“Prices are on the high side at this much loved inn where locals mix with tourists, many on golfing holidays, in a warren of little snugs leading to the Gas Bar, with strong echoes of a Wild West saloon and much conviviality. Bedrooms are panelled in wood, and, while comfortable, are not in the first flush of youth decor-wise. But if furnishings aren't up to the mark, the genuine Irish hospitality (all staff are local) most certainly is. Lots of American guests.”
Written by Fiona Duncan
“The hotel excels in providing a relaxing environment for couples, a small group of friends - very often a golfing party. Apart from luncheon groups (often overseas guests visiting the Giant’s Causeway) the hotel declines large parties and weddings as they can take over, rather than absorb, the inherently warm, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere of the hotel.”
"Wonderfully rustic – all panelling, beams and oil lamps – the inn comes into its own at night: sup a Guinness on a rocking chair in front of the turf fire, feast on Ulster beef or steaming seafood chowder in the restaurant."
Originally published by The Guardian (view article)