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The Downshire Arms

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The Downshire Arms Hilltown is a Georgian period building which has been sympathetically restored to keep the period features. It has a restaurant, bar, function room and six self catering apartments and is the ideal venue for a quiet midweek break or a lively weekend getaway. It is only a ten minute drive from Newry and set at the foothills of The Mourne Mountains with breath-taking views of the countryside. It is an excellent location for sightseeing, walking, fishing, mountain biking or shopping with all these amenities only a short drive away
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Property amenities
Room Service
Free Parking
Banquet Room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair access
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Excellent hospitality, service and food. Pauline, Harry and staff make it simple but provide excellent service. Value for your money is fantastic. Highly recommended for all dietary needs. Very relaxed environment and homely atmosphere.
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Response from harryNewry, Owner at The Downshire Arms
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for your kind words. We pride ourselves on our country welcome and homely feel. It is much appreciated when someone notices. Thanks again Harry
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The Downshire Arms simply serves top class homemade grub and there is no doubt about that. From the moment you enter you can feel the warmth of the family run business ooze throughout the place. Service was fast and our server was a lovely young lady called Hannah who just
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This evening we enjoyed a fantastic meal at the Downshire Arms. It was our first visit and we will definitely be back before Christmas. Very tasty food, midweek menu is great value and service was great too.
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Food is unreal!!! Portions are very generous and there is great choice👍👍👍 the fire was lit and this was lovely after a rainy day at the forest park in castlewellan👍 Great place for families and very reasonably priced .
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we were on a bus trip and part of the tour was a meal here. Didn't expect a great meal as there was 49 of us and everything normally rushed but what a surprise. There was plenty of choice for both main meals and deserts and no skimpy portions. Some of our people had to request
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"all 'cottages' are similarly styled and facilitated , ranging from one to three bedrooms and catering, I guess, for 1 to 3 people in each."
"Great place to eat although I haven't stayed. All of the staff are friendly and eager to help"
"All suites appeared to be of the same high quality"
"We didn't stay but if thee rooms are anything like the bar and restaurant then it is Very good"
"Good value for money. Staff very friendly and helpful"
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