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Ghan House

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Carlingford | Co. Louth, Carlingford Ireland, Ireland
353429373682
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Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Business meetings
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful food experience

We visited for dinner on a cold January evening. We received a warm welcome and were ushered into the warm, cozy bay for pre-dinner drinks and a study of the menu. That was the first dilemma - do we choose the six course tasting menu - often the best way to see the chef producing their best 'show... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
daddytommy
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived lighting and direction poor Welcome chaotic hung around in hall no clear reception Rooms wallpaper peeling bathrobes dirty with Staines on neck Debris down side of bed Fan in bedroom dirty Doors no closers so bang a lot Taps don't fit properly Toilet broken Old cheap plastic kettle Grounds v disappointing with old green house and overgrown gardens Dinner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for dinner on a cold January evening. We received a warm welcome and were ushered into the warm, cozy bay for pre-dinner drinks and a study of the menu. That was the first dilemma - do we choose the six course tasting menu - often the best way to see the chef producing their best 'show off' dishes.... More 

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1 Thank daddytommy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We had 5 Star Experience in Ghan House . Check in was prompt,Room lovely & Spacious. Great View from rooms too. Food was above excellence. We went for Tasting Menu & it's only €33 if I am not wrong.Pre Taster Starters Mains Sorbets were excellently presented with amazing balance of Flavors and stress on seasonal produce. "Cottage Pie,Hay Soup,Beetroot,....& List... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

WE HAD TWO OF THEIR SET TWO COURSE MEALS AT €38. I had venison and my partner had steak, mine was excellent & my partner thought likewise. Both the starters & desert were also very good & different. The wine list is excellent & not overpriced. We found the general restaurants in the Village quite over priced for very ordinay... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at Ghan house for a family reunion. Bed so comfy didnt want to get out if it. Staff very helpful and friendly. Great food. Wish I had more time to discover & enjoy this lovely place. Definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Lovely old place with a lovely garden and views of the sea. We stayed here for one night and opted to eat in the well reviewed restaurant. Avoided the tasting menu and elected for 2 courses each. Irresistible home made bread (with butter and a fab basil dip) There was an additional 'chef's appetiser' - a small venison pie with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The food in Ghan House is excellent and the choice for vegetarians is not bad. The wine list is good. The furniture in the main house and the bedroom block is described as family heirlooms but, in truth, it looks more like a collection of quirky bric a brac. I would be happy to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I attended a wedding here as a guest in mid August. The venue itself was stunning and the three course meal amazing. The portion sizes were generous and quality excellent. I was particularly impressed by Ghan House's use of fresh and locally sourced ingredients. I also tip my hat to the wait staff working that night. I, along with my... More 

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Carlingford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Great taster menu available on selected evenings. Well worth a visit. Good wine list, attentive staff. Old building with great character.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Although Ghan House offers lovely accommodation our visit was to dine only. We opted for the tasting menu and what followed was a 'parade' of fresh ingredients, well prepared and delicious to consume. Of the seven or so dishes we enjoyed, we agreed the lamb was the best, followed very closely by the beef - both of which had been... 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: 353429373682

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 52
  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings

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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