe, Blarney
County Cork,T23 D967


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Mo - Th 12pm - 11.30pm
Fr & Sa 12pm - 12.30am
Sunday 12.30 - 11.00pm