We ❤️ Bushmills

We ❤️ Bushmills

We were delighted this week to hear that Bushmills featured in the Booking.com top 10. 1 of 4 locations in Northern Ireland to have been awarded the friendliest visitor destinations in the UK. 

We always knew that Northern Ireland and North Coast welcome was second to none, so we're so glad our visitors agree!

Bushmills has a lot to offer - renowned for its quaint charm, timeless frontages and enviable position on the world renowned North Coast. 

Beyond its aesthetics and accessibility, you'll find a myriad of brilliant, vibrant local businesses and of course it's the home of Taste Causeway producers. 

Read on to learn where to stay and what to do during your getaway to Bushmills!

 

Shop Local


The Designerie and Makers House

We love being part of the business community here in the village of Bushmills.  

We stock handmade crafts, art and furniture from over 80 designer-makers. Boasting eye-catching seasonal window displays and a beautiful range of products to purchase, the well established creative hub is a must-visit for those looking for a slither of the unique to take back home with them.

Visit the upstairs creative hub Makers House and talk to the resident designer-makers about their creative journey. 

To learn more about Makers House click here

Taylor Yates

Adjoining The Designerie, Taylor Yates offers a selection of beautifully handmade, luxury leather handbags and accessories. Using sustainably sourced leather from the UK, the Mother and Daughter team designs minimal and understated pieces with an edge. 

For more information click here.

Therapy: style

Bringing fashion to the Causeway Coast, Pam of Therapy Style Studio offers shoppers a special experience. The boutique has a selection of brands from all over the world including a range of Scandinavian labels as well as Spanish and Irish brands.

For more information, click here.

Lucy’s Loom

Support a local business and help keep a piece of tradition alive by visiting Lucy’s Loom and picking up a bespoke Aran sweater!

The Aran sweater gets its name from the Aran Islands that are just off the west coast of Ireland. At Lucy’s Loom, the hand-knitted jumpers can be fully customised - including the style, pattern, material and colour.

For more information, click here.

North West Antiques

Looking for something curious? Browse a range of old goodies from furniture to ornaments to accessories at North West Antiques, the intriguing local antique dealer.

For more information, click here.

 

Time for coffee and a chat......

 

 

Market Square Bushmills 

Bushmills newest restaurant opened in July 2021 with a focus on using fresh, local produce. Open 7 days a week the café is the perfect spot to grab a quick bite to eat before or after discovering the rest of the hidden gems in the village. 

The café offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon bites, dinner and cocktails.

For more information, click here.

Lilly’s

Located on the main street, Lilly’s daily selection includes, sandwiches, sweet treats and coffee, sit in or on the go, it’s an ideal place to stop by when you are in the area.

For more information, click here.

The Bilberry Mill Cafe

Offering a unique blend of homemade food and freshly ground coffee, The Bilberry Mill Café is located at the diamond in Bushmills. Serving up their own bread, freshly baked each morning, made to order dishes and a selection of their very own desserts, scones and tray bakes make the quaint café the perfect for a laid back lunch.

For more information, click here.

 

Dinner 

Tartine Restaurant 

Prepare for a taste of Modern Brasserie by Gary Stewart at Tartine Restaurant at Distillers Arms! Originally the home of the Bushmills Distillery owners and operating for several years as a pub, the restaurant has retained many of its original features whilst introducing a dimly lit, atmospheric spot. 

Specialising in Irish cuisine classics and utilising simplistic cooking styles, the dishes are divine and made with local produce. Gary has also created beautiful artisan products as part of Taste Causeway. 

For more information, click here.

The French Rooms 

Tuck into some quintessential French-inspired cuisine brought to us by Roy & Stella Bolton at The French Rooms. Brimming with personality, this quirky eatery makes use of Northern Irish produce to create elegant yet simple Parisian dishes. A must for date night.

For more information, click here.

The Bushmills Inn Restaurant 

The Bushmills Inn offers a range of delicious menus, but what strikes us as the most intriguing is their option for the Cinema Supper Menu. 

Visit the Inn’s Still Room Cinema and watch an intimate screening of the latest blockbusters, and tuck into some homemade popcorn in the boutique movie house. 

Enjoy a delicious Cinema Supper, comprising 2 courses, served at 6.00 pm. Choose a delicious main, ranging from a smoked salmon and prawn open sandwich, roast lamb shepherd's pie, or The Bushmills Angus burger and a decadent dessert. 

For more information, click here.

 

Attractions to Visit

 

Bushmills Distillery 

Although temporarily closed in line with pandemic regulations, The Bushmills Distillery is hoping to reopen again soon. 

The oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world, the Bushmills Distillery has stood for over 400 years - and is one of the most famous tourist attractions along the North Coast. 

Attend a tour of the Distillery and see how single malt whiskey is distilled and sample famous Bushmills whiskey right at the source of it all. 

For more information, click here.

Giant’s Causeway

The unique geology of the Giant's Causeway makes it a UNESCO World Heritage site and Northern Ireland's most popular tourist attraction.

Go along, visit and walk in the footsteps of Giants. 

For more information, click here

The Bushmills Railway

Ride onboard the Bushmills Railway on its 2 mile journey to and from the Causeway back to Bushmills along the trackbed of what used to be the Giants Causeway Tram.

Enjoy the 20-minute voyage upon a diesel locomotive from Friday to Sunday. The train runs four times a day between 11 am and 2:30 pm, making it a perfect hop on attraction to fit into your itinerary. 

For more information, click here. 

 

Where To Stay

The Old Bushmills Barn 

Beautiful stone built self catering accommodation, a home from home for you and your family. 

Set in peaceful gardens, you'll really absorb yourself in country life at this lovely accommodation. 

For more information, click here

Maison at French Rooms

Rest your head at the recently renovated Maison. Located in close to the heart of the village, the chic hotel promises French inspired 5 star luxury and easy access to all the amenities of the village within walking distance.

For more information, click here

Causeway Hotel 

Seamlessly combining fascinating history, breath-taking location, an award-winning staff the stunning Causeway Hotel welcomes quests with a Victorian inspired interior, complete with  shabby-chic furnishings within its opulent rooms. The hotel is home to 28 stylish, well-equipped guest rooms all with an en-suite bathroom.

For more information, click here.

The Bushmills Inn Hotel 

The Bushmills Inn prides itself on providing ‘traditional luxury with a modern twist’, offering a 4-star stay that’s as stylish as it is spacious. Once a Coaching Inn in the 1600s, The inn pays homage to its rich Irish History whilst also boasting fantastic contemporary facilities in each of its 41 rooms.

Enjoy their on-site restaurant, bar and loft whilst you’re there offering seasonal servings of your favourite pub classics. 

For more information, click here.

If you’re in Bushmills, come along to our Designerie store for a browse or keep up-to-date with our workshops via our social media https://www.facebook.com/thedesignerie