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In the quaint little village of Crawfordsburn, 3km west of Bangor on the B20, the 1614-established Old Inn claims to be Ireland’s oldest hotel. Its original thatched cottage (now the bar, with log fires and low ceilings) is flanked by 18th-century additions. Character-filled rooms have Arts and Crafts–style wallpaper and mahogany; the oak-panelled Lewis Restaurant is superb.
The inn was once a resting place on the coach route between Belfast and Donaghadee (formerly the main ferry port for mainland Britain). As a result, it has been patronised by many famous names, including the young Peter the Great (tsar of Russia), Dick Turpin (highwayman), former US president George HW Bush, and a roll call of literary figures, including Swift, Tennyson, Thackeray, Dickens, Trollope and CS Lewis.
This picturesque hotel dates back to the 1600s, offering history, excellent hospitality and a high quality of facilities and service. Boasting individually decorated rooms, the elegant and charming Lewis Restaurant and traditional ambience of the old fashioned Parlour Bar, The Old Inn offers excellence in dining as well as accommodation. The Old Inn is only 12.4 km from George Best Airport, 14.5 km from Belfast city centre and close to the main motorways and transport routes. Here you will find a convenient base for both corporate travellers and leisure guests alike. With excellent conference and banqueting facilities, The Old Inn offers high quality matched with professionalism of service. There is complimentary parking adjacent to the hotel. Winner of Hotel of the Year 2007, awarded by the NITB.