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The Pheasant

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410 Upper Ballynahinch Rd, Hillsborough BT26 6NR, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9263 8056
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Our menus are designed to offer the best and freshest of local produce...
Our menus are designed to offer the best and freshest of local produce, including game from the neighbouring Larchfield Estate and ingredients and dishes from around the globe. As a sister restaurant to the Award Winning Plough Inn, Hillsborough, naturally seafood is our house speciality all year round. Our aim is to offer something to satisfy everyone's tastes. Our friendly and attentive staff are here to ensure that you relax and simply enjoy a taste of "good olde Irish hospitality".
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Good for:
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Family meal

Steak was to die for deelicious mm, and Padraigin enjoyed the smoked cod. Friendly staff and great service 😀 would definitely return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Brendan C
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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Steak was to die for deelicious mm, and Padraigin enjoyed the smoked cod. Friendly staff and great service 😀 would definitely return.

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Northern Ireland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Lovely surroundings and friendly helpful staff. Saturday lunch date with friends......great food with lots of choice!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Stopped here a few weeks ago for a drink, having been out for a drive and came upon it accidentally. Great setting and lovely interior. Decided immediately to have dinner as well! Lovely restaurant and friendly staff but just slightly disappointed with the food. My husband and I chose Thai curry. We eat a lot of this - having also... More 

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Belfast
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72 reviews 72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Usually a big fan of the pheasant inn for food, for years its been family owned and renowned for its high food standard. Visited yesterday for lunch, I had a chicken burger and my friend a soup, The soup seemed fine and looked nice, the chicken burger was overly greasy and i couldn't finish it. in the past this restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Despite living fairly local to Anahilt we don't visit The Pheasant that often but thought we would give it a try on what turned out to be a busy Easter Monday. Despite this and that we hadn't booked we were found a table fairly quickly on arrival. There was plenty of choice on the menu and the service was very... More 

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Delanco, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Excellent meal and very friendly staff. Was a nice pub like atmosphere. Had the steak special and the garlic potatoes

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Lisburn
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This restaurant is in need of updating- the decor is tired and dated. The dining area was cold (temperature and ambience). The menu had a good variety of choices, and there was a special lunch menu. Sadly the food. (fish cake starter, pork loin main, fruit crumble sweet) was just about okay. The fish cakes lacked flavour, the main looked... More 

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Dromore, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited the Pheasant with my Australian cousins. Well priced sharing food. The steaks were cooked as ordered and fresh tasty salads.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Lovely restaurant great food great choices of menu and superb choice of drinks Beautiful setting Great atmosphere very busy. Would definately return

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I recently had lunch here with the in-laws. The food was very tasty, we all went for the turkey & ham and the pecan pie was delicious. The service was professional and attentive. Definitely worth a try.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 410 Upper Ballynahinch Rd, Hillsborough BT26 6NR, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9263 8056

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37 - 85

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Our menus are designed to offer the best and freshest of local produce, including game from the neighbouring Larchfield Estate and ingredients and dishes from around the globe. As a sister restaurant to the Award Winning Plough Inn, Hillsborough, naturally seafood is our house speciality all year round. Our aim is to offer something to satisfy everyone's tastes. Our friendly and attentive staff are here to ensure that you relax and simply enjoy a taste of "good olde Irish hospitality".
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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