Your home from home with
a warm Irish welcome

You might not arrive by horse like our
first guests in 1608…

But we’ll still greet you the same way.

With a big, warm Irish welcome to our Wicklow hotel.

So check-in, grab yourself a creamy Guinness or a steaming cuppa and make yourself at home.

In the winter you can sit next to the roaring fire and listen to the locals chat and cackle in our cosy bar. In the summer you’ll probably find yourself down at our lively outdoor BBQ restaurant The Smokehouse — home to some of Ireland’s finest meat platters.

Either way, you’ll enjoy the craic. We are passionate about food, drink, and live music. So you can expect plenty of that. Right in the heart of the Wicklow Way.

A few guests that have enjoyed our historic hospitality…

daniel O connell


charles stewart parnel

Stewart Parnell

john redmond


michael collins


Eamon de valera

Éamon de Valera

In the words of our lovely guests

“We felt we were at home”

“From the moment we stepped inside the Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, we felt we were at home. The front desk gave us a very warm welcome. The room was bright and airy, had a fantastic view, and a comfortable bed.”

Tripadvisor review, April 2019

“A real Irish welcome”

“The staff are all very helpful, friendly, a real Irish welcome. The hotel is away out on its own, completely surrounded by trees, with a stunning view down the river valley.”

Tripadvisor review, April 2019

So what’s the story behind Ireland’s oldest hotel?

What started as a small coaching in for tired travellers in the 17th century, is now one of Wicklow’s most loved hotels.

Lovingly owned and managed by the O’Brien family, who bought the hotel in 1993, it’s changed a fair bit over the years.

Take a peek at our timeline below to see it’s 400 year old story…

Ready to be part of our epic story?

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Some of our wonderful history

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