Are you looking for a good time, a good beer and a good laugh or two? And maybe a great bite to eat to go along with it? Then let me tell you about one of Gatlinburg’s hidden gems – Boudicca’s Celtic Pub. Named after the legendary warrior queen, Boudicca’s offers up great grub and the warmth of Irish hospitality amidst the scenic beauty of the Smoky Mountains.

As you step into this quaint Irish pub-style establishment, you’re greeted by an ambiance that feels both cozy and authentic. This is not a large place. The layout is narrow, but it spans two stories – a snug bar on the lower level and a dining area above. Whether you’re here to enjoy a meal in the intimate upstairs space or prefer a casual drink at the bar, Boudicca’s ensures your comfort and satisfaction.

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A Menu That Celebrates Celtic Heritage

Boudicca’s prides itself on offering an array of dishes that pay homage to the culinary traditions of the Celtic nations. From the hearty fish & chips and the robust flavors of the Highland steak marinated in Smithwick’s Irish Ale to the comforting, traditional bangers ‘n mash, each dish is a testament to the pub’s commitment to authenticity and flavor. However, the star of the show is undoubtedly the Celtic spice bag – a novel concoction of marinated chicken, seasoned to perfection, and mixed with grilled peppers, sweet onions, and hot chips (thick-cut fries), all served in a paper bag for a rustic touch and convenience.

Despite the traditional offerings, it’s the burgers that have stolen the limelight. Crowned as owner of Gatlinburg’s best burger for two consecutive years, these culinary masterpieces feature succulent Angus beef patties nestled in soft potato buns, adorned with unique toppings like Irish cheddar, onion jam, and Guinness-marinated sausages. It’s a fusion that not only honors its Celtic roots but also celebrates the innovative spirit of contemporary cuisine.

Boudicca's menu

Beyond the Plate: A Complete Celtic Experience

Boudicca’s extends its invitation to indulge beyond the plate, with a nice selection of beers on tap that includes classics like Guinness, Sullivan’s Irish Gold, Smithwick’s and Magner’s Pear Cider, offering a taste of the Isles in every sip. The pub even boasts a Guinness machine capable of imprinting images in the foam, adding a touch of whimsy to your drink that’s sure to delight. That feature is a big hit with tourists.

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Every dish at Boudicca’s is served go-to style. Guests can can enjoy their meal exactly where they wish – be it within the pub’s cozy confines, on a bench outside in the Village Shopping Center, or back at their room. You can even get a beer to go (as long as it is consumed within the boundaries of the Village).

If you dine in, you must check out the large, round window in the upstairs dining room that provides a fantastic view of the Village. You would swear you had been transported to some little European village. It’s moments like these that elevate a visit to Boudicca’s Celtic Pub from a simple dining outing to a memorable adventure.

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The staff at Boudicca’s are cool, laid back people. Whether you’re talking to Adam (the owner), Joey (the bartender), or anybody else there, they all have a story to tell.

Boudicca’s Celtic Pub is not just a restaurant; it’s a destination. It’s where the heart of Celtic culture beats strongly, offering an authentic vibe, mouth-watering cuisine, and an atmosphere that’s as relaxing as it is unique. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, a visit to Boudicca’s promises to be an enchanting experience that captures the spirit of the Celtic nations and the beauty of Gatlinburg.

Boudicca’s is located inside the Village Shopping Center at:

634 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

The Village is an easy walk from Edgewater Hotel. When you enter the Village, walk toward the upper right-hand corner of the shopping center and you will find Boudicca’s. Tell ’em Edgewater Hotel sent you!

Who was Boudicca?

Boudicca, also known as Boadicea, is a figure of immense historical significance and one of the most renowned warrior queens in history. She was the leader of the Iceni, a Celtic tribe that lived in what is now eastern England, during the 1st century A.D. Boudicca is best known for her fierce uprising against the Roman Empire around 60 A.D., following the death of her husband, King Prasutagus. The Romans, who had initially allowed the Iceni to maintain some independence, seized the kingdom, publicly humiliated Boudicca, and abused her daughters. In response, Boudicca led a massive revolt, uniting various Celtic tribes and succeeding in capturing and devastating several Roman settlements, including London, St. Albans, and Colchester. Despite her initial successes, her forces were eventually defeated by the Roman army. Boudicca’s rebellion remains a symbol of resistance and her legacy is celebrated for the courage, determination, and leadership she exhibited in the face of oppression.

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