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The Old Thatch Inn

€€ - €€€Irish, British,
116 Hillhead Road | Castledawson, Magherafelt BT45 8ET, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7946 8322
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible9%
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Restaurant Hours
Irish, British, Pub, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
116 Hillhead Road | Castledawson, Magherafelt BT45 8ET, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 75 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with some local friends to celebrate our birthdays. We each got a starter, main dish and dessert. We tried Champs for the first time and the atmosphere was very quaint.

Thank Allison B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for a meal on the way past, taken to the rear of the pub to a bright and spacious dining area. Had a nice, well proportioned meal, couldn't really fault the place other than we couldn't really hear the young lad singing in...More

Thank Colin P
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Just a moment of the main Belfast to Derry road, this place is a traditional style Irish pub. Ample car parking space with views over fields filled with cattle and sheep. Out door area handy if you have kids with you. Simple menu served in...More

Thank alan m
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We had one evening meal at the Old Thatch Inn. It was okay nothing to complain about,and nothing to rave about.

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Bar service very poor and prices are very expensive compared to other establishments. One good feature of it is the ample parking spaces.

1  Thank Tim F
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Called here midweek at lunchtime. The building has a lot of character. The food was ok with substantial portions and well priced. Pleasant waitress. Would return if passing again.

1  Thank LindsayLog
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We called in without pre booking and was treated extremely well by Lucy. She got a table set for us in a short period. Food was excellent and the service was good. Shauna and Lucy were exceptional waitresses, made us very welcome and recommended dishes....More

2  Thank Jacqueline D
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were passing and decided to try this place out for lunch. The building itself is lovely and it's very cosy inside. The waiting staff were lovely and the food was perfect. I had a vegetarian stir fry which was packed with...More

3  Thank Fallon M
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Had a great time. Food was lovely and hot. The staff were excellent, especially Shauna. I'll definitely be back!

1  Thank Kieran1982_01
Reviewed 12 March 2017 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.

1  Thank Monienne M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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
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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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