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21 Main Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9268 9233
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“lasagne” (6 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Main Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AE, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Friendly staff but incredibly slow e.g. mustard for steak arrived after it was eaten. soup took 20 minutes. A guest had to go and collect ice-cream because we couldn't stay any longer. No coffee - no time. Wine by the glass took 20 minutes Ingredients...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Called in today , haven’t been in for some time as we tend to use the plough simply because they offer parking . Got a space outside so went right in our experiences at the plough have been really poor lately so we weren’t going...More

Thank SimpleJack59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my wife visited the hillside for the first time on Sunday for lunch and a pint with the new pupper. We were made to feel so welcome from the moment we walked in and the staff made every effort to make sure all...More

Thank matt130717
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Hillside with some overseas visitors and we couldn’t have got a warmer welcome. It has been recently refurbished and has a great warm feel about it, helped by the lovely open fire. Waiters were very friendly and efficient. Great experience all round.

Thank Dora B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About 50 of were having a meal out to say goodbye to a colleague who was moving to pastures new. Many of us had already moved on and it was a good chance for a catch up. The organizers from our side had advised us...More

Thank marymcanallen
Reviewed 15 October 2017

It had been at least 12 years since I had last been to the Hillside. My, husband, in-laws (visiting from the US) and I were on our way back to Belfast after a long day on the road back from Kerry when we all started...More

Thank NCVienna
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We were guests of two locals from Moira just a few miles away from this hilltop town of Hillsborough with its famous palace still in the hands of the Royal family. A narrow fronted pub with a rabbit warren of rooms leading to the back...More

Thank bobjo2015
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had a holiday in Hillsborough and The Hillside soon became our favourite place to eat. The staff are so welcoming and friendly and the food is absolutely marvellous. We dined there 5 times in a fortnight and were never disappointed. Thoroughly recommend it.

Thank TinaM1701
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We were told to pop into the Hilllside on our first day in Belfast and we enjoyed it so much that we popped back every day. We didn't eat there but the service was brilliant. it was lovely atmosphere in the beer garden and inside....More

Thank Emma O
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I'd recommend Hillside to everyone. We had dinner here with our dog. We sat outside and he immediately got a bowl of water. When one of us came back from the bathroom our dog greeted her enthusiastically while knocking down the table breaking the glasses...More

Thank simmiyo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Main Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AE, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9268 9233
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The Hillside is a charming, rustic pub situated in the historic Georgian village of Hillsborough, County Down, only 15 minutes drive from Belfast city centre. The Hillside first opened its doors to patrons in 1752 and has been enjoying a busy trade ever since thanks to our excellent food and drinks selection and our friendly, welcoming service. We are renowned for our roaring open fires in the winter and our pretty cobble stoned beer garden in the summer. Food served daily. Large parties catered for. Private room available.
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