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The Nook

48 Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2073 2993
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“irish stew” (47 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (32 reviews)
“scones” (29 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
48 Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 702 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a great setting after hiking around the Causeway. The food was decent, though not spectacular, but the service not so great. They were not as friendly as the rest of the people we met in Northern Ireland.

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place. Coal fire, school bench seats, receptive staff, great service, well prepared food. Satisfying beyond belief. An oasis in more ways than one.

1  Thank athaquaz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch, was very quaint and characterful with a lovely open fire and old fashioned ambience. Food was very good, especially fish and chips. Only really let down by depressive and uninterested staff, who didn't really welcome you or thankyou for your custom,...More

2  Thank Mark R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dreadful service, terrible food which you have to pay for in advance, probably because you wouldn't pay for it later. Over a hundred reviews for this place rated "terrible". Wish I'd read them.

3  Thank terrymoorhouse
management201623216, General Manager at The Nook, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

This review is written without the reviewer having visited the premises. He did visit some time ago and threatened us with a poor tripadvisor review. Come to us and satisfy yourself!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If visiting the Giants Causeway, giggly recommend this pub to park the car in target than fork out £10.50 for the privilege of parking in the National Trust's car park. The Nook itself is a lovely pub, great beer, great food and excellent hosts.

Thank ralphe1963
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right at the Giants Causeway parking, a renovated schoolhouse. This is a great little find, a place to relax with tea/coffee and scones before or after a hike. Alcohol is also served, if a pint is preferred. The staff are friendly, and the atmosphere very...More

Thank bctravelling1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a late lunch when we visited the Causeway. No issues but nothing special either. We did not have to wait for a table, and service was fine.

Thank GrumpyMumof3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub. Very good seafood chowder. Pricy but tasty. Real wood fire, sticky toffee pudding. Washroom for disabled. Just a very short walk from gift shop.

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Nook after a long walk to the Giant Causeway and i was served one of the best pint of Guinness at the cost of 4.10 and a latte for 3.60 pounds. It was a very relaxing atmosphere with some customers having a...More

Thank Isaac E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for coffee and scones late morning, then returned for lunch after hiking around the Giant's Causeway. (Yes, they let us park there.) The scones were great, the soup and chowder quite good, and the overall atmosphere felt just right.

Thank Cabdiver
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Nearby Attractions
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.90 km away
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17 September 2017|
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Response from Noreen N | Reviewed this property |
It really shouldn’t take long at all, I had steak and chips when I was there and only waited about 15 mins , the service was good and the staff very friendly and helpful
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Causeway Road, Bushmills BT57 8SU, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Bushmills
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2073 2993
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The Nook, situated at the gateway to the Giant’s Causeway UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the former original Causeway School serving the area up until 1913. Now painstakingly restored, this historic building is a pub and restaurant, which can cater for up to 100 people in one sitting. With something to suit every budget, from homemade scones and freshly prepared sandwiches to a full candlelit brasserie dining experience, the Nook at the Giant’s Causeway offers a choice for everyone. Our chefs endeavour to provide the freshest local seafood in the area with homemade daily specials posted on our blackboards.• Open from 10am • Fresh Homemade Scones and Tray Bakes• Full Coffee Menu & Afternoon Tea Offerings• Food Served From 12pm All Day• Beers-Wines-Spirits (Fully Licensed)• Welcoming Open Fires • All Major Sporting events shown Wide Screen Plasma• Dedicated Free Car Parking for Patrons.
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