25 Nov 2018
Review Score: 10/10
Terry, our host, was an absolute joy! We called ahead to let him know we would have a late arrival and would be checking in at roughly 8PM. He was so accommodating, telling us to take our time in Belfast (at the Titanic Museum).
After a short drive down from Belfast, we called again to ask for recommendations for dinner and he pointed us PJ’s in Carlingford. Holy Cow, this was such a great pub - highly recommended for the food and especially the service.
Dinner pushed us back even further, setting us up for a 9:30PM check-in. Terry was at the door before we even got out of our car. Greeted us with a smile, a tour of the B&B and menu options for tomorrow morning’s breakfast. After introductions, the conversation began and man was it interesting. We could have talked with Terry all night. He’s travelled the world around via sail boat and has so much to share. Highly recommend chatting him up.
He set us up in a room with a view, which was very clean and had a large bathroom with a bathtub as well (a bonus as all the other B&B’s had shower stalls). Bed slept well, pillows were great! Temperature was very comfortable, most B&B’s we stayed in were a bit too warm for our preferences - not this one.
Because we had a flight early out of Dublin, we had to have an early check-out as well. He was more than happy to have our breakfast ready for us at 7AM, wow! He prepared fresh Co. Cork Organic Smoked Salmon, scrambled eggs, toast, local award winning soda bread, yogurt and fruit. My wife had a Cappuccino (only B&B to have Espresso) and I had some tea. The morning was filled with great conversation as well, treating us to an awesome first hand account of Ireland’s recent history. We were enjoying the conversation so much so that we didn’t want to leave, opting to risk staying the extra time.