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The Old Bank

Bruff, Limerick, V35 H744

Review Score: Fabulous 8.8/10

In Bruff

Meet your host…

Miriam Sadler Barry

Miriam, her husband Pat and family restored this historic banking town house as a 4 star B&B. Previously a retail manager she decided that home was where the heart was and welcomed her first guests on the 17th June 2008. A full Irish Breakfast is provided each morning made fresh from local produce from her husbands Pats Butcher shop.Continuously earning a great reputation for the quality of both accommodation and service, Guests enjoy refreshments in the library on arrival by the open fire.

Main Street
V35 H744

A Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Chartered B&B.
Situated in the beautiful quaint village of Bruff, County Limerick, The Old Bank bed and breakfast is owned and managed by Miriam and family who have earned a great reputation for the quality of both accommodation and service. This restored historic banking townhouse offers accommodation in luxurious en-suite jacuzzi bedrooms each possessing its own individual style that blends period decoration with all of today’s modern services and luxuries. A grand lounge area with an open fire is available for guests use along with a large meeting room and a charming dining room where a delicious breakfast is served each morning.

How to get here

Check-in time is between 6 and 9 pm.  This home is unable to take earlier arrival 

From Limerick to Bruff - Take the R512 which takes approximately 15-20 minutes. From Cork to Bruff - Take N20 to Croom. Then take the R516 to Bruff. Approx 60 minutes drive. From Tipperary to Bruff - Take R515 to Emly. Outside Emly take the 2nd left turn right onto the R516. This will take you to Bruff via Hospital village in 25-30 minutes. SatNav settings are as follows: Latitude 52 .476275, N Longitude 8.548012W ,

Sat Nav: Lat (52.476275) - Long (-8.548012)

  • Adventure Seekers
  • Failte Ireland Safety Charter
  • Walkers


  • Cot Available
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Cycling
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing
  • No Smoking House
  • Private Car Park
  • Tea In Bedrooms
  • TV in Bedroom
  • Walking
  • Wi-Fi

Customer Reviews

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Overall Score



Samantha Maitland

13 Apr 2020 
Review Score: 10/10

If there was a higher rating, I would give it. This was hands down our favorite B&B during our trip. It's wonderfully decorated, with comfortable beds and linens, a full size bathroom and little extras around the room like a coffee pot and water. The best part about our stay was Miriam, the wonderful owner. She was so friendly and knowledgeable, pointing us to local attractions that we hadn't even heard about and helping to plan a driving route to bring us close to all of them. Because of her, we visited Muckross House, a fantastic day we would have missed without her help. Breakfast was a delight, full of wonderful homemade treats and meats from their family shop. My dad, whom I was travelling with, has repeatedly mentioned our stay at the Old Bank, and how it was his favorite stay on our trip. Should I visit Ireland again, it is definitely on my list for another stay. Thank you Miriam and family!

Host's Reply:
Thank you Samantha for taking the time to review our home.. gosh November seems like a lifetime ago now. I do hope you and your dad Howard are safe and well and I'm delighted you both enjoyed your stay so much and you found my itinerary after the 20 questions so helpful.. we try our best. Please God we all will be travelling again and I get to welcome you back to our home Miriam & Family

Marc Rudkin

04 Nov 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

Out of all the B&B’s we stayed at during our holiday, the Old Bank was by far the best place we stayed at. The hostess was warm and very sociable. Had a great sense of humor as well. We really loved the parlor with the warm fire, and found it hard to want to go back up to our rooms for the evening. I would stay here again in a heart beat if I’m in the neighborhood again🥰

Host's Reply:
Thank you Marc & Family We were delighted to welcome you back to our home and are thrilled your second visit was so enjoyable. Thank you for taking the time to review our home and Till next time fond Farewells Miriam & Family


12 Sep 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

Great stay, great hostess, clean clean clean and awesome breakfast!

Host's Reply:
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our home We are delighted you enjoyed your stay & till next time Fond Farewells Miriam & Family

Chris Rogers

09 Sep 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

Friendly, clean, huge breakfast options and a warm fire at reception. This former bank, renovated into a B&B, gives a guest a bit extra as does the lady in charge. Parking was right out front, we slept well, enjoyed the pub down the street, hope to come back. TY Miriam....

Host's Reply:
Thank you Chris so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we would to welcome you back to our home again Till next time Fond Farewells Miriam & Family

Bernd & Elke Schmitt

19 Aug 2019 
Review Score: 9/10

A very nice B&B and also a very nice host. We always had a good time with Miriam. She helped us with detailed plans for hiking tours and gave tips for places to visit. The room was excellent and quiet. For breakfast we were offered a variety of (for example) different pancakes and also did Miriam provide us with different sorts of coffee. For those who complain about the size of the TV in the rooms: well, you did not come to Ireland for watching television, did you? We were pleased with the size of the TV and needn´t really one. All in all we can recommend The Old Bank to every visitor. If you are not pleased, it is your fault, not that of the host.

Host's Reply:
Bernd & Elke You have given me a great giggle here.. a woman after my own heart.. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay so much, and we do try and make everyone's stay the best we can.. I would hope after upgrading the Tvs to 32 inch flat screens with Netflix and youtube that no one else will give out about their size.. ha ha Till next time, our fondest farwells Miriam & Family xx