There is a Downton Abbey night taking place in Kilkenny next month and it sounds FAB 3 years ago

There is a Downton Abbey night taking place in Kilkenny next month and it sounds FAB

Fancy stepping back to the early 1900's for an evening?

Well, now you can.

Next month, on October 26th, Kilkenny’s iconic Butler House is inviting diners to dust off their finest gowns and black tie apparel to be transported back in time with a Downton Abbey themed, fine dining experience at Butler House and Gardens.

Sounds fab? It will be.

“We are very much looking forward to our Downton Abbey Night, taking place during Kilkenny’s Savour Festival,” says Butler House Manager, Deirdre Keating.

“We hope our guests choose to come in the apparel of the day, but it's optional, and we feel the refined ambiance of Butler House and decorative surprises we have planned will lend an atmosphere of bygone years and set the tone for an enchanting evening. We will also have a lovely little gift for our diners as they leave.”

As for what you can expect, Executive Head Chef, Gerard Dunne, promises to tantalise taste buds with his bespoke, five-course, and locally sourced, seasonal tasting menu. The house will be filled with music and Downton décor, creating an elegant post-Edwardian era atmosphere.


The drinks reception kicks off at 7pm, with dinner to be served at 7.30pm.

Upon arrival, guests will be served an 18th century inspired cocktail, the Butler House Sling, Writers Tears Premium Whiskey soaked in damson plums with a touch of honey, soft spices and citrus zest topped with soda, produced by award-winning mixologist, Chris Hennessy.

Dinner will be served in the dining room, set with crisp white linens, candelabras and impeccably polished silverware, and glasses will be filled with deliciously fine wines. Diners will then be invited to toast their meal with the elegant Irishman Founders Reserve, from Walsh Whiskey Distillery.

As well as the gloriously delicious sounding food, there will be some light entertainment throughout the evening, including a group dance lesson which will be in keeping with the Downton theme, from choreographer, Rachel Ellard, of Vesper Dance Studios.

However, if this sounds like an evening you don't want to miss, you better act fast. Tickets are €100 and limited in numbers, so the hotel advices everyone to book early to avoid disappointment.

To book: Call (056) 772 2828 or from Butler House reception.