Fodor's Expert Review Denvir's Coaching Inn

$ Downpatrick Irish

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 retain the old inn's character, with original wooden floors, mahogany sleigh beds, and pristine white linen. On the menu, solid traditional dishes dominate—fish from Ardglass, char-grilled steak, burgers, pork, and spring lamb. 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.

Irish Historical Lively Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

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

028-4461–2012

www.denvirshotel.com

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