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The Countryman

$$ - $$$, British,
120 Grove Road, Ballymena BT43 6UB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 4814
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (21 reviews)
Opens in 21 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 Grove Road, Ballymena BT43 6UB, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great Sunday dinner in the countryman and the staff were very nice. They fitted us in on a Sunday even though it was getting busy. Definitely recommend as the food was brilliant!

1  Thank Karl S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Partner and myself out for dinner. Great service and superb food. Lovely bottle of wine to complement. Recommend highly.

1  Thank Bud1963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another wee visit to the best eating house in County Antrim, myself and my partner came here on Saturday night. We were greeted courteously at the door by a friendly big lad , I think he was called mark who seated us by a very...More

1  Thank Samuel T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

omg gluten-free fish and chips to die for💕💕served by the fabulous Tony, Sam, Helen and rounded of with fantastic Irish coffee from Conor 👏👏👏👏brillant

1  Thank Susan G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here three times now. Always a fabulous atmosphere (thanks Sam Turtle). The food is always on point and I have never had an issue. I must recommend the steak night on Wednesday and also the lunches. Keep it up folks. Maybe introduce...More

2  Thank E D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff especially Sam turtle and mark McCormick great craic and company keep the nation going, had crispy chilli chicken strips absolutely to die for, warm friendly atmosphere will absolutely be back

3  Thank Philip A
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Have been here a few times as so handy for parking at the front. Staff are always very friendly. I chose the 2 course menu for only £12.95 and my husband had the 3 course for only £14.95. Great value and food was beautiful and...More

3  Thank Jenwhatts
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food reasonable prices. Service can be hit and miss depending on time and number of customers but always worth a visit.

3  Thank elaine r
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Called in the other day to try the new 3-7-3 menu. We tried the soup, cajun spiced mushrooms, peppered chicken stack and eton mess dessert. All dishes were delicious and the final bill was very good value. The service and atmosphere were good as well,...More

4  Thank xxMissAxox
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Food is okay. The staff are friendly enough. But the place just stinks of chips and stale beer. Needs a complete revamping. Otherwise it’s usually a not bad place to go

1  Thank Alistair T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Grove Road, Ballymena BT43 6UB, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2564 4814
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