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Claddagh Cottage

2421 Curry Ford Rd.
Orlando, FL 32806
(407) 895-1555
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The Claddagh Cottage is a cozy, neighborhood pub that has been around for over 20 years, known for its proper pints of Guinness, delicious home-style food, and authentic Irish atmosphere. 

I never managed to make it to the original location, that was bulldozed not too long ago to make room for a Walgreens, It was always on my list of places to visit. Owners Scott & Vicki purchased the pub in 2016 and re opened at this location in 2018 after they were forced to relocate, and I am very happy that I did not wait too long this time, because this is truly a unique and special establishment in Orlando.

Scott & Vicki have endeavored to recreate every detail of the pub in which they met, and this new location is a fabulous update of the original location. They were able to keep some of the wood and incorporate it back into the new location in parts of the main bar, wood posts and they even kept the original front door for the new door to the kitchen.

Claddagh is a term that originated in the Galway fishing village of Claddagh (KLAD-uh) in the 17th century, the Claddagh ring is an Irish tradition worn to symbolize love, loyalty, and friendship. Today the symbol is found on everything from jewelry to monuments with the heart representing love, the crown meaning loyalty, and the hands symbolizing friendship. The ring's motif is, "let love and friendship reign," which is the motto for Claddagh Cottage.

The menu here isn’t very big, and that’s a great thing, as it keeps with the small pub vibe. Cottage Pies are the thing here which come in a few varieties like the basic Cottage Pie with​ a savory combination of lean minced beef, carrots, peas, and onions cooked in a traditional brown gravy topped with fluffy mashed potatoes. They have a Steak & Mushroom Pie, Steak & Ale Pie, Chicken, Leek & Mushroom pie among others also.

Appetizers are very simple and classic with Scotch Eggs, Chips and Chutney, Sausage Rolls, and a few soups to choose from. They have three different sandwiches and a variety of side dishes to choose from and that is the menu in its entirety.

Claddagh Cottage does offer many other beers and wine as well, but a Guiness is a must for a place that prides itself on Proper Pours and Imperial Pints.

We really enjoyed the Chips & Chutney appetizer with a chutney made of sweet onions, tomatoes and spices. If they would make the chips from scratch, this could be an elite pub appetizer, It was still very good, but house made chips would have made it better.

The Classic Scotch Egg never disappoints with hard boiled eggs wrapped in house made Irish style seasoned sausage and baked in a crispy breading, this is a highly recommended way to start your evening at the Cottage.

The original Cottage Pie is made with a savory combination of lean minced beef, carrots, peas and onions and cooked in a traditional brown gravy and topped with fluffy mashed potatoes that are lightly browned. The flavors are so wonderful in this dish, and it even has a bit of spice. Very hearty and delightful.

The Dubliner at Claddagh Cottage is a hefty sandwich with slow roasted beef, caramelized onions and melted Swiss cheese served on French bread with mayo that is pretty damn delicious. Other sandwiches offered include a BLT and a simple Grilled Cheese.

The Bar here, and the entire feel of this restaurant and pub is about as authentic as gets in Orlando. I honestly felt after spending a few hours here and downing some food and pints, that I was about to walk outside to somewhere in Ireland. All the wood tables and chairs, the bar, the music, and even the restrooms here are very well done to keep an authentic Irish pub feeling.

Vicki and Scott met at the original Claddagh location playing music together at the traditional Irish music session, which they have now hosted for over fifteen years. Scott & Vicki have run the bi-weekly traditional Irish music session at the Claddagh since 2001. The EOWS (Every other Wednesday Session) is the same as you would find in any pub in Ireland, drawing both amateur and professional musicians from Orlando and beyond.

Claddagh Cottage is The perfect place to raise a pint with friends.

They are open Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 12 midnight, and the kitchen goes from 4pm-10pm. On Friday they are open from 4pm to 2am, with the kitchen closing at 10pm, and Saturday from 5pm to 2am with the kitchen closing at 10pm.
Claddagh Cottage is closed on Sunday.

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