The Trident Hotel

The Wharf Tavern & Terrace

Whether it’s morning coffee, lunch, dinner, a special celebration or a family occasion, this spectacular setting provides the quality of food and level of service that has given Kinsale its reputation as the Gourmet Capital if Ireland. With a unique nautical feel designed by local yacht-designer Rob Jacob, the portholes, decking and rope-wound galleon masts provide a new twist on the traditional Irish pub.

Once you’ve stepped aboard, you can select from a wide range of cocktails, wines, whiskeys, specialty coffees and craft beers. You can either enjoy them in the comfort of our beautiful bar or take them out to our sheltered terrace and have them al-fresco. When you’ve whetted your appetite, you can enjoy some of the incredible food that comes from the kitchen. The team of leading chefs use the finest locally sourced produce to craft menus that perfectly balance new dishes with old classics. From delicious light bites and gourmet sandwiches to succulent prime Irish steaks and harbour-fresh seafood.

The Foredeck Bar

Our unique outdoor bar is the best place to enjoy cocktails, wine, craft beer or a pint of Guinness in stunning surroundings perched right on the edge of Kinsale harbour.

When the sun shines in Kinsale, locals and hotel guests alike flock to The Foredeck Bar. A charming little open-air bar sits right on the water’s edge of Kinsale Harbour. Serving everything from ice-cold craft beers to piping hot speciality coffees, whatever you’re having you can enjoy it amongst the most picturesque setting in the south of Ireland. This little hidden gem, tucked away in the corner of the idyllic Cork coast is an ideal place to settle down, enjoy a drink with friends and watch the wonderful sunsets that this part of the world is famous for.

Pier One Restaurant

Situated on the first floor of the hotel, with magnificent views out over the majestic Kinsale Harbour, Pier One Restaurant is where we serve our famous breakfast to guests each morning.

However, if you’re looking to host a private event or group dinner, it can also be reserved for evening food and drinks in spectacular surroundings.

Whatever the reason for your celebration, Pier One Restaurant is a leading private party venue in Cork that can cater for your every need. We have the food, the service and the unique backdrop to make it a truly memorable celebration. Together, we can create a private-dining package just for you. Our team of leading chefs will use the finest locally sourced produce to craft a menu with something for every one of your guests. From delicious canapés, to sit-down lunches and 3-course meals, their gourmet creations are something we’ve become famous for. Because of this, our experienced team of dedicated servers are looking forward to sharing in your celebration here at Trident Hotel Kinsale.

Steak at Pier One Restaurant

About Us

A Place Like No Other

Renowned for its friendly people, its unique pubs and its lush-green landscapes, Ireland is a country that’s perched right on the edge of Europe. Tucked away in one of its most idyllic corners, is Kinsale – from the Irish ‘Ceann tSaile’ meaning ‘Head of the Sea’ – a colourful, vibrant and stunningly-picturesque fishing village that’s rightly become famous the world over. Just a 2 minute walk from the narrow winding streets covered in the colourful doorways, is a picturesque harbour that serves as a gateway to the glorious Atlantic Ocean. Here, right on the water’s edge, in a place known as World’s End, lies the luxurious Trident Hotel Kinsale.

Originally the site of a Royal Naval Dockyard in the 18th century, Trident Hotel Kinsale was built in the 1960s. In 1986, it was purchased by the Good Family from Kinsale. The stone-store area, which had been in use for 400 years, was then converted into the Wharf Tavern, Pier One Restaurant and banqueting suite for weddings, meetings, conferences. Since we opened our doors way back in 1965, one of the most popular hotels in Cork has been providing both locals and visitors alike with great service in luxurious surroundings. We recently underwent a complete refurbishment to enhance these offerings even further. We now provide 75 beautifully modern guestrooms including an executive wing comprising 30 rooms and penthouse floor of 11 luxury suites. Best of all, every room provides breath-taking views of Kinsale’s harbour. Having a prime location that showcases its picturesque surroundings is wasted if you don’t have the people to ensure the experience is an unforgettable one. We’re proud to have a wonderful team of passionate individuals dedicated to ensuring your time with us is everything you want it to be. With a focus on service and exceeding expectations, we’ve built a reputation on delivering excellence in everything we do. However, it is the quality of food that comes from our kitchen that really sets us apart. Known as ‘The Gourmet Capital of Ireland’ and voted ‘Ireland’s Top Foodie Town’ in 2018, Kinsale is internationally renowned for its food. We’re delighted to be able to continue this tradition by offering the finest artisan creations, developed by leading chefs that use the best locally-sourced produce.

As well as being a modern, luxurious hotel with incredible views of our unique surroundings, Trident Hotel Kinsale is also an ideal base to explore the sunny south-east of Ireland. Just 30 minutes from Cork City, 20 minutes from Cork International Airport and at the very start of the Wild Atlantic Way, Kinsale offers you a world of choice you can enjoy at your own pace. So, whether you’re looking to enjoy a holiday or a mini-break, a week of rest or a weekend of action-packed activities, we’re looking forward to welcoming you.

The Trident Team

Trident Hotel from the water
Trident Hotel Kinsale