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Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Terrific Business Story and Great Fish!

The story of how this couple developed this local, eco-friendly smoked salmon business is worth a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
Very Interesting and Excellent Products

Enjoyed an interesting hour here following the smoking process. It was fairly busy when we arrived... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
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“smoke house”(8 reviews)
The Burren Smokehouse Visitors Centre, Lisdoonvarna, was established in 1995, to create a window for the smokehouse’s own products and other local gourmet products and crafts. We offer a video for our visitors that shows how our salmon is being...more
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Burren Smokehouse Visitors Centre Kincora Road | Co. Clare, Lisdoonvarna V95 HD70, Ireland
+353 65 707 4432
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 October 2011

I consider myself a "foodie" and was excited to discover the Burren Smokehouse on the way to the Cliffs of Moher. I spoke with the owner Birgitta at the visitor center they provide samples of their wild and organic smoked salmon. It was a taste...More

2  Thank MWTraveler80
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 October 2015

I have been a big fan of this company's products since i came across them in my local Super value and although some of the products are expensive enough i buy at least one pack per week or did up to 2 weeks ago when...More

7  Thank kevmal
BurrenSmokehouse, Public Relations Manager at Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2015

We have looked over our HACCP plan and are completely satisfied that every member of staff has been following the required standards. We fully stand by the high quality of our customer service and all our members of staff.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The story of how this couple developed this local, eco-friendly smoked salmon business is worth a stop. There's a short video that shows how they smoke the salmon (a different method) and at certain times it is possible to explore their kiln (we didn't). There...More

Thank sisterbay716
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if the salmon is this good after refrigeration i can only imagine how good it would be fresh from the smoker - regretfully the "center" only offers a movie of the smokehouse itself and not a tour of it - hot smoked salmon in all...More

Thank SAM22442244
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

A small place, a shop really, with an area set aside with seats where you can watch a 7/8 minute video about the history and smoking processes used. We arrived and although they were expecting a large tour group the staff were more than happy...More

Thank k0ala67
Reviewed 16 August 2018

More a lovely smoked fish shop with additional tasty items than a full-fledged visitor center. If the video isn't playing and you would like to see it, give an ask. Offers both hot or cold-smoked salmon, as well as trout, mackerel. Also a selection of...More

Thank babystepper
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We visited after a day driving qrounf The Burren and Cliff of Moher. Arrived ard 30min before closing time so it was pretty quite. We sampled different types of salmon before deciding on which flavors to buy. As we did not have means to store...More

Thank HLKoh
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We have had the most amazing time in Ireland. Great food, warm and friendly people, excellent service, and beautiful landscapes. It was therefore somewhat of a shock to go to the Burren Smokehouse where the precise opposite of all of these things made for a...More

1  Thank Chris K
BurrenFoodEmporium, Public Relations Manager at Burren Smokehouse Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hello Chris K, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback, we appreciate it. We also understand that it must be frustrating for you to wait and then not be able to watch the video. We talked to the staff member who was...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed an interesting hour here following the smoking process. It was fairly busy when we arrived as a tour bus had just pulled up so we had a walk around and came back later to watch the video presentation. Friendly staff and nice shop. Had...More

Thank ciaranmcmahon78
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Great visit , see how smoking is done , sample the range of products , very welcoming ,you wont leave empty handed

Thank glenn r
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent service here and “Tony” gave us a great warm welcome as we browsed about and watched the video on how they prepare the world famous Smoked Salmon. Well worth the visit and will call again.

Thank Merc350sl
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This place was fine but mostly inaccessible to the general public because it was full of a bus tour! This appears to be a common problem here in Ireland and is something I'm not familiar with. Most quality restaurants & pubs we tend to visit...More

1  Thank A7277OJdavidp
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