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Ghan House

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Carlingford | Co. Louth, Carlingford Ireland, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service with a scowl... Arrived for dinner, very little parking, zero welcome and barely an hello, no smiles. This continued throughout the meal, when at the end the desert menus were shoved in our faces. Very poor service. Food ok, no idea what all the fuss is about, will definitely not be returning.

2 Thank Aoifepatricia
Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited Ghan house 14 years after my first dinner there. The chefs tasters to start with were wonderful . Myself and my wife both had the fillet of beef which was the best I have had in years , the meat melted in the mouth and was delicious . The raspberry cheesecake I had was Devine and so... More 

1 Thank CyrilTDublin
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on Sunday night we were shown to room 12 well a fab room with a garden view lovely music was playing all lovely touches like homemade biscuits nice robes all was perfect.We like our fine dineing well what can i say food was stunning in a most stunning room lovely staff everything was perfect lovely breakfast and brought... More 

2 Thank juliet mulvey m
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Arrived here with friends before attending a nearby wedding and then coming back to this venue for the wedding meal. some of our party had traveled long distance and wanted some refreshment. When we asked if it was possible to get some drinks and a pot of tea we were met with a facial expression that could stop a clock.... More 

2 Thank Kalimantsi
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Disappointed we are only staying one night! What a delightful B&B with lovely grounds, magnificent old main house and well appointed guest house. Our king garden room is beautiful with lovely styling over looking rear and side gardens and ruins. Nice clean, fluffy towels which is important along with free wi-fi. Our host was very attentive with pre-dinner drinks in... More 

2 Thank Slugga39
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit. We found it hard to find the place but we rang the place and were excellent giving us directions. It's a lovely Georgian house with old style. We had a lovely meal and it was top class dining. Certainly recommend the place if you like fine dining.

2 Thank Jacqueline D
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

I had a really nice taster menu, very delicious romantic meal it has an old world setting but very modern and worldly twist on local produce staff are just so nice

1 Thank rosa m
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 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 

3 Thank Crispin A
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

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 

1 Thank daddytommy
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57 restaurant reviews
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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 

3 Thank SaggiArcherDublin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$37 - $53
Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carlingford | Co. Louth, Carlingford Ireland, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Carlingford
  • Phone Number: 353429373682
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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