Cross Square Hotel
Set in the heart of the South Armagh village of Crossmaglen, this hotel has been doing its thing for nearly a decade. They like to think eating and staying there is like a homecoming. There’ll be a warm welcome with some good hearty food to sustain you.
We couldn’t get enough of the porridge at breakfast time; so creamy and comforting, but they’ll do fries, omelettes, eggs any way and lots more. Pinkertons do the sausage, bacon and puddings.
Expect old favourites like curry, lasagne and bangers and mash at lunchtime as well as sandwiches made with bread from McNamee’s bakery on the Square. People get their batch sent over to the States in suitcases! The munchie brunchie with chicken goujons with cheese and barbeque sauce in a wrap is a winning combo. Nanny makes the wheaten though!
Their sizzlers of beef and chicken are justifiably popular at dinnertime, but so too are the steaks from Ashbrook. Leave room for Nanny’s apple tart with custard, cream, ice-cream or all three if you like!