Three generations.

Three destinations.

One proud ethos.

Our Story

It all started in 1979, when John and Annette Vaughan opened Vaughan’s Anchor Inn in Liscannor, a traditional bar and restaurant serving great Irish food.

Son Denis learnt his craft in the kitchen, putting the Anchor Inn on the map as a seafood destination serving the freshest fish and shellfish that was landed daily in Liscannor harbour.

Denis’s wife, Lisa, joined the business, looking after everything from the bookings to the front-of-house service. Guests today can still meet Annette popping in on occasion too.

Denis and Lisa’s eldest sons, James and Denis Jr, are the third generation to join the family business. Trained as a chef, James took over the kitchens in Vaughan’s Anchor Inn in Liscannor in 2021.

Younger brother, Denis, joins his dad in Lahinch, working across the family’s new businesses, Spooney’s ice-cream parlour on the seafront and front-of-house in their casual new restaurant next door, Vaughan’s on the Prom.

A true Clare family, the Vaughans are synonymous with the very best of Irish hospitality and enjoy nothing more than sharing their love of really great Irish food with everyone who comes their way.

It all started in 1979, when John and Annette Vaughan opened Vaughan’s Anchor Inn in Liscannor, a traditional bar and restaurant serving great Irish food.

Son Denis learnt his craft in the kitchen, putting the Anchor Inn on the map as a seafood destination serving the freshest fish and shellfish that was landed daily in Liscannor harbour.

Denis’s wife, Lisa, joined the business, looking after everything from the bookings to the front-of-house service. Guests today can still meet Annette popping in on occasion too.

Denis and Lisa’s eldest sons, James and Denis Jr, are the third generation to join the family business. Trained as a chef, James took over the kitchens in Vaughan’s Anchor Inn in Liscannor in 2021.

Younger brother, Denis, joins his dad in Lahinch, working across the family’s new businesses, Spooney’s ice-cream parlour on the seafront and front-of-house in their casual new restaurant next door, Vaughan’s on the Prom.

A true Clare family, the Vaughans are synonymous with the very best of Irish hospitality and enjoy nothing more than sharing their love of really great Irish food with everyone who comes their way.

Sustainability

We don’t just talk about sustainability. We try extra hard to get things right at our three locations. For more than 15 years, we’ve used solar panels at Vaughan’s Anchor Inn in Liscannor to heat our hot water. 

Every ounce of our take-away packaging is compostable, from our ice-cream tubs to our fish and chips packaging and coffee cups. We make everything from scratch in our kitchens, eliminating wasteful packaging and plastics and working in tune with the seasons.

Most of our menu is sourced from within County Clare, cutting down on needless food miles. We serve coffee from Sunday Collab, who donate 1% of all profits to protecting the oceans.

We don’t just talk about sustainability. We try extra hard to get things right at our three locations. For more than 15 years, we’ve used solar panels at Vaughan’s Anchor Inn in Liscannor to heat our hot water.

Every ounce of our take-away packaging is compostable, from our ice-cream tubs to our fish and chips packaging and coffee cups. We make everything from scratch in our kitchens, eliminating wasteful packaging and plastics and working in tune with the seasons.

Most of our menu is sourced from within County Clare, cutting down on needless food miles. We serve coffee from Sunday Collab, who donate 1% of all profits to protecting the oceans.

Our Ingredients

At Vaughan’s, we proudly champion the best local produce so you can enjoy a true taste of Ireland.

Our suppliers include:

  • Shellfish from Sean ‘Digger’, Liscannor, Co Clare
  • Fish from Garrihy’s Seafood, Doolin, Co Clare 
  • Beef from John Stone Beef, Ballymahon, Co Longford
  • Salads from Celtic Salads, The Burren, Co Clare
  • Seaweed from Wild Irish Seaweed, Quilty, Co Clare
  • Milk from Lacey’s Farm, Liscannor, Co Clare
  • Potatoes from Pyne’s Potatoes, Kilrush, Co Clare
  • Cheese from St Tola Goat’s Cheese, Ennistymon, Co Clare
  • Redmond Fine Foods

Awards & Accreditations

We don’t like to brag and prefer to let our cooking speak for itself. Happily, lots of people like our food and hospitality and have given us awards to let us know.

And it’s not just our food. Our commitment to the local environment and sustainable produce has received some recognition too.

Vaughan’s Anchor Inn

Join us in the pretty fishing village of Liscannor, where our landmark restaurant and bar has been serving delicious Irish food for over 40 years.

Specialising in local and sustainably sourced seafood, our award-winning team only serves the very best seasonal ingredients. Everything is made in-house, from our bread to our ice-cream, and our menus are informed by the day’s catch from Liscannor and Doolin.

With pints on tap, tables indoors and out, and a third-generation Vaughan in the kitchen, we’re keeping up a proud tradition of serving honest and delicious Irish seafood.

Open daily from 12 – 9pm. 

Bookings advisable.

Accommodation also available.

Join us in the pretty fishing village of Liscannor, where our landmark restaurant and bar has been serving delicious Irish food for over 40 years.

Specialising in local and sustainably sourced seafood, our award-winning team only serves the very best seasonal ingredients. Everything is made in-house, from our bread to our ice-cream, and our menus are informed by the day’s catch from Liscannor and Doolin.

With pints on tap, tables indoors and out, and a third-generation Vaughan in the kitchen, we’re keeping up a proud tradition of serving honest and delicious Irish seafood.

Open daily from 12 – 9pm. 

Bookings advisable.

Accommodation also available.

Lunch sample menu

Dinner sample menu

Wine, Dine & Stay

The ideal location for exploring the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren and Wild Atlantic Way, Vaughan’s Anchor Inn in Liscannor offers luxurious accommodation at superb rates with a delicious breakfast every morning.

Each of our stylishly refurbished bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom, king-size double bed and memory foam mattress. Our water is heated by solar power and guests can enjoy free parking.

Rooms include

  • Monsoon showers for a refreshing wake-up
  • Colour television
  • Hair dryer
  • Nespresso Machines
  • Complementary Wi-Fi
  • In-room safes
  • Paul Costelloe bathroom amenities

The ideal location for exploring the Cliffs of Moher, The Burren and Wild Atlantic Way, Vaughan’s Anchor Inn in Liscannor offers luxurious accommodation at superb rates with a delicious breakfast every morning.

Each of our stylishly refurbished bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom, king-size double bed and memory foam mattress. Our water is heated by solar power and guests can enjoy free parking.

Rooms include

  • Monsoon showers for a refreshing wake-up
  • Colour television
  • Hair dryer
  • Nespresso Machines
  • Complementary Wi-Fi
  • In-room safes
  • Paul Costelloe bathroom amenities

Spooney’s

At Spooney’s ice-cream parlour in Lahinch, we make our own cow-to-cone ice-cream every single day. Why’s it called cow-to-cone? Because we collect fresh milk daily from Lacey’s Farm in Liscannor and pasteurise it ourselves, before churning it into insanely delicious ice-cream.

Of course we don’t just serve cones: there’s wafer baskets, sorbets and milkshakes too and our incredible Super Sundaes.

Spooney’s also serves deliciously fresh fish and chips, made with locally caught fish that we fillet and batter in-house. Our chips are fresh too, cut from potatoes grown 40 kilometres away.

Enjoy a specialty coffee at Spooney’s too, made with Sunday Collab single origin coffee, our own milk, and perhaps freshly made churros or doughnuts on the side.

Open daily from 10am – 7pm.

At Spooney’s ice-cream parlour in Lahinch, we make our own cow-to-cone ice-cream every single day. Why’s it called cow-to-cone? Because we collect fresh milk daily from Lacey’s Farm in Liscannor and pasteurise it ourselves, before churning it into insanely delicious ice-cream.

Of course we don’t just serve cones: there’s wafer baskets, sorbets and milkshakes too and our incredible Super Sundaes.

Spooney’s also serves deliciously fresh fish and chips, made with locally caught fish that we fillet and batter in-house. Our chips are fresh too, cut from potatoes grown 40 kilometres away.

Enjoy a specialty coffee at Spooney’s too, made with Sunday Collab single origin coffee, our own milk, and perhaps freshly made churros or doughnuts on the side.

Open daily from 10am – 7pm.

Spooney’s Cones

Spooney’s homemade ice-cream and sorbet. New flavours every day.

1 scoop €3 | 2 scoops €4 | 3 scoops €5

Spooney’s Fresh Milkshakes

Made with our fresh ice-cream.

Small €3.50 | Mega €4.50

Spooney’s Baskets

Bounty, Strawberry, Ferrero Rocher, Mint Chocolate.

€4

Spooney’s Super Sundaes

Spooney’s Mess, Daim & Malteser, Reese’s Pieces, Hungry Hippo, Unicorn, Oreo, Biscoff.

Small €4.50 | Mega €5.50

Cloud cone

Our homemade whipped cream, 1 topping, candy floss

€4.50

Spooney’s Affogato

Vanilla ice-cream, hot espresso coffee.

€4.70

Soft serve

99’s €4.70 | Cone €2.20

Popcorn

Small €2.50 | Large €4

Candy floss

€2

Vaughan’s on the Prom

Join us at Vaughan’s on The Prom for memorable food in the most memorable of locations. Overlooking beautiful Liscannor Bay in Lahinch, we specialise in seafood and the freshest seasonal and local produce.

Bringing honest Irish food to Lahinch’s seafront, we cook over charcoal on a Josper Basque Grill, with our chefs making everything from scratch. Our modern menu features the tastiest Irish seafood, including lobster, langoustines, fish and chips and steak.

A full bar means you can enjoy your favourite drink with the best of food and the best of ocean views. Relaxed and casual, indoors and out, you’ll find a warm Vaughans welcome in this laidback Lahinch restaurant. 

Open 12:30pm – 9pm, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Bookings advisable.

Join us at Vaughan’s on The Prom for memorable food in the most memorable of locations. Overlooking beautiful Liscannor Bay in Lahinch, we specialise in seafood and the freshest seasonal and local produce.

Bringing honest Irish food to Lahinch’s seafront, we cook over charcoal on a Josper Basque Grill, with our chefs making everything from scratch. Our modern menu features the tastiest Irish seafood, including lobster, langoustines, fish and chips and steak.

A full bar means you can enjoy your favourite drink with the best of food and the best of ocean views. Relaxed and casual, indoors and out, you’ll find a warm Vaughans welcome in this laidback Lahinch restaurant. 

Open 12:30pm – 9pm,  Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 

Bookings advisable.

Lunch sample menu

All our meat and shellfish is cooked over hot coals on our Basque Josper grill
  • Vaughan’s seafood Chowder €9

    homemade Guinness bread

  • Half dozen Flaggy shore Oysters €16

    Vietnamese dressing

  • Proper Prawn Cocktail €15

    made with Galway Langoustines, iceberg lettuce, maire rose sauce

  • Salt & Chilli Squid €13

    Lime & Chilly Mayonnaise

  • Liscannor bay Crab Claws €24

    garlic & ramen butter, local organic salad

  • Vaughan’s Fish & Chips in 22 y/o start batter €20

    spuds are peeled, cut, steamed, and fried in beef dripping, homemade tartar sauce

  • Roasted fillet of Irish Cod €26

    with a hazelnut crust, roasted cauliflower, cauliflower puree, hazelnut beurre noisette

  • Liscannor bay lobster roll €25

    homemade brioche, local organic salad

  • Smoked salmon on homemade Guinness bread €17

    capers, red onion, pickled lemon puree, organic salad

  • Steamed mussels with white wine €18

    garlic and parsley oil, homemade Guinness bread

  • Vaughan’s homemade beef burger €18

    cheese and onions, beef dripping chips

Dinner sample menu

Vaughan's

Anchor Inn Wine list 2022

CHAMPAGNE AND SPARKLING WINE

  • Moet & Chandon €90
  • Delamotte €100
  • Taittinger Brute €100
  • Taittinger Nocturne €100
  • Taittinger Rose €110
  • Taittinger Brute vintage 2015 €150
  • Dom Perignon 1998 €450
  • Krug Grande Cuvée €350
  • Krug 2006 Brut €700
  • Salon Brut, 2012 €1200
  • Prosecco, Antica Vigna €45

ROSÉ WINE

  • Minuty Cotes de Provence 2020 €40
  • La Sabina Del Rey Rosé, Cotes de Roussillon, Julien Montagne 2020 €48

    2020

WINES BY THE GLASS

HOUSE WHITES

  • Sauvignon Blanc, Fumees blanc, Francois Lurton €32

    France 2020

  • Pinot Grigio, Antica Vigna €32

    2020

  • Sauvignon Blanc El Caminador €32

    Chile 2020

  • Birchmore Chardonnay Premium Cuvee €34

    2020

  • Picpoul De Pinet Saint Peyre €32

    2020

  • Unoaked chardonnay Ardche Louis Latour €34

    2020

FRANCE

  • Bourgogne Aligote, Frederic Leprince €45

    2019

  • Bourgogne Blanc, Sauzet €65

    2016

  • Bourgogne, Domaine Leflaive €100

    2017

  • Bourgogne “Les Chataigners” Hubert Lamy €100

    2015

  • Rully, Bouchard Pere & Fils €45

    2014

  • Pouilly Fuisse Premier Cru, Auvigue €60

    2020

  • Macon-Lugny Domaine Regnard €40

    2020

  • Macon-Verge, Domaine Leflaive €65

    2018

  • Chablis, Saint Pierre, Albert Pic €50

    2020

  • Chablis, Grand Regnard, Regnard €70

    2020

  • Chablis Premier Cru “Fourchaume” Albert Pic €80

    2016

  • Chablis Premier Cru “Fourchaume” Regnard €90

    2016

  • Chablis Premier Cru ”Montee de Tonnerre” Francois Raveanau €190

    2014

  • Chablis Grand Cru “les Clos” William Fevre €190

    2017

  • Pernard-Vergelesses 1er Cru “Sous-Fretille” Francoise Andre €85

    2017

  • Meursault, En L’Ormeau, Yves Boyer-Martenot €120

    2019

  • Meursault-Charmes Premier Cru, Yves Boyer-Martenot €170

    2017

  • Meursault, ‘Charmes 1er Cru’ Comtes Lafon €250

    2016

  • Chassagne Montrachet, Bachelet Monnot €120

    2017

  • Chassange Montrachet,1er Cru ‘Clos Saint-Jean, T.Morey €155

    2015

  • Chassange Montrachet,1er Cru”Les Chenevottes”Heitz-Lochardet €150

    2017

  • Puligny Montrachet, Domaine Henri Bollot €220

    2018

  • Puligny Montrachet, Etienne Sauzet €170

    2018

  • Puligny Montrachet, Domaine Leflaive €240

    2018

  • Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru”Perrieres” Jacques Carillon €190

    2018

  • Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru”Les Folatieres” Jean Louis Chavy €180

    2016

  • Puligny Montrachet, 1er Cru “Champ Canet”, Etienne Sauzet €230

    2017

  • Puligny Montrachet, 1er Cru “ Les Pucelles” Domaine Henri Boillot €240

    2018

  • Corton Charlemagne’ Grand Cru’ Francoise Andre €250

    2012

  • Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru Bonneau Du Martray €390

    2015

  • Muscadet, Domaine De La Vinconniere €35

    2020

  • Muscadet Clisson €45

    2012

  • Pouilly Fumé Gilles Chollet €45

    2021

  • Pouilly Fume, de Ladoucette €60

    2019

  • Sancerre, Comte Lafond €55

    2020

  • Sancerre, Comte Lafond, Grand Cuvee €70

    2020

NEW ZEALAND

  • Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Pegasus Bay, Waipara Valley €50

    2018

  • Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 3 wooly sheep €38

    2021

  • Chardonnay Kumeu Village €40

    2020

  • Chardonnay, Kumeu River €55

    2020

USA

  • Kistler, Trenton Road House, Russian River Valley €290

    2017

  • Kistler, Kistler Vineyard, Sonoma Valley €290

    2017

  • Kistler, Hyde Vineyard, Carneros €290

    2017

  • Kistler, Vine Hill Vineyard, Russian River Valley €290

    2017

SOUTH AFRICA

  • Hamilton Russell Chardonnay €95

    2020

RED WINE

  • Gandarada aromatic red blend, Portugal €32

    2019

  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Croix des Vents, France €32

    2020

  • Merlot El Caminador, Chile €32

    2020

  • Monastrell /Casa Carmela, Spain €32

    2020

FRANCE

  • Fleurie ‘Le Vivier’ Lucien Lardy Vicneron €40

    2019

  • Bordeaux Superior – Chateau Saint Jacques €38

    2017

  • Domaine Boisson, Cairanne, Cotes du Rhone €43

    2019

  • Chateau D’Angles, La Clape €45

    2019

  • Saint Emilion, Chateau Moulin de Grenet €40

    2016

  • Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Cantenac €55

    2019

  • Saint Emilion Grand Cru, Mondot €110

    2015

  • Medoc Chateau Chantemerle €38

    2015

  • Haut Medoc, Chateau Moulin rouge €45

    2016

  • Haut Medoc, Chateau Cantemerle €130

    2010

  • Pomerol, Chateau Grange-Neuve €64

    2016

  • Pomerol Chateau Bourgneuf €110

    2011

St Julien
  • La Reserve de Leoville Barton €85

    2016

  • Chateau La Grange €140

    2010

  • Chateau Leoville Barton €170

    2011

  • Chateau Leoville Barton €350

    2005

  • Chateau Leoville Barton €320

    2000

  • Chateau Leoville Barton €320

    1996

  • Chateau Leoville Barton €360

    1990

  • Chateau Leoville Barton €400

    1989

  • Chateau Leoville Las Cases €790

    2010

  • Chateau Leoville Las Cases €850

    2009

  • Chateau Leoville Las Cases €850

    2005

  • Chateau Leoville Las Cases €900

    1996

Pauillac
  • Lacoste Borie €85

    2014

  • Grand Puy Lacoste €190

    2008

  • Chateau Haute Batailley €170

    2010

  • Echo de Lynch Bages €130

    2012

  • Chateau Lynch Bages, Grand Cru Classe €300

    2010

  • Chateau Lynch Bages, Grand Cru Classe €320

    2009

  • Chateau Lynch Bages, Grand Cru Classe €420

    2000

  • Chateau Lynch Bages, Grand Cru Classe €450

    1996

  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild €1300

    2015

  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild €1700

    2010

  • Chateau Mouton Rothschild €1600

    2009

Margaux
  • Margaux Chateau Siran €80

    2017

  • Margaux Chateau Prieure-Lichin €130

    2011

  • Chateau Rauzan-Segla €300

    2015

  • Chateau Rauzan-Segla €380

    2010

  • Chateau Rauzan-Segla €450

    2009

Saint-Estephe
  • Chateau Cos d’Estournel €390

    2014

  • Chateau Cos d’Estournel €500

    2003

SPAIN

  • Rioja, Conde Valdemar, Crianza €35

    2017

  • Rioja, Conde Valdemar Reserva €40

    2015

  • Rioja Conde Valdmare Grande reserve €45

    2012

  • Rioja, Vinedos Del Contino, Graciano €120

    2012

ITALY

  • Valpolicella superior, Ripassa della, Zenato €52

    2017

  • Borolo DOCG Vietti ‘Castiglioni’ €85

    2017

ARGENTINA

  • Domaine Bousquet Malbec €33

    2020

U.S.A

  • Duckhorn, Merlot, Napa Valley €75

    2018

  • Decoy, Zinfandel, Sonoma County €65

    2019

  • Duckhorn, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley €95

    2018

  • Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain €150

    2017

  • Duckhorn, Merlot, Three Palms, Napa Valley €160

    2018

  • Orin Swift ‘Slander’ Pinot Noir €95

    2018

  • Orin Swift Machete Red €110

    2018

  • Orin Swift Papillon Red €170

    2016

  • Orin Swift, Mercury Head, Cabernet Sauvignon €240

    2018

  • Louis Martini Monte Rossa Cabernet Sauvignon €170

    2013

  • Dominus, “Napanook” Napa Valley €230

    2012

  • Dominus , Napa Valley €350

    2015

  • Joseph Phelps “Insignia” €400

    2017

  • Opus One €600

    2018

  • Opus One €650

    2017

  • Opus One €650

    2016

NEW ZEALAND

  • Lawsons Dry Hills, Marlborough, Pinot Noir Reserve €45

    2018

You always get the best room rate if you book directly with us!

Call us at 065 708 1548 to make your reservation or email [email protected].