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The Countryman

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$$ - $$$
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120 Grove Road, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 4814
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 11:30 - 01:30
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The service in this local pub is really good make you feel welcome as soon as they meet you at the door. Food is exceptionally great. Good portion sizes and good value for money. Love going here never come out hungry.

3 Thank Karen M
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant lunch as always at the Countryman. Food cooked to perfection and the staff amazing. Heard there is a new menu coming soon also, will definitely be back!

2 Thank foodbaby88
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good wholesome food, not your average pub grub! The chicken atlanta is to die for and the garlic fries are the best! The staff are friendly and happy to help but i will say that there were very few staff the last time i was there and they seemed a bit under pressure which made the service a bit slow.... More 

Thank AimeeMarieAdventures
Ballymena, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

6 of us called in for tea on wednesday without booking. We had not been for a while but had heard there was a new head chef so decided to try something different. We chose selection of steaks and the special which was an oriental salt & chilli chicken. Food was delicious and of great quality and presentation. Just what... More 

Thank Patq27
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been dining at the Countrymans for upwards of twenty years and the food has always been fantastic a great hit with the kids everytime

1 Thank Sjm S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Visited for a pint and lunch, had home made vegetable broth and wheaten bread with a pint, lovely soup, great relaxed atmosphere.

1 Thank Andrew M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

My favourite restaurant in ballymena. Pleasant staff and food is exceptional and you get big portions as well. If you ever visit try the chicken Atlantic or steak delicious. My hubby always has the sticky toffee pudding which is gorgeous with Fred cream.

1 Thank angiehelen5
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Went here on Saturday night 7Jan. Having been in hospital recently for a total knee replacement I decided I wanted to go out for a meal. So glad I picked the countryman. The staff were ever so helpful. When I said I was on crutches they said no problem. We were seated at the fireplace which was great. The waiters... More 

1 Thank cynni43_123
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We decided last minute to go out for dinner . I rang countryman and spoke to Sam. He assured me he would certainly find me and my husband a table if we came right up to restaurant . He was true to his word and we're seated immediately. We had a starter main course and dessert and it really was... More 

2 Thank gregboy69
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Great food great atmosphere quick service just had lunch but impressed easy parking plenty of seating very wide menus

2 Thank ParamedicNi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Grove Road, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2564 4814

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?