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Friels Bar and Restaurant

2-4 Kilrea Road | Swatragh, Swatragh BT46 5QF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 7940 1206
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (7 reviews)
“sweet menu” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Bar, Pub, Irish, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2-4 Kilrea Road | Swatragh, Swatragh BT46 5QF, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Four of us called in for something to eat. Place was very busy with at least two big family celebrations happening. We were seated quickly, provided with menus and drinks, and when we ordered, were served soon afterwards. Menu was excellent and varied, and all...More

Thank thesearcher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It really has been too long since my last visit to this iconic pub and restaurant. Called in today and the food was exceptional, and very reasonably priced, the staff were friendly, helpful and very knowledgeable about the menu. Warm and cosy surroundings. Great offers...More

Thank beanrua
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here, was delicious, quick service even though it was very busy. Great choice on menu. Will be back for a dessert too!!

Thank Evangelene H
jcmkDerry, Manager at Friels Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Many thanks for your Review ๐Ÿ‘

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We saw Friels Bar and Restaurant advertised in the Mid Ulster Visitor Guide and it sounded very appealing. It did not disappoint. Although we arrived just twenty minutes before food ended at 8pm, we were made to feel very welcome and the service was personal...More

Thank Vytta
jcmkDerry, Manager at Friels Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Many thanks for your review, we will pass on your great comments to the team ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Great bar and amazing atmosphere, the staff are very friendly, I would have to say we will definitely be back ๐Ÿ˜€

Thank Cookstowngirl
jcmkDerry, Manager at Friels Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Many thanks for your review and we will pass on to the staff ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We called in for the first time on Thursday evening the 12th July, on our way to Portstewart. Beautiful food all home made, very good value for money. Nice friendly staff. We called in today on our way back home, had a gorgeous lunch. We...More

Thank Heather G
jcmkDerry, Manager at Friels Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Thanks for taking the time to post your review of Friels. We will pass on your comments to our team ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Reviewed 17 July 2018

An excellent place to go. Superb food and good value. Staff are so pleasant and helpful . A very well run and welcoming place. Will recommend and return.

Thank rockcastle46
jcmkDerry, Manager at Friels Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Cheers for your review ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ See you soon!!!

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Called in last Sunday and had a lovely time. The team were very professional and the attention to detail in every way was superb. The food from starter to sweet was absolutely delicious. I returned today with family and we enjoyed every minute. Thanks everyone.

Thank geraldine d
jcmkDerry, Manager at Friels Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to post a great review of Friels. We will pass on your comments to the team ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We went for a meal here at the beginning of June. The menu was so poor for choice. When we placed our order it took 30mins for the food to come. The food was not exactly hot, the fries were extremely greasey and the mash...More

Thank Spro3
jcmkDerry, Owner at Friels Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Hi We are so disappointed you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. We provide an award winning extensive menu which is cooked from fresh daily. I would appreciate if you give me a call to discuss. Thanks. Management. 07970676719

Reviewed 4 July 2018

I asked my host where I needed to go for a Guinness and he sent me here. I went for Sunday lunch and I was very impressed. I asked the waitress what she would recommend and got the roast beef with mashed potatoes and Yorkshire...More

Thank boofsizemore
jcmkDerry, Owner at Friels Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Many thanks for your review of your Sunday lunch dining experience with us. Glad you enjoyed your visit and we will pass on your great comments to our kitchen team. Management.

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Faughan007
31 May 2018|
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Response from jcmkDerry | Property representative |
Yes we can provide this. Reserve your table and request the same on booking. 02879401206. Thanks.
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john m
13 December 2016|
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Response from jcmkDerry | Property representative |
We do Xmas lunches daily in December. Restaurant closed Christmas Day. Thanks.
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shurley_13
27 November 2016|
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Response from jcmkDerry | Property representative |
Sorry we don't do carvery lunches. We have 1, 2, or 3 course option on a Sunday. All served to your table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USDย 4 - USDย 19
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-4 Kilrea Road | Swatragh, Swatragh BT46 5QF, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Londonderry  >  Swatragh
  • Phone Number: +44 28 7940 1206
  • E-mail
Description
Friels Bar and Restaurant is currently run by the fourth generation of the Friel family. The bar has been in the family name for over one hundred years. In the public bar you will get a real feel of the old world, with pictures and memorabilia of bygone times. We know how important serving local produce is, and so we are loyal to the nearby farmers who supply our meat and fish for our award winning restaurant. Youโ€™ll find Friels beer battered Donegal cod and thick cut gammon steak from the Moores of Lurgan on our menu. Be sure to call in on weekends where local artists perform from 9.30pm. Check out our Facebook and Instagram page โ€˜Friels Bar and Restaurantโ€™ to see whoโ€™s playing.
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