With a distinctive character, rich farmland and 250km of spectacular coastline, it’s no surprise that Wexford does an excellent line in locally produced food and drink.

With acres of farmland and vegetable gardens, the 4* Ashdown Park Hotel brings sustainable food right from the source directly to your table. You can get a feel of how this land has been farmed over the years at the Johnston Agricultural Museum and Castle, and check out modern day practices at the hotel’s Redmond Farm whilst snacking on their homemade scones.

Get the lowdown on food heritage in the south east with a guided folklore and foraging walk in the ancient Courtown Woods. You’ll be shown the best way to forage for organic food and herbs that grow throughout the woods, and pick wild garlic to produce your own pesto. This will be served up as part of the 30 mile menu which contains ingredients sourced from within a 30 mile radius of the hotel. The hotel will pair the delicious menu with a selection of wines and send you home with a food hamper for the road.

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