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Dobbins Inn
Dobbins fireplace
Dobbins Hotel Carrickfergus Double Room

Dobbins Inn is situated in the heart of Carrickfergus on its High Street, offering a warm, welcoming atmosphere from the log fire in the bar lounge to the quality service and top-class food in the new Landings restaurant.

The hotel also recently celebrated being awarded a three star hotel rating in the summer of 2018 after beginning a period of interior renovation which will eventually see all 15 bedrooms refurbished whilst still maintaining the quaint and old world charm of the centuries old building.

Dobbins Inn has a unique legacy spanning at least 800 years. Built in the early 13th Century by the Norman Knight Reginald D'Aubin, the Inn is a well loved establishment and a listed building with period features including 16th Century Priest Hole and Elizabethan Fireplace as well as our resident ghost Maud!

The Fallis family recently celebrated 40 years of running one of Northern Ireland’s oldest hotels. On 1st April 1978 Derek and Maureen Fallis took the keys to Dobbin’s Inn Hotel in Carrickfergus and are now supported by daughter Kirsty as they start another 40 years in the hospitality business.

Over the years Dobbins Inn has welcomed many thousands of visitors from around the world – with television host Philip Schofield, West Indies cricketing legend Sir Garry Sobers and US wrestling icon John Cena among famous patrons.

Carrickfergus Castle and St Nicholas Church are less than five minutes’ walk from the hotel. With the Gobbins Coastal Path and Whitehead Railway Museum within half-an-hour by car, Dobbins is a perfect base from which to tour the scenic Causeway Coastal Route.

In February 2018 work began on a joint project involving Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and the Historic Environment Division (HED) to examine how much of a 14th century castle remains. The work is progressing well and will see the modern plaster removed from the front of the building to leave much of the original stone and brick work on show.

Rooms and units

Rooms and units
Room quantity and type Sleeps
2 x Single Ensuite with Shower 1
2 x Double Ensuite with Bath 2
2 x Double Ensuite with Shower 2
4 x Twin Ensuite with Bath 2
2 x Twin Ensuite with Shower 2
1 x Double & Single Ensuite with Bath 3
2 x Room for 4 sharing Ensuite with Shower 4


  • WiFi
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Ironing Facilities
  • TV In Bedrooms
  • Laundry Service

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  • WiFi
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Ironing Facilities
  • TV In Bedrooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Cot & Highchair Available
  • Hairdryer Available
  • Licensed Premises
  • Family Room on request
  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
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Contact Information

Accommodation / Hotel

Dobbins Inn

6/8 High Street
County Antrim
BT38 7AF
Phone number
T: (028) 9335 1905
Web Address
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Special offers

Sunday Steak & Stay

Overnight stay for 2 people on any Sunday. Our Sunday steak specials with side orders on the Sunday night. This offer includes a full breakfast on Monday morning.

Terms and conditions

Subject to availability


£70/€77.70 Total price 23 Jun 2019 - 30 Sep 2019