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The Old Thatch Inn

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116 Hillhead Road | Castledawson, Magherafelt BT45 8ET, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7946 8322
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 fresh veg and my husband had the baileys chicken special, he also really enjoyed his... More 

Thank Fallon M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Kieran1982_01
1 review
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.

Thank Monienne M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Food was fantastic and service was excellent. Ciaran and Anna Marie make sure everything is done to a high standard. Will definitely be recommending the thatch to everyone.

Thank natasha m
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Stopped off here on Sunday for lunch. Hadn't booked but managed to get a table in the function room.had to wait a long time to order, when food came it was lovely, prawn salad ,large plate of food.food put down and staff walked away not asking if we needed anything else.we had to go looking for staff to ask for... More 

Thank Deborah H
OldThatchInn, General Manager at The Old Thatch Inn, responded to this review

We apologise for your experience. We would appreciate if you could contact us via email to discuss this matter further. We hope to hear from you soon. theoldthatchinn@hotmail.com More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We have been here a few times and it is a lovely place for food and a good standard. However, the row of permanent noisy male drinkers at the bar as you go in, at what seems like any time of the day, is very off putting. They are very noisy and intimidating esp' if you are trying to have... More 

Thank rosie940
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Inn looks quaint and very inviting and is near Seamus Heaney's grave and Mossbawn. However, service is very slow and haphazard. We visited on a Sunday lunchtime and there was a set lunch, apparently. We opted for the a la carte menu and it was difficult to get consistent service. The food was okay. However, at the end of... More 

Thank markdevlin
OldThatchInn, General Manager at The Old Thatch Inn, responded to this review

We apologise for your experience with ourselves and would like to discuss this matter further. We would appreciate if you could please contact us via email. We hope to hear from you soon. theoldthatchinn@hotmail.com More 

Antrim, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I had a great night out in this pub. Unique best describes it. The old bar and it's toilets are a must see.

Thank Donal M
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had a meal on Saturday night did not book but they were able to fit us in. My husband had steak which was done exactly as he requested , I had the thatch sandwich which had enough chicken and steak for two people . The meal was excellent and was keenly priced will definitely be back.

1 Thank galabeth
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108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My husband and I dined here on New Year's Eve evening and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Firstly the service was impeccable. For starters we chose vegetable soup and duck spring rolls. The soup was flavoursome and the spring rolls were divine. I took the seabass fillet which was beautiful and my husband opted for a sirloin steak with chips and... More 

Thank LifeCoachontheMove

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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
USD 4 - USD 32
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, 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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