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The Old Schoolhouse Inn

100 Ballydrain Road | Castle Espie, Comber BT23 6EA, Northern Ireland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is a great find. We stayed for 3 nights and the room was brilliant. Spacious, very clean with a lovely view. The bed was very comfortable and we had a great nights sleep. The bathroom is big with an over the bath shower/mixer tap. The room does not have tea/coffee facilities but there is a lounge with a... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I made the decision to visit the Old Schoolhouse Inn for our wedding anniversary after seeing chef Will Brown on The Great British Menu. We decided to stay the night in the hotel and from our arrival we were completely charmed. It was a memorable experience from the moment we were checked in by the welcoming barman... More

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Brit in India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed in this quiet little place in the rolling countryside in Northern Ireland about half an hour from Belfast. Check-in at reception is in the restaurant side of the building which has just been renovated. This contrasts markedly with the accommodation block which needs updating. The white furniture in our bedroom was a bit worn and chipped and... More

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Belfast
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply the best restaurant in the North of Ireland.Will Brown deploys Culinary Wizardy with the best locally sourced ingredients to produce a spell-binding dining experience .The service was relaxed ,friendly and professional.We will be back !!

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Ballywalter, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Old School House Inn is quite remote when not staying in the accomodation. However, we had booked the 'Taster Menu' for a Saturday night meal. Starting of with a couple of well prepared Cocktails in the reception before moving into the dining area. The atmosphere is a lovely mixture between the old and new, whilst the old fixtures and... More

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Ballycastle
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Went on a whim with family on Friday just past to the Old School House Inn, Comber for lunch. It was really excellent. Some of us had the mussels, others goats cheese & beetroots (different types) for starters - both really good. Three of us took the fish pie with triple cooked chunky chips and the other battered fish, mushy... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
12 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Having hear that the food here was outstanding we booked for a chum's birthday. I was, I must admit, a little apprehensive that my expectations had been inflated beyond their ability to deliver. I was wrong. It was Michelin Star standard and I am not exaggerating. All four of my party were in raptures at every turn. I enjoyed the... More

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Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have been staying here for many years (using it as my base whist in Northern Ireland). I have never felt the need to review until now ( my best kept secret) however having read the negative comment posted recently am absolutely incensed. Terry and Avril (proprietors) are the warmest, kindest and most sincere couple I have ever met who... More

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N.Ireland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Went to the old school house today on the recommendation of a very good chef that owns his own restaurant , could not fault the food , everything was excellent , cheese board was one of the best I have had , found the staff to be a little pretentious , had a young child with us , although it... More

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights at The Old Schoolhouse and it wasn't long enough! The staff were all excellent, friendly and helpful, our room was lovely, breakfast delicious and we had the best meal we have ever had! Will Brown (chef) took the time to ask if we'd enjoyed our meal and was so nice and friendly, of course we... More

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Address: 100 Ballydrain Road | Castle Espie, Comber BT23 6EA, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Comber
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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