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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 good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (5 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
“soup” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
116 Hillhead Road | Castledawson, Magherafelt BT45 8ET, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for all. Lunch good evening good Sunday lunch good. Lovely quaint place turf fire. Friendly pleasant staff.

Thank mag1313
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

The Thatch is just a beautiful restaurant and bar Run by a young couple the history in the Thatch is perfect, ever get a chance look into are very own late Seamus Heaney loved to visit it, the traditional music is from mid Ulster people...More

Thank Donna K
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We came here for a family meal with our two young children. We didn't book and the restaurant was busy but they did there best to get us a table. Everything was excellent from service to food. Such a well run restaurant. Highly recommended

Thank Natasha M
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

We decided to Pop into the thatch today for lunch. The food was lovely and staff friendly and welcoming. The children’s menu was good, with lots to choose from. We had the fish and chips which were beautiful, the batter was light and crispy and...More

Thank dots34
Reviewed April 3, 2018

Popped in with my wife and 9 year old daughter on the way home from a day at Jungle NI. Beautiful old building with a very cosy atmosphere and a warm welcome. Good selection on the menu and a fantastic creamy pint of Guinness promised...More

Thank Colin B
Reviewed March 19, 2018

A very busy place, good atmosphere in place, people very friendly. Great choice to choose from menu and food reasonably priced. Staff very obliging and friendly. Recommend this place to eat in

Thank 62hollie
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

Called in last nite for some food and a pint . We where taking to a table and our drinks order taken . We ordered our food mine was the 12oz steak with chips and my partener got the chicken and broccoli bake . The...More

1  Thank Wesley S
Reviewed December 22, 2017

We went here for a Sunday dinner many times and the food is great value for money. I would recommend it to anyone. We were never disappointed

Thank doylecands
Reviewed December 6, 2017

As a tour guide I take my guests here for lunch on a regular basis, but so far the staff have not recognised me nor acknowledged that I am bringing international visitors through their door three or four times a month. As most of these...More

Thank frugalculture
Reviewed November 20, 2017

The Thatch knows they didn't deliver today but to give them their due, immediately, they sorted the problem. For this I commend them. The young waitress, front of house, deserves massive brownie points on the handling of the situation. She deserves praise.

Thank Bernie M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$33
Irish, Bar, British, Pub
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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