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Downshire Arms Hotel

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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Delighted meal catching up with a friend. Great sunday lunch of turkey and ham with plenty of fresh vegetable selection. Followed by an old childhood favourite of mine creamed rice pudding with nutmeg. The dining room truly embodies great character and a relaxing ambience. We will return soon. Thank you!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Worst food i have ever had set down to me I will never return to this hotel again derive was dreadful and a total waste of my time going to this establishment ! Food was like something you could buy in Iceland and most likely was

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Haven't used the downshire for good in a long time but well defo be back Steak sandwich and turkey dinners were grand, big portions and good quality food Service was good also :) helpful and pleasant Also car parking out the back always a plus and easy accessible

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This was a return visit to the Downshire having stayed there a few years ago. Pleased to see that the same personal touch is very present. We eat in the dining room and one of the bar men suggested we try the steaks as the hotel was renowned for them. We were not disappointed - really tasty with great portions...

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Thank Michael L
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The family and a group of friends had our Christmas get to get her here, 3rd dec 16. It was extremely busy and full of many loud people. The food was generally ok although, some portions were small (the prawn starter to name one). The Christmas pudding was awful, brown instead of black and tasted worse than it looked. When...

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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Tonight we decided to go out for dinner and decided to try the downshire again. We both like it as the food is always good, however like the last time we were let down by poor service. I had to get up and ask for a menu and then had to get up and ask could we be served. The...

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2Thank kennyh007
Craigavon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We ate in the very comfotable restaurant. Attentive and professional service. Our food was excellent and well presented. However we decided we might like a cheeseboard rather than dessert. The response, we have run of cheese!. Now maybe i am wrong but a cheeseboard normally has 4 or 5 varieties on the plate. So had they run out of every...

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Thank mark m
Warrenpoint, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Visited Downshire Hotel for lunch with my daughter last Saturday. Although very busy we were offered a table quickly. Staff were pleasant and helpful. Meal arrived and was beautifully presented. Large portion size and cooked to perfection. Could not fault at all and would definitely return again soon!

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belfast
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had an overnight stay here and the hotel took us back in time. It's an old staging post that has been tastefully spruced up, but retains most of it's character. The staff were very friendly and the breakfast served was a typical Ulster fry. The rooms are small, but clean and comfortable. We had a room at the front,...

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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I spent a week at the Downshire Arms while we were visiting family. We had a great stay. The hotel is clean and well maintained. The staff are very friendly and some even remembered me from my stay there last year....Donna, Debbie Ann! The food is outstanding and the helpings are more than enough! They cater to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Downshire Arms Hotel & Restaurant
Downshire Arms Hotel & Restaurant
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms

Additional Information about Downshire Arms Hotel

Address: 95 Newry Street, Banbridge BT32 3EF, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Banbridge
Hotel Class:3 star — Downshire Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Room 5 was just great”
Leslie777, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room at the back of the hotel”
coachIreland, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 11 is ideal for guests with wheelchair; Room 10 is ideal for vicarious enjoyment of Saturday night disco and sport on Beer Garden TV!”
U150FDirenem, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We use the specially adapted disabled room. When you phone to make a booking just let them know what you would like.”
Peter19053, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Try not to get a room over the bar”
Traveler53630, 12 May 2016 | Read review
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