The title of this review may seem a little strange...but that's only because it was heartbreaking to have to leave! I must admit that this beautiful inn is very well deserving of the highest praise already stated by many previous reviewers. The McErleans are wonderful hosts and Mr Rooney is a real asset. We must however also give a special mention to the young chap who delivered copious amount of tea & coffee to our room with a big smile. In fact, all the staff are very welcoming, courteous and efficient.
As for the food, it's hard to know where to begin, but I really must disagree with one reviewer who felt that the delicious crab risotto wasn't up to scratch. In fact it was so good I could easily have eaten another bowlful and my husband was very impressed with the breaded cod, so much so that he declared it to be the best he had... even when compared with the seafood at Fisherman's wharf! As for the seafood platter, our only problem was that we were unable to finish it. (I would advise splitting it between three people, so you can have a little desert)
Finally, I must say something about Strangford itself. It is an extremely pretty wee town and without exception, the locals who passed us all said hello...something of a rarity these days.
On the whole, we had a wonderful time and are very much looking forward to going back.
Stay longer than you planned!
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It was an absolute treat to read your review. Our heart and soul go into our business, it is essential that our guests go away having had a very special experience and feeling motivated to share it with others. I was particularly delighted to read your 'Room Tip': "Stay longer than you planned"
We look forward to your next visit Ebbeddee.
Caroline, Peter, Colman (Mr Rooney) & Team
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