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The Countryman

€€ - €€€, British,
120 Grove Road, Ballymena BT43 6UB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 4814
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
120 Grove Road, Ballymena BT43 6UB, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called in on the off chance hoping to eat as trip advisor gave this place good reviews in general. Although the place was almost empty, the waiter seemed to be struggling to decide if there was a table available. We were shown to our...More

2  Thank Mandi B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn’t been to The Countryman for quite a while and I knew it had been rejigged recently. I went for lunch and had a very tasty meal. I thought it was a bit pricey but I did enjoy the food and the surroundings and...More

Thank Glynis D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Two words can only describe the Countryman, never fails, by far the best eating establishment in ballymena. We always come here when we return to our home town, the food is always good and the staff couldn’t be more accommodating, I wish we returned more...More

Thank Samuel T
Reviewed 28 August 2018

meals a bit hit and miss,very comfortable,staff all very polite in the restaurant but not in the bar they can be a bit unpleasant.

Thank Betty C
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Food was good and reasonably priced. Standard pub fair. It was a surprise to get table service but a nice touch.

1  Thank Jen H
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Just called into countrymans for a light snack at lunchtime as i was heading out later that evening for dinner. I chose the stuffed garlic mushroom starter. It was quite tasty with a small side salad for £4. The lunch menu has a good variety...More

3  Thank Lorraine K
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Having eaten here before over the years I thought I would give it another go ! , The food is best described as average.

2  Thank gordon8186
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We spent an afternoon here last week with a group of friends to enjoy the good weather while the men watched the football. The atmosphere was terrific. This was the perfect spot to sit outside with a few cocktails and gins. We all dined here...More

4  Thank PatriciaMacey
Reviewed 19 June 2018

The Countryman is a bar and restaurant jus outside Ballymena. The food is plentiful and the service is vey good. Good honest fare is the order of the day and that are very good at dealing with groups and allow pre-ordering, which is very useful...More

4  Thank David M
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Brought our grand daughter for lunch. She loved her cod and chips. Told Sam our daughter and 3 grand daughters were coming over at the end of July. They are vegans and pescatarians. He told me it would be sorted if we gave him a...More

5  Thank Rosemary-James
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29 December 2017|
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Response from MarkNI78 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. If your in the area, you could check out 'the Blackstone Bar' in Ballymena Town Centre, or the 'Adair Arms' hotel. Just out of town in a nice setting is 'Gillies' bar, or 'Fratellies', both of which are attached to the... More
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Restaurant Details

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