Our Story


The Travellers Inn

A very warm welcome to The Travellers Inn from Michael and Louise McBride! We have owned and run this 150-year-old establishment since 2005, with lots of help from our sons and daughters. From the beginning, we set out to provide delicious food at exceptional value. So, we’re very proud that our customers – local and visitors alike – keep coming back year after year.

We’re a family-friendly and family-run business, offering quality food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere, with menus to suit all ages and tastes. House specialties include our famous Seafood Chowder and our signature warm chicken salad, and our ever-popular Sunday Roast dinners.

About Us

It’s all about team effort at The Travellers Inn and pulling together to provide the best service for our customers. But our enjoyment shows through and adds to the warm atmosphere that our customers love. 


Strong Local Roots

We get great custom from our own area – it’s where the locals love to eat. And we give back too, sourcing fresh ingredients here in the Milford and Donegal region, from fresh fish and vegetables to meats and home-baked goods. So it’s a win-win for both our diners and suppliers – fresh quality food, locally sourced, at affordable prices, and supporting the local economy.

Mulroy Drive And The Wild Atlantic Way

Our location on the Fanad Peninsula make us an ideal stopover on the Mulroy Drive or Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way. ‘The Mulroy Drive is a 35 km route of outstanding natural beauty along north Donegal’s wild coastline. It connects the beautiful Atlantic Drive to the rugged beauty of the Fanad Lighthouse and the stunning Portsalon beaches and Knockalla drive.’

Or if you are travelling Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way, you can go east towards Rathmullan, Ramelton and the Inishowen Peninsula, or north into the Fanad Peninsula. Heading west will take you towards Carrigart, Dunfanaghy and Horn Head.


Our Heritage

The Traveller’s Inn, Milford was established in 1867 by the Baxter family, and is one of the oldest bars in County Donegal. Current owner Michael McBride has a keen interest in the history of the building as well as the Baxter family. Michael says you still here local sayings like, ‘there’s still a light in Baxter’s. Or there’s that uniquely local warning to misbehaving youth - ‘you’ll only be good for holding up Baxter’s Corner’!

Michael is also intrigued by the Baxter family’s story, and connection to the American Civil War. Samuel Alexander Baxter fought with the North in the American Civil War.

Extra Features and Services

We offer ample parking, free Wi-Fi and an enclosed beer garden. The venue is also ideal for meetings, birthdays, communions, christenings and anniversaries – subject to the current Covid-19 restrictions. Enjoy our live music - subject to the current Covid-19 restrictions.

We always have a warm welcome for you so book your table today on +353 74 9163499 or order from our takeaway service here.

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