My wife and I and anoher couple were driving through the lovely Glens of Antrim, in a rental car on an "independent" outing from our cruise ship, which was docked in Belfast, when our tire literally disintegrated on a rural road near Glenariffe. A carload of gracious folks picked us up and took us to the Laragh Lodge Restaurant to wait for assistance and have lunch. The general manager, Gary O'Loughlin immediately made us comfortable and assisted us as much as possible in getting our tire repaired so we could return to the port in time to baord our ship. We had a lovely lunch, including some of the best fish and chips I've ever eaten, in delightful surroundings. The other entrees were excellent and the service was exceptional.
When it became apparent that the rental car company would not be able to repair our tire in time for us to drive to the port, Gary insisted on driving we four all the way to Belfast airport (about an hour away), waited for us to sort out the rental car fiasco and then sped us to the port where we just made it up the gangway before the ship sailed. Gary refused to accept any compensation and was wonderful company to us through the entire experience.
This could have been a terrible experience for us, but thanks to Gary and the staff at The Laragh Lodge, it will be one of the fondest memories of out trip to Ireland. We can wholeheartedly recommend the restaurant, but would suggest you get there some way other than our approach!
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