|Shops, restaurants and pubs.|
There are Co-op, Mace and Spar supermarkets in Bushmills. Butchers in Bushmills provide meats for B-B-Q. Glass's vegetable shop is unique and well worth a visit. Fresh salmon in season. Larger supermarkets such as Safeways, Tesco, Sainsburys can be found in Coleraine approximately 10 miles away. Dunseverick is served by a small sweet shop in one of the 7 other houses in the village - look out for the ice cream sign on the side of the road. The petrol station on the A2 towards Ballintoy (approximately 2 miles) sells a small selection of food stuffs.
There are a wide range of eating establishments within a five mile radius. Bushmills caters for all tastes from two chip shops to the Distillers Arms which has been awarded a Michelin rosette.
The Bushmills Inn is a well-established restaurant but booking is recommended in evenings and for Sunday lunch buffet.
The Smugglers Inn at the junction of the A2 with the Causeway Road has a restaurant and bar menu. The Bushmills sauce is a delicious accompaniment to a perfectly cooked steak. Live music at week-ends.
The Nook has been recently 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. Fish dishes are a speciality in the summer and Irish stew is lovely on a winter's day. Well worth a visit.
No visit to the Causeway Coast would be complete without a visit to the Causeway Hotel. Meals are traditional and helpings are hearty. Service is friendly and tea pots and bread baskets are replenished if needed. Meals can be taken in the bar or restaurant. High Tea menu is served around 4.30pm to 7pm. Tea, bread, scones and jam in abundance. Order the mixed grill only if you are feeling very hungry! Al a carte served after 7pm. Sunday lunch in summer and public holiday times should be booked.
Ballintoy has two pub/restaurants serving good food. The Fullerton arms has live music at week-ends.
At the Causeway Hotel try the Guiness complete with a shamrock impression on the head for tourists, The Nook bar also has a flat screen TV, Fullerton Arms in Ballintoy has a TV and bar games. The small and unique bar at Lisnagunogue on the A2 towards Bushmills is an experience all of its own. Local taxis are inexpensive! Please remember - don't drink and drive.