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The Old Thatch Inn

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116 Hillhead Road | Castledawson, Magherafelt BT45 8ET, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7946 8322
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely family lunch. Shauna and Kieron accommodated us when we arrived and realised our booking was at another restaurant with a similar name. Super food great staff.

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Thank Monienne M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fantastic and service was excellent. Ciaran and Anna Marie make sure everything is done to a high standard. Will definitely be recommending the thatch to everyone.

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Thank natasha m
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped off here on Sunday for lunch. Hadn't booked but managed to get a table in the function room.had to wait a long time to order, when food came it was lovely, prawn salad ,large plate of food.food put down and staff walked away not asking if we needed anything else.we had to go looking for staff to ask for... More 

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Thank Deborah H
OldThatchInn, General Manager at The Old Thatch Inn, responded to this review

We apologise for your experience. We would appreciate if you could contact us via email to discuss this matter further. We hope to hear from you soon. theoldthatchinn@hotmail.com More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have been here a few times and it is a lovely place for food and a good standard. However, the row of permanent noisy male drinkers at the bar as you go in, at what seems like any time of the day, is very off putting. They are very noisy and intimidating esp' if you are trying to have... More 

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Thank rosie940
dublin
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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Inn looks quaint and very inviting and is near Seamus Heaney's grave and Mossbawn. However, service is very slow and haphazard. We visited on a Sunday lunchtime and there was a set lunch, apparently. We opted for the a la carte menu and it was difficult to get consistent service. The food was okay. However, at the end of... More 

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Thank markdevlin
OldThatchInn, General Manager at The Old Thatch Inn, responded to this review

We apologise for your experience with ourselves and would like to discuss this matter further. We would appreciate if you could please contact us via email. We hope to hear from you soon. theoldthatchinn@hotmail.com More 

Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I had a great night out in this pub. Unique best describes it. The old bar and it's toilets are a must see.

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Thank Donal M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had a meal on Saturday night did not book but they were able to fit us in. My husband had steak which was done exactly as he requested , I had the thatch sandwich which had enough chicken and steak for two people . The meal was excellent and was keenly priced will definitely be back.

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Derry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

My husband and I dined here on New Year's Eve evening and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Firstly the service was impeccable. For starters we chose vegetable soup and duck spring rolls. The soup was flavoursome and the spring rolls were divine. I took the seabass fillet which was beautiful and my husband opted for a sirloin steak with chips and... More 

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Derry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a 2 and 3 course Sunday lunch here at the end of July. I had caesar salad and salmon. He had soup and turkey and ham. The food was fantastic. The service was great. My only gripe is that I was charged £5.25 for a special coffee which I feel is too much for a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Had a meal there last week with my partner the food was lovely and very well priced. And nothing like on a cold day walking into a bar where the home fire is burning and the smell of burning turf hits you such a homely place.

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Thank Shaun A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$31
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Hillhead Road | Castledawson, Magherafelt BT45 8ET, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Magherafelt
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7946 8322
Description
The Old Thatch Inn is one of the oldest pub restaurants in Northern Ireland. At the Old Thatch Inn Castledawson we offer good food at a great price. We are family orientated and cater for all.

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