The Irish Isle Restaurant and Bridget’s Pub in Middletown, VA

The Irish Isle Restaurant and Bridget’s Pub
7843 Main Street
Middletown, Virginia 22645
Phone: (540) 868-9877
“A Taste of Ireland in the Shenandoah Valley”

The Irish Isle is located in historic Middletown, Virginia on Route 11 (Main Street) just 1/2 mile from the I-81 exit. They are one block north of the popular Wayside Theatre.

The owners, Brian, Philomena, and Tara Coughlan, are very pleased to be here in Middletown and to be able to preserve this beautiful historic building.  This was originally the Middletown State Bank that was built in 1890. You will notice that the bank vault on the main level is now used as a server station with the original safe still in use inside.

During the renovation, the owners discovered like so many others in the Shenandoah Valley that they have a resident ghost.  They call him George and they seem to get along just fine.

The owners’ goal at the ‘Isle’ is to share with you some of the sounds and tastes of their hometown, Limerick City, Ireland.  The majority of the food at The Irish Isle Restaurant is freshly prepared in a small kitchen and guaranteed to provide you with a unique dining experience.

Many of you may be familiar with Irish music and may have heard Brian play in and around the D.C. area.  In his earlier days, he formed a group called the Irish Breakdown, that was quite popular in the downtown pubs. On my recent cycling tour of Ireland, I realized how authentic the food and atmosphere in The Irish Isle actually were. Amazing!

They played for many people in the area including Tip O’Neill, Walter Mondale, and performed various engagements at the Smithsonian Institute, Wolf Trap, and numerous music festivals of Traditional Irish Music.  While living in Ireland in the eighties, Brian also traveled with the Irish Tourist Board performing in Germany and Switzerland.

You are invited to sit back, relax, enjoy the music provided by Brian himself, as well as other artists, and know that you are as welcome here as if you were in your own home.

While in Middletown, enjoy some traditional Irish dishes and visit also other Middletown attractions:

  • Wayside Theatre
  • Cedar Creek Battlefield
  • Belle Grove Plantation

The Irish Times

2204 Kearney Street
Denver, CO 80207
Phone: (303) 399-8463

FAILTE! That means welcome in Irish. and if you’re looking for Celtic Gift Ideas, the Irish Times is your home for Irish products, Irish Jewelry, and Celtic designed items.

The shop carries a unique selection of Celtic jewelry, Irish crystal, Guinness merchandise, Belleek china, Irish music, Celtic design t-shirts and crosses, Irish food and teas, Irish pottery, infant gifts, scarves, caps, fragrances and more.  Learn more about the Irish In America here.

They also carry Celtic and Irish wedding bands and their newest addition is the Eternal Celtic Wedding Band Collection from the Jewellery House in Dublin. It’s fabulous! They have a great booklet called “Creating A Celtic Wedding” which is chock-full of great ideas and age-old traditions you might want to incorporate in your ceremony. Te read more about the Delaware Valley Irish Hall of Fame, click here.

They have lots of Celtic gift ideas for that special Dad: golf shirts, hats, t-shirts, ties, pint glasses, CDs, books, sweaters, flags- just to name a few. They also carry sweaters, sweatshirts, t-shirts, and fleeces in several patterns-for both men and women as well as a beautiful selection of hand-loomed scarves from John J. Murphy Weavers, from County Kerry. At The Irish Times, the owners have a great passion and interest in Ireland and Irish products and Celtic Jewelry.