Hake Main Course at Fernhill House
Fernhill House Hotel

Dining at Fernhill House

Providing good food has been a tradition at Fernhill since the Georgian mansion house was supplied with the very best produce from the adjoining farms and its orangery. We are delighted to continue this tradition today.

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Our great grandfather Michael J. O’Neill cultivated the food philosophy of the O’Neill family at Fernhill when he bought the Georgian manor house in the 1940’s. He was a farmer & butcher by trade who had a deep understanding of what makes the very best ingredients.

Today, all of the O’Neill’s have an appreciation for food & service. Michael snr worked as a Chef for 40 years, Teresa has overseen service for decades and their sons grew up at the hotel learning what exceptional food & service is. Our food is locally sourced where possible & we are lucky that our location in West Cork affords us access to beautiful fresh fish from the sea, meat from green pastures and many fantastic artisan producers. We grow herbs, bay leafs and much more in our landscaped gardens, forage for things like wild garlic for breads & sauces while we use pure water from our onsite well.

We also grow a selection of vegetables from rhubarb to leeks, lettuces to apples in our kitchen gardens and orchards and use these in many of our dishes. Our walled gardens provide a local and sustainable setting for growing our own vegetables. We are proud to grow our own and serve the very freshest to our guests.

We are constantly striving to improve and ensure that you, the guest, enjoys a dining experience worthy of our tradition. After all, every meal has to be excellent when the reputation of four generations of your family is on the table.



Treat yourself to an elegant dining experience at Fernhill with family & friends.


We loved the gardens. We had dinner in the restaurant one evening and it was delicious, a real taste of West Cork. We had a fabulous time. Will return again.


Gorgeous hotel, very comfy beds, staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly. Beautiful gardens and delicious food. Only a few minutes from the town centre. Will happily stay here again.


The staff were friendly and efficient. There was a lovely atmosphere in the hotel, the gardens are a joy. We really enjoyed our stay will definitely return x


Everything about the place was amazing. My only problem was that my stay was one night. I will be back for a longer stay next time. I would give them a 10/10 rating. Excellent


The hotel's staff were very welcoming. Fabulous location overlooking Clonakilty from the west. The rooms were beautifully decorated and very relaxing. The food was delicious and everything homemade. A great hotel to chill-out in.