History & Hospitality in the Heart of Carrickfergus

Dobbins Inn

Covid 19 update 12th may 2020

Covid 19 Update 12th May 2020
Firstly we hope all our customers are keeping safe and well during the current period and we would like to thank all of our NHS and Key Workers for their efforts to keep the country going.
As the whole country begins the tentative journey out of the lockdown situation, Dobbins Inn now falls under the legislative jurisdiction of the Northern Ireland Assembly.  On Tuesday 12th May the Assembly released a document outlining in five phases how they intend to ease the lockdown conditions and try to return to normality.
The hospitality sector is listed in phase five of the document but unfortunately at the current time there is no idea of dates of when we can reopen for business.
As a result, accommodation bookings are closed until the end of July 2020 but we will amend this once definite dates for reopening are confirmed.
You can still contact the hotel via email although this will only be checked intermittently. If your enquiry is urgent the best way to contact us is still via Facebook Messenger at the present time.
Please be assured that Dobbins Inn will be open again when the time permits with a welcoming and safe environment for all of our customers to enjoy.
Thank you for your continued support.
The Fallis Family

Dobbins Inn location is perfect for all visitors to Northern Ireland. 

The hotel is just a short journey from the centre of Belfast and also ideally situated on the scenic Causeway Coast Route, 

We are just 20 minutes from the country’s main Airports and Ferry Ports and only a two hour drive from Dublin Airport. 

Our location makes it the perfect base to further explore the Game of Thrones story or the stunning scenery of Mid and East Antrim and beyond. 

The hotel has 15 bedrooms with complimentary WIFI throughout the building. Food is served in the quaint Landings Restaurant as well as our public bar and lounge . The hotel also has meeting and conferencing facilities.


Whether it be for business or leisure Dobbins Inn offers a friendly and welcoming place to stay in a building which was once a 14th century castle!

All of our 15 bedrooms are en suite and complete with TV, telephone, complimentary WI-FI and tea/coffee making facilities.

All of our rates are inclusive of bed and breakfast, while you can view our Special Offers section to view the latest Dinner, Bed and Breakfast rates as well as our seasonal accommodation offers. 

Our web rates will always be cheaper than 3rd party booking sites so that you are guaranteed the best rate when you book direct with Dobbins Inn.

Double Room

Sleeps: 2
Double Bed


Family Room

Sleeps: 3
Double & Single Bed

Twin Room

Sleeps : 2
Twin Beds

Single Room

Sleeps : 1
Single Bed

Dining at Dobbins Inn

Traditional Irish and contemporary European dishes

Within the hotel, Landings Restaurant is a versatile 70 seater restaurant, which can be used for events such as weddings, family celebrations, conference lunches and large meetings. The warm comfortable surroundings lend themselves to making every occasion special.

Food is also served daily in our cosy bar lounge with its roaring open fire lit during the winter, it is the perfect place for a quick lunch or snack or catch up with friends!

What Our Guests Think

Dobbins Inn Bar

Dobbins is one of Ireland’s oldest pubs steeped in history and oozing character, offering a great atmosphere, real coal burning fire, “craic”, quality service, top class food and most importantly a great pint of Guinness!!

From March to December we have live entertainment every Friday night as well as selected Saturday evenings! 

We serve  many local beers and spirits as well as the more established international brands. 

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