Rafter'S Gastropub

3.0 star property
3-star Kilkenny guesthouse in Kilkenny City Centre, near Kilkenny Castle

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Rafter'S Gastropub

Rooftop terrace
Front of property
Double or Twin Room
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; Irish cuisine
Double or Twin Room | Bathroom

Overview of Rafter'S Gastropub

7.6 out of 10 Good
7.6/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Room service
4 Friary Street, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, R95 VY62

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKilkenny Castle5 min walk
  • Popular LocationButler House6 min walk
  • Popular LocationSt. Canice's Cathedral10 min walk
  • AirportKilkenny (KKY)7 min drive

Room options

Family Room

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 3 Single Beds

Double or Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed OR 2 Single Beds

About this area


Rafter'S Gastropub is located in Kilkenny City Centre, a neighbourhood in Kilkenny. Kilkenny Castle and Butler House are notable landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Kilkenny Golf Club and Callan Golf Club. Enjoy an event or a match at The Watershed, and consider making time for Gowran Park—a top attraction that's not to be missed.

What's nearby

  • St. Mary’s Medieval Mile Museum - 1 min walk
  • Kilkenny Castle - 5 min walk
  • Butler House - 6 min walk
  • St Mary's Cathedral - 6 min walk
  • St. Canice's Cathedral - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Kilkenny Station - 12 min walk
  • Dublin Airport (DUB) - 94 min drive


  • Ristorante Rinuccini - 3 min walk
  • Blaa Blaa Blaa - 3 min walk
  • The Grapevine Wine & Tapas Bar - 3 min walk
  • Aroi - 6 min walk
  • Italian Connection - 6 min walk

About this property

Rafter'S Gastropub

3-star guest house near Kilkenny Castle
Located close to Butler House and St. Canice's Cathedral, Rafter'S Gastropub provides free full breakfast, a rooftop terrace and a garden. Be sure to enjoy a meal at the on-site Irish cuisine restaurant. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with an arcade/games room and laundry facilities.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • A billiards/pool table, free newspapers and smoke-free property
  • Coffee/tea in reception, barbecues and a TV in reception
  • A front desk safe and luggage storage
Room features
All 16 rooms offer comforts such as free WiFi and room service.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Free infant beds and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Arcade/games room
  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • Arcade/games room
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Rooftop terrace


  • This property does not have any lifts


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
The host will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots are available on request at the property

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts

National rating

This property does not have a Ireland Tourist Board rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Rafter Dempsey's
Rafter Dempsey's Inn
Rafter Dempsey's Inn Kilkenny
Rafter Dempsey's Kilkenny
Rafter Dempsey's House Kilkenny
Rafter Dempsey's House
The Rafter Dempsey's Guesthouse
Rafter Dempsey's Guesthouse Kilkenny
Rafter Dempsey's Guesthouse
The Rafter Dempsey's
RAFTER'S GASTROPUB Guesthouse Kilkenny

Frequently asked questions

Is Rafter'S Gastropub pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Rafter'S Gastropub?

As of 25 Sept 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Rafter'S Gastropub on 27 Sept 2023 start from €120.00, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Rafter'S Gastropub?

This property doesn't offer parking.