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The Anvil

B&B Ireland Quality Assured

Castlemaine, Kerry, V93 TH58

Review Score: Fabulous 8.8/10

3km from Castlemaine

Meet your host…

Elizabeth & Stephen O'Connor

We have been welcoming guests into our home for nearly 20 years and have made some great friends along the way. Guests return time and time again and we do our utmost to make sure that everyone who stays with us has a stay to remember. Nothing is too much trouble and if you need a hand with your itinerary plans then we are happy to help you. We look forward to meeting you.

V93 TH58

The Anvil Bed and Breakfast, Restaurant and Bar is a family run business, famed for its warm welcome and friendly Irish hospitality. It is located in the village of Boolteens on the Wild Atlantic Way (near Castlemaine – birthplace of ‘The Wild Colonial Boy’) and nestled between the Slieve Mish Mountains and the Dingle Peninsula in an area renowned for its rugged beauty and unforgettable scenery. It is an ideal base for exploring the Kerry sights such as the Dingle Peninsula, Killarney National Park or The Ring of Kerry. You can also just take a stroll on the nearby Inch Beach which provides a safe swimming area and is also popular with windsurfers and horseback riders.

How to get here

We are located in Boolteens Village on the main Dingle road (R561) just 3km west of Castlemaine.At the foot of the Slieve Mish Mountains in the Dingle Peninsula, The Anvil Bar B&B offers stylish and elegant rooms with flat-screen TVs. Guests can relax with open fires in the cosy, traditional pub. With beautiful garden or mountain views, the bright and cosily furnished rooms at The Anvil Bar have their own private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can relax with free tea and coffee in the room. Hearty breakfasts are served each day in the dining area, and the warmly furnished pub features free Wi-Fi and serves drinks and evening meals. The Anvil offers a pick-up service to and from Cork, Shannon and Kerry Airport along with professionaly guided day tours to the Hidden Gems Of The Dingle Peninsula and The Ring Of Kerry subject to availability. Inch Beach is 10 minutes away by car, and Kerry Airport is a 20-minute drive away. Dingle is 25 km from the property.

Sat Nav: Lat (52.176713) - Long (-9.753541)


  • Cot Available
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Cycling
  • Fishing within 5kms
  • Golfing within 5kms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Horse Riding
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing
  • Light Meals Available
  • No Smoking House
  • Private Car Park
  • Tea In Bedrooms
  • TV in Bedroom
  • Walking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wine License

Customer Reviews

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Overall Score



Charles Metzner

22 Mar 2020 
Review Score: 10/10

Hospitality was Incredible.

Anders Johansson

28 Jul 2019 
Review Score: 8/10

On motorbike from Sweden to Ireland a tour to the SV of Ireland is a must to do. We looked for a B&B for two nights stay and found The Anvil as a proper place to styi in. A day in the Dingel-circel made the day. Over al a pleasent B&B with bar/resturant. Good and quiet room with exelent bathroom. Well situated for daytrips to both Kerry and Dingel.

Angela Glading

28 Jun 2019 
Review Score: 9/10

My family took a girl's trip to Ireland, our first trip. We got into the Anvil late, but the hosts were very welcoming, and we got dinner right away. Excellent fish and chips. The rooms were lovely, clean and bright. Ours had a view to the fields and mountains. Breakfast in the morning was good, though the coffee could have been a bit stronger for us Americans! We got great advice on where to go and what to see, overall a lovely experience.

Renee Cason

02 May 2019 
Review Score: 7/10

We stayed one night at the Anvil in April 2019. The place was very clean and although being above a bar, it was pretty quiet (it was a weekday night) We were greeted warmly and led up to our room. There is no elevator but the stairs are easy and wide. The bed was comfortable/average. The shower and bathroom were a good size and very clean. The pub was fun. Although lots of people there, not lot crowded. Of our week in Ireland, we had the best fish and chips here.

Bob Pfeifer

17 Apr 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

My wife and I were celebrating our Anniversary, first time to Ireland for both of us. We had just completed a long day of sightseeing at Ring of Kerry and arrived at The Anvil around 7pm. We had a very good meal in the restaurant, met the owner Stephen, letting him know we were only there for a brief stay, as we had to leave too early for breakfast. He then graciously offered to fix us a breakfast sandwich plate later that evening, which he did, and which was greatly appreciated!

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