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The Old Inn


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15-25 Main Street, Crawfordsburn, Bangor, Co Down, BT19 1JH
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Nestled in the charming village of Crawfordsburn in beautiful County Down, The Old Inn is near castles, beaches, forest parks, a Royal Palace and the world's top links golf course; the perfect place to spend a rural break. The Old Inn dates back to 1614 and is labelled as one of the region’s most historic hotels due in part to its links with author and 20th Century Literary icon C.S. Lewis. A new chapter in an iconic age-old story, you’ll find The Old Inn is a place where classic Victorian design meets elegant authentic luxury, embodying a playful blend of the old and new, the local with the worldly.

Named in the Irish Independent’s Fab 50, a prestigious accolade for best places to stay in Ireland in 2022 and a member of Ireland's Blue Book, The Old Inn is like home away from home, with personable service and an easy-going atmosphere. Guests can kick off their shoes and get comfortable in a guestroom that suits every mood. From cosy Petite rooms to more spacious junior suites, complete with a standalone copper bathtub for ultimate relaxation. Amp up the luxury with Suites that offer their own private hot tub. The rustic cottage is perfect for a peaceful getaway, complete with a private hot tub which overlooks Crawfordsburn country park.

Perched above Crawfordsburn Country Park, the Treetop Spa offers guests unrivalled forest views for a peaceful rural retreat. Begin your spa journey by enjoying outdoor bathing in the heated pool and hot tub, followed by a unique shower experience to awaken your senses with sounds and aromas transporting you to a tropical rain forest. Detoxify and cleanse the body and mind in our sauna and steam room and unwind in our relaxing cabana. Cosy up in The Conservatory on our heated waterbed and marble loungers whilst enjoying views of the country park. Stay warm by the stove as classical music plays softly. A haven of tranquillity and relaxation, the Treetop Spa is a luxurious and exclusive experience for hotel residents.

The Restaurant is perfect for romantic evenings and ideal for refuelling after energetic adventures, offering a seasonal menu that marries homely classics with modern dining. A destination for food lovers keen to try something different in a casual, yet elegant space, The Restaurant guarantees a delicious meal in stylish surroundings. Guests can retire to the 1614 Bar; a quintessentially comfy, laid-back spot to while away the evening by roaring fires.

Delight in the finest Afternoon Tea at The Old Inn, served from 2pm - 5pm, perfect for those who love a timeless tradition in a luxurious and elegant setting. With a delicious selection of savoury and sweet options from fresh scones and salted caramel macaroons, to oak smoked salmon & cucumber on wheaten bread, pork & chili mini sausage rolls and more!

From cosy firelit corners, glorious grub, elegant interiors, and a place from which you can explore the great outdoors, The Old Inn is the perfect location to escape to.

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  • Bar
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Cater for Corporate events
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

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