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The Old Thatch Inn

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€€ - €€€
Irish, Bar, Pub
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116 Hillhead Road | Castledawson, Magherafelt BT45 8ET, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7946 8322
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank Shaun A
Friendsville, Tn.
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Most popular bar scene with limited seating on the week that we visited. Historic place, with good food and a lively bar scene.

Thank Tripics
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

The old part of the pub is really nice good atmosphere. The service was good. Food was ok nothing more

Thank Frosty 42 B
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here on a few occasions after work. Went in solo a few times as well . Food is really good and plenty to choose from . Staff and regulars are friendly. They do have special offers so check their FB page . Special deals for kids available 👍🏻

1 Thank 247BGH
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

A busy place on a Sunday lunchtime. Great choice of food from 2 menus. Opted for the Sunday Lunch menu and definitely not disappointed. Huge portions of lovely turkey and ham and chicken and stuffing with plenty of vegetables and potatoes. Desserts were great too, again, huge portions of cheesecake and chocolate fudge cake. Great value for money and friendly... More 

1 Thank lizanne74
Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We haven't been to The Thatch in a while and I was disappointed on our last visit. I felt the standards were not as good as they use to be. Still they have a great menu which is reasonably priced for evening dinning (maybe a bit expensive for lunch time). Hopefully next time I am back I will not be... More 

Thank marymonicam
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I had chicken curry the sauce was terrible bland and thin, my wife had potato skins extremely disappointing. The staff were very friendly and very nice but the quality of food was below par in fact it was terrible, this restaurant isn't worth the bother of stopping Give it a miss

Thank Scott T
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Popped in here for lunch. Been a few times for a drink and decided to try lunch this time. Spot on, nice food and good service.

1 Thank Neil W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Have just celebrated our wedding here on Friday and can highly recommend it for both their service and food . The staff could not do enough for us leaving us to have a stress free reception and party

1 Thank GilesBeverley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$32
Irish, Bar, Pub
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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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