Rostrevor Innkeeper: Seth Linder

Hotel guests are invited to enjoy the amazing Full Irish Breakfast that’s served in the dining room of the Rostrevor Inn in County Down, Northern Ireland every morning. It includes the customary fried egg, rashers of bacon, sausages, black pudding, beans, tomato, mushrooms and toast, along with a square sort of hash brown–plus your choice of coffee or tea.

Finish the whole thing and you won’t need any lunch.


On my somewhat bewildering 4th of July trip to Rostrevor, I got to hang out with my old friend and Mourne beekeeper Joe Shea. I also had the pleasure of meeting Northern Ireland food and travel writer Seth Linder. Seth introduced Joe and I to a pint of a local favorite called Maggie’s Leap IPA from County Down’s Whitewater Brewery

Seth is the proprietor of the Rostrevor Inn where I spent the night and had several excellent meals. I had eaten at the Inn before and visited the adjoining Crawford’s Bar, a famous traditional Irish music venue.

The hotel is among the oldest in Northern Ireland and has an illustrious history. It was founded by the Ross family. General Robert Ross commanded the British forces in the War of 1812. The Inn threw a dinner to honor Ross when he sacked Washington burned down the White House. But I digress.

Seth Linder is the author of several travel books about Northern Ireland including Causeway Coastal Route.  The guide points travelers to the spectacular attractions along the famous Northern Irish scenic drive and includes many landmarks from the Game of Thrones television series.

Seth Linder had several publishing projects in the works that were halted when the pandemic put a hold on everybody’s travel plans. If you’re planning a trip to Northern Ireland, keep and eye out for Seth’s books and watch for some new releases coming soon.