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There are few places on the island of Ireland that boast such a magnificent backdrop as the famous Glenariff Teahouse situated within Glenariff Forest Park. Few dining experiences can compare to enjoying a meal with the view stretching out across the park and along the glen to the sea. Renowned for its ‘Afternoon Tea’ the Glenariff Teahouse offers not just magnificent views but a mouth-watering menu of home-made food sourced from local ingredients.

The coming of spring heralds the re-opening of Glenariff Teahouse with proprietor Kathleen Murray extending a warm invitation for all to come and enjoy a refreshing meal at the heart of the Forest Park with stunning views of the beautiful Queen of the Glens. Why not try cherry or coconut scones straight from the oven, Mrs Mac’s ginger cake, a slice of freshly baked fruit pie, or Kathleen’s tasty wheaten bread.

Glenariff Forest Park

Glenariff Forest Park is situated amid the world famous Glens of Antrim, a stunningly picturesque landscape of mountain, sea and glen to which travellers have flocked for over 100 years. Glenariff, known as the ‘Queen of the Glens’ is for many people the most beautiful of the nine Glens; it’s no wonder that Thackeray described it as ‘Switzerland in miniature’

Great Days Out for Groups:

Catering for church outings, coach parties, and schools, bespoke menus can be created to suit every need and occasion.

Stories to shorten the road:

In an area steeped in folklore and traditional tales our resident ‘seanachai’ or storyteller will regale young and old with myths, legends and adventures turning a day-out into a truly magical experience.

Glenariff Teahouse also offers:

Workshops – budding writers are invited to release their creative juices with our short story, scriptwriting and storytelling courses whilst artists are invited to learn how to capture the stunning scenery on paper and canvas on our watercolour and oil painting courses.

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Guided Tours
Workshops for Schools

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Glenariff Tea House
98 Glenariffe Road
Ballymena, Moyle
BT44 0QX

028 2175 8769
07703 328 961

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