The inspector described his dining experience in the restaurant as "impressive with thought and imagination shown" and the meal experience as "worthy of note."
Commenting on the visit, the AA inspector said, "This is a wonderful property from both the physical point of view with the combination of the heritage of the location blended seamlessly with the new buildings. Service and hospitality were both on point. Two AA rosettes are confirmed in recognition of the culinary excellence."
Statement By Killeavy Castle Estate General Manager
Jason Foody, general manager of Killeavy Castle Estate, said, "This is a proud day for everyone in the team at Killeavy Castle Estate. Our goal is to deliver an unparalleled experience to our guests seven days a week and receiving this feedback following an unannounced and secret visit from the AA is recognition of the high standards that our team sets for itself. It is this commitment to excellence that makes Killeavy Castle Estate a truly special place."
Statement By Killeavy Castle Estate Head Chef
Killeavy Castle Estate executive head chef Darragh Dooley said, "To be recognised by the experts at the AA is a true honour for my team and I. We're passionate about the food and drink experience that we have created at Killeavy Castle Estate and to have the stamp of approval of two AA rosettes is a reflection of our standards, quality of ingredients and use of local produce.
"Over 90% of the food served throughout the Estate is produced within the grounds of Killeavy Castle Estate or sourced within a 20-mile radius, and it’s this commitment to local sourcing that underpins the strength of our offering at the restaurant. This, combined with hard work and determination from a passionate team has paid off and we look forward with optimism for the future."