About Mount Juilet Estate
Mount Juliet was a family home until 1989 and remains one of Ireland’s finest country houses, as well as being Co. Kilkenny’s most acclaimed country Estate. A truly unique experience offering internationally renowned hospitality.
The superb Mount Juliet team maintain traditions and standards that have endured from the glory days of the ‘Big House’. Mount Juliet’s tradition of hospitality dates back to the 18th Century, when young Somerset Butler and his new Bride Juliet, moved into the newly refurbished house, renamed in her honour. Over the years, a great many illustrious people have dined, fished and hunted before resting in one of her 32 sumptuous bedrooms, which are named after a select few of Mount Juliet's previous guests – The King of Ossory, The Black Earl, Lady Juliana and Fitzwilliam Le Gros.
On the Estate there are 2 properties, the luxurious 32 bedroom Georgian Manor House and the 93 bedroom Hunter's Yard Hotel which offers laid-back luxury with a twist.
History and Culture:
The magnificent gardens at Mount Juliet Estate form a haven of peace and tranquillity. There are three main elements to the gardens. First, there’s an informal stream and rockery area near the drive, past the Jack Nicklaus Championship golf course, on the approach to Mount Juliet Manor House. Then there’s an old, walled rose garden, which has been replanted with a mixture of modern and old-fashioned roses. The highlight of the grounds is a walled, ornamental garden, with many charming features. In particular, the stunning double herbaceous borders, which are famous for their ever-changing colours, from early summer to late autumn.
Recent Awards and Accolades:
Luxury Destination Partner of the Dublin Horse Show, 2018.
Best Hotel & Guesthouse Restaurant, The Lady Helen Restaurant. Irish Restaurant Awards (Leinster) - 2018.
Best Chef: Ken Harker, The Lady Helen. Irish Restaurant Awards (Leinster) - 2018.
The Hound Restaurant: Awarded 2 AA Rosettes, 2018.
Listed in the Top 3 Irish Restaurants. La Liste, 2018.
Lady Helen Restaurant : Retains 1 Michelin Star, 2017.
Ireland's Executive Chef of the Year - Ken Harker. 2017 Gold Medal Awards.
Destination Restaurant of the Year. Food & Wine Magazine, 2017.
For more awards and accolades, please follow the link https://www.mountjuliet.ie/awards-and-accolades.html.