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The Old Inn Crawfordsburn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Crawfordsburn
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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“Olde World Charm”
Reviewed 14 February 2014

I booked this hotel for 2 nights to celebrate my other half's birthday, as he had always wanted to stay there. Crawfordsburn is a quiet village and the hotel is in the centre of the village on the main road. It is very picturesque from the outside. The inside is very charming also and it is a very old-world sort of place, ideal for a bit of relaxation .

Our room was absolutely beautiful! We booked a "Love Doves" package which included rose petals on the bed, fizz and chocolate-dipped strawberries. In the room was a large vase of absolutely beautiful smelly lilies, which I loved. Breakfast was absolutely gorgeous and set us up for the day nicely. We did also eat one evening in the hotel restaurant and again this was absolutely superb.

On one afternoon we decided to have the "Victorian afternoon tea with prosecco". It was absolutely divine!!!

My only criticism of the hotel is that I found it quite hard to sleep as there was a wedding going on on both of the nights that we stayed and the wedding parties were extremely loud as they left the hotel in the early hours. This is why I have only rated "very good" and not "excellent".

One more thing: the hotel is ideally located right on the edge of Crawfordsburn Country Park. This is an absolutely beautiful place with a waterfall, beach, wild flower meadow and lots more. Do visit the park if you have a chance (although beware: the public loos are vile!!).

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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OldInn1614, Owner at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Dear Emma O
It was great to have you here for two nights, and thank you for your reply. We are very glad you enjoyed all of the aspects within our control, and we will look carefully at the noise you experienced from the wedding guests on both nights to try and ensure this is kept under control in the future. It's great that you have left with an overall positive experience and did not let the 'revellers' spoil your stay with us.
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

Stopped at The Old Inn for an early tea (5pm) having not eaten here for about a year. The atmosphere was delightful as usual and the staff were all friendly and helpful. While our food was nice enough, I was disappointed that the menu seemed to be the same as on our previous visit. I appreciate that there would be more variety on the a la carte menu, but not at 5pm - perhaps even a "daily special", changing according to the seasons.

We did have an enjoyable meal and my mum thoroughly enjoyed her fish and chips - generally better than an "average" rating but not sufficient for a "very good" rating.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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OldInn1614, Owner at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Dear Travelkidx2

Thanks for the review. I cannot tell from your review which exact date/day you came to the hotel and am sorry that you found our offering was that same as your last visit. We do have daily specials Monday to Saturday which change daily, (dessert is included in the price Monday-Friday), and also a 'sizzler' menu Monday to Friday 3pm to 6pm which includes a main course, glass of wine and dessert which changes daily. We also would encourage any visitor to the hotel to ask for anything they don't see on the menu or perhaps shown on a dinner menu, we can normally sort something for every taste. Outside of these specials, our overall menu compilation is seasonal and will remain fairly static after christmas until after mid term week which triggers a change to our spring menu. We will change some dishes as the season drops off such as local wood pigeon from clandeboye estate which stops shooting at the end of January and we will run our seafood only when they are in top form, which due to the recent weather, has meant quite a few fish courses have changed at the last minute. I would admit that things like fish and chips, burgers, chili chicken, prawn cocktail, sirloin steak etc to stay on our menu all year round as they are so popular, but we try to 'mix it up a bit' around the edges!
Hopefully on your next visit our staff can help you a little better if you feel some of the items on the menu are too static - don't be afraid to ask for other options or even come up to the open pass and have a chat with the chef about what we can do for you!
Thanks again.
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Banbridge
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Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

We got married in the Old Inn 5 years ago and looking back on it now we still wouldn't have done anything differently. The hotel is amazing and has the best homely feeling of any hotel I've stayed in! The staff really make this place stand out above the rest though!
We returned a few days ago for a midweek stay and booked a superior suite (at a very competitive rate) but ended up with the cottage which we stayed in at our wedding. The cottage is still just as amazing as we remembered it! The hotel has changed a bit with new restaurant etc and it only seems to have got better. The meal in the restaurant was one of the best meals I've had anywhere and the customer services from the waiting staff was second to none!!
I can't actually think our stay could have been improved on. Love this place and can't wait to get back!!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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OldInn1614, Owner at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Dear Cpd8O
Thank you for the review and congratulations on your 5th wedding anniversary!
We are glad you like the new restaurant and your comments regarding the staff will be fed back to the team. Its very nice to see these comments about the warm welcome and great service so regularly now, our team really thrive on reading these reviews and every single mention seems to urge them on, so we can't thank you enough for helping us do our job of keeping them on top of their game! We look forward to seeing you again some time soon.
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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

This hotel is amazing. From walking in at the front door, to leaving next day after a great breakfast, all four of us were more than happy and will return in the near future. The rooms were amazing ( although, the bed in our room, The Rose Room, was very high and rather difficult to get into as I have short legs and it was very firm ) that apart,, we had a good laugh about it. The rooms were beautifully clean, Not a speck of dust anywhere. The staff were fantastic and the food excellent. Can't wait to go again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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OldInn1614, Owner at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Dear Kathleen h
Thank you for your review. We will keep an eye on comments regarding the rose bedroom firm and high bedding. We are very glad you enjoyed your food and welcome at the hotel. The housekeeping team will appreciate your comments as you will appreciate with such an intricate building, the housekeeping team do an amazing job.
Many thanks.
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

I could not recommend The Old Inn highly enough! We recently celebrated my mothers birthday at this venue and all I can say is special, as that is what The Old Inn is! From the moment I booked the room the staff where extremely professional with a warmth that left me feeling I could approach them with any request and they would do their best to meet it. The food was out of this world, we decided to have a buffet, I can honestly say I have never tasted Baked Potatoes like them, the quality of all the food was an extremely high standard. I felt that we were looked after so well and we have a fantastic night in this beautiful venue, which décor is perfect, the atmosphere completed the evening for us and has left my family with wonderful memories of a perfect evening and we are all trying to think of an excuse to go back soon! So anyone reading this not sure where to book, you will not regret your decision book The Old Inn!
Thanks Old Inn !

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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OldInn1614, Owner at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Dear Denise M
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It is greatly appreciated.
We are very glad you enjoyed the quality and quantity of food on offer and in particular the baked potatoes! We are very glad your entire evening was memorable for all, and hope you find that 'excuse' to stay sometime soon!
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

Spent a lovely day here recently at an old friends wedding and have to say we had a great day and everything was lovely, We stayed at a nearby hotel which was modern whereas this hotel was very unique and quaint, with lovely old stone walls and higgledy piggledy corridors etc which maybe sounds a bit of putting but seemed to make the big day almost fairy-tale like, with the large roaring fire and attention to detail all in all it was a great day, the food was excellent and the staff were all very polite and attentive and a quick taxi jaunt had us back in the centre of nearby Bangor, Well done to all at The Old Inn and thanks to all for a great day :-)

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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OldInn1614, Owner at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Hello Megan M
We really appreciate that even though you didn't stay with us you still wrote a review of how the wedding day went. Thank you for doing so.
The Hotel does have lots of corridors that aren't straight and nooks and crannies all over the place and,as you say, this is the Old Inn 'Unique' when compared to other modern hotels. We are 400 years old this year! We will pass your comments to the staff, as we are very proud of their performance and have taken several years to cultivate such a fantastic group of hard-working, polite and pleasant staff.
Thank you
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Reviewed 3 February 2014 via mobile

Booked a superior suite and we were not disappointed at all. The room was absolutely beautiful. The hotel staff were really helpful and friendly, especially the waiting staff in restaurant who brought birthday cake out to my husband and sang happy birthday. Food was amazing! Would really recommend this hotel.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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OldInn1614, Owner at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Dear Jel1201
Thanks for the positive review. I'm really glad you highlighted the staff and friendliness and even had the good grace to say their singing was good! :o) OK maybe you didn't say 'good' but you felt it was a positive addition to the evening! :o)
We're very glad you enjoyed yourself and look forward to welcoming you back some time soon.
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Property: The Old Inn Crawfordsburn
Address: 15 Main Street | County Down, Crawfordsburn, Bangor BT19 1JH, Northern Ireland
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Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Bangor > Crawfordsburn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Crawfordsburn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Inn Crawfordsburn 4*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Inn is over 400 years old. With thatched roof, open turf fires and ornate furnishings - this cosy Northern Ireland retreat is AA 4 SILVER star(highly commended) and offers 2AA rosette dining, Dinner Bed and Breakfast is our most popular package and is perfect for a staycation or romantic short break. We also have close links to nearby spa and golf facilities to make your short break a wonderfully relaxing break away from it all. Close to Helen's Bay Beach and Crawfordsburn Country Park it's great for Hikers and walkers. Tourism NI Approved Walker Welcome scheme. Family rooms available and a luxurious outdoor pavilion with... You guessed it, a roaring open fire!Family run for generations, the welcome is as warm as the famous fires. ... more   less 
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