Welcome to Powers Thatched Bar & Restaurant
Powers Thatched Pub is on the Main Street in Oughterard Co. Galway. It’s very visible with its whitewashed walls and red paintwork and serves some really good food and a range of craft beer.
Powers was closed for ten years, from 2004 until 2014 when a major refurbishment was undertaken by the new owners Frank and Mags Kinsella. They did their bit, and now local man Rory Clancy has taken the helm.
Rory has worked in the town for over five years, managing one of the other premises, and has now gone out on his own, with most of his original team, and his local knowledge has informed the offering now, and in fairness I think it’s spot on.
Inside Powers is traditional, with lots of wood, a stained glass window and roaring fire. They’re a balcony above the entrance to the left, with a cast iron bed, like the little loft one would have found in an Irish cottage back in the day. A penny farthing hangs on another wall, and children, little boys in particular, are fascinated by it.
We dropped in for lunch, but they open for breakfast and dinner as well, and in a short time have built up a strong trade, which in March is still mostly local, but no doubt in the summer the tourists will flock here as well.
There’s a choice of sandwiches and wraps, some light bites and a few main dishes. There’s a choice of burgers; beef, lamb chicken as well as a stew.