Newforge House

Magheralin, BT670QL, Co. Armagh
Tel: +44 28 926 11255 Email: Website: WWW.NEWFORGEHOUSE.COM

Set in 40 acres on the edge of the village of Magheralin, with views of mature gardens and green fields, our lovingly restored 18th century home offers peace and tranquillity.  A warm welcome and beautiful rooms, blending family antiques with contemporary luxuries, await you.  Sit back, relax, and let us serve you drinks by the open fire in our cosy drawing-room;  sample delicious seasonal cooking; stroll around our gardens, or take woodland walks along the shores of Lough Neagh, just a few minutes drive away.

With only six bedrooms, Newforge offers an intimate home-from-home experience and is the perfect spot for a romantic break. First-class food is central to our offer. Our food not only reflects the elegant simplicity of our Georgian country house and gardens but incorporates flavours from our own kitchen garden and surrounding fields. For breakfast, and in our daily changing dinner menu, you will find homegrown fruits and vegetables, and eggs from the chickens in our orchard, together with carefully chosen local produce. 

Newforge is centrally located in Northern Ireland and well-positioned as a base for exploring Belfast and the whole of the province. The M1 is just two miles away and both Belfast airports and the ferry terminal are no more than a 30 minutes drive. Golf, fishing and water sports are all available nearby.


3-Course Dinner from £47, 8.00pm, Tuesday - Saturday. Book by 12noon with 24 hour's notice for any special dietary requirements or allergies.


John & Louise Mathers.


From Belfast:

  • M1 West, exit 9, Moira follow A3 for 3km
  • In Magheralin left at Byrne's pub
  • Left after national speed limit sign.

From Newry:

  • A1 north towards Belfast.
  • Follow c. 30km, exit Dromore onto B2 (Lurgan Road).
  • Continue 8km, take right onto Newforge Road B9.
  • Continue 1km: 200m on right after bridge.

Special Offers

Mid Week Break

2 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

from £420
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Garden, Orchard, Farm to Fork Break

Spend a fabulous foodie 2-night break dining on delicious homegrown and locally sourced seasonal food, and sampling local craft cider, beer and gin.

On arrival unwind with homemade biscuits and freshly brewed artisan tea and coffee before taking a stroll around our mature gardens to visit our chickens in the Orchard. After a gourmet 4-course dinner relax in a cosy chair with a glass of sloe gin or whiskey before retiring to the most comfortable bed. Next day, hearty breakfast including a full Ulster Fry or John’s homemade granola will set you up to go exploring. Maybe one of three beautiful National Trust gardens or Hillsborough Castle gardens, all within 30 minutes drive. When the time comes to leave you will be sent home with a bag of Newforge Wheaten Bread mix and homemade marmalade.

  • 2 night’s Bed & Breakfast.
  • Homemade biscuits, artisan tea/coffee
  • Sloe Gin/Whiskey nightcap
  • Tasting of local craft meat, cheese, cider, beer and gin
  • 4-course seasonal dinner each evening
  • Bag of Newforge Wheaten Bread mix and homemade marmalade

from ££235
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Weekend Break

2 nights Dinner Bed & Breakfast on Friday and Saturday based on two sharing

from £450
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Dusk ‘til Dawn

Escape for a night away in Ireland’s Blue Book’s “Dinkiest” Country House! Take a stroll in our gardens, watch the chickens in the orchard, read a book by the fire or simply get busy doing nothing!

Available Tuesday-Thursday

  • Overnight stay in one of our bespoke ensuite bedrooms
  • Best ‘Ulster Fry’ cooked to order
  • Tea/coffee & homemade bakes on arrival
  • 3-Course Dinner

from £240
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Ireland's Blue Book is a collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Historic Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants located throughout the island of Ireland. Below is a full list of our houses and restaurants and the map above shows each of their locations.

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