There are two pubs in Ballintoy and at least one of them was open when I visited the village and that was the Fullerton Arms. As I was the only guest at the hostel it was nicer to spend some time in the evenings at the pub. Unfortunately the sofa in front of the open fire was occupied the first evening I was there, but the second evening that is where I sat down with a good book, a pint and a Bushmills whiskey. It was perfect after a whole day of walking.
A pint was £3 and the whiskey £2.40 (March 2011).
At Fullerton Arms they also serve food and there is accommodation. In a corner of the pub there is a pool table and a dart board.
After visiting Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge I stopped at Weighbridge Tea Room, which is situated just by the car park. There is a small souvenir shop and a café where they serve snacks. I bought a scone (with cream, jam and butter) and a coffee for £2.50 (March 2011). On the walls there were old photos from Ballintoy and the bridge.
It was nice to sit down for a while and have some refreshments before I started my walk to Ballintoy Harbour. Besides Ballintoy village (where the Fullerton Arms is open) there is no other place around where you can have something to eat or drink at this time of the year.
The Tearoom is open daily.
If you drive past the little village on the main street, past the sheep island hostel take a right and drive down towards the harbour (about 1 min from the main st). Here you will see some signs for a tiny little restaurant. It is wonderful. I sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful view....don't feed the sheep!
Favorite Dish: I had salmon--it was excellent.