Events 2023 – 24

Foodie Events at Ardtara Country House

If you’re looking for some inspiration for an evening out with fine food, look no further. We’ve everything from overnight stays to six course tasting dinners, to cookery demonstrations with Ian Orr.

Uniqe Country House Hotel in Ireland, Ardtara Country House, Upperlands, Maghera, Northern Ireland

Tasting Dinners at Ardtara

Discover an exceptional evening at our exquisite wine dinners. Savour the talents of our chefs with their meticulously curated six-course tasting menu harmoniously paired with wines – an unparalleled dining affair designed for food connoisseurs and wine enthusiasts alike.
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Friday 29th September, 7pm – Autumn Tasting Dinner
Friday 3rd November, 7pm – Winter Tasting Dinner
Friday 23rd February, 7pm – Spring Tasting Dinner
Friday 5th April, 7pm – Chefs Tasting Dinner


Cookery Demonstrations by Ian Orr

Ian Orr, Browns Bonds Hill Collection

Ardtara will host a series of cookery demonstrations led by Chef Patron, Ian Orr. Guests will learn how to prepare a range of dishes that are easily replicated at home. Following each demonstration, guests will be treated to a delightful five-course meal. Tickets £59.95 should be purchased in advance.   7pm arrival.

Thursday 5th October – Air Fryer Cookery Demo
Wednesday 29th November – Christmas Cookery Demo
Thursday 30th November – Christmas Cookery Demo
Thursday 25th January – Healthy Eating/ Air Fryer Cookery Demo
Thursday 7th March – Italian Cookery Demo
Thursday 9th May – BBQ Cookery Demo


Dinner & Dancing


Friday 10th November 2023, 7pm

Second Chance will transport you back in time to a golden musical era. Get ready for a fun filled, toe tapping, hand clapping evening!
Bring your dancing shoes!
Tickets at £59.95 pp to include a four course dinner followed by an evening of music and dancing.
Tickets should be purchased in advance by telephone 02879644490 or online HERE

Heritage Tours

Ardtara Country House, Ireland

Saturday 20th April, 11am – Heritage Tour & lunch (3 courses) 

Led by General Manager Seán McEvoy, embark on a walking tour unveiling Ardtara’s storied past – as a hotel and family abode. Traverse the grounds, exploring the heritage of Ardtara Country House and the iconic William Clark linen mill, its historic dams standing as a testament to time.

Immerse in Ardtara’s history, and witness the enduring presence of one of the world’s oldest mills, all with a knowledgeable guide dedicated to an unforgettable experience.

This is beyond a tour – it’s an invitation to become part of Ardtara’s living heritage. 

Tickets £35pp includes a two course lunch and can be purchased by telephone 02879644490 or online HERE

This tour is available for private group of 10 to 30 guests, contact reception for details & reservations.