Fodor's Expert Review The Bushmills Inn

9 Dunluce Rd., Bushmills, Co. Antrim, BT57 8QG, Northern Ireland

A perfectly enchanting old coach inn dating from the 1600s that welcomes with peat fires, a dazzlingly inventive dinner menu, and cozy rooms; the master distiller's suite even comes with fluffy slippers and bathrobes. Eight rooms have been upgraded to Millhouse Deluxe and come with stylish bathrooms and luxury Elemis toiletries, walk-in showers and are more expensive. In the family rooms, children can climb a ladder to a mezzanine area with two full-size beds. For a lively dining start, try the Guinness and onion soup followed by a selection of meat and fish dishes that may include haunch of venison, duck breast, North Coast sea bass, vegetable katsu curry, or whiskey-cured salmon—you're in Bushmills after all, and they like to remind you. With its soft illumination and intimate snugs, the Gas Bar is the ideal place to appreciate the 25-year-old Bushmills malt whiskey from the hotel's own private cask.

PROS

  • proximity to distillery and Giant's Causeway
  • comfortable rooms
  • tourists and chatty locals cross paths in the bar
  • proximity to distillery and Giant's Causeway
  • close to distillery and the Giant's Causeway
  • easy to chat with locals in the bar

CONS

  • if you're tall
  • look out for the low timber beams
  • it's hard to leave—even with the distractions of the surrounding area
  • if you're tall, look out for the low timber beams
  • it's hard to leave—even with the distractions of the surrounding area
  • deluxe rooms are more expensive
  • no amenities

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Quiet
Central
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 028-2073–2339 | 028-2073–3000

HOTEL DETAILS

41 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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