After extensive refurbishment, a new look Arnolds Restaurant is now offering diners a stylish and contemporary dining experience overlooking Sheephaven Bay on Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way. As proud members of the Donegal Food Coast our a la carte menu has been designed to feature the finest selection of local ingredients from land and sea including fresh seafood from Sheephaven Bay, local Horn Head lamb and pork and seasonal garden vegetables from local farms and greenhouses. Keep an eye on our Specials Board for the finest local catch and seasonal produce our Chefs adore!

At Arnolds we take great pride in producing our own homemade products for our guests. We bake our own Wheaten Bread and Guinness Bread as well as buttery shortbread, fruit cakes and scones served with fresh cream and homemade jams - a real treat which all our customers enjoy. Our desserts are freshly prepared by our Pastry Chef often using seasonal home grown fruits from the hotel gardens such as Rhubarb, Gooseberries, Blackcurrants, Apples and Pears. We also use our own hotel garden produce in our homemade jams and preserves.

Our A la Carte Menu is available from 6pm in our Restaurant and from 4pm in our Bar. 

We serve Sunday Lunch every weekend from 12.30pm to 3pm. Table Reservations can be made for any number of guests by calling +353 74 9136208.


Please contact us if you wish to book a special occasion in Arnolds Restaurant. We cater for Hen Parties, Weddings, Anniversary Parties, Birthday Parties,  Christening Parties, Confirmation and Holy Communion lunches. We have  a selection of menus for you to choose from and you are very welcome to call any time to have a look around and discuss your requirements.


  • Celebrate with Us! Overnight Stay & Bottle of Prosecco €89
    We just won Best 3 Star Hotel in Ireland at this year's Irish Hotel Awards 2018! Come celebrate with us and enjoy this special overnight package - One Nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast plus a bottle of Prosecco to toast our recent success! When you visit have fun exploring this hugely popular area. Marvel at the scenic beauty of the many local beaches and headlands, visit some of the county's most reputable attractions or book one of the endless activities on offer - from watersports, fishing and hiking to cycling, horse riding and surfing. You'll find it very difficult to leave
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  • Golf & Yoga Weekend - 19th to 21st October €215pps
    Improve your golf game through mind, body and technique with our a Golf & Yoga Weekend at Arnolds Hotel! Join Californian Yoga Instructor Daisy Buchanan, and PGA Coaching Professional Seamus McMonagle for a weekend of relaxation, tuition and excellent hospitality on Donegal's Wild Atlantic Way. Daisy will focus on yoga and mediation techniques to help your body and mind perform to its best on the course and Seamus will host two golf clinics throughout the weekend focusing on both the long and short game aspects to golf. A round of golf at Dunfanaghy 18 Hole Links Course is also included.
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  • Landscape Painting Weekend €307 pps 31st Aug - 2nd Sept
    Capture the beauty of The Wild Atlantic Way on a relaxing Painting Weekend with Sue McNeill from the Northern Irish School of Landscape Painting. A popular and professional artist, Sue will help you brush up on your painting skills and encourage self expression on canvas in a friendly and instructive atmosphere. Absolute beginners as well as more experienced students are very welcome. As well as honing your skills, you will enjoy excellent cuisine morning and evening in the cosy ambience of Arnolds Hotel. *Call the hotel for non-participant rates and Single Room Rates
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  • Dunfanaghy Food Festival - 2 B&B & Meet the Producers Dinner Experience
    €185 pps - 2 B&B and Meet The Producers Dinner Stay in the heart of Dunfanaghy and explore this year's Dunfanaghy Food Festival which takes place on 28th & 29th September. One of the festival highlights will be the Festival Food Market on the Village Green with over 25 local businesses and artisan producers showcasing the variety & quality of produce within the area. Stay at Arnolds and enjoy 2 nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast and a seat at our Meet The Producers Dinner on Saturday evening, a 4 Course menu with each course featuring a star local ingredient and introduced by it's produc
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  • Photography Weekend €325 ops 2nd - 4th November
    Two nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast and a two day photography tour plus tuition - €325 pps. Donegal is a photographer's paradise. From an abundance of nature and wildlife to the rugged coastline, charming islands, dramatic mountains and ancient monuments - Donegal has it all! Join award-winning photographers Trevor Cole and Ashley Kidd as they share their local knowledge and expert tuition to advance and encourage absolute beginners while also expanding the knowledge and skills of even the most experienced photographer. *Call the hotel direct for non-participant & single guest rates.
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  • Dunfanaghy Writers Weekend - 8th - 10th November €296 pps
    2 Nights Bed & Full Irish Breakfast & Dinner each evening plus weekend writing tuition and refreshments - €296 pp sharing. Escape to the Donegal coast and discover your hidden creative writing talents under the expert guidance of Alf McCreary, one of Ireland's most renowned writers. A warm welcome awaits at Arnolds where you can relax by the open fires & enjoy the stunning scenic walks along the Wild Atlantic Way, perfect for inspiring budding writers. Enjoy a 3 course dinner each evening with fellow participants discussing progress and ideas. *Call for non-participant & single rate
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