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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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All reviews scampi cheesecake ice cream pepper chicken well worth a visit couldn't do enough lovely restaurant great meal first class choice of food lunch time second to none guinness wee countryside
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my fathers surprise 91st birthday party and what a truly lovely experience it was too! The staff are amazing and so caring and professional! A special mention for Roberta and Erin who made it even more lovely with their care and attention. It...was a party of 11 but the service went very smoothly and efficiently. The food is excellent and reasonable. We will always come back on our return to Armoy. Our parents live in the village and lunch there most weeks. Excellent evening a huge thank you to the team!!!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 10 December 2023

Ordered starters which where lovely then onto the main ordered scenic burger in which the beef was off, my partner had chilli beef pita which looked like a soup in bread,a lot staff about and didnt come to check on us once,when asked for bill...bar man asked was everything ok in which my reply was that the burger was soured and his reply did you not say to anyone but no one come check on us and he just looked never spoke no one,payed the bill and left won’t be back been hearing great reports for years alway wanted to try, we left disappointedMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 1 November 2023 via mobile

4 adults and 2 kids. We were Sat down immediately we got into pub. Drinks order taken quickly. Food order taken as soon as we put menus down . Food quality was excellent as per usual. 2 kids ordered juice. One wanted it changed after...they came. No problem. Kids dinner came and one wanted beans added. No issue to staff. Customer service was first class. Our daughter in law from England loved the place and said how friendly staff were.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023

A friend and I went for lunch today, we waited a hour for our food and others round us were getting theres. It finally came and it was lovely, the lady came about 30 minutes after we had finished to clear our table. She didn't...ask us if we wanted anything else or to see the sweet menu, We sat on another 20 minutes and no one came back to us so we had sat long enough so we went through to pay the bill. We were disappointed on our visit today, for the scenic-inn was a place we had been many times before, years in. fact.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 26 August 2023 via mobile

We went here as a staff day and the food was Amazing . Quick service we will definitely be back. The portions are definitely worth it.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 16 August 2023

What a lovely place to eat. Nice surroundings, lovely helpful staff. Went for dinner on recommendation from our campsite owner who phoned to check availability. Good variety on the menu. We had starter and main and were unfortunately too stuffed for pudding :-( Very good...value for money!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023 via mobile

Followed the very good reviews on Tripadvisor and wasn’t disappointed. Didn’t fancy cooking on the first evening of our stay and the 3 of us really enjoyed our food. I would describe it as excellent no nonsense food, my mother-in-law said it was the best...scampi she’d ever had! Highly recommend and clearly is popular with the locals too which is telling.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023

It was lovely. However, my meal was selected because there was no peas in it on the menu. I found a pea in my meal and could not eat half of my meal as the pea and anything it touched needed to be removed from...my plate. This could have caused me to have a severe reaction if I had not seen it in time. The Consumer Rights Act also applies to food, so restaurant customers can expect food to be of a 'satisfactory quality' and to match the menu description which my food did not. Everything else was perfect.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 May 2023 via mobile

Brilliant. Always a great experience at this venue, good choice of food, sweets and a well stocked bar. Very friendly and efficient service. Great atmosphere, well worth a visit

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 21 April 2023

Great food, though table was right next to front down, which was very cold everytime someone come in the door.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 23 March 2023 via mobile

OMG! An absolute gem of a find. Let down by original restaurant, we took a chance on the Scenic Inn. So glad we did. There has been an addition to the premises from the photo on their website and this has maybe reduced the parking...but we got in grand. The entrance way has a wheelchair ramp, so inclusive of all mobilities. The added space was large, well laid out with a lovely stove, which was burning delightfully, making the room toasty and warm. It was needed, we went 22 March and the weather was pants outside. The staff were very warm and welcoming, attentive and friendly. The menu was extensive and also had an early bird menu, which we all picked from. Two courses for £17? How could you beat that! The food was to die for. I had the chicken goujons and garlic chips. The batter was so light and crispy and the chicken succulent, it was like biting thru butter, they were that soft! The cod goujons were the same, plenty of fish and batter amazing. I got the cheesecake and it was heavenly, the plate well decorated and got some icecream too! Had a wee look about and in the original part of the building, it was packed too! The area was clean and bright, plenty of seating and a pool table if you so desired it’s use. The toilets were immaculate, always another good sign of a great establishment. The only downside is that it’s not my local, I’d just love to be able to go there when I wanted, but we were staying in a hotel in Limavady and this was a wee break away from 3 bereavements. Too far from Newtownards for a meal but if we’re ever in the vicinity again, we’ll be back, wild horses wouldn’t keep us away. Just a pity I can only give it 5 stars, it’s worth at least 7 stars compared to other eateries we’ve usedMore

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

Excellent food and service. The staff are always so attentive, friendly and helpful. They are a credit to the business. Food was first class as usual. Wide choice of main courses with good variety and starters tempting too. We didn’t even look at the dessert...menu as we didn’t have room for any more! They surprised me by singing happy birthday and presenting me with a chocolate brownie with a candle. Highly recommend The Scenic Inn for well presented dishes of well cooked tasty food. For main courses I had the scampi which is the best I’ve eaten anywhere, a very light but crunchy batter which melts in the mouth. My husband had the honey sweet chilli chicken which had a bit of spicy bite and was a huge portion which he didn’t manage to finish so he had to bring some home!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 19 February 2023 via mobile

22 of us at our sons 18th birthday. From walking in at 6.30pm to leaving at midnight the service was second to none. Food was fantastic and waitresses couldn't do enough for our tables. Couple of slight issues with our pre ordering but staff sorted...it out brilliantly. There was a DJ on later in evening. With a few older people in party we were happy that we were allowed to sit in restaurant and continue our evening without being asked to move into bar area. Visitors from Glasgow loved the place and couldn't believe how friendly everyone were.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2023 via mobile

The food was absolutely beautiful. I had sizzling peppered chicken, chicken was tender and presentation was amazing. Good homely feeling and staff were very attentive. Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 8 January 2023 via mobile

Came for evening dinner. Food was beautiful lots to choose from on the menu. Good atmosphere friendly staff throughly enjoyed my visit here and can’t wait to come back!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Hi, yes they do. There were families in with children while we were there.
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Hi Lunch is served 12-5 every day
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We have a large beer garden out the back where dogs are more than welcome, we will try and make them as comfy as possible with a wee dish of water, unfortunately not inside.
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THE SCENIC INN, Ballymoney - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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The Scenic Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5