About Us

About Benny's Deli

Benny O’ Connell worked as a bellboy, a barman, a waiter, a chef and a hotel manager, until he eventually fulfilled his dream of owning his own business. In 1981 he decided to retrain as a baker and opened a tiny bakery on Main Street, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. The early philosophy was simple: To make food that tasted like home, for customers who didn’t have the time or skills to make it for themselves.  

The philosophy remains the same to this day, but from our new larger premises on Lower Main Street. Now we have a large Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Deli and of course Breadshop. All of the food we serve is freshly made on the premises every day. 

In 2017 Benny's eldest daughter Anne-Marie rejoined the business to continue the next generation of Benny's Deli. 


Real ingredients are at the heart of what we do...

We hand peel about 40,000 Irish Bramley apples by hand every year to use in our famous Benny's Apple Tarts!

From some of our customers...


Martin on Trip Advisor

Always love visiting Bennys. The owner and the other staff are friendly and helpful, food is always good and best of all they do delicious gluten free muffins and scones that are some of the best I've found


Julie on Trip Advisor

“Everything here is fantastic. So fresh and the pastries are so yummy . Staff are always so friendly and helpful”


Barry on Facebook

“Excellent quality..... the Ham is delicious and the scones and apple pie are like Gran's.... just the beautiful aroma when you enter bring you back to Granny's knee and the homemade baking.”