Happy 4th Birthday to Smugglers Creek Inn!

Smugglers Creek Inn in Pencial DrawingIt is hard to believe that it has been four years since I took over Smugglers Creek Inn. Although the business has gone from strength to strength, but it was opened during a difficult economic time and I wouldn’t have managed without the continuous support from my staff and customers. So, a big “thank you” to all of you who helped to make Smugglers Creek Inn one of best destination restaurant in Donegal. I have great plans for the future, including the long-awaited new conservatory dining area which will seat over 50 people and the completion of renovation of all the bedrooms in Spring 2014.
(Emily Browne, Proprietor)

To celebrate our 4th birthday, we have lined up a few promotions for the next 2 weeks:

Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th November 2013
Smugglers Creek Inn is inviting you to enjoy a pint of Mid-Strength Guinness or a Smithwick’s Pale Ale for only €3 !!!!!

Guinness Mid Strength & Smithwicks Pale Ale Promotion

Friday 29th November 2013, for 1 day only! Buy one drink and get another same drink free for your first round. Offer applies to drinks by the glass only. Just tell our staff you would like to avail of our “Buy 1 get 1 Free Offer” on the day. Go Celebrate!!!!

What a brilliant night at the Chris Sandford Fundraising Event at Smugglers Creek

Chris Sandford Fundraising Night at SMugglers CreekIt sure was a brilliant night. A really big “Thank You” from Chris, his team and Smugglers to all the guests who came and enjoyed a fabulous 3 course dinner, won many prizes at the raffle and bid at the auction. Special thanks to our sponso…rs Starcrest Seafood, Rooney’s Butchers, Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel, Dacalssian Wine, Western Beverages, Gabriel McSherry, Brian O’Sullivan who provided us with the evening entertainment. We raised over €2500 last night, the generosity that showed by all of you which brought Chris Sandford closer to the realisation of the building of a Culinary School for People with Disabilities. Here is a collage of photos from the night!

Sean Locke at Smugglers Creek Inn

Sean Locke with Michelle & Aileen at Smugglers Creek

Sean Locke with Michelle & Aileen at Smugglers Creek

Mark & Ian Rush with Sean Locke at Smugglers Creek

Mark & Ian Rush with Sean Locke at Smugglers Creek

Guess who pop in for dinner last Friday night? It’s the brilliant stand-up English comedian Sean Locke. Pictured here with Mark & Ian Rush, as well as our lovely waitresses Michelle & Aileen. You would have seen Sean in the game show 8 Out of 10 Cats, and Channel 4’s TV Heaven, Telly Hell, Have I got News for You and They Think It’s All Over, etc.

Smugglers Creek Chef is Donegal’s First Ever Food Coast Chowder Champion

Winner of the Food Coast Donegal Chowder Champion 2013Smugglers Creek Inn’s Chef Joe Clinton has become the county’s first ever Chowder Cook-Off Champion during the Donegal Food Festival, after beating off competition from seven other chefs in a top class field to take the prestigious honour. Next step is to represent Donegal to compete in next year’s National Chowder Cook-Off in Kinsale. A very well done to Joe and his team for such a great achievement!

Chefs Mark & Ian at the Donegal Food Festival 2013

Chef Mark & Ian at Donegal Food Festival 2013

Chef Mark & Ian at Donegal Food Festival 2013

For those of you who visited us at the 2013 Donegal Food Festival would have enjoyed the food & wine prepared and served by Chefs Mark & Ian, pictured here working very hard at the Smugglers Stand!

Following it’s huge success in the past 4 years, the Taste of Donegal Food Festival has just finished it’s 5th year running with even more celebrity chefs, exhibitors and  visitors. Don’t miss the 6th Annual A Tastes of Donegal Food Festival next year, watch this space for more details to come.


Panel of Chefs Ireland Recognises Support from Smugglers Creek Inn

Emily Browne with Head Chef Deirdre Clinton and Panel of Chefs Chairman Eoin McDonnell

Emily Browne with Head Chef Deirdre Clinton and Panel of Chefs Chairman Eoin McDonnell, POCI Team & Representatives from other Restaurants & Hotels

Smugglers Creek Proprietor Emily Browne, together with representatives from five other restaurants and hotels attended a Presentation Ceremony hosted by the Panel of Chefs Ireland in recognition of their support over the years to the POCI team at the Glasshouse Hotel in Sligo on Tuesday 12th March.