About Us

Butt Mullins is a family run business. We are known for our warm customer service and attention to detail for over 30 years. We serve Irish European dishes, devised by our chefs with quality, affordability and variety in mind. Butt Mullins holds a full bar license with an extensive wine list. Our Manager Malachy with his heart warming personality; along with his highly efficent team will always have a pleasant welcome for you. We hope that you will enjoy our unique setting and perfect ambience. We look forward to welcoming you.

Our History

Butt Mullins was a jarvey who lived in the town of Naas in the early part of the twentieth century. At that time, a small hotel existed here on the site of the present-day restaurant. Butt, a well-known and colourful character, spent much of his time moving people back and forth between the hotel and the nearby railway station. He was famous for bringing people on ‘the scenic route’. He was also known to be one of the most loyal regulars in the hotel bar and it seems that neither he nor his horse was ever ‘killed’ from over-work! The train was on the Sallins – to – Tullow line and closed in the early 1960’s.

Butt Mullins Restaurant is situated within the old town walls. It is believed that one of the old town gates stood on this site. During recent reconstruction, several large granite stones bearing medieval markings were found in the back wall. These granite stones are believed to be part of the friary or monastery known to have existed on or near the site.

The town of Naas was known as Nás na Rí (the assembly of the kings). This gives us some clue as to the history of the town. Naas was a significant centre in the ancient Kingdom of Leinster and held an important position on the ancient road between the seat of the High King of Ireland (the Ard Rí) at Tara, to the north, and the Kings of Munster, to the south. Early records recall the ‘Kings of Naas’, the battles fought around and in the town, the assemblies held here, and tributes paid. The Moats of Naas (earthen fortifications) were recorded in ancient documents as being almost impregnable. Only one in seven of the moats still stands today, behind the town hall.

In June 1206, King John held a parliament here in Naas. St. David’s Church recently celebrated over seven hundred years of continuous active existence in the town, reflecting the importance of the Anglo-Norman influence on the history of the county.

  • Butt Mullins Restaurant Interior
  • Butt Mullins Restaurant Interior

County Kildare is the acknowledged centre of the Irish thoroughbred industry, with the Curragh Racecourse, home of flat racing, dating back to 1741 and Punchestown holding it’s first meeting in 1824. In June 1924, Naas Racecourse held it’s first official meeting, including flat, hurdle and steeplechase races. The Irish National Stud is located just outside the town of Kildare, beside the Japanese Gardens.

We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy our unique setting and perfect ambience. All of our food is cooked to order. All dietary requirements are catered for.