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Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Briers Christmas 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.

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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.

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Weekend Break deal Book a 3 night weekend break and receive a bottle of wine in your room!

From the Blog

23 November

Highly recommend

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Another great review for The Briers! “First visit to The Briers. From the minute we arrived the service was excellent. Our room was one of the deluxe ones and was beautiful, ensuite was spacious and all really well laid out. Tea coffee and bottled water available in the room. The house has had a lot […]

15 September

Now thats what I call an Ulster Fry!

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Another great review –  I really can’t fault this little gem of a B&B. Firstly, it’s ideally situated just outside Newcastle which is really handy for accessing all of Co. Down’s attractions. Secondly, the service and facilities are great with all that you require to make your stay hassle free. Thirdly, and most importantly, the […]

9 August

“Nice, short, lovely stay at The Briers”

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Lovely new review for us, and we are working on getting the wifi signal to go through our very thick listed walls so that we have it in all rooms…   Stayed here myself and a few friends as we were checking out the Mournes. Lovely B&B. Nice comfy room, with a nice bed and […]


What our customers are saying...

  • Can’t believe the bed!

    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.

    - Can’t believe the bed!
  • Birthday Treat

    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.

    - Birthday Treat
  • Mr D Jones

    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

From the moment that you arrive to the morning of departure you will be made to feel welcome at all times.

Nestled in the heart of South Down, our 18th Century Country House provides an excellent 3 star bed and breakfast 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 Bed & Breakfast Newcastle, County Down, thank you for your interest.

Maureen Courtney & Terry Arthurs.

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