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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, Dinner, Drinks, 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
Looks cute from the outside, located near the Gaint's Causeway

Limited menu for vegetarians - I had Goats cheese sandwich on brown bread with crisps(only option). My hubby had steak burger and chips quite nice. Followed on with chocolate fudge cake with ice cream. Very busy due to location, cozy inside - friendly young staff.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Elaine766
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Limited menu for vegetarians - I had Goats cheese sandwich on brown bread with crisps(only option). My hubby had steak burger and chips quite nice. Followed on with chocolate fudge cake with ice cream. Very busy due to location, cozy inside - friendly young staff.

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Toronto, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

it was an olde school house then it became a pub, it still has the old school desks to eat and drink off, well worth a pint when driving the coast road.....

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Walked along the Causeway path from the rope bridge which is also spectacular and ended up in The Nook for food and drink. Reasonably priced and good wholesome food, just what was required. Friendly staff and food arrived promptly.Quiet when we went in but filled up more and more, there seems to be lots of nooks and crannies. Main courses... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Stopped off at THE NOOK after a visit to the Giants Causeway. We all had something different to eat with a cider, the place was very clean and tidy. The food was fantastic and in a great location, the parking can be limited however. you can park in visitors carpark.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

There aren't any pubs or bars around Giant's Causeway other than the Nook and Giant's Causeway Hotel. It was an old school converted into a pub. The bar is very small and doesn't have many choices on beer but they serve good food.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

we went in the place was empty it was very quite in there we found a place to cit and ordered drinks the price in sterling was ridiculous 27 euro nearly 6.50 a drink

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Sevenoaks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

On a wet and windy day we had a first class lunch at the Nook. A good pint of McArdles and one of the best sandwiches I've had in a long while, hand carved local ham and Cheddar cheese from Coleraine. Excellent quality and value,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Irish stew was delicious. Full of meat, and the bread served with it was great. They had a nice selection of ciders as well.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

If you need a bite while visiting the Giants Causeway, this is the place! There is a nice fireplace to warm up next to and the food was delicious.

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boaz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I stopped in here to have a pint and some whiskey before checking out Giants causeway. The food did look good though.

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Restaurant Details

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 - 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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