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Hi Folks!

It’s already been two years since we took over Pier 26. We are delighted to have earned an extremely loyal customer base and our sincere thanks to everyone who supported us during this time.

Over recent month’s and after plenty coffee & conversation, we discussed our vision for our restaurant. Led by Head Chef Dan Guerin and Manager Doireann Flynn, we want to offer the very best in seasonal cooking and Irish hospitality. With an extensive refurbishment now coming to a finish, a name change & a fresh overall look feels right. 

“The CUSH” is an old pathway that stretched from the top of the pier along the cliff in Ballycotton and is well known by locals. It is the name we have chosen to take us forward. The symbols represent the four seasons and Dan’s philosophy & passion for using only the finest, locally-sourced seasonal produce.


In 2017, Pearse Flynn had a desire to bring something new to the Ballycotton restaurant scene. He wanted to offer the very best in contemporary Irish cuisine and accommodation.


The pub has existed for over 100 years, with the establishment changing hands five times during that time. The imprint left by preceding generations has remained intact.

The pub has rich tapestry of history adorning the walls, with pictures of Ballycotton locals and visitors dating back to the early-1900s.

Steeped in history and full of character, warmth and heart, Cush is the perfect mix of old and new.  The entire building has been tastefully redecorated, and the bedrooms given a modern makeover. 



When it comes to service, our front-of-house team endeavour to create a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere in which you feel free to enjoy yourself whilst savouring your food and wine to the fullest.

Whether you’re here for a quick business lunch or our à la carte menu, our staff will talk you through the dishes, answer any questions and offer advice on wines to match.

Doireann Flynn leads the front of house team to deliver a top class yet relaxed dining experience. Her team have worked hard to reflect the great Irish tradition of hospitality that has earned us an extremely loyal customer base.



Cush guarantees menus which feature top quality meat and sustainably sourced fish, while also giving careful attention to seasonal vegetables and fruit.

Our drinks menu features a diverse drinks selection and carefully compiled wine list featuring local microbreweries and exciting wine makers. The menu is designed to ensure that Cush offers the perfect accompaniment to your dish by the glass or bottle. 



Cush is committed to developing close relationships with suppliers who are passionate about their uniquely Irish produce.

This gives our menus a unique strength and depth that we feel our customers really value and enjoy. 



Cush is located on the waterfront, a stone’s throw from the sea. The ocean view setting offers an excellent backdrop to this 40 seat restaurant.