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The Blackstone

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15-17 Hill Street, Ballymena BT43 6BH, Northern Ireland
028 2564 8566
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12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Exceptional Food

Myself and my wife have been popping in while shopping in ballymena and we were totally blown away by the standard of service and the exceptional food served in this very clean and friendly pub. You need to go and experience for yourself as you would not believe the standard of food. It should... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jamesyrfc
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking at reviews. Went to have dinner. This ain't food by foodies thus o's sad .Ballymena awake smell the crap u just have eaten it .sad .looks like a owner renting out his kitchen to not professional and trained chefs ? Sad this ain't food for ulster .sad cod over cooked. Lamb burnt .garlic cream potato burnt . That's only... More 

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Thank spikler
Ballymena, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my wife have been popping in while shopping in ballymena and we were totally blown away by the standard of service and the exceptional food served in this very clean and friendly pub. You need to go and experience for yourself as you would not believe the standard of food. It should be classed as no one.

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1 Thank Jamesyrfc
carrickfergus
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time I have been in The Blackstone Bar but not the last. Had the place recommended to me by a friend and must admit that the outside of the place might have put me off had I not had that recommendation. However the inside was welcoming, tables placed thoughtfully so as no one was too close to any... More 

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1 Thank lorraine g
Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had dinner at The Blackstone and what a revelation. Great food- as good if not better than some of the fancy hotel restaurants, knowledgable and charming staff and pleasant surroundings, we loved it. They were just setting up for a 21st birthday dinner and it's obviously a local favourite. Great for couples. I'll be back and soon.

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1 Thank Steve M
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I have been here for lunch recently and dinner on a number of occasions. I have never left disappointed. The food is always fantastic, hot and plentiful. It is also very good value for money and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Thank Blondie153
Northern Ireland
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82 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Regularly eat here with work visitors, and it never fails to deliver. Top quality food at reasonable prices, great service, quiet atmosphere.

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Thank j-ho_NI
Belfast northern ireland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Went during the day just before Christmas and had a lovely turkey and ham dinner. The desert was delightful too and the service was spot on. Would definitely recommend. P

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1 Thank Joanne K
Ballymena, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

celebrated my wife's ?2nd. birthday last night. Excellent meals (1 venison and haggis, 1 turkey and ham, with all the trimmings). A 3 course meal for 2, with tea or coffee/ drinks, totalled only £63. Good value.

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1 Thank Humac11
Newcastle UK
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Been twice and had the home made burger both times as it was so good. Came with lovely home made chips and relishes, all of which were so tasty. My wife had the the Thai curry which had so much chicken and fresh vegetables she couldn't finish it. Top it all of with a lovely pint of Guiness, and everything... More 

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1 Thank LappyTappy
Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal in the Blackstone - and have been back twice more. The waiters/waitresses are friendly and attentive. They are able to cater for gluten free and vegetarian easily, so there is a good variety on the menu. The food was prompt and atmosphere pleasant. Prices are also reasonable. We will return again

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15-17 Hill Street, Ballymena BT43 6BH, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: 028 2564 8566

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?