Fodor's Expert Review Denvir's Coaching Inn Restaurant

$ Downpatrick Irish

In this atmospheric, whitewashed coaching inn dating to 1642, noted for its architectural merit, exposed oak beams, stone floors, and a large open fireplace testify to the antiquity; the Snug bartop was crafted from timbers of ships wrecked in Lough Foyle. On the menu, solid traditional dishes dominate—fish from Ardglass, chargrilled steaks, burgers, chicken, and spring lamb. The best-selling craft beer is Maggie's Leap, an India Pale Ale from the Whitewater Brewery brewed with American, Australian, and New Zealand hops and packed with citrus flavors. Back in the mists of time, it was a member of the same Denvir family who gave his 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. Live music in the bar mixes traditional Irish with old classics on weekend nights.

Irish Historical Lively Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

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

028-4461–2012

www.denvirs.com

Known For:
  • Creamy chowder
  • Homemade chargrilled burgers
  • Beer garden

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