Events 2023

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

For an evening out with a difference book a table at one of our fabulous Tasting Dinners. You’ll enjoy  wine on arrival and a six course tasting menu with optional paired wines; a wonderful dining experience and a delight for foodies and wine lovers.

Friday 27th January 2023, 7pm FULLY BOOKED – Our team of chefs have created a menu of seasonal delights, highlighting the very best produce that Winter has to offer. And we have a fabulous selection of wines and drinks to pair with each course complementing the food. £99.95pp (£59.95 without wines). As this is a set menu we cannot unfortunately cater for dietary restrictions. Overnight package from £424

Tickets should be purchased in advance

Telephone 028 7964 4490


Cookery Demonstrations by Ian Orr

Ian Orr, Browns Bonds Hill Collection

Do you love to cook? Then join us for a unique foodie experience with our Chef Patron Ian Orr for one of our Cookery Demonstrations. Ian will share tips to prepare sumptuous meals at home, the demonstration will be followed by a 4 course meal.

January 18th, 7pm (Wednesday) – Winter Wonders demo.  Join chef/patron Ian Orr for an evening of comfort food, one pot recipes and some light and healthy recipes to make the dark winter months a bit more enjoyable. Demo starts at 7pm, followed by a 5 course dinner. £59.95pp

Book tickets HERE



Heritage Tour

Ardtara Country House, Ireland

Saturday 25th February 2023, 12pm

Tickets £25pp include 2 course lunch after the guided tour

Join Seán McEvoy, General Manager at Ardtara for a walking tour of the grounds of the house and on to the dams at William Clark linen mill. Learn of the history of both Ardtara as hotel and family home and explore the land and millponds surrounding one of the oldest mills in the world.

Telephone to book tickets 028 7964 4490


Flower Arranging Masterclass


flower arranging masterclass at Ardtara COuntry House Hotel Northern Ireland

Friday 31st March 2023, 1.30pm

Tracy Kempton-Caves from the award-winning Willow & Twine Floral Design studio will be joining us in the Garden Restaurant at Ardtara to demonstrate how to make beautiful hand tied bouquets. Then we invite you to create your own hand tied bouquet using a mix of fresh, dried and decorative materials, some of which will be foraged right on Ardtara’s door step. You will start off with a mini afternoon tea and a glass of Prosecco to help you get in a creative frame of mind.
The masterclass includes:
– Full tuition with all materials, flowers and foliage
– A mini afternoon tea with Prosecco, including coffee or teas
– A beautiful hand tied bouquet of your own making to take home
Ticket price TBC
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