Crosskeys Inn

The Crosskeys Inn is the oldest thatched pub in Northern Ireland - if not the whole of Ireland! Dating back to C.1654 as confirmed by research carried out by Queens University Belfast. Crosskeys Inn is also one of Ireland's most famous Irish Traditional Music Pubs. Musicians from all over Ireland have at one time or another played within (and outside) its walls.

It is a stone-built cottage with whitewashed walls and was once a Coaching Stop on the old Belfast to Londonderry road. It was also a shop which sold everything for a rural community in the old times (see some of the receipts on the walls), a Post Office and of course a Bar.

Situated close to the shores of Lough Neagh and within 30 minutes drive from Belfast The Crosskeys Inn welcomes visitors from all over the world who wish to experience a Traditional Irish Pub of days gone by, and see at first hand the beauty of the local landscape. Stepping into the Crosskeys Inn has been likened to stepping back in time where the unspoilt nature of the building and surroundings is steeped in hundreds of years of history.

The local area boasts some of the best Golfing, Fishing, Walking and Cycling trails on offer in Northern Ireland.

Irish music sessions are held most Saturday nights with impromptu sessions on some Fridays and Sundays.

At the Crosskeys Inn, catering can be arranged for private functions and entertainment provided when required.

Plans are in place for the Crosskeys Inn to provide accommodation and dining with work scheduled to commence in 2015

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Opening times:

Monday - Saturday 11:30 - 01:00am
Sunday 11:30 - Midnight

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Ballymena Tourist Information Centre "The Braid"
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Contact Details

40 Grange Road
Ardnaglass
Toome
County Antrim
BT41 3QB

Website:
www.crosskeys-inn.com
Email:
vincent.hurl@btinternet.com
Tel: (028) 7965 0694