2020 Award Winners ATMOSPHERIC RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR 2020


Overwood at Balloo House Killinchy Co Down


Overwood at Balloo House

Ronan and Jennie Sweeney's famous 19th century coaching inn has oodles of character and a great reputation for outstanding pub dining in the old kitchen bar... And now it has Danni Barry leading the kitchen team - and the gorgeous Overwood restaurant upstairs, with its cool tented terrace and brilliantly simple menu showcasing the best of local produce. It’s all about fire at Overwood, and not just for cooking - the beguiling scent of woodsmoke greets guests in the bar, where a smart glass-fronted log-burning stove is a welcoming presence, and - the pièce de résistance - a huge woodburning stove on the terrace which provides an ever-changing focal point and great atmosphere, as well as a cosy spot to enjoy a drink. Magic.  


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Balloo House & Overwood

Killinchy, Co. Down
Pub / Restaurant
3 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Pub with good food and atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
This famous old 19th century coaching inn has been owned by Ronan and Jennie Sweeney since 2004 and, since then, they have achieved their ambition to restore Balloo’s reputation as one of the finest country dining pubs in Northern Ireland with sp ...


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