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The Nook

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Chowder, British, Pub
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48 Causeway Road, Bushmills, Northern Ireland
02820732993
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Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Nook, situated at the gateway to the Giant’s Causeway UNESCO World...
The Nook, situated at the gateway to the Giant’s Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the former original Causeway School serving the area up until 1913. Now painstakingly restored, this historic building is a pub and restaurant, which can cater for up to 100 people in one sitting. With something to suit every budget, from homemade scones and freshly prepared sandwiches to a full candlelit brasserie dining experience, the Nook at the Giant’s Causeway offers a choice for everyone. Our chefs endeavour to provide the freshest local seafood in the area with homemade daily specials posted on our blackboards.• Open from 10am • Fresh Homemade Scones and Tray Bakes• Full Coffee Menu & Afternoon Tea Offerings• Food Served From 12pm All Day• Beers-Wines-Spirits (Fully Licensed)• Welcoming Open Fires • All Major Sporting events shown Wide Screen Plasma• Dedicated Free Car Parking for Patrons.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Charming Little Pub

Excellent food and convenient after walking to the Giant's Causeway. The food was reasonable priced and filling.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Memphis, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

When a customer or client needs advice or asked a question most organisation will at least try to provide answers - even if negative. With no real allergy advice on the menu and an incorrect/unsuitable order placed the junior waiting staff were simply told to "tell them they have to pay for what they order" Manners cost nothing.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and convenient after walking to the Giant's Causeway. The food was reasonable priced and filling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had the Chowder and it was absolutely delicious with lots of fresh chunky bread. Perfect for a cold day.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We visted here while on holiday and absolutely loved it we were staying on the North coast for 4 days and ate here 3 of those days! The food is just wonderful and obviously freshly made, my favorite of the dishes I had was the fish pie. The girls serving were very pleasant and very helpful. An added bonus for... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Called here on my trip to bushmills with my wife after a walk round the causeway. The place looked very nice and as it was a beautiful nite we decided to stop in for a bite to eat and a drink!!! The young waitress come over and and took our drinks order without even a smile and she seemed she... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The silly prices and the charmless service make this a place to avoid. £5.50 for a sandwich and £2.95 for an Americano coffee is ridiculous (an expresso is cheaper and all they are doing is adding water) I am convinced that their Marie Rose sauce is of the bought -in variety ie tasteless. I cannot recall if there is a... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a lovely little pub not far from the car park after spending time exploring the giants causeway we needed a nice cold pint and came across this place.Really nice cold pint and polite girls behind the bar plus the weather was lovely so sat outside and took in the great views

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We regulary visit the Nook when we are walking around the causeway. On a warm day, it is great to sit outside and enjoy the lovely views. Inside is quaint and cosy, with a lovely open fire on cold days. The food is also very good here although maybe a little over priced - however I think you are paying... More 

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County Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This former schoolhouse is gorgeous. The food is good quality pub grub and is located at the entrance to the Giant's Causeway. Patrons can use the car park for free and save on parking costs. Both the old school house and the new front extension have wonderful open fires which make The Nook an ideal refuge from the weather on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We popped in here after getting a beating from wind and rain at the causeway. We were welcomed and treated with very high standards. The food is excellent and so are the beverages. I recommend popping in for a bite to eat before you get on your coach or have to go home.

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Additional Information about The Nook

Address: 48 Causeway Road, Bushmills, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 02820732993
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Bushmills
Average Prices: USD $5 to $28
Cuisine: Chowder, British, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 48 Causeway Road, Bushmills, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Bushmills
  • Phone Number: 02820732993

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $5 to $28
  • Cuisine: Chowder, British, Pub

Description

The Nook, situated at the gateway to the Giant’s Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the former original Causeway School serving the area up until 1913. Now painstakingly restored, this historic building is a pub and restaurant, which can cater for up to 100 people in one sitting. With something to suit every budget, from homemade scones and freshly prepared sandwiches to a full candlelit brasserie dining experience, the Nook at the Giant’s Causeway offers a choice for everyone. Our chefs endeavour to provide the freshest local seafood in the area with homemade daily specials posted on our blackboards.• Open from 10am • Fresh Homemade Scones and Tray Bakes• Full Coffee Menu & Afternoon Tea Offerings• Food Served From 12pm All Day• Beers-Wines-Spirits (Fully Licensed)• Welcoming Open Fires • All Major Sporting events shown Wide Screen Plasma• Dedicated Free Car Parking for Patrons.

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