Back Of Beyond is a casual dining restaurant in the Georgian village of Caledon in Co Tyrone and is based just off the Main Street behind the popular Cafe Rose.
The restaurant, which is the brainchild of local business woman Ann Henderson, is hugely supported by local people and tourists who are staying nearby.
Ann has transformed what was an old potato shed into a 24 seater ‘bring your own’ restaurant which serves locally sourced food in a beautiful, quaint setting with its own courtyard which, during the summer months, is full of colour.
Caledon village is a beautiful village bordering Armagh and Tyrone and is only a few miles from the village of Glaslough in County Monaghan so with more and more tourists visiting the village Ann wanted to provide a quaint eatery which offers a totally new dining experience so its home cooked food and afternoon teas are proving to be a real hit.
This old potato shed lay vacant for years, but, with a creative eye and a passion for food, Ann created this beautiful restaurant which has plenty of free parking on the Main Street.
The courtyard is so quirky creating a popular space for people who love to dine outdoors. It’s also a popular spot for cyclists who can dine knowing their bikes are secure.
The restaurant is available for private functions with menus which can be adapted to suit and with the delicious treats baked by Just Baked your mouth will be watering with cakes and treats for every occasion.
Caledon attracts visitors from all over the world. There are country cottages, self catering homes and B&Bs nearby for visitors to explore from.
Just up the street from Back of Beyond at Cafe Rose, at the heart of the village, is The Courthouse – a splendid Georgian building with its own clock tower. The building is once again the focal hub of the village as it was in its heyday. Visitors can also walk to The Caledon Beam Engine which is an impressive example of Ireland’s industrial archaeology and is unique in the sense that it is the last remaining housed Beam Engine in Ireland.
Beside the Bean Engine is the leafy Riverside Walk. It is a beautiful place for families to take a casual stroll along the banks of the Blackwater River. This is a much loved space for families to enjoy nature and wildlife. You’ll also see the latest village sculpture called ‘Caledon Cogs’ which was designed by artist Jason Mulligan and is located in Mill Street at the Riverside Walk. The sculpture has developed a dialogue with the community reflecting on its shared industrial heritage.
For over 200 years the prestigious Caledon Estate has been maintained as the private home of the Alexander family, and, throughout its 400-year history, it has played host to royalty and dignitaries.
Surrounded by local townlands and villages Back of Beyond is a popular eatery for locals as well as tourists.
There are a host of places to stay locally so escape to the country and enjoy the food, drink and local hospitality at Back of Beyond @ Cafe Rose.
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