20.11.2021

Athlone Christmas Gift Guide

 

At Athlone Food Circle we have put together a fantastic Christmas gift guide featuring our members so you can support local businesses and easily pick up one of theses gifts in Athlone and wider areas or online.

 

Praliné Chocolatiers Christmas Chocolate Collection

New to the food scene in Athlone, Praline Chocolatiers has an amazing selection of handmade chocolates. Not only are they beautiful to look at they taste amazing too! Now available for pre-order you can get these artisan chocolates delivered right to your door. Praline Chocolatiers will be at the Athlone Christmas Markets this year on 11/12 December (Saturday/Sunday) and 17/18/19 December (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) from 10am to 5.30pm.

www.pralinechocolatiers.com

 

Black Donkey Brewing

This year Black Donkey Brewing have a great selection of giftware and cases of craft beer available from their website for delivery. Black Donkey Brewing are Roscommon’s only brewery, crafting comically named beers: Happy Out, Buck It, Sheep Stealers and many more. Their specially crafted beer is available in cases of 12 or try a mixed case this Christmas with the family.

www.blackdonkeybeer.com

 

Beans & Leaves

Browse the freshly bake goods perfect for the festive season at Beans & Leaves Café, located on Lloyd’s Lane in Athlone. Enjoy a great selection of homemade treats including Christmas Puddings, salted caramel mince pies, homemade breads and muffins, their famous triple certified coffee & famous hot chocolate, vouchers and hampers all available for purchase. Beans and Leaves will be at the Athlone Christmas Markets this year on the weekend of the 11th & 12th of December and the 19th.

 

Dead Centre Brewing

At Dead Centre Brewing they have some amazing imperial stout they brewed last year. This rich stout has been aged in whiskey barrels for 4 months and cellared in bottle for 12 months. The result is something genuinely special. The 2020 vintage Vivid Trinity is available from BeerCloud.ie, the Dead Centre Bar in Athlone and limited retailers nationwide.

 

Kelly’s Café

 

This year at Kelly’s Café they have some incredible baking available just in time for Christmas. The classic Christmas pudding and delicious mince pies are available for purchase in Kelly’s Café, or pick up a voucher for a friend, the perfect excuse to catch up on missed moments this Christmas.

 

Bastion Kitchen

Serving delicious Christmas drinks available in the cafe, with home-baked goods, and seasonal treats like mince pies. Check out their great range of home and giftware, the perfect gift for the health and eco conscious person in your life. Pick up a Bastion Boost Box, the perfect gift box to give you a much-needed boost during the festive season. You can also catch Bastion Kitchen at this years Athlone Christmas Market, on 11/12 December (Saturday/Sunday) and 17/18/19 December (Friday/Saturday/Sunday) from 10am to 5.30pm.

www.bastionkitchen.online

 

Kilbeggan Whiskey

A great selection of Kilbeggan Christmas Hampers are now available exclusively to Kilbeggan Whiskey Shop at the Distillery. From giftsets to hampers you can include a variety of Kilbeggan Whiskey, glassware, chocolate or even personalise your own bottle. You can visit the Whiskey Shop at the Distillery or call them on 057-9332134 and order your own personalised hamper. The Whiskey Shop is open from 10.30am – 3.30pm daily. Gift Vouchers also available.

www.kilbegganwhiskey.com

 

Glasson Farm

Glasson Farm, located near the village of Glasson in Co. Westmeath in the centre of Ireland, aim to produce food as naturally as possible. All the crops are grown using eco-till techniques, Glasson Farm’s beehives are the home of thousands of busy workers that help pollinate their oilseed rape and flax seed crops. They grow all our own seed, then press and bottle it. Their product is 100% traceable from the time they sow the seed in the field until it reaches your table. Glasson Farm Products are available for purchase from Bastion Kitchen, Corner House Bistro and a number of retailers in the midlands.

 

Athlone Restaurant Christmas Vouchers

The Fatted Calf, an award-winning restaurant in the heart of Athlone, focused on finding the best, fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, that the midlands the have to offer. Their food, is expertly executed with their take on “modern Irish” food. Vouchers are available online HERE

The Villager, is in the heart of the beautiful village of Glasson, offering wholesome rustic fare with great flavours, friendly efficient service in a warm & homely ambience. Vouchers available online HERE

Thyme Restaurant, is a Michelin Bib Gourmand Restaurant with Seasonal Menus featuring the very best of Local Produce in Athlone. Vouchers available online HERE

Athlone Hotel Christmas Vouchers

Wineport Lodge

Wineport Lodge have a great selection of vouchers for afternoon tea, sparking dinner at their beautiful lakeside restaurant or one-night getaways. Vouchers available online HERE.

Sheraton Hotel

Located in the heart of Athlone, the Sheraton Hotel has great Christmas gift ideas. Pick up a spa voucher for their amazing Sirana spa, a gift voucher for afternoon tea, dinner for two or a voucher for a relaxing stay. You will also find the Sirana Spa outside Harvest Homemade in Athlone Town Centre every Saturday between now and Christmas with a huge range of products and gift sets to choose from. Vouchers available online HERE.

Hodson Bay Hotel

With rooms overlooking the water, to fine dining in the L’Escale Restaurant, Hodson Bay have a great selection of vouchers this Christmas. Give the gift of a relaxing Spa Voucher at Hodson bay, they can be used to avail of either luxurious Day Spa Treatments or overnight Spa Pampering Breaks. Traditional Afternoon tea, a sumptuous 4 course candle lit dinner for two in award winning L’Escale Restaurant or a simple gift voucher towards a luxurious stay at Hodson Bay could be exactly want someone in your life wants this Christmas. Vouchers available online HERE.

 

Radisson Blu Athlone

The stunning 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone has a fantastic waterfront location, with scenic views over the river and town. Offering a great selection of gift vouchers this Christmas, from luxury getaways to a romantic dinner, or a relaxing overnight stay to indulgent afternoon tea. Vouchers available online HERE.

Creggan Court Hotel

Conveniently located just 2 miles from Athlone town centre in the heart of Ireland, Creggan Court Hotel is offering gift vouchers this Christmas that can be used towards overnight accommodation, drinks in the bar or dining in our restaurant or pick up a voucher for dinner for two with a bottle of wine. Vouchers available online HERE.

 

Glasson Lakehouse

Located moments from the quaint village of Glasson and nestled on the tranquil shores of the Lough Ree Glasson Lakehouse is only 13km from Athlone Town. Offering Press Up Gift Cards this Christmas they can be redeemed for a luxurious stay or a round of golf on their newly renovated golf course. With a Press Up Gift Card you can choose an e-Gift Card for instant delivery straight to your inbox, or a physical Gift Card with your choice of wrapping options, either a signature red box or a variety of card sleeves. Vouchers available online HERE.

Athlone Food Circle is supported by Athlone Chamber of commerce and funded by Destination Athlone, CEDRA, Westmeath and Roscommon leader projects and the Department of Agriculture. Food and the Marine.