The Old Post Office Tea Rooms & Gallery

Buy & Eat


1 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere
The Old Post Office Tea Rooms & Gallery
191 Killinchy Road, Lisbane , Comber Co Down , BT23 6AA
website Contact The Old Post Office Tea Rooms & Gallery
Dislike Like
8 votes
Tel: +44 28 9754 3335

Please mention when enquiring.

Here in the village of Lisbane, close to the shores of Strangford Lough, one of County Down’s prettiest little treasures is to be found at the thatch-roofed Old Post Office, which dates back to the 1840’s
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse Racing nearby
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Private Parties
  • Café
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Informal
  • MSG Free
  • Old World / Traditional
  • Party Venue
  • Tea Rooms
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Vegetarian Menu

The Old Post Office Tea Rooms & Gallery

Here in the village of Lisbane, close to the shores of Strangford Lough, one of County Down’s prettiest little treasures is to be found at the thatch-roofed Old Post Office, which dates back to the 1840’s.

Having lain derelict for many years, this listed building has been caringly restored and it now makes a charming home for Trevor and Alison Smylie’s tea rooms and gift shop.

Trevor has years of experience as a baker and pastry chef in Australia and the U.K. under his belt, and is now responsible for producing all the mouth watering scones, gateaux, pies and tarts which can be enjoyed in the three atmospheric tea rooms, each with its own cosy peat fire.

And, in fine weather, eating outside is always a treat, whether in the courtyard garden or by the lily pond where the gentle scent of the nearby herb garden wafts on the air.

As well as breakfast, teas, coffees and light snacks, wholesome lunch dishes such as salmon and asparagus quiche or chicken and broccoli bake with salad are available (with a big slice of tangy lemon meringue pie to follow, perhaps), and a take away service is also offered.

And, while it is mainly for their good home cooking that regulars flock to the Tea Rooms, it’s also a place to drop into for an unusual gift, as they stock a good range of Irish products (many of them locally made) in the shop, and also paintings by local artists.

Seats 70 (private room, 25; outdoors, 35). Open Mon-Sat 9am-4.30pm. Value L €7, 11.30-4.30. Children welcome (high chair, childrens menu, baby changing facilities). Closed Sun & Bank Hols, 25-26 Dec, 1 Jan, Eater Mon. MasterCard, Visa, Switch. abbreviations
Last Updated: 19-06-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

Might also like

The Poacher's Pocket

Comber, Co. Down
Pub / Restaurant / Speciality Store
Distance: 1.2km
image coming soon
4 votes
2 euro Pub with good food and atmosphere The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade

Ronan and Jennie Sweeney (Balloo House, The Parson’s Nose) have done it again, sprinkling their magic over this stylish reinvention of the former Lisbarnett House in Lisbane village. Since purchasing the run down pub in 2012 they have invested over £1 millio ...

Harrisons of Greyabbey

Greyabbey, Co. Down
Farmshop / Restaurant
Distance: 11.8km
image coming soon
0 votes
1 euro

With a farm shop for some seriously good food shopping, a garden centre and gift shop to mosey around and a restaurant with one of the best views of any on the island, the Harrison family’s scenically located one stop shop is the perfect destination for a day out. ...

Image Coming Soon Image Coming Soon Image Coming Soon
Minimize map Minimize map

Map markers

You are here
  • 10km
  • 25km
  • 50km


Lisbane is south of Comber on A22

Trip Planning Tools

My Ireland Guide

Local Recommendations


  • By Distance
  • By Category

Self Catering

Farmers Markets

Tourist Attractions

Golf Courses


Nearby Towns/Areas


There are currently no comments

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment
Not a member? Register for your free membership now!
Or leave a comment by logging in with:

Facebook & Twitter Recent Activity

Apps and Books