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Portaferry Hotel

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2 euro Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Portaferry Hotel
The Strand, Portaferry Co Down , BT22 1PE
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This 18th-century waterfront terrace presents a neat, traditional exterior overlooking the lough towards the attractive village of Strangford, and the National Trust property, Castleward
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Banqueting
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Conference Venue
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Waterside
  • Open New Year
  • Smoking Area
  • Wedding Venue
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Character Pub
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Formal
  • Informal
  • Pub Grub
  • Sunday Dining
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Vegetarian Menu

Portaferry Hotel

This 18th-century waterfront terrace presents a neat, traditional exterior overlooking the lough towards the attractive village of Strangford, and the National Trust property, Castleward.


The inn, which is now a sister property to Belfast's premier hotel, The Merchant, is one of Northern Ireland's most popular destinations for short breaks, small business events and family get togethers and just a grand day out , with a bite of lunch in the bar.


The ground floor bar, a comfortable sitting room with an open fire, and the restaurant all have a cosy, well-kept old-fashioned feeling to them and, while not luxurious, accommodation is comfortable. In keeping with the age and charm of the building, the individually decorated en-suite bedrooms are furnished with antiques and some have lough views - those on the front attract a small supplement.


The hotel is beautifully kept and maintained, a lovely place with personality, and friendly staff.


Small conference/private parties (35/80); parking. Children (Under 16s free in parents' room; cots available at no charge). No pets. Rooms 14 (all en-suite, 2 shower only, 4 family rooms, all no-smoking) B&B from about £50 pps, ss £20. *Mid-week deals often available.


Restaurant:


Portaferry - and the Portaferry Hotel in particular - is a popular destination for Belfast folk taking a breather from the city, and it has always had a reputation for good food with local produce at its heart.


Given the location, seafood has long been a speciality at the hotel, and Dundrum mussels and oysters, Portavogie prawns and Glenarm organic salmon are likely to take pride of place on menus that also feature good meats - organic shorthorn beef from the Glenarm Estate, for example -  free range poultry from Marlfield farm, just outside the town, and perhaps wild game in season.


Menus offered include a two or three course dinner and a set three course Sunday lunch menu. Prices are fairly moderate for the setting and dinner here should have a certain sense of occasion.


An à la carte bar menu is also offered, featuring some of the dishes offered on set menus plus specialities such as scampi (battered Portavogie prawns with hand cut chips, tartare sauce & lemon mayo), homemade burgers (with local Kearney Blue cheese) and the house pie (chicken & wild mushroom with puff pastry).


Good breakfasts are served in the restaurant - plenty of choice is offered, usually including fresh and smoked fish. 

Seats 65. L daily, 12.30-2.30; D daily 5.30-9 (to 8.30 Sun). 2/3 course D £22.95/25.95; Tasting Menu £29.95; Set Sun L £19.50; bar L à la carte; house wine from about £10.50; sc discretionary; children welcome (childrens menu). Toilets wheelchair accessible. Open all year except Christmas. Amex, Diners, MasterCard, Visa. abbreviations
Last Updated: 22-06-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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On Portaferry seafront.

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