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“Best pub on the Coast!”

Matties Meeting House
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 19 April 2015

We traveled in for work from out of town and were staying nearby at the Balllygally Castle Hotel. We went to check out the pub and couldn't have had a better time! The owner, Allan, took great care of us and made sure we felt welcomed. The food was delicious and the drink selection was excellent. The live music on Thursdays was a great time and we ended up staying until close. The prices cannot be beat either. Matties is definitely a must stop if you're driving up the coast of Northern Ireland

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Reviewed 14 April 2015

We had a brilliant meal in Matties Meeting House. This is a complete hidden gem just off the main Antrim Coast Road in County Antrim. We were all tired and hungry having spent a few days in our caravan (great as that was but we needed someone to pamper us).

We were greeted by very friendly staff and a roaring fire. The place is very homely in feel and has a great mix of locals and occasional visitors. It is a proper Irish pub.

I had the Boxer Jims Guinness Pie (a house speciality) which was simply delicious. My wife had a chicken curry - again, delicious. The kids had homemade chicken goujons (they are very discerning when it comes to chicken goujons and they loved them). Portions were more than plenty.

Dessert was undoubtedly the best Baileys cheesecake I have ever tasted (and I don't have a sweet tooth). We had to order another.

The Guinness was finished and (for the Guinness purists) still had a cream coating the whole way down the glass. Clare had a great Irish coffee and we all went home very happy.

Staff were excellent and very friendly.

A tremendous find - highly recommended.

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Reviewed 19 March 2015

Lovely meal. Great menu and plentiful! You won't be disappointed.Run by a local couple (Martha & Allan)

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Reviewed 16 February 2015

Thankfully my boyfriend and I found this place on valentines night after a very disappointing experience (no entertainment) in the Castle. They had a great 3 man band and the hospitality was second to none. Craic was great and the staff even gave us a lift back to the Castle. A must go if you are in the area and like country pubs

1  Thank 713Elaine
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Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed in the local BallyGally Castle and were extremely disappointed with the hotels lack of entertainment so popped up the road to Matties where we got the warmest welcome of fantastic drink, a fantastic live band, fantastic craic and the most friendliest people and staff that you could meet. The owner of the bar is a lovely girl and the place is an absolute credit to her. One of the bar staff even give us a lift back to the hotel when we asked for a taxi and that is hospitality and manners that is unheard of these days. If your in the area or staying in BallyGally Castle, make sure to call in for one of the best nights craic that you can have. Thank you so much to the staff again for such a great night.

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3  Thank Paul T
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