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Dufferin Arms

€€ - €€€, British,
35 High Street, Killyleagh BT30 9QF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4482 1182
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (8 reviews)
“chowder” (10 reviews)
“scampi” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
35 High Street, Killyleagh BT30 9QF, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far the best pub in the village. Very popular with the locals, it was full most lunch times and evenings during our stay. A couple of nights during the week there was live music and anyone could join in. Food was well...More

Thank janetmcg1
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I looked for somewhere doing mussels after a bit of an excursion with the kids, so in the end plumped for here after a trip to Delamont. My wife loves mussels and so I kept everyone happy with this day out and the food didn't...More

Thank StedocNI
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Also serves food, home cooked. Great atmosphere locals bery friendly. Traditional music from time to time

Thank Magoo44
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Best restaurant/bar I have been to this year - called in at a very busy time, a young woman who wasn't on shift yet started early in order to seat us and take our order. Very friendly welcome. Food was great quality and a very...More

Thank Bern089
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Eaten here twice, the first meal was steak, cooked exactly as I’d asked for it, but not the best quality. The second meal was the scampi which was delicious. Staff are very friendly and the pub has a lovely welcoming atmosphere. It’s the only place...More

Thank lizzsimms
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely food, freshly cooked. Pleasant & attentive staff. We were surprised how busy it was in off peak. Might be a good idea to book ahead.

Thank Philomena B
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Love this pub. Great live music and food as well as my favourite bar in the area. It is like going back in time. Should be on anybody’s tourist trail of the area. A great real local pub.

Thank Irsihpete
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We'd been staying in Killyleagh for a few days and wanted a cooked lunch before we left for the airport, and our local friend recommended The Dufferin. Very 'quaint' in that it was a bit dark and could do with a fresh lick of paint,...More

2  Thank MillyMollyMandyDB
Reviewed 16 September 2017

After gazing at the fairetale-like Killyleagh Castle (it's private, you can't get in beyond the gate), I stopped and had a Guinness at Dufferin Arms. It was mid-afternoon, so it was pretty quiet, but very nice. Cozy, nice decor.

1  Thank NHjo
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Called in on Monday for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Seven years ago we got married at Killyleagh Castle and then had our reception next door at the Coach House. So it was great to revisit Killyleagh and to experience first hand the fantastic...More

1  Thank Ian J
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Mary w
5 February 2015|
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Response from Cropton45 | Reviewed this property |
The pub does have functions, they have sing along and play sessions (usually local folk). Occasionally, invited performers. Best to check with the pub for latest information. Certainly well worth a visit we had two great... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 High Street, Killyleagh BT30 9QF, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Killyleagh
  • Phone Number: +44 28 4482 1182
  • E-mail
The Dufferin Arms is famous throughout Northern Ireland for its great food, perfect Guinness, live music and the best craic that money just cannot buy! We pride ourselves in the friendly welcome that greets all our customers, come in a stranger, leave as a friend for life! In our restaurant we serve everything from a light bite for lunch, to fresh lobster and langoustine from Strangford Lough, plus steaks, burgers, fish and chips, to name but a few of the dishes on our menus. One dish worth a mention is our famous, secret recipe, Seafood Chowder. We are a family friendly establishment, and if you have any dietary requirements, we will do our utmost to accommodate them. We are also able to provide a venue that is perfect for family celebrations, Christenings, private parties etc. Restaurant Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs Midday-3pm/ 5pm-8.30pm, Fri-Sat Midday-9pm/ Sun Midday-8pm
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