10 Bars in Lisburn & Castlereagh

Posted on 12th July in Top Picks 

We all need a tipple at some time or another, therefore we’ve compiled this list of a variety of Bars to help you wet your whistle. Including The Hillside, Four Trees, Gowdy’s and more – you’re sure to find your perfect local in Lisburn & Castlereagh.

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Pretty Mary’s, Moira

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Pretty Mary’s is located in the very centre of Moira, ideally situated in this pristine village. Furthermore, it provides a variety of activities such as live music and a pub quiz. Additionally, there’s an excellent food menu to complement your drink of choice.

The Crafty Hound, Lambeg

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The Crafty Hound is a family run gastropub and coffee house. Previously named Robbie Cahoon’s, the bar dates back to 1912 and was famous for it’s greyhound racecourse. Since changing hands, the pub has modernised it’s look, though conversely remains true to it’s predecessors local folklore.

Gowdy’s of Down Royal

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Gowdy’s is a family friendly Country Pub. It prides itself in serving the freshest food, cooked with love and passion. Additionally, the premises also includes a children’s play area that includes bouncy castles swings and a life sized chess board.

The Hillside, Hillsborough

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The Hillside Bar & Restaurant is ideally located on Main Street, Hillsborough. As the oldest pub in the village, dating back to 1752, it has proven it’s longevity. Most noteworthy is the recent refurbishment and continual friendly service. Moreover, The Hillside was recently featured in our Food Focus.

The Tap Room, Hilden

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The Tap Room is nestled within Hilden Brewery, Northern Ireland’s oldest of it’s kind.  Therefore, it’s the ideal location to enjoy a pint of their own brews. Especially relevant is their famous Beer & Music Festival, which takes place this August.

The Speckled Hen, Derriaghy

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From outside The Speckled Hen seems quite petite. On internal inspection the Pub boasts a traditional public bar with an inviting fireplace. The original pub dates back to at least 1660. A wide selection of over seventy draught and bottled beers along with over thirty bottled ciders are served. In addition the dining room is warm and homely yet has a very contemporary feel.

The Lewis, Upper Newtownards

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The Lewis is a community Tavern & Kitchen, occupying the old moat site in the beautiful town of Dundonald. Due to the classic pub events and an exceptional beer garden, The Lewis really stands out amongst our picks.

The Plough Inn, Hillsborough

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The Plough is situated at the top of the square in picturesque Hillsborough. Owned by the Patterson Family, who own a variety of bars in the area, it has a rich heritage and has been developed from the original coach house established in 1758. As a result, the premises is fascinating and perfect for a bite to eat or, most of all, a drop of ale.

The Four Trees, Moira

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The Four Trees is set within a listed building and has recently been extensively renovated. The ‘Barn’ which is an original farm building is also licensed and can be hired for private parties and functions. Customers can avail of a cosy library area with a fire to relax on those cold days, or sit out in the large beer garden to soak up the sun.

The Cardan Bar & Grill, Lisburn

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The Cardan serves only fresh, locally sourced food with a variety of offers available to suit all, backed up by great service, the widest range of spirits, wines and cocktails and the best in local entertainment with Live music and DJs playing in the upstairs club area, Distil Bar:Club.