We recently had a meal at the Harbour House Inn but were not very impressed. Firstly it seemed too much trouble to get us a table, no suggestion of waiting at the bar until one was free, luckily other customers said they were leaving and let us have their table. I asked about the restaurant next door and was told it was fully booked although no-one used it the whole time we were there. Most of the staff were friendly, although one girl seemed as if she couldn't be bothered and another one called Francis was quite rude. The food was just OK.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our property is on the South Promenade at Newcastle Harbour: The harbour is among the most richly historic areas of Newcastle. Home to many longstanding families, the area around the pier has a long association with the sea. The origins of the current harbour date back to the 1820's, when a new pier was created by Lord Annesley to replace the old one. One of the chief functions of the pier was to act as a loading point for Mourne granite, which was quarried in the hills above the harbour. If you stand on the shorter arm of the pier and look up towards the mountain you can see a path cut through the trees leading to the now defunct quarry on Millstone Mountain. In the last century, stone was quarried here and dispatched down this track to the harbour by railtrucks. It was loaded on to ships (known as Stone Boats) and used to build docks in Belfast and Liverpool and the courthouse gaol in nearby Downpatrick ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Harbour House Hotel Newcastle
- Harbour Hotel Newcastle
- Harbour House Inn Newcastle, Northern Ireland