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

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-Friday

  • 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 £210
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Ulster's "Best" Gourmet Getaway

Hideaway in the country with this gourmet overnight break. Relax with an Armagh Appletini cocktail & sweet treats, meander through the gardens or simply put up your feet before enjoying a seasonal 3-course dinner and homemade nightcap.  After a sound night's sleep our award winning breakfast will set you up for the day.

Available Tuesday-Thursday

  • Overnight stay in one of our bespoke ensuite bedrooms
  • Armagh Appletini cocktail & sweet treats
  • 3-Course Seasonal Dinner followed by tea or coffee
  • Homemade "Nippy Sweetie" nightcap

from £225
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Weekend Break

2 nights Bed & Breakfast and our 3-Course dinner for two on Friday or Saturday based on two sharing

from £335
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Mid Week Break

2 nights Bed & Breakfast with our 3-Course Dinner for two on both evenings
Available: Tuesday-Friday

from £395
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'Taste of our Pastures' Celebration Night

In October, we celebrate the riches our lush pastures provide, from the fullest flavoured meats to the creamiest milk, butter and cheeses. Our six-course tasting menu will showcase amazing local meat and dairy alongside home-grown and local vegetables. For example, meats from one of the country’s best butchers; Hannan Meats, Moira. Peter Hannan developed Europe’s first Himalayan salt chamber in which he dry-ages grass-fed beef such as Glenarm Shorthorn from County Antrim. Our one-night ‘Taste of our Pastures’ break on Saturday 26th October includes:

  • One night’s Bed & Breakfast
  • Tea/coffee & homemade bakes on arrival
  • 6-Course Meat Tasting Dinner Menu.

from £260
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'Taste of our waters' Celebration Night

This October we celebrate the produce from our wonderful waters. Ulster is not only surrounded on three sides by open seas, but is home to Britain’s largest freshwater lake – Lough Neagh – and a vast network of rivers and lakes which provide bountiful fish. We have created a six course tasting menu which will showcase local freshwater fish, sea fish and seafood alongside home-grown and local vegetables. Our one-night ‘Taste of Our Waters’ break on Friday 15th October includes:

  • One night’s Bed & Breakfast
  • Tea/coffee & homemade bakes on arrival
  • 6-Course Fish & Seafood Tasting Dinner Menu.

from £245
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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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