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Afternoon Tea at The Briers Afternoon Tea at The Briers

Indulge in a playful medley of freshly baked cakes, scones, and curious bite-sized sandwiches, served alongside speciality teas & coffees. Choose between our Traditional or Champagne Afternoon Tea indulgences, both designed as an extravagance that is perfect for sharing with family and friends.   Traditional Afternoon Tea An indulgent tier of cakes, scones and sandwiches […]

Breakthrough Retreats Breakthrough Retreats

Welcome to the home of Breakthrough Retreats, our custom Retreat Centre at The Briers Country House. To find out more about Breakthrough Retreats and how we can help YOU click here. We also work very closely with Ian of NI Bootcamp

Special Offers Special Offers

Weekend Rate – Summer Special 2 nights B&B 2 people with complimentary jug of Pimms, served in the garden (weather permitting) for £145   Summer Adventurer – Mid-Week Rate 2 nights B&B with a complementary packed lunch for £140   Loyalty Reward Scheme To say thank you to our most loyal guests we are now offering […]

From the Blog

26 June

Brilliant latest review on Trip Advisor!

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“Country Escape” Touring Ireland with a group of 8 plus a tour leader, we stayed here our first 2 nights of tour. The gardens were beautiful with facilities to sit and enjoy an afternoon get together. The hostess was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fresh and cooked to order, best fruit salad I’ve ever […]

2 June


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What our customers are saying...

  • Have just spent a lovely one night stay at this hotel. We were made very welcome by Maureen The bedroom was newly refurbished and the bed itself was the most comfortable I have ever slept in when away from home bar none. The room was very comfortable and cosy as during the stay the weather was not very nice, but being inside it was a pleasure. En-suite bathroom was very spacious and spotless, beautifully tiled and very nice indeed. The breakfast choice was varied and should cater for everyone, the Ulster Fry was a special treat and really did set the day ahead.
    Next time will be more than a one night stay, perfect for Newcastle Co Down and its Promenade, the Mourne Mountains only a stones throw away and only an hour or so from Belfast.
    Could not recommend this B&B any higher.
    - Can’t believe the bed!
  • Just spent a night at The Briers lovely house in the country with wonderful views of the mountains. Lovely welcome and taken to our room which was nice. The breakfast was really good very fresh and tasty and served in a lovely room overlooking garden. The location was near enough Newcastle and very quiet ideal if you wanted to go walking in the mountains. Would definitely stay here again if back in the area.

    - Birthday Treat
  • Stayed over the period of the Irish Open, had a really great time, Maureen was a superb host sorting taxis out for our trips to the course. Rooms were excellent and the breakfast is 1st class. If you needed anything staff would do anything to get it for you. I would recommend a stay here as I will be back again.
    - Mr D Jones

Nestled in the heart of South Down, our 18th Century Country House provides an excellent base at the foot of the Mourne Mountains whilst still being within easy reach of Newcastle and the many activities it has to offer. Just a 15-minute walk from the town, and less than an hour from the cities of Belfast, Newry and Lisburn, the Briers is in an ideal location for walkers, wedding guests and sight-seers alike.

For the more adventurous, we offer a fantastic location to begin to explore the varied terrain around the area, with plenty of outdoor centres to help you on your way, whilst the luxurious seaweed baths and nearby seaside spas offer a less strenuous way to recharge your batteries. Combined with breath-taking views, spacious and comfortable rooms and ever-friendly service, it’ll feel like a home from home in no time!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Briers Country House, thank you for your interest.
Maureen Courtney & Terry Arthurs.

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