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The Old Inn

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The Old Inn
11-15 Main Street, Crawfordsburn Co Down , BT19 1JH
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The pretty village setting of this famous and hospitable 16th century inn - the oldest in continuous use in all Ireland - belies its convenient location close to Belfast and the City Airport, and also the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum and the Royal Belfast Golf Club which are both nearby
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Gardens (Outstanding)
  • Golf nearby
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Wine Courses
  • Banqueting
  • Breaks - Off Season
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Business Hotel
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Conference Venue
  • Family Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
  • Live Music
  • Location - Beach <5km
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Smoking Area Heated
  • Smoking Area Seated
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Bistro
  • Contemporary Irish
  • European Classic
  • Traditional Irish
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Business Meal
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Character Pub
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Formal
  • Informal
  • No Music Restaurant
  • Old World / Traditional
  • Pub Grub
  • Romantic
  • Sunday Dining
  • Traditional Pub
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

The Old Inn

The pretty village setting of this famous and hospitable 16th century inn - the oldest in continuous use in all Ireland - belies its convenient location close to Belfast and the City Airport, and also the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum and the Royal Belfast Golf Club which are both nearby.


Oak beams, antiques and gas lighting emphasise the natural character of the building, an attractive venue for business people and private guests alike. A welcoming fire and friendly staff in the cosy reception area set the tone for the whole hotel, which is full of charm, very comfortable - and always smartly presented.


Bedrooms are individually decorated and, due to the age of the building, vary in size and style - most have antiques, some have romantic four-posters and a few have private sitting rooms; 12 new junior suites are soon to be added.


Dining options in the hotel are between the 'informal fine dining' restaurant, Lewis, and the Parlour Bar where an à la carte menu is offered during the afternoon and early evening.


Conference/banqueting (120/125); broadband wi/fi, business centre, secretarial services. Lift. Ample parking. Garden, walking. Golf, fishing (sea angling, coarse) & equestrian all nearby. Children welcome (cot available, £10, baby sitting arranged). No Dogs.


Rooms 31 (7 junior suites, 18 executive, 6 family, 8 ground floor, 1 disabled, all no smoking). Limited room service. B&B from about £50-60 pps. *Short breaks offered. Open all year except 25 Dec.


Lewis Restaurant:


The Old Inn is one of the busiest establishments in North Down – with the 'bistro atmosphere with fine dining food' in this recentlly refurbished dining area undoubtedly currently contributing to its popularity.


After an aperitif in the characterful bar, guests may repair to this impressive restaurant which combines comfortable tradition (notably, thick sound-absorbing carpet and comfy chairs) with elements of current style and is named after the author C.S. Lewis, who had connections with the hotel.


An open kitchen is the main focus, where chef Gavin Murphy and his team rustle up delicious dishes that showcase the best of seasonal local foods in popular modern Irish  cooking. Extensive menu options are offered, including a very pocket-friendly 2-course dinner menu at just £52.50 for two, including a bottle of wine. 


And, as always at The Old Inn, courteous and helpful staff are the making of a memorable dining experience here.


 

Seats 124 (private room, 25, outdoors, 50). B'fast Mon-Sun 7-10am; Parlour Daytime Menu Mon-Sat 12-7pm(Sun 12 -9); 'The Sizzler' Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm. D Mon-Sat 7pm-9.30pm, Sun 6pm-9pm: Dinner for Two with Wine £52.50, also à la carte .Sun L 12-3pm. House wine about £13.75; toilets wheelchair accessible; children welcome (high chair, childrens menu, baby changing facilities). Closed 25 Dec. Amex, MasterCard, Visa, Switch abbreviations
Last Updated: 19-06-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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Off A2 Belfast-Bangor, 6 miles after Holywood (exit B20 for Crawfordsburn).

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