Lunch at The Old Yard, Co. Kildare

I highly recommend going for lunch at The Old Yard at Garterfarm in Castledermot, County Kildare.

I had the pleasure of visiting The Old Yard again in May. It was a beautiful sunny day and lots of flowers around.

I went for lunch there and had the delicious soup of the day and sourdough bread. I had also open sandwiches made with brown bread creamy goat’s cheese and roasted beetroot served with a salad of mixed leaves, walnuts, and a sweet balsamic dressing. And my friend had a vegan salad with sourdough bread.

The food at The Old Yard is scrumptious, healthy, vegan-friendly, gluten-free, and looks excellent photogenic. I adore the Old Yard and highly recommended to visit. If you go there once you will keep coming back.


Below are my photos were taken in May 2022.

Disappointing news: The Old Yard has made the decision to press pause on the business and will cease trading from the 28th of January 2023. In a candid Instagram post, The Old Yard explained they are closing to spend more time with family.

While they make no mention of a timeline, The Old Yard finished their announcement by saying, “this is not a goodbye, it’s a see you later & we look forward to reopening our businesses in the future.” So here’s hoping we will see them again once they’ve enjoyed some deserved time off.


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