Rafter's Gastropub

Rafter's Gastropub

Guest house

4 Friary Street, Kilkenny, Ireland

GoodBased on 474 reviews


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About Rafter's Gastropub

The 'Rafter' Dempsey's is located in Kilkenny and offers easy access to Kilkenny Castle. It is steps from Shee Alms House, restaurants and nightlife options.

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To Downtown

0.2 mi



Nearest airport


Distance to airport

67.8 mi


Check-in time

3:00 PM

Check-out time

11:30 AM


Free Wi-Fi

Payment & Cancellation

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Front desk number

+353 567 722 970

Amenities at Rafter's Gastropub

Top Features

Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly


  • Quiet street view
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Family rooms
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Grill
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Laundry facilities
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Room service
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Shower
  • Breakfast included
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Snack bar
  • Socket near the bed
  • Kids meals
  • No smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Express check-out
  • Parking
  • Body soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Lockers
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Carpeted
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Toilet
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Toilet paper
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • City view
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Clothes rack
  • Trash cans
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • TV
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • Desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Designated smoking area
  • Storage available


  • Game room
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Pool table


  • Babysitting or child care
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Entertainment staff
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available

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Reviews for Rafter's Gastropub

GoodBased on 473 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Great staff friendly and efficient. (in 102 reviews)
  • Great location to most everything (in 98 reviews)
  • Great inclusive full Irish breakfast. (in 77 reviews)
Cons -
  • No kettle in the room. (in 47 reviews)
  • No tea coffee kettle or hairdryer in room. (in 10 reviews)
  • No hot water in the morning and not good water pressure (in 4 reviews)

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Where is Rafter's Gastropub

Most Popular Landmarks

Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny0.2 mi
Kilkenny Castle0.2 mi

Getting Around

Kilkenny0.5 mi

FAQs when booking at Rafter's Gastropub

Is pricing at Rafter's Gastropub comparable to 3 star hotels in Kilkenny?

The average rate for a night at Rafter's Gastropub is 23% less than the Kilkenny average for similarly rated 3 stars hotels. The nightly rate at Rafter's Gastropub is typically $111, which is considered to be a good deal for a quality hotel room in Kilkenny.

How close is Rafter's Gastropub to the nearest airport, Dublin?

With no traffic, the 68 mi drive between Rafter's Gastropub and Dublin (the nearest airport) will generally only take about 2h 15m. If you’re staying in a metropolitan area, you may see your drive time increase due to busy roads.

What is the best way for guests to get from Dublin to Rafter's Gastropub?

For the most freedom while visiting Kilkenny, consider renting a car for about $267/day and parking it at Rafter's Gastropub where they offer parking spaces to hotel guests. Taking a taxi or rideshare service from the nearest airport, Dublin, to your hotel is often the most cost effective transportation solution.

What is the Rafter's Gastropub phone number?

For assistance regarding your reservation at Rafter's Gastropub please call +353 567 722 970.

Does Rafter's Gastropub have Wi-Fi available?

Yes, Rafter's Gastropub has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

What is the check-out time at Rafter's Gastropub?

The standard check-out time at Rafter's Gastropub is 11:30 AM. Guests can usually check-in from 3:00 PM. Special arrangements may be available if discussed with the front desk.

How much does it cost to stay at Rafter's Gastropub, Kilkenny?

Prices at Rafter's Gastropub will vary depending on when you plan to stay and what room type you require. The average nightly room price recently has been $111, though some users have found rates as low as $91. To see prices for your dates, enter them in the form above.

Is there a restaurant at Rafter's Gastropub?

Yes, food can be ordered from the Rafter's Gastropub restaurant. Opening times may vary. They also have a bar service for drinks.

Does Rafter's Gastropub have a laundry service?

This accommodation does offer laundry services. There are irons (and ironing boards) at the property too.

How far is Rafter's Gastropub from Kilkenny Castle?

Kilkenny Castle in Kilkenny is 0 mi away from Rafter's Gastropub.

Is Rafter's Gastropub close to Black Abbey?

Walking distance - there’s 0 mi between Black Abbey and Rafter's Gastropub.