Salty Dog in Bangor

Having arrived back from Derry on Saturday morning, we then headed to Bangor that evening to spend the night at the Salty Dog hotel. I’d won an overnight stay in a raffle at the CIPR awards back in October. Obviously I was chuffed being a massive hotel fan!

I’d heard great reports about the Salty Dog, particularly the food! The hotel is situated on Seacliff Road, overlooking the marina, just a few minutes walk from the Main Street.

Upon arrival, we were delighted to be given a Deluxe Sea View room- a very large double room overlooking the Irish Sea. The room was decorated in a unique style, with lots of quirky touches including a “towel swan”, magazines and scented candles. The hotel was originally two Victorian houses, so there’s a real boutique feel about it.

On Sunday morning for breakfast we both went for the “Big Dog Fry”- what can I say about this fry! It was huge! The Big Dog includes Sausages, Back Bacon, Tomato, Black & White Pudding, a Choice of Eggs, Mushroom, Potato Bread and Soda Bread, as well as unlimited tea and coffee. Even Barry didn’t finish his!

The hotel is dog-friendly so a lovely place for those who can’t bear to leave their pets at home. We didn’t take our dog with us, but I see on TripAdvisor that they are very accommodating.

Bangor is the kind of place I would never have thought about going for a weekend break as it’s so close to Belfast, so I’m very glad I got to see the Salty Dog! I’d recommend going- even just for the Big Dog!




Salty Dog Deluxe Sea View


Big Dog Fry