Good Hotel Guide Review
A short stroll from the world’s oldest distillery, this amiable 17th-century coaching inn on the Causeway Coastal Route is an eclectic jumble of ancient and modern. The public rooms have wooden booths, higgledy-piggledy snugs, inglenook turf fires, a ‘secret’ library. Many of the spacious bedrooms in the mill house, each with its own sitting area, overlook the River Bush. In the bar, still lit by Victorian gaslights, whiskey cocktails and Irish music; in the garden-facing restaurant, modern Irish plates, perhaps Dalriada Cullen skink (poached smoked haddock with hen’s egg and sautéed potatoes). Well-considered top-ten lists suggest itineraries for days outdoors and indoors (‘Ten things to do when it’s raining’, ‘as a family’, etc).
9 Dunluce Road
00 353 28 2073 3000
41. Some on ground floor, some suitable for disabled.
all year, no accommodation 24/25 Dec.
lift, bar, lounge, restaurant, gallery, loft, cinema, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), conference facilities, patio, 2-acre garden, parking.
in public areas, live traditional Irish music sessions every Sat in bar.
all ages welcomed.
only permitted on outside patio area.
Amex, MC, Visa.
per room B&B £160–£460. À la carte £60.