Our vision

Warrick Duthy and Nicola Palmer have recently acquired three historic properties in Watervale –Penobscot Farm, the Watervale Hotel, and the old butcher shop at number 6 Quelltaler Road across the road from the Hotel which will become Farmgate Cellars. All buildings share history being originally built in the mid 1800’s and with both Penobscot and the Watervale Hotel being extensively renovated in around 1910.

Penobscot Farm and No 6 Quelltaler Road are  being developed as a bio-dynamic, organic farm using permaculture principles by our Gardener Jared Murray. We see  our ventures as a seat of organic learning as well as agriculture, with a constant flow of  Chefs and Front of House staff  from around the world working with our local Clare talent.

Our vision is to create an epicurean business that can act as a hub for our local community, a destination for visitors to our region, and a role model for ethical practices.

“We are self confessed ‘ethical epicureans’. We are devoted to providing sensual pleasure through the food, wine, ambiance and service in a way that is morally right. Our ethical principles will see us growing as much as we can organically, sourcing from the local region, recycling our waste, and treating our staff like family. At the end of the day the success of our ethical approach will be measured by the pleasurable experience we create.”

Watervale Hotel is open:

11am – late 7 days.

Our kitchen offers all day dining:

11am – 9pm 7 days

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