Galgorm takes over Crawfordsburn’s Old Inn and plans big expansion

The Old Inn at Crawfordsburn in north Down has been bought up by the owners of the Galgorm Spa.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 4:19 pm
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 4:47 pm
The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn

A four-star, 33-room hotel, the new owners of the Old Inn said that a £1 million spending plan is envisaged for the site, including “extension plans to the property which include a boutique spa”.

This will mean an “infinity pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, private cabanas and relax space”.

It is just the latest acquisition by what is known as The Galgorm Collection – the group which is behind the eponymous luxury spa hotel on the outskirts of Ballymena.

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The company also runs Cafe Parisien and Fratelli’s Restaurant in Belfast.

Last year, the group confirmed the purchase and refurbishment of The Rabbit, a venue located in Templepatrick at the site of the former Templeton Hotel, which is due to open on Friday June 18.

The Old Inn – a thatched roof property whose roots date back to 1614 – is currently preparing to safely re-open as soon as hospitality restrictions are lifted, and reservations for future stays can be made from April 19.

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