Shops, restaurants and pubs.
There are two supermarkets and two butchers in Bushmills, while Glass's vegetable shop is unique and well worth a visit, with fresh salmon available in season. Larger supermarkets such as ASDA, Tesco and Sainsburys can be found in Coleraine approximately 10 miles away (Tesco, Sainsburys and ASDA provide an on-line ordering and delivery service to the area) and there is a large Co-op in Ballycastle.
The nearest petrol station is on the A2 on the right as you go into Bushmills and also supplies coal and logs for the fire.
There is a wide range of eating establishments within a five mile radius.
Bushmills caters for all tastes, from two traditional fish & chip shops, chinese take aways, 2 modern coffee bars, cafes, the Distillers Arms Restaurant which has been awarded a Michelin rosette and the Bushmills Inn has a well-established quality restaurant and quaint bar with traditional music sessions at the weekends. The French Rooms is a welcome recent addition to the restaurants in Bushmills.
The Smugglers Inn at the junction of the A2 with the Causeway Road has a restaurant and bar menu. Live music at week-ends in season.
The Nook at the entrance to the Giants Causeway has been renovated from an old school building and retains many characteristic school features and momentos. It provides a varied bar menu with "specials" which change on a regular basis.
No visit to the Causeway Coast would be complete without a visit to the Causeway Hotel also at the Giants Causeway. Meals are traditional and helpings are hearty.
Ballintoy has two pub/restaurants serving good food. The Fullerton arms has live music at week-ends.
The small and unique bar at Lisnagunogue on the A2 towards Bushmills is an experience all of its own.
Further a field in Portrush (10 miles) , the Harbour Bar and restaurant complex is a must for a visit and also Restaurant 45 Degrees North has beautiful panoramic views of the Atlantic and Portrush Strand. Both offer exceptional food at very reasonable prices.
Our Guest Information folder at the house provides more details of restaurants and bars in the area together with sample menus A copy of this can be provided in advance on request.