2023 Award Winners PUB OF THE YEAR 2023

The Parson's Nose Hillsborough Co Down

The Parson’s Nose Hillsborough Co Down

Previously named after its original owner, The Marquis of Downshire, Ronan and Jennie Sweeney’s charming 18th century pub and restaurant is a sister to that great dining pub, Balloo House in Killinchy and its stylish younger sibling, The Poacher's Pocket in Lisbane – and it is always a special pleasure to visit. It emerged from a major revamp a few years ago with all of its character and style intact - think old world with a distinctive modern twist - a spacious and comfortable dining area on the garden level and, more recently, a large, covered beer garden overlooking the Hillsborough Castle lake. In the welcoming bar, a real coal fire burns in the grate and, along with their popular woodfired sourdough pizzas, classic cooking of famous local meats, poultry and fresh fish are a highlight at this cosy venue. ‘Honest Food and Ales’ is the mantra, and it shows in their good food and drink, including a selection of local beers. Super friendly, professional staff and seriously delicious food – always. A great asset to ‘Royal Hillsborough’. 

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The Parsons Nose

Hillsborough, Co. Down
Pub / Restaurant
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
Originally named after its first owner, The Marquis of Downshire, Ronan and Jennie Sweeney's charming 18th century pub is a sister establishment to that great dining pub, Balloo House in Killinchy (a former GCGuides Pub of the Year) and its stylish you ...

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