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Food & Drink

Newforge House
Magheralin, Co. Armagh, BT67 0QL
+44 (0)28 926 11255  

Newforge House, a historic family-run country house, offers warm hospitality and delicious local seasonal food in tranquil surroundings. Set on the edge of the small village of Magheralin, we have a small orchard which provides fruits for desserts, chutneys and preserves, and is home to our chickens that lay eggs for breakfast. For those wanting to experience the infamous Ulster Fry, we use the best local produce and freshly baked breads- including Moyallon dry cured bacon and Lurgan butcher, Madden’s award winning sausages – all freshly cooked to order by John .We have an extensive drinks list which, in addition to wines, includes many excellent local craft beers, ciders, gins and vodkas. 

Our gin list features gins from around the world, including Shortcross gin from Downpatrick in Northern Ireland.  We also make our own gin and vodka infusions using home grown fruits such as raspberries, blackberries, damsons and sloes.

Our three-course seasonal dinner with coffee or tea is served at 8.00pm, Tuesday – Saturday, at £44.00 per person. Dinner is by reservation only and must be made by 12noon on the day of dining.  We are happy to cater for any special dietary requirements with 24 hours’ notice.  Dinner guests who are not staying overnight are asked to arrive by 7.30pm to peruse the menu and enjoy a drink in our drawing room

We are delighted to have received many awards since we opened in May 2005.  Our most recent awards include:

One Fab Day 100 Best Wedding Venues 2016

McKenna’s Guides: Country House of the Year 2015

Good Hotel Guide: Cesar Award 2015

NITA: Best Place to Stay 2015

Hospitality Ulster: Commitment to Local Food: Hotel Award 2015

Food & Wine Magazine: Ulster Best Chef 2015, Commended

LCN: Guesthouse of the Year 2014 & 2015

Georgina Campbell: Best Country House in Ireland 2014

Georgina Campbell: Best Breakfast in Ireland 2014

Good Food Ireland: Culinary Haven of the Year 2014

RAI: Best Hotel Restaurant Ulster 2014

RAI: Best Hotel Restaurant Co. Armagh 2011,12,13,14,15

RAI: Best Chef Co. Armagh 2016