Whether travelling on business, visiting friends or relatives in Bangor, or indeed looking for a break away from it all to “get your head showered”. The Salty Dog has rooms & rates to suit everybody.

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County Down Gin Experience

County Down saw some of the first distilleries to take advantage of the trend to craft gin and has grown ever since.  With 6 distilleries distilling 8 unique brands there is something to suit everybody’s taste.  We are pleased to offer you an opportunity to find out which one suits you the best with our unique County Down Gin Experience.

Arrive into Bangor and park in the Eisenhower car park, just across the road from The Salty Dog.  Check in to your sea view room, unpack and unwind.  We will then arrange for a taxi to take you just down the coast to Copeland Distillery in Donaghadee where you will have a tour and a tasting of their unique spirits.  Return by taxi to the hotel where you will have a tutored tasting of gins from all the other County Down distilleries: Echlinville, Weavers and Jawbox from the Echlinville Distillery, Shortcross from the Rademon Estate, Mourne Dew, Killowen and Ninth Wave from the Hinch Distillery, all served with mixers from County Down’s own Longbridge Drinks Co.

After your tastings you can enjoy a three-course dinner and then a great night’s sleep, waking up to views over Belfast Lough and the Irish Sea and the prospect of an award-winning breakfast.  When you are ready to leave the comforts of The Salty Dog you can add an optional tour at Rademon Estate or Echlinville to complete your education into County Down’s Gins.

Package £149 per person includes:

  • 3 course Dinner, Seaview Double Room and Breakfast for two.
  • Taxi to and from The Copeland Distillery in Donaghadee
  • Tour of Copeland Disitillery for 2
  • Tutored Tasting of 7 gins with mixers

Optional Tour of Echlinville £18pp or Shortcross £24.50 (see their websites for details)

All tours subject to availability

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Mid-Week Madness (Mon-Thu) £60pps

One night’s B&B with 2 course Bistro dinner for two

Weekend Wonderland (Fri or Sat) £75pps

One night’s B&B with 3 course A la carte dinner for two

Sunday Special (Sun Only – N/A before BH) £65pps

One night’s B&B with 3 course A la carte dinner for two

Break on the Bay – 1 £125pps

Two night’s B&B with 3 course A la carte dinner on one day & afternoon tea for two on the other

Break on the Bay – 2 £110pps

Two night’s B&B with a 2 course Bistro dinner for two included on one night only


Superior Seaview Rooms – £25 extra pn
Deluxe Seaview – £45 extra pn

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