Part of a traditional and smart mid-19th-century hotel, we are pleased to recommend the bar at the Causeway Hotel as a fine hostelry to pop in for a drink or two. The atmosphere is pleasingly civil without being staid, the seating comfortable and well-cushioned, and the decor smart and welcoming. There's a respectable-enough selection of drinks to please most tastes. (No real ales, unsurprisingly, but the quality of the Guinness exceeded our expectations). Service was very friendly, polite and prompt, too. While serving chiefly as the hotel's bar, the public are welcomed both to the bar and the separate restaurant. The bar is a great place to pop into after a visit to the Causeway (a ten-twenty minute walk away, with the visitor's centre immediately adjacent to the hotel), or in the midst of walking this exceptionally beautiful stretch of the Antrim coast. The Bushmills distillery (which offers regular daily tours) is a short drive, or a half-hour walk away. Needless to say you can enjoy several varieties of this fine local spirit here, too.
Reviewed by venichka
18 May 2006