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Northern Ireland Restaurants

Denvir's Coaching Inn

  • 14–16 English St. Map It
  • Downpatrick
  • Irish

Updated 04/29/2014

Fodor's Review

In this wonderfully atmospheric whitewashed coaching inn dating to 1642, exposed oak beams, stone floors and a large open fireplace testify to the antiquity. The Snug bar top was crafted from timbers of ships wrecked in Lough Foyle. Back in the mists of time, it was a member of the same Denvir family who gave their name to a small settlement in Colorado, later modified to Denver. The six spacious guest rooms have been modernized sympathetically while still retaining the old inn's character and feature original wooden floors, mahogany sleigh beds, and pristine white linen. On the menu, solid traditional dishes dominate—fish from Ardglass, chargrilled steak, burgers, pork, and spring lamb. But the most popular dish is Denvir's Famous Chicken Wings with a hot buffalo sauce and a cooling Cashel Blue cheese dip. An excellent selection of draught beers includes Bee's Endeavour, a delicious golden craft ale from the Whitewater brewery infused with honey and ginger that leaves a warm glow. Live music in the bar mixes traditional Irish with old classics on Thursdays and weekend nights.

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14–16 English St., Downpatrick, Co. Down, BT30 6AB, Northern Ireland

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Updated 04/29/2014


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