The Viaduct



Cliste Hospitality are delighted to announce that their recent purchase, The Viaduct Inn, the well-known pub and restaurant on the Old Bandon Road, will reopen this September as The Viaduct Café, Market and Restaurant, an exciting new food destination.
Creating 40 new jobs and currently recruiting for Chefs, Baristas, Supervisors and Serving team, The Viaduct is led for Cliste Hospitality by a husband-and-wife team — Executive Chef, Keith Colgan and General Manager, Gillian Colgan.
Just outside Bishopstown on the N71 main road to West Cork, The Viaduct is a substantial premises with views of the famous landmark after which it is named — the Chetwynd Viaduct, the Victorian railway viaduct that carried trains on its single line from Cork to West Cork until 1961.
“We are looking forward to welcoming our first guests through the doors of the new look Viaduct,” says Paul Fitzgerald, CEO of Cliste Hospitality. “An impressive property in an unbeatable location, a portal at the edge of Cork city along the main route to West Cork, Cliste Hospitality have invested a considerable sum in a complete redesign and refurbishment. Our new dining destination The Viaduct Café, Market and Restaurant has a 30-seat café serving an all-day menu along with brunch specials, a restaurant seating 120 where diners can enjoy a lunchtime roast or choose from the à la carte menu in the evening, private dining space for 60, and a spacious outdoor BBQ and pergola area for a further 50, as well as a retail food and drink hall full of artisan products from East to West Cork with an emphasis on great local and Irish produce and menus changing seasonally that will become a must-visit both for the local Bishopstown and wider Cork population and also for commuters and visitors to West Cork.”
The Viaduct is run on behalf of Cliste Hospitality by Dublin-born Executive Chef Keith Colgan, and his wife and General Manager Gillian from Dungarvan, who met in culinary college in Killarney in 1995 and have worked together in a variety of different companies over the years. They join Cliste Hospitality and The Viaduct from Australia’s largest hotel group, The ALH Group, where they worked for five years.

With offices in Cork and Dublin, Cliste Hospitality is one of the largest operators of hotels in the Republic of Ireland, with the talent at Cliste Hospitality made up of some the best-known names in the industry, all hospitality specialists with impressive track records.
“Our training and career development options at Cliste Hospitality and our exceptional HR infrastructure guarantee every staff member ongoing opportunity to progress and grow in the wider organisation,” says Paul Fitzgerald, CEO of Cliste Hospitality. “The Viaduct will be a great springboard for new hospitality professionals, and we are keen to hear from and meet interested candidates regarding the opportunity to join our young and growing community.”
The Viaduct Café will open daily from 7am to 5pm, with the retail Viaduct Market open from 7am to 7pm and the Viaduct Restaurant from 5pm with last orders at 9pm.
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