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Dobbins Inn Hotel

6- 8 High Street, Carrickfergus BT38 7AF, Northern Ireland
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Carrickfergus
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Why would you stay in some modern purpose built hotel when you can stay at Dobbins Inn, you can feel the history that it has. We enjoyed a two night stay choosing the room rumoured to be most haunted. After the lovely food and cold Guinness I slept so well nothing would have awakened me. Breakfast was excellent and set... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for lunch and it was excellent. Lovely, friendly staff, good sensible food and all at very reasonable prices. Been here many times before and always great food (even better in the winter when the fire is roaring away) but would thoroughly recommend at any time. The menu also suggests they do some very good evening meal deals so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We stayed here during a very sad time following the passing of my father in law the staff were amazing and so helpful we felt we were staying with friends and we so well looked after. Words cannot thank all the staff for their kindness and genuine sympathy. I would highly recommend both the hotel and the restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Dobbin"s inn makes you feel like you went back in time.The owners explained the history of the inn,and it"s connection to the Dobbin castle. Outstanding hospitality. The food they serve is great tasting Irish specialty. Don't forget to ask about the room where the ghost resides!! It was the highlight of our trip to Ireland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Every person we encountered during our stay was so friendly and helpful. The rooms are comfortable and clean.the breakfast in the morning is delicious and our breakfast attendant started a fire for us in the restaurant that we could enjoy. Would stay again.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Went for the lazy Sunday deal four course carvery a night stay and a big breakfast £60 for two a bargain great spot right in the middle of the town great food lovely big comfy room and the staff are great the only downside is it is supposed to be haunted

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is a hotel with so much history and so much potential. We read a lot of reviews but we were disappointed. The rooms are worth what you pay for them, and this really is an old style inn, but the food was not great. My wife couldn't eat her meal, due to it containing the most greasy, stuck together... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

20 of us dinned out at Dobbins Inn on 5th Feb. we eat in the bar area with a lovely log burning fire. The staff were very patient waiting on a few that were 20 mins late. The food was fabulous. I was very impressed at how quick the service was. The food was hot and everyone eat at the... More 

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Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We called in here for lunch while visiting Carrickfergus Castle and were very pleasantly surprised. There was a set menu where you could get 2 courses for £12 and they were utterly delicious. We were expecting small portions and a limited menu but the portions were huge and there was a lot of choice. where else would you get half... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here because everywhere in Belfast was booked up but this turned out to be to our advantage. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The bar was welcoming and the Guiness was good. The room was very comfy and clean. Best of all was the traditional breakfast which was possibly the best cooked breakfast I've ever had. And... More 

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