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The Old Schoolhouse Inn

100 Ballydrain Road | Castle Espie, Comber BT23 6EA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9754 1182
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good11%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pmAll hours
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
100 Ballydrain Road | Castle Espie, Comber BT23 6EA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the old schoolhouse for our anniversary dinner. We normally eat in the local restaurants but I fancied something different. When we arrived I fancied a cocktail and I ordered a cosmopolitan and a mojito. The cocktails were amazing and were equivalent to the...More

Thank JANAH186470
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for Sunday lunch and it was excellent. The staff, atmosphere and food, all were of a very high standard. The restaurant is roomy, with lots of space between tables and you are not rushed while enjoying your meal. The dessert was one...More

1  Thank kerrymacgleno
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mother and I had lunch here a couple Saturdays ago and as usual the service was impeccable and food Devine. We have eaten in the evenings and I have to say it's one of my favourite local dinning experiences and if thinking about it .......More

Thank mollymurfy
Reviewed July 10, 2017

We took my Sister and Brother-in-law here as a treat and what a treat it was. We went on a Saturday night and had the taster menu complete with the wine tasting menu. The photo was exquisite and the service we received was second to...More

1  Thank thomasc50
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Everywhere deserves a 2nd or even 3rd chance so I decided to re-visit The Old Schoolhouse Inn after a bit of a break. Food has always been exemplary but service and billing has been questionable at times. Popped down for Sunday lunch recently and was...More

5  Thank TheFlashingBlade66
Reviewed May 24, 2017

A great restaurant with a fabulous menu lovely staff and a beautiful art collection, you might recognise the chef owner form The Great British Menu TV show. They also have some lovely guest rooms.

2  Thank Paddy M
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

Five stars all day long. From the minute we arrived to our departure all i can say is that it is a must venue . Staff amazing Food amazing Accommodation amazing. Just go. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Martydoc
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Went back to the Schoolhouse for Sunday Lunch yesterday This lunch is one of the best quality and value for money around If you have not been you do not know what you are missing The range of starters , mains and desserts are all...More

1  Thank Stanley B
Reviewed May 2, 2017

It had been years since I had visited - not disappointed lovely bar area for pre-lunch drink, good services and attention and knowledgeable staff. Food was beautiful with a good varied menu definitely worth a visit - even have rooms if you want to stay...More

Thank coffeetime93
Reviewed April 29, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic lunch - cuisine as good as it gets, service excellent and would highly recommend this restaurant. Dominic was particularly helpful and showed us around the accommodation. Will not wait so long for our next visit!!!!

Thank Ian H
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October 23, 2015|
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Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
Hi you should call the Old School house to make a reservation
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Ballydrain Road | Castle Espie, Comber BT23 6EA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Comber
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9754 1182
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