The Heart & Soul of Ballycotton

Situated by the working pier of Ballycotton, Pier 26 is an eclectic mix of old and new: a welcoming traditional pub, an award-winning restaurant, and a stylish, comfortable B&B. You’ll always find a warm smile, an ear to listen and some of the best craic in Ireland!

Pier 26 Bar

Soak Up the Atmosphere

Our bar hasn’t changed too much over the years. In fact, if you look at the walls, you can see some of the patrons of 100 years ago. We pride ourselves on pouring the best pints in Ballycotton – maybe the best in East Cork – and also offer a wide range of aperitifs, cocktails and spirits, as well as bar food. Every week we host a music event, featuring some of the best talent from Cork and further afield, and when the mood takes us, we just have our own sing song!

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Pier 26 Bed & Breakfast

Sleep in Style

The rooms at Pier 26 are spacious, comfortable and tastefully decorated. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to lay your head for the night, or a base to explore beautiful Ballycotton and surrounding East Cork, our B&B has everything you need for a restful stay.

Every bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee-making facilities. You can enjoy a traditional Irish breakfast in the restaurant from 9am, with early bird breakfast boxes available upon request. We can even throw in a ‘lunch box’ as part of your package.

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Pier 26 Restaurant

A Taste of Ballycotton

A trip to Ballycotton isn’t complete without sampling the award-winning cuisine on offer at Pier 26. Esteemed chef Colin Hennessy, along with his experienced team, source all of their ingredients locally, cooking up an array of delicious dishes that cater to all tastes. Our coastal location gives us access to the freshest, sustainably sourced seafood, which is showcased across our daytime and evening menus. It is this which has led to Pier 26 being featured in the Sunday Independent’s top 20 seafood restaurants in Ireland.

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Music at Pier 26

We have live music in the bar every week, ranging from four-piece bands to ‘one man and his guitar’. There is a mixture of traditional music – with the uilleann pipes, tin whistle, accordion (and even the odd mandolin) – and more contemporary acoustic sessions.

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Local Activities

Ballycotton Sea Activities

When visiting Ballycotton, you’ll want to spend time exploring the stunning coastline, as well as the famous lighthouse on Ballycotton Island. Lighthouse tours operate four times a day (weather permitting!), with the boat trip taking approximately 15 minutes each way.

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  • "Fancy cooling down with a cocktail as you gaze out over fishing boats and endless water? You won’t get better than at Pier 26 at Ballycotton Harbour, East Cork, made by James Walsh"

    Lucinda O’Sullivan, Food and Hospitality Critic

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Please Note: The family rooms are suitable for 2 adults and 1 or 2 children. Additional beds are not suitable for adults.

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