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Ghan House

Carlingford | Co. Louth, Carlingford Ireland, Ireland
+353 42 937 3682
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“tasting menu” (11 reviews)
“poached pear” (2 reviews)
“duck” (4 reviews)
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Irish, European, Gluten Free Options
Carlingford | Co. Louth, Carlingford Ireland, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were treated to dinner at Ghan house by our cousins. What a thoughtful idea. The restaurant is located in an old manor house that we were told dated to the mid 1700's. They have a very nice gourmet menu. There is a catch though....More

1  Thank pk1363
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The menu was quite simple but offered a very good choice. The food itself was well presented and tasted good The setting is excellent

1  Thank Simon M
Reviewed 25 March 2017

My wife and I are regulars to some degree and have never been disappointed. The taster menus are highly recommended and offer some of the best courses we have had to date. If the fillet of beef is available take the opportunity as it really...More

1  Thank Glenn-Newry
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed mid week, dinner, bed and breakfast. The staff were very welcoming. Food and service very good. A lovely spot. I would recommend.

2  Thank katherinel774
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here in January for dinner and B+B. The evening meal was excellent and the service was very good too. Our room had recently been refurbished to a very high standard. A good fry rounded off the weekend. Thanks to Paul and Team.

2  Thank Alan C
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

This was a part business - part restful stay and it proved well worth the drive. This is a beautiful area of the world with the Mourne mountains to the front and the Cooley's at the back. The people at Ghan house (staff does not...More

2  Thank MartinComain
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Although I was here for a large family birthday last year and had dinner in the downstairs restaurant, on Saturday there was just the two of us and we were given a table upstairs, it was a totally different experience and I loved everything about...More

1  Thank SharonH43
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A beautiful cosy hotel with big blazing log fires, perfect on a cold wintry day. The restaurant food was fabulous, worthy of a michelin star. Wonderful attention to detail and very gracious staff. Definitely will be back.

Thank magron
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

One of the best beds I have slept in, it hugged me to sleep. The house was warm and they severed a great breakfast. Will come back again.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 23 October 2016

.Went there with my family, in laws and grandchildren to celebrate my birthday. The accomodation, atmosphere service etc is superb. We had a great two nights and the cokking experience with Niamh was great. I would highly recommend it for food and accomodation.

1  Thank Tom F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$38 - US$54
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carlingford | Co. Louth, Carlingford Ireland, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Louth  >  Cooley Peninsula  >  Carlingford
  • Phone Number: +353 42 937 3682
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Built in 1727, Ghan House is a 4* AA rated, fully restored, family run Georgian House now in its 24th year of continuous business with 19 years of awards and nominations (see bottom of page).

We are one of the oldest private houses of its' type in Ireland a tree length from Medieval Carlingford with 3 acres of walled mature gardens.

All of Carlingford's ancient buildings dating as far back at 1210; from King John's Castle, the Dominican Friary, Mint. Taaffe's Castle and old town wall are within a 2 minute walk from our front door. The Tholsel, Medieval Carlingford's old town gate is just 30 metres from our walls.

We are in a wonderful location just one hour from both Dublin and Belfast and two of Ireland's three World Heritage sites are within easy driving distance - just 45 minutes to Newgrange and a 120 minute drive to the stunning Giant's Causeway.

In addition the recently opened Titanic museum in Belfast and the Dublin Convention Centre are both just a one hour drive from our gates. Ghan House is an oasis of Georgian ambience, gardens and fine dining with beautiful views from every room of Carlingford Lough, The Mourne mountains or Slieve Foy .

We have 12 bedrooms in total ~ 4 in the Main House (1 single and 3 double) and 8 Garden bedrooms located 10 yards to the side of the Main House. All double & twin bedrooms have bath & shower en-suite, mountain views, CD/ipod player, digital 32" smart TV and Wi-fi is free.

The combination of old world charm allayed with modern requirements seamlessly dovetail together to give a thoroughly unique experience.

The individuality of the house lends itself to weddings, usually on an exclusive use basis, private dining for special birthdays & hen nights and corporate hospitality - all enjoying the comforts of a private bar, log fires & candlelight.We also have private parking, a lockable shed for bicycles and 2 little homes in the stable for dogs.

We have a small dedicated team - Orla & Sarah in the office, Clare & Olavi front of house, Dara, Leanne and Orla 2 serving breakfast and of course our award winning kitchen team led by Head Chef, Stephane le Sourne.

All of this is overseen by Paul Carroll. His mother Joyce Carroll is semi-retired ~ she attends to the herb & vegetable gardens, the flowers in the house, some cookery demonstrations and visits to approximately 14 grandchildren.
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