Jack Fenn Courtyard Cafe 
Join Lilly Lenahan (Manager & Head Chef) at Jack Fenn's Courtyard Cafe in Ballina's new foodie destination situated in the courtyard at Belleek Castle. The cafe itself is housed in the former 1820's stables & coach house at Belleek Castle. The exterior brickwork & character has been restored and the interior design of the building has been given a modern design inspired by the life of Jack Fenn, a sailor & adventurer! The cafe is open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am - 5pm (Closed Monday & Tuesday).

At Jack Fenn's we use only the best quality and locally sourced ingredients in our cafes food and homemade produce. We use freshly ground coffee beans sourced from BeanWest Roasters in Westport, County Mayo. We have our own house blend which is unique to Jack Fenn's. We have a wide range of teas sourced from the Irish Tea Company in County Roscommon. We offer an amazing brunch/lunch menu with a wide range of sandwiches, wraps, salads, soup, sharing platters, boards of charcuterie and Lilly's homemade desserts. Lilly is also the pastry chef at Belleek Castle so her desserts are to die for! We also have a lovely range of wines hand picked to go with our food and a range of beers sourced from Reel Deel Craft Beers from Crossmolina, County Mayo.

The food isn’t the only thing you’ll marvel at in Jack Fenn’s Courtyard Café – the setting also makes for a great experience. Situated in the old stable buildings adjacent to the Castle, in this intimate but quirky space, lovingly created by Lilly, working with local tradesmen, many of the materials have been beautifully repurposed to create an environment that reflects both the history of the castle and the Wild Atlantic landscape in which we live. 

We won’t give away the secret, but don’t forget to ask about the story behind the large table in the centre of the café! And of course there is the story of Jack Fenn the sailor & smuggler!

"There once was a sailor called Jack Fenn, who got himself into a tight spot!

Jack bought a passport from an Irishman called Marshall Doran and bought himself a castle!"


Jack Fenn Courtyard Cafe Menu

Granola €4.50

Greek Yoghurt, Fruit, Moy Valley Hawthorn Honey.

French Toast €4.50

Cinnamon, Roasted Apple, Maple Syrup, Caramel Ice Cream.


Sloppy Jack €10.50

Cannellini Burnt End Beans on Chunky Toast, Avocado, Spinach, Smoked Gubbeen Cheese, Chutney, Crispy Hen Egg.

The Hubbie €7.95

Andarl Farm Pulled Pork, Melted Cheddar, Red Onion, Jalapeno's, BBQ Sauce, Toasted Buttered Sandwich on the pan 

Spicy Falafel Wrap €8.95

Tomato, Red Pepper & Sweetcorn Couscous, Green Lentils, Pumpkin Seeds, Rocket, Lime & Ginger Dressing.

Home Cured Fish €11.95

Brown Seeded Soda Bread, Cream Cheese, Pickled Cucumber, Beetroot, Samphire, Peppercorns Balsamic Garden Leaves.

Warm Goats Cheese Salad €10.50

Marinated Pepper & Courgette, Garden Peas, Poached Pear, Walnut, Fig, Hawthorn Honey & Lemon Dressed Leaves.

Super Boost Salad €11.95

Avocado, Nectarine, Sprouting Seeds, Radish, Red Onion & Carrot Slaw, Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Quinoas, Leaves, Roasted Nuts & Seeds, Toasted Pitta, Red Pepper Hummus Dip.

Sharing Platter for 2 €22.50

Board of Charcuterie, Hot & Cold Cheese, Potatoes, Salad, Bread, Chutney, Pickles & Fruit. Great for catching up! 

Check our specials board for daily dishes and soup!

***If you would like any of the above dishes gluten free we will do our best to accommodate ***


Sides, Beverages, Coffees, Hot Chocolate, Selection of Teas, Beers and Wine.



Opening Times



11 a.m till 5 p.m 

11 a.m till 5 p.m

11 a.m till 5 p.m

11 a.m till 5 p.m

11 a.m till 5 p.m

please call +353 (0)9622400 or email  for further information 

Ballina has been waiting far too long for a cafe like this... but boy was it it worth the wait! Delicious food, gorgeous veggie options, gluten & dairy free catered for, nestled in the beautiful surroundings of Belleek Woods, its a light filled, spacious and contemporary cafe that hasn't forgotten its castle roots.. Looking forward to becoming a regular customer. Best of luck, I doubt ye'll need it!
Reviewed by Marie Loftus 30th September 2017
What an amazing experience! A superbly designed cafe that oozes class and an atmosphere that is equivalent to a warm embrace from your best friend. We left with our taste buds dancing with joy having being served food fit for the gods. Jack Fenn will become the talk of the west with a cupboard stacked full of celebratory trophies
Reviewed by Stephen Doyle 8th October 2017 
Was in for lunch today, soup was delicious courgette and fennel soup with toasted seeded brown bread. The coffee and scones after was really good. Its my second visit and would highly recommend it as a great place for eating, stylish interior, lovely atmosphere and will definitely recommend to family & friends and be back in again myself!
Reviewed by Jane Dunn 11th October 2017

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