The Tavern - East Ferry

Help us to get the business up and running after the evil covid 19 restrictions. We are the heart of the community here in East Ferry and so its the real meeting point of the area, lots of chance to practice language skills and make new friends. Working just a few hours for 4-5 days a week gives you lots of chance to get out and explore, we are located in East Corks most amazing rural locations, right on the side of the water and all the roads are so nice and quiet for nice walks and adventures through the woods. Midleton town is just a little 5/10mins in the car (1 hour walk) that is a nice town to explore and shop on a day off and maybe even stop in at the Jameson Distillery for a little sampling.

Myself and Cristian both arrived into Ireland on volunteer work exchange programs and so we both know what its like to be the volunteer in new surroundings and meeting new people. and we have hosted ever since we have had our own properties(West Cork). In November 2019 we moved in East Cork and started The Tavern and now we are looking for a little help to get the business re-established after the Covid Closure.


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Los anfitriones fueron muy amables.
El trabajo no es pesado, pero si hay que estar muy atento.
El lugar es ideal para personas que disfrutan de caminatas y de la vista al mar.

7 days ago



The Tavern is not just a nice place to go, is a great and unique experience to live. I recommend that all.

21 days ago



My experience at The Tavern was amazing!
Sarah and Cristian were incredible hosts and they made me feel like a part of their family:)
The work was very easy and I have had the opportunity to stay both in the kitchen and in the front of the restaurant, improving my english with the customers, with the collegues and with Sarah:)
I had the opportunity to use the bike in my free time, exploring the places and the near city.
Cristian was an amazing chef!I always enjoyed the meals provided, particularly the dinner:D
Thanks guys for the experience!! It was great:)I absolutely recommend it!

about 2 months ago

Czech Republic


I absolutely loved my stay with Sarah and Cristian. The place is a bit remote, which is perfect for everyone who came to Ireland enjoy nature and conect with a local people. My job was easy and well explained. Surounding area is just gourgeous, and I had enought time to go for a walk or explore near cities. I felt there more like in a family house, and we were kind a family. My bed was super compfty and together dinner were the best part of every day. Cristian is an amazing chef. I really had a great experience, and maybe Ill be back!:))) Thank you

2 months ago



This month in The Tavern has been a great experience for me, despise I applied for a different role as a bar person in the restaurant, I enjoyed working in the kitchen as well. Christian & Sarah have been really nice with me and made me feel welcomed since the very beginning. They helped me with any doubt or concern I had in and out The Tavern. The surroundings are just amazing; waking up in the morning with the views of the lake and walking around in the nature is all I needed. I’m really happy I made the decision of choosing this experience and very grateful to the hosts for everything :)

3 months ago

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