Rock 'n' Royal as popular pub launches new food menu

Royal Meath on Navan's Watergate Street launches new pizza and anti-pasta offering

The Royal Meath Bar in Navan has launched its new food offering. The bar, closed for almost 16 months between 2020 and 2021, celebrated being open again by inviting their regular customers and supporters to taste their new menu and experience the long-standing hospitality that has become synonymous with the bar.

Pre-Covid 19, the Royal Meath was famous for its live music and atmospheric nights out. Recognising that customers are constantly looking for a more experiential offering in a venue, the team decided to put their heads together and their Pizza and Anti-Pasti menu was born. The menu consists of five delicious pizzas as well as a local meats board and a local cheese board. Ingredients are sourced close to hand with their meats coming from the Wooded Pig in Tara and cheeses from Boyne Valley Cheese in Slane. The menu also allows patrons to pair their food with drinks and specials like 'The Royal Date night' offers two pizzas and a bottle of wine for only €35. A game time offer, the Royal Share board and an after work special also feature on the menu.

Photo by John Donohoe

Peter Geraghty, owner of the Royal Meath was excited to get this project off the ground. “We had planned to launch our menu last October 2020, but we were forced into lock down before it got off the ground. The feedback that we have received on the food has been incredible to date and we want to tell as many people as we can about it. As well as providing a great atmosphere with our live music nights and great service, we now feel we are offering the whole package with our food”

Guests on the night were treated to a selection of pizzas from chef Robert and a sample platter of their cheese and meat boards. “It’s always a good night in the Royal Meath. Now that there is a food option available, it’s the perfect place to meet up for a night out in Navan” said one customer on the night. Drinks were sponsored by Guinness and the night was complete with music from Micheal McGarry.

As well as their new food menu, manager Siobhán Stokes spoke on the night of their new Loyalty Card initiative. The Royalty card allows you to collect points every time you spend on food in the bar, and you can earn rewards such as complimentary coffees and pizzas. Siobhán also spoke of the success of the Sunday Sessions during the summer months and the Comedy nights, the first of which featured Kells' own Fred Cooke.

The Royal Meath is open seven days a week. Live music happens every Friday and Sunday night with their popular music videos on the Royal TV every other night. Catch up with them on Facebook and Instagram and be sure to try their delicious new menu the next time you are in Navan.