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Ghan House

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Carlingford | Co. Louth, Carlingford Ireland, Ireland
353 (0)42 937 3682
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Description: Built in 1727, Ghan House is a 4* AA rated, fully restored, family run...
Built in 1727, Ghan House is a 4* AA rated, fully restored, family run Georgian House now in its 20th year of continuous business with 16 years of awards and nominations (see bottom of page). We are one of the oldest private houses of its' type in Ireland a tree length from Medieval Carlingford with 3 acres of walled mature gardens. All of Carlingford's ancient buildings dating as far back at 1210; from King John's Castle, the Dominican Friary, Mint. Taaffe's Castle and old town wall are within a 2 minute walk from our front door. The Tholsel, Medieval Carlingford's old town gate is just 30 metres from our walls. We are in a wonderful location just one hour from both Dublin and Belfast and two of Ireland's three World Heritage sites are within easy driving distance - just 45 minutes to Newgrange and a 120 minute drive to the stunning Giant's Causeway. In addition the recently opened Titanic museum in Belfast and the Dublin Convention Centre are both just a one hour drive from our gates. Ghan House is an oasis of Georgian ambience, gardens and fine dining with beautiful views from every room of Carlingford Lough, The Mourne mountains or Slieve Foy . We have 12 bedrooms in total ~ 4 in the Main House (1 single and 3 double) and 8 Garden bedrooms located 10 yards to the side of the Main House. The combination of old world charm allayed with modern requirements seamlessly dovetail together to give a thoroughly unique experience. The individuality of the house lends itself to weddings, usually on an exclusive use basis, private dining for special birthdays & hen nights and corporate hospitality - all enjoying the comforts of a private bar, log fires & candlelight.We also have private parking, a lockable shed for bicycles and 2 little homes in the stable for dogs. We have a small dedicated team - Orla & Sarah in the office, Jenny & Olavi front of house, Theresa and Dearblaith serving breakfast and of course our award winning kitchen team led by Head Chef, Stephane le Sourne. All of this is overseen by Paul Carroll. His mother Joyce Carroll is semi-retired ~ she attends to the herb & vegetable gardens, the flowers in the house, some cookery demonstrations and visits to approximately 11 grandchildren.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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Ate here with friends to celebrate a special occasion. We attended the wine tasting class which was very enjoyable and interesting. The restaurant was nice although for a number of us the food was a bit short in meeting our expectation. The soup starter was warm but not as hot as would be expected... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Ate here with friends to celebrate a special occasion. We attended the wine tasting class which was very enjoyable and interesting. The restaurant was nice although for a number of us the food was a bit short in meeting our expectation. The soup starter was warm but not as hot as would be expected. 3 steaks were ordered and each... More 

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Dalkey, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We used a blue book voucher to stay in the hotel and also dine. The room was perfectly fine albeit a little tired in some areas but not at the standard you suspect they are looking for. The website does suggest that they are aiming at the upper end of the hotel experience. The dinner was overall, a little disappointing.... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Pre dinner drinks in the lounge great. Great selection of wines - some unusual ones. Taster and a la carte menus interesting and hard to choose from. Food superb. Waiting staff superb

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145 reviews 145 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had been given a present of dinner, bed & breakfast. Dinner was splendid, candle lit and by the window. The meal began with a amuse-bouche from the chef which was fun. Then first course of foie gras (for me) and (for partner) a ball of duck meat with sweet corn mousse. I very much enjoyed mine and I had... More 

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Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I had a lovely meal here in Ghan house, we were a group of nine and all enjoyed our food, I had pea/ham soup which was so good, I also had fillet steak which was cooked perfect. Lovely ambience, The service was also very good. I will come back one day to stay overnight in this hotel.

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Dromore, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The meal had been anticipated for several weeks as a special birthday treat. We were not disappointed! We each went for the 33 euros per head mid -week tasting menu which had six perfectly sized courses, and a bottle of wine, suggested by the waiter, to accompany it. The cod and lamb courses were exquisitely cooked and presented. We enjoyed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Excellant hotel with first class food and Hotel. They made you feel at home and did not rush you whats so ever.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The quality of food and standard of service was the best I've experienced at any wedding. The ceremony and reception were both held at Ghan House, around 60 guests attended and all the guests I spoke with were similarly complimentary about the food and service.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We arrived at the ghan house full of expectation as we had planned to visit many times but hadn't got around to it, we have a venue coming up and thought we would check out the ghan house before booking it as we had in our heads already chosen this place, Well what a disappointment Waited ages to be served,... More 

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Cheshire UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We recently celebrated a pre-booked family wedding celebration. Arrived and had champagne in the garden and the sun was shining, so really nice. Moved to our table over-looking the bay and had a great view and a lovely table, well laid out. It was special for Mum and Dad. The food was absolutely superb, and the waiter service was terrific.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carlingford | Co. Louth, Carlingford Ireland, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Carlingford
  • Phone Number: 353 (0)42 937 3682

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 49
  • Cuisine: Irish, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients

Description

Built in 1727, Ghan House is a 4* AA rated, fully restored, family run Georgian House now in its 20th year of continuous business with 16 years of awards and nominations (see bottom of page). We are one of the oldest private houses of its' type in Ireland a tree length from Medieval Carlingford with 3 acres of walled mature gardens. All of Carlingford's ancient buildings dating as far back at 1210; from King John's Castle, the Dominican Friary, Mint. Taaffe's Castle and old town wall are within a 2 minute walk from our front door. The Tholsel, Medieval Carlingford's old town gate is just 30 metres from our walls. We are in a wonderful location just one hour from both Dublin and Belfast and two of Ireland's three World Heritage sites are within easy driving distance - just 45 minutes to Newgrange and a 120 minute drive to the stunning Giant's Causeway. In addition the recently opened Titanic museum in Belfast and the Dublin Convention Centre are both just a one hour drive from our gates. Ghan House is an oasis of Georgian ambience, gardens and fine dining with beautiful views from every room of Carlingford Lough, The Mourne mountains or Slieve Foy . We have 12 bedrooms in total ~ 4 in the Main House (1 single and 3 double) and 8 Garden bedrooms located 10 yards to the side of the Main House. The combination of old world charm allayed with modern requirements seamlessly dovetail together to give a thoroughly unique experience. The individuality of the house lends itself to weddings, usually on an exclusive use basis, private dining for special birthdays & hen nights and corporate hospitality - all enjoying the comforts of a private bar, log fires & candlelight.We also have private parking, a lockable shed for bicycles and 2 little homes in the stable for dogs. We have a small dedicated team - Orla & Sarah in the office, Jenny & Olavi front of house, Theresa and Dearblaith serving breakfast and of course our award winning kitchen team led by Head Chef, Stephane le Sourne. All of this is overseen by Paul Carroll. His mother Joyce Carroll is semi-retired ~ she attends to the herb & vegetable gardens, the flowers in the house, some cookery demonstrations and visits to approximately 11 grandchildren.

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