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“Surprisingly good”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Countryman

The Countryman
Ranked #9 of 141 Restaurants in Ballymena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ruislip, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

We went here for a bite to eat and to be honest I didn't have high expectations. I ordered the chilli beef and it was so tasty that I think I will return next week to have it again. Good service and the staff were friendly.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Leanne C
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English first
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“good food as always”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

I visit the countryman qiute often and the food is always good as is the service. The staff are very friendly and the meals are good value. will be visiting again tomorrow night.

Visited June 2013
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2 Thank Beth R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very disappointing food”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Everything about our lunch seemed cheap, pre-cooked/ cooked from frozen or under-cooked, from a jar or just generally lacking in any taste at all.

Was surprised by this and won't return.

  • Visited April 2013
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3 Thank CJBallymena
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent food and good service”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Have eaten here too many times to mention, the food is excellent, the service is great and the prices are more than reasonable for the quality and amount of food served. This is a great spot for a lunch or an evening meal. Good range of drinks served and the manager keeps the place ticking with a great eye for detail. No complaints.

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank Colin M
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bALLYMENA.cO.aNTRIM
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Cosy atmosphere”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Countryman is on outskirts of Ballymena just off the Ballymoney Road and offers a pub style atmosphere with a comprehensive menu to suit all tastes and also has a childrens menu. Locally sourced meat makes their steaks a really tasty meal. Service staff are very attentive and the General manager Paul keeps a close eye to ensure that all customers are well looked after on a personal basis. Bar staff can cope with any request and the general ambience is welcoming - generally if you book a table it is yours until you are ready to leave.

Visited April 2013
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