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The Old Bank

Bruff, Limerick, V35 H744

Review Score: Fabulous 8.7/10

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
Bruff
V35 H744

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
  • Walkers

Facilities

  • 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

8.7/10
Fabulous

 

Rogers

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

SUZETTE HARDEE SPENCER

07 Aug 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

I can’t say enough great things about our recent stay at The Old Bank in Bruff. Miriam emailed me immediately after our reservation was made to inquire about room preferences (double or twin) so that rooms could be allocated correctly prior to our arrival. (This was most helpful as my 75+ year old mother and my 27 y/o son did not want to share a double bed… 😊). Miriam also referred me to their website which listed many suggestions on area attractions to help us plan our itinerary. I emailed Miriam again the week prior to our trip to re-confirm our reservation and provide an approximate arrival time. As we were traveling and planned to arrive close to 9p, she let us know what local options were available for dining that evening. The Old Bank was conveniently located downtown in Bruff, a lovely little village in County Limerick. We easily found a spot in the private parking area behind the B&B. On arrival, Miriam greeted my family and provided a thorough overview of our accommodations. She inquired about our itinerary for the next few days, offered recommendations, and provided several brochures with a map. We were shown to our pretty rooms upstairs where a carafe of chilled water, cookies, and chocolate mints awaited. There were ample pillows, blankets, and towels provided. There was a jacuzzi tub in our en-suite bathroom and a small, wall-mounted TV in our bedroom as well as Wi-Fi and a computer available on the landing outside for our use. Freshly baked goodies were waiting downstairs at our designated dining time each morning. Miriam’s homemade muffins were the most scrumptious we’ve ever eaten... I’m still craving her chocolate chip muffins while my Mom loved the blueberry ones! Tea, coffee, juices, and cereals were also available while we waited for our freshly cooked hot breakfast items at our private dining table. Miriam gladly accommodated all of our dining requests (I’m such a picky eater!); the serving sizes were plentiful, and the food was delicious. One evening, we arrived after the security gate to the private parking area was closed, but had no problem finding available parking directly in front of the B&B. The Euro Spar next door was very convenient for picking up extra snacks and water for our daily excursions. There were 3 or 4 local pubs as well as several dining options within walking distance. The area was clean and well-lit, and felt very safe to us. All the people we encountered were pleasant and friendly. I would heartily recommend The Old Bank B&B to anyone seeking accommodations in the Limerick area and would gladly book another stay there.

Host's Reply:
O Suzette Thank you so much for such a detailed and lovely review and reviews like this are a reflection of the wonderful guests we welcome to our home...xx , I sent you the muffin receipt and I'm delighted you enjoyed them so much. We are delighted you enjoyed your trip so much and the suggestions and maps Till next time Fond Farwells Miriam & Family

Clint VanDyne

25 Jun 2019 
Review Score: 9/10

My wife and I stayed here on our 10th anniversary trip and absolutely loved it! In fact, of the 4 B&B's we stayed in this was my wife's favorite by far! Bruff is a quaint little town with a couple restaurants and a couple attractions. We LOVED the breakfast and my wife and I BOTH said it was the best muffins we've ever had (and I'm a bit of a foodie so that's saying something!). They had the biggest breakfast menu of any place we stayed including some traditional Irish options. I recommend the blueberry/raspberry chocolate French toast, it was great! This was also the only place that had Netflix that you could log into which was nice because there weren't a ton of tv stations we noticed at many places. My wife loved using the jetted tub and when we got in our bed was decorated with rose petals and towels shaped like a heart. The ONLY reason I gave it 9 was the bed was a little hard and I have a bad back (my wife had no issue), as well as the 6-9pm check in time made it kinda tricky to plan with meals and the other sightseeing we were doing but I would easily recommend Old Bank to anyone staying anywhere near Limerick or Bruff! Also, if you have never seen a Hurling match there's a field nearby and it's really fun to watch!!

Host's Reply:
Thank you for your very detailed review. Im disappointed to get the 9 after such a glowing review which shows not just the investment in our home but all the extras we offer to our guests. Our check in time is 6 to 9pm and most days we take earlier arrivals from 5pm and late arrivals till 10pm. Our family is young and to run errands and leave the house with them we need our free time too which is only 1 to 5pm daily because once a guest checks into our home we have to be available at all times. Most guest appreciate our later arrival which is listed on our description and on the confirmation email we send to every guests as it gives our guests an additional 2 hours of sightseeing before arrival. There are 3 restaurants in bruff with last orders taken between 7.30 & 8.30 in two places and the latest sit down reservation been 10pm at the chinese Thank you Miriam & Family

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