With the clear skies and sunny weather we’ve been enjoying recently, there’s nothing better than enjoying a pint by the water.
Luckily for us in Northern Ireland, one County Antrim bar has ranked among the best waterside pubs in the UK for 2022.
Serving top-class food and drinks with a breathtaking waterside view, this is the perfect place to relax on a sunny summer evening.
The Boathouse is located at Antrim Lough Shore Park. This month, national newspaper The Guardian’s named it on their list of the ‘UK’s 20 best waterside pubs’ for 2022.
The only pub in Northern Ireland to feature on the list, it is a great spot to get out of the city and enjoy a drink and a bite to eat by the water.
The Guardian named the Antrim bar among the best waterside pubs in the UK, ranking it alongside popular spots in England, Scotland, and Wales.
The list features pubs from all over the UK that offer “stunning views over lakes and rivers”. Thus, making “these the prettiest places to enjoy a pint and maybe stay a night”.
Located on the shores of Lough Neagh, The Boathouse is popular among watersports fans and those looking to enjoy a relaxing day by the water.
The Guardian writes, “Enjoy mussels and just-caught flaky cod with chips at this lakeside pub with views over Lough Neagh, a large freshwater lake.”
With a stunning walking trail and kids’ play facilities nearby, you can enjoy the area after you finish your meal. The Guardian writes, “Afterwards, take a stroll along the shoreline. Ideally, you’ll time your walk for one of the glowing sunsets.”
The Boathouse first opened in December 2019 as part of the exciting new Gateway Complex at Antrim Lough Shore. Bringing huge modernisation to the area, the complex has made Antrim Lough Shore a popular spot among those looking for a relaxing day out.
They offer a menu of delicious dishes suited to all tastes for lunch, dinner, and takeaway. Thus, The Boathouse is the perfect spot for all occasions.
Opening just before the onset of the pandemic, the restaurant faced perhaps its biggest challenge straight away. However, The Boathouse has proven just how great it is, becoming one of the most popular places to eat and drink in Antrim.
Going from strength to strength over the past three years, the County Antrim restaurant has not just been named one of the best waterside pubs in the UK.
Earlier this year, it also received the award for Restaurant of the Year at the Northern Ireland Hospitality Awards 2022.
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