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The Countryman

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Bar, British, Pub
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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to the countryman for a Christmas dinner and was definitely not disappointed turkey dinner was absolutely amazing great food and service will definitely be returning

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank clo20181
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend the countryman!! Great food and service our Sunday lunch was delicious turkey and ham was beautiful and well presented. Great job guys!

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank ems2922
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely place, very relaxing. Great food, really nice helpful staff. reasonably priced. would recommend to everyone

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Margaret R
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We call here often for lunch or dinner or just for drinks in the bar. Dined in the restaurant last night with a large party for a birthday. Everything was lovely as usual. Everyone was well Looked after by the friendly staff and great vibe...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank H640CHlauram
Reviewed 3 November 2018

I ate here during the week. It certainly was not busy and I called the food disappointingly poor as this was not the reflection on staff, the guy who served us was charming, witty and very accommodating, he didn't cook the food, just served it....More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank annstreks
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Although the food was good the service was terrible. From we arrived till we got our meal was forty five minutes and there were only about fifteen customers in the place. The problem seemed to be a kitchen issue. I have been here on a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Willis M
Reviewed 29 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
4  Thank MandiB944
Reviewed 16 September 2018 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

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank glynisd2013
Reviewed 14 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank samuelt867
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.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Betty C
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29 December 2017|
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Response from Rosemary-James | Reviewed this property |
Forget about Blackstone. I would suggest Countryman, Adair Arms or Millside in G racehill.
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