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The Old Thatch Inn

116 Hillhead Road | Castledawson, Magherafelt BT45 8ET, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7946 8322
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (5 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
116 Hillhead Road | Castledawson, Magherafelt BT45 8ET, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Called here midweek at lunchtime. The building has a lot of character. The food was ok with substantial portions and well priced. Pleasant waitress. Would return if passing again.

1  Thank LindsayLog
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We called in without pre booking and was treated extremely well by Lucy. She got a table set for us in a short period. Food was excellent and the service was good. Shauna and Lucy were exceptional waitresses, made us very welcome and recommended dishes....More

2  Thank Jacqueline D
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were passing and decided to try this place out for lunch. The building itself is lovely and it's very cosy inside. The waiting staff were lovely and the food was perfect. I had a vegetarian stir fry which was packed with...More

3  Thank Fallon M
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Had a great time. Food was lovely and hot. The staff were excellent, especially Shauna. I'll definitely be back!

1  Thank Kieran1982_01
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely family lunch. Shauna and Kieron accommodated us when we arrived and realised our booking was at another restaurant with a similar name. Super food great staff.

1  Thank Monienne M
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Food was fantastic and service was excellent. Ciaran and Anna Marie make sure everything is done to a high standard. Will definitely be recommending the thatch to everyone.

1  Thank natasha m
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Stopped off here on Sunday for lunch. Hadn't booked but managed to get a table in the function room.had to wait a long time to order, when food came it was lovely, prawn salad ,large plate of food.food put down and staff walked away not...More

Thank Deborah H
OldThatchInn, General Manager at The Old Thatch Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

We apologise for your experience. We would appreciate if you could contact us via email to discuss this matter further. We hope to hear from you soon. theoldthatchinn@hotmail.com

Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have been here a few times and it is a lovely place for food and a good standard. However, the row of permanent noisy male drinkers at the bar as you go in, at what seems like any time of the day, is very...More

Thank rosie940
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Inn looks quaint and very inviting and is near Seamus Heaney's grave and Mossbawn. However, service is very slow and haphazard. We visited on a Sunday lunchtime and there was a set lunch, apparently. We opted for the a la carte menu and it...More

Thank markdevlin
OldThatchInn, General Manager at The Old Thatch Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

We apologise for your experience with ourselves and would like to discuss this matter further. We would appreciate if you could please contact us via email. We hope to hear from you soon. theoldthatchinn@hotmail.com

Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I had a great night out in this pub. Unique best describes it. The old bar and it's toilets are a must see.

1  Thank Donal M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Hillhead Road | Castledawson, Magherafelt BT45 8ET, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Magherafelt
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7946 8322
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The Old Thatch Inn is one of the oldest pub restaurants in Northern Ireland. At the Old Thatch Inn Castledawson we offer good food at a great price. We are family orientated and cater for all.
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