Castlewellan (from Irish Caisleán Uidhilín, meaning 'Hugelin's Castle') is a village in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is beside Castlewellan Lake and Slievenaslat mountain, 11 miles (18 km) southwest of Downpatrick. It lies between the Mourne Mountains and Slieve Croob. It had a population of 2,392 people in the 2001 Census.
Things to do in Castlewellan
4.5 based on 82 reviews
Overlooking Newcastle’s picturesque sea front, Sea Salt Café & Bistro offers new flavours & old favourites. We are passionate about quality; our food and coffee come from the best local suppliers we can find and are prepared with care. Our all day breakfast and lunch menu boasts lots of flavour and has something to satisfy appetites large and small. And our Bistro nights feature modern cuisine with many delicious twists you won’t find near-by!
We had read the reviews on Tripadvisor and were keen to pay this place a visit. It was a busy lunchtime when we called and we were seated immediately. Food was inexpensive and very tasty. Overall I would describe the place as very average and the premises could certainly do with a spruce up in terms of paint and decor.
4.5 based on 373 reviews
Popped in with my wife and 9 year old daughter after a long walk in Tollymore Forest. Immediately made welcome and felt at home in this cosy pub. Very friendly staff and a great selection of traditional fare on the menu. Good kids menu and colouring materials provided. Seafood chowder was filling and creamy with generous portions. Would recommend the small portion. Mussels also very tasty. Lamb shank and beef ladder fell off the bone, well seasoned quality meat. Daughters lasagne well flavoured. Portion size for all meals generous. Good wine selection with recommendations on the menus to accompany each course. Great Deserts but was too full up to try. Reasonably priced at under £75 for family meal. I had passed this place many times on the road and always fancied calling in. It was well worth the visit and will definitely call back next time I’m in the area.
4.5 based on 335 reviews
Stopped in at the Bucks Head after a long walk along the beach at Murlough on a very cold but dry winters day. I've been popping in here for over the past 15 years when down walking the beach. It's always been a reliable wateringhole with excellent service. On this occasion we were a bit late in - around 2.30 - but were able to get a couple of bowls of soup to warm us up. Chowder for me and broth for my wife. Served with lovely freshly made breads. The soups were very tasty and the bread rolls and wheaten excellent. Service as usual was quick and efficient. It's a great place to stop at if you're in the area - it's a bit far away from us to be a local but always a good reason to go for a bracing walk by the sea!
4.5 based on 920 reviews
It was our first visit here and we thoroughly enjoyed both the ambience and our delightful meal.The staff were so welcoming and attentive.The portions were large and well presented.The food was delicious and I can’t wait to go back.I will certainly be recommending this popular restaurant in Newcastle to all my friends as the menu is so varied to suit all tastes
4.5 based on 114 reviews
We dined here recently and after Reading reviews expected a great experience... unfortunately was just ok. As we were staying overnight we went to restaurant in the afternoon and requested to book a particular table. On arrival at our booked time someone else was sitting there and I did say to the guy who greeted us who just said he didn't know about our booking and we had to pick another table, not a great start. We both went with the 3 course xmas menu sounded lovely.My meal was good but my other half who is diabetic not so great. He choose salmon and prawn starter, just about got a forkful of salmon and onions throughout the bit of salad served with it. He ordered beef done rare but instead received extremely well done beef.needless to say he did not eat it all, he asked for desert of just a wee bit of cheese, was told sorry only served grated cheese.... he was not given any further options. We did though receive a free coffee as way of apology but at this stage it really didn't matter as our experience had not been great. I will say though that the guys serving were lovely absolutely no reflection on them . Would we eat there again sorry but no, customer satisfaction is so important and on this occasion it did not work.
4 based on 504 reviews
Food was excellent, but limited selection on the menu. Our friends had eaten here before and commented that they remembered the menu having more items. Atmosphere was cozy, but we, as a group of 7 felt a little disruptive of other diners. This restaurant is probably better for couples wanting a quiet fine dining experience.
4.5 based on 937 reviews
The smoked salmon and the pate starters were a sign of things to come - delicious flavour. My rib-eye was very good and my dining companion's monk fish was declared to be delicious. My onion rings were perfect too with a light crispybatter. Prosecco and red wine by the glass topped off the meal.
We would highly recommend and we hope to return.
4.5 based on 280 reviews
Hugh McCann’s is family business that has been on the go for almost 40 years, the building is around 200 years old and has been sympathetically restored to preserve old world charm, yet with all modern comforts and fabulous design taking advantage of the stunning situation.The building nestles between the Mountains and the sea. The restaurant looks onto the Promenade and out to sea, the bar area, beer garden and wedding function room have views of the Mourne Mountains. The Bedrooms have either sea or mountain views. Ample parking for coaches is available nearby. Conference facilities include breathtaking 'breakout' areas, and fabulous opportunities for team building activities such as a walk in the hills or volunteering at a local national nature reserve.
My daughter got married here on New Year's eve, and we had an unforgettable day. Our meal was outstanding, lovely and hot on arrival and the evening buffet was delicious. The staff were absolutely brilliant, so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble for them, so a big thank you to everyone for making this wedding day so special for all the guests. Thank you
4.5 based on 152 reviews
Family Run business in the heart of Newcastle ,Co Down...friendly staff, warm atmosphere with a wide variety of food to suit everyone...popular for our all day breakfasts and homemade scones/tray bakes and cakes .......
Great menu for all tastes of on the go people seeking a fairly quick snack or lunch. Very pleasant and capable staff. Top/ups offered and you are made to feel most welcome. One small thing the management should watch for is people heading straight to take seats before ordering and paying for food. Annoying when you can’t get a table because someone behind you is occupying it
4.5 based on 228 reviews
Olive Bizarre is a delicious little spot in the harbour area of the town. You can enjoy exquisite teas/coffees with goodies galore and a view to die for. Our afternoon tea is highly recommended and our traybakes and scones will not fail to please. We have a vast range of savoury dishes and provide an array of gluten free and vegetarian foods. Our child friendly policy is also popular and to top it all our friendly team will make you feel very welcome. See you soon. John and Ciaraxox
Passing by this quaint tea /coffee shop and decided it was time to explore!great wee spot....enjoyed relaxing with a cup of tea and a raspberry and white chocolate scone!!absolutely devine!!love the China cups and saucers etc....!definitely recommend!probably better visiting this place out of season as it is usually packed during the summer season!!!good complaint!!!keep up the good work!!
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