The Bushmills Inn


The Bushmills Inn


Epitomising the true spirit of Ulster hospitality the Bushmills Inn is the perfect retreat for those who are searching for the unconventional, yet still expect exceptional service.


Originally built as a Coaching Inn in the early 1600’s the Inn has always been a haven for visitors on their way to the Giant’s Causeway. The hotel restaurant overlooks the garden courtyard and takes in the 17th century stables and wine cellar. There are many hidden nooks and crannies perfect for a nightcap, from inglenook turf fires to hayloft snugs, and even a secret library. In the Gas Bar, try a glass of malt from the hotels private cask and enjoy the Irish craic at the one of the many live music evenings. Private whiskey tastings are also available.


The hotel has 41 ensuite bedrooms. Mill House Classic rooms are large, traditional style cottages reminiscent of the original ‘Coaching Inn’. Mill House Deluxe rooms boast king size beds and luxurious bathrooms. Superior guest rooms offer partial views of the River Bush and either four poster or ornate double beds. Tower suites have a free standing bath in the bathroom. Garden View Suites are split over two floors and include a large lounge area. The Master Distillers Suite has French doors leading onto a balcony with full river views, and with a sparate bedroom and living area.

• Flat screen television • telephone • safe • Wi-Fi • Elemis toiletries • tea/coffee making facilities • complimentary mineral water

Room choices

  • Mill House Classic
  • Mill House Deluxe
  • Superior Guest
  • Tower Suites
  • Garden View Suites
  • Master Distillers Suite


PRICING in Classic Room, Bed and Breakfast

Low season High season
3 Nights
7 Nights
£ 639
£ 1,158
£ 657
£ 1,199
2021 Dates
Apr – Jun
Jul – Sep

A SELECTION OF GUIDE PRICES per person (based on two adults sharing) in £ with flights from London Stansted to Derry. Other dates of travel, room types, half-board and single occupancy will be quoted on request. For further flight and ferry information please give us a call.



How to get there

By Plane – There are numerous regional direct flight options into Northern Ireland’s main airports of Belfast and Derry/Londonderry. See below for some of the main routes on offer with various airlines:

  • Flying into Belfast from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London (Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted), Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton.
  • Flying into Derry/Londonderry from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London (Stansted) and Manchester

By Ferry – Stenaline operate sailings between Liverpool and Belfast and between Cairnryan to Belfast. You can travel as a foot passenger or with a car – call us for more details

Top tips

  • As its part of the UK, the currency is the British Pound
  • Driving is easy but the bus network, especially between cities, is fantastic
  • Take a city tour in Dublin and in Derry/Londonderry, there are plenty of hop-on, hop off bus tours and taxi tours available
  • School summer holidays start early here, visit in May or September to avoid the crowds at sites like the Giants Causeway
  • Avoid, or chose! to travel around the 12th July. This fortnight is known as ‘marching season’ and is a historically controversial period when Unionists celebrate the Battle of the Boyne

When To Go

Northern Ireland has a bit of a reputation for being… well… wet.

November – February – The low season brings short days and low temperatures. But due to the temperate climate of the surrounding ocean, temperatures rarely go below freezing, and it is slightly warmer than most other parts of the British Isles.

March – May – Springtime in Northern Ireland brings a fair amount of rain, but with nature in full bloom it is an ideal time to visit. It is also well suited to those who want to miss the crowds found in the summer season.

June – September –  Summertime see’s the best weather and therefore the most crowds. Temperatures hover in the low to mid twenties but Belfast in particular can still be a bit windy.

September – November –  Autumn colours are simply spectacular this time of year, but expect a windy visit.