Last night a group of us had the pleasure of having fun, learning some history, dining and staying over (except me!!) at The Londonderry Arms Hotel in Carnlough. Our host and proprietor,Denise was excellent and really made us feel welcome. The staff were amazing and made us all feel at home. The style of hotel is definitely “Ye Olde” style with the wooden beams, intricate wooden panelling and grandiose fire places and stair well, as well as the stuffed deers head.
Before our sumptuous 5 course meal, we were treated to local (Ballycastle) craft beer tasting courtesy of Isabelle from Glens of Antrim Craft Ales and Beer. On offer was Fairhead Gold, Rathlin Red and Lizzies Gold-my favourite was Rathlin Red!!
We then proceeded to The Tapestry Room to be spoilt by Manus the chef. For starters I had fish-salmon, mousse and eel, followed by chicken on champ with roasted root vegetables and pepper sauce, followed by a delightful caramel tart, coffee and a cheese board. We then retired to the Coach House for some good old County Antrim “craic”. In short the food was out of this world, the service was spectacular and the evening was a roaring success!!
The hotel has a wonderful history- Hector gave us a fine account over dinner!! Sir Winston Churchill was once the proud owner of the Arms and we did have drinks in the Churchill Lounge whilst he looked over us-I will stay in the Churchill suite next visit!!!
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