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Dufferin Arms

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35 High Street, Killyleagh BT30 9QF, Northern Ireland
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved this pub very friendly good atmosphere. It was really quirky either little snugs it's a traditional old pub.

Thank holly60London
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the place to be,especially on a weekend.Fantastic session players every sat,great food,lively warm hearteď staff.

Thank julia v
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do not hesitate to visit this crackin bar and restaurant in the beautiful village of killyleagh. It's hard to find the kind of atmosphere they have there, just full of positivity. I was in bad form the day i went, funny stomach. The kids' were staying at scout camp so me and the wife felt we had to take advantage... More 

Thank oxy m
Belfast, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Met up with friend for a meal in the Dufferin Arms early on Friday night. This pub restaurant has quirky little booths which give you privacy to talk but you still feel part of the lively atmosphere all around. We were escorted to the dining room by a very pleasant waitress, our order was taken with little fuss and some... More 

Thank lunchout_11
Exeter, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

This pub has lots of atmosphere and very friendly serving staff. Others in our party really enjoyed the food, mine was a bit over tomato -ed! (sea bass on a tomato- about a tin of what seemed to be tomato purée), made up by staff & venue. We were there on Saturday night and witnessed some great local music &... More 

Thank PLM167
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We visited Killyleagh for a week this August and had a couple of visits to the Dufferin Arms, the staff were friendly, the food great, I can recommend the burgers. We managed to squeeze in on a Saturday afternoon and had the best view of the traditional music and atmosphere on offer. Not to mention a perfect pint of Guinness.... More 

Thank Robert A
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We ate here with our 2 young children & thoroughly enjoyed it! The kids menu has plenty of options. The staff were lovely.

Thank dinkydog
County Donegal, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Tasty food by the sea! Another unforgettable experience at the Dufferin Arms. The wife and i have always came to the Dufferin Arms when visiting Killyleagh. Despite the rowdy table of around 30 people in front of us, which arrived an hour late we were told by staff, we still had our food out and cooked to perfection. having decided... More 

Thank MarkandAngie132
Williamsburg, Virginia
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

The restaurant is not fancy, but the service is friendly and the food ample and tasty. There is a M-F menu that includes wine for under 9 pounds. I had the burger and salad; my husband had the chicken goujons. Both were excellent. The bar has the best Guinness in the area. You can also sit outside.

Thank colonialparkway
Anstruther, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

prebooked a meal for 25 people a month before going for the meal the entire meal was picked and the Dufferin was advised exactly what everyone was having despite this there was almost a 2 hour delay between the starters and the main courses. I had the boiled ham with Champ and by the time it came it was overcooked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $31
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 High Street, Killyleagh BT30 9QF, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Killyleagh
  • Phone Number: 442844821182
The Dufferin Arms is famous throughout Northern Ireland for its great food, perfect Guinness, live music and the best craic that money just cannot buy! We pride ourselves in the friendly welcome that greets all our customers, come in a stranger, leave as a friend for life! In our restaurant we serve everything from a light bite for lunch, to fresh lobster and langoustine from Strangford Lough, plus steaks, burgers, fish and chips, to name but a few of the dishes on our menus. One dish worth a mention is our famous, secret recipe, Seafood Chowder. We are a family friendly establishment, and if you have any dietary requirements, we will do our utmost to accommodate them. We are also able to provide a venue that is perfect for family celebrations, Christenings, private parties etc. Restaurant Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs Midday-3pm/ 5pm-8.30pm, Fri-Sat Midday-9pm/ Sun Midday-8pm

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