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The Old Schoolhouse Inn

100 Ballydrain Road | Castle Espie, Comber BT23 6EA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9754 1182
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good11%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
100 Ballydrain Road | Castle Espie, Comber BT23 6EA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Comber is a hidden sanctuary in County Down and the Old Schoolhouse Inn is a hidden delight. From the inviting converted redbrick schoolhouse nestled either side of the high entrance archway to the cosy large bedrooms a sense of immediate relaxation is de rigueur. I...More

1  Thank Mimi G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here one night a couple of weeks ago. I'd chosen it due to its proximity to my business meeting the next day. Arrived late on the Monday evening thanks to a delayed flight! It's in the middle of nowhere and I must admit I...More

Thank Janice D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a superb dinner at the Old Schoolhouse. The food was, frankly, the best I have eaten in Northern Ireland. Clever, not silly, not over-complicated, perfect portion sizes. Delicious flavours and knowledgeable staff. Then the bill arrived. Our party of four had been over...More

2  Thank Pjdb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard so much about this restaurant I was really looking forward to my visit. We chose the £20 set menu which is good value. The vegetarian menu however is extremely limited and the portion of garden vegetables ordered was a dish of broccoli....More

Thank Coilean56
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We are just home from Sunday lunch what a disappointment we have dined here twice before and that was a disappointment but thought we would try again but we will never be back I didn't have a starter my partner had the gazpacho. Which he...More

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have visited here several times and everytime time we go it is excellent. The food is superior focusing on local produce and varities of textures. The staff have been excellent and an added touch to the recent visit was when your...More

Thank Findog1990
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The food at this restaurant is exceptional, we had the three course lunch menu which is such great value at £20. Pleasant and helpful staff, and they clearly have an amazing chef. It would be hard to find a better quality of lunch anywhere else...More

Thank Pstar84
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

This is a gem of a place. The service is first class and the food was outstanding. The starter of gazpacho, with crab and avocado was one of the best dishes I've had in some time. The flavours were amazing! The restaurant is a bit...More

1  Thank 560Travelbug
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

I booked the old schoolhouse for our anniversary dinner. We normally eat in the local restaurants but I fancied something different. When we arrived I fancied a cocktail and I ordered a cosmopolitan and a mojito. The cocktails were amazing and were equivalent to the...More

Thank JANAH186470
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We went here for Sunday lunch and it was excellent. The staff, atmosphere and food, all were of a very high standard. The restaurant is roomy, with lots of space between tables and you are not rushed while enjoying your meal. The dessert was one...More

1  Thank kerrymacgleno
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Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
Hi you should call the Old School house to make a reservation
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Ballydrain Road | Castle Espie, Comber BT23 6EA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Comber
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9754 1182
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