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The Old Schoolhouse Inn

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only thing I wanted to stop tonight were my tears. Tears of joy which - for a man - may often times translate into embarrassment. Especially in a cosy and relaxed setting. A happy pork must have been prepared by an extremely gifted chef. Wow. And then the complimentary bechamel potatoes. How can a 'simple' side turned into be...

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Thank Tocsek
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Old School House for an overnight stay on a recommendation. The room was adequate although the whole place seemed overstuffed with furniture and decorations. The bed was uncomfortable and lumpy and the ventilation in the room was poor. There was no extractor fan in the bathroom so it was unbearable after a shower and the next...

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Thank bonbon114
Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called here for a meal. Haven't been for years and wanted somewhere a bit different for a very good friend who at 75 was retiring after 50 years as a priest. 4 of us called. To be honest didn't know that it was also a hotel. Lovely restaurant, with a great menu and our serving person was absolutely wonderful. She...

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Thank John M
Saintfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I attended the Winter Wine Evening in the Restaurant and was planning to stay over .......as it made more sense and was better value. Avril and Terry are great hosts. The property is quaint, homely and very comfortable with a very relaxed atmosphere. It is in a lovely location and with their son running an excellent restaurant - this place...

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Thank Capt007Pugwash
Lisburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on Sunday 30th Oct with my family. What a beautiful setting.We had a lovely meal very high standards delicious. All staff were very friendly and the atmosphere was excellent .We will definitely be back and would highly recommend it to everyone..Thank you

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Thank heatherbowes121
NorthAyrshire
Reviewed 30 October 2016

A great find, off the beaten track. Lovely surroundings & amenities. Service was very welcoming & friendly at all times. Great menu, great food, reasonable prices, would definitely return and would highly recommend. Well done, keep up the good standard :-)

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

As a result of a straw poll of our diners this was the restaurant that most wanted to re-visit. We had a wonderful evening, the food, the service and the wine was great. It was great value for top quality cooking with beautiful fresh ingredients. I would highly recommend a visit to this excellent venue a recommendation fully endorsed by...

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Thank Brenda C
england
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Just returned from having afternoon tea at the old schoolhouse at lisbane Northern Ireland. We had a delicious selection of savouries, sandwiches and sweet treats. The service was excellent, and the attention to detail was very good. The old schoolhouse was very quaint and very clean. There was a little craft shop and food shop attached where you could buy...

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Thank murphyEngland
Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Hi, this is a retrospective review, I stayed here whilst on business, and what a fantastic place. I never had the opportunity to eat in the restaurant , due to working late , but the lady who owned it did show me round, fantastic . The rooms were all named after US presidents , the breakfast was out of this...

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Thank glitter92
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had a meal recently in the Old Schoolhouse and it was beautiful. Everything was cooked to perfection and the presentation was 1st Class. There was nothing that could be criticised. Service also was excellent. Attentive but not intrusive and very pleasant staff. We were there on a Saturday night and it was fairly quiet which was a shame as it...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A little piece of Heaven situated by the shores of Strangford Lough in an area of outstanding beauty. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Schoolhouse Inn

Address: 100 Ballydrain Road | Castle Espie, Comber BT23 6EA, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Comber
Price Range: $115 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Schoolhouse Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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