Good Hotel Guide Review
On the Causeway Coastal Route, this higgledy-piggledy old coaching inn and adjoining mill house has a grand staircase, a ‘secret’ library and a web of interconnecting snugs with peat fires, oil lamps and ancient wooden booths. Alan Walls manages friendly staff. Many of the spacious bedrooms have views over the River Bush; split-level suites have a large lounge and shower room downstairs, a sleeping area and separate bathroom above. Tap your toes to traditional Irish music in the Gas bar (lit by the original gas lights); have a glass from the hotel’s private cask. The restaurant overlooking the garden courtyard serves Irish cuisine with a modern twist. Running out of ideas? Smartly thought-out top-10 lists (‘10 things to do when it’s raining’, ‘…without a car’, ‘…as a family’, etc) have plenty of suggestions. Drawing room, restaurant, gallery, oak-beamed loft; patio. Lift. Free Wi-Fi, in-room TV. Background music. Conferences; 30-seat cinema; treatment room. 2-acre garden. Parking. Children welcomed (family rooms; cots). 2 miles from the Giant’s Causeway. 41 bedrooms (some on ground floor; spacious ones in mill house, smaller ones in inn; some suitable for disabled). Per room B&B £120–£400. Dinner £37.50. Closed for accommodation at Christmas.