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The Countryman

€€ - €€€, British,
120 Grove Road, Ballymena BT43 6UB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 4814
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • 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 29 April 2018

Have not been here for a good while and how things have changed. Our family used to eat here twice a month (3 households) and it had the best Roast Beef dinner with trimmings in Co.Antrim with a friendly manager called Paul who ensured all...More

6  Thank Z4320JUali
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my fiancee had the lunch in this place and all I can say everything was absolutely amazing all the staff very friendly and the food was excellent I had the Chinese chicken and I must say it was the best ive tasted in...More

2  Thank Florin A
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Had lunch again today. Absolutely amazing. My husband had chicken Maryland, he hasn't stopped talking about it since!!!! I had Chinese Chicken also beautiful and massive portions, we haven't eaten since. The staff are fantastic, brilliant banter!!!!!

2  Thank Rosemary-James
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Brilliant service and food at the countryman. Staff are so attentive and good chat as well - thanks Sam! Delicious food and we are all going home very satisfied. Thanks again guys, we will be back soon! :)

3  Thank Erica M
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Have to say we had a fantastic time with excellent food . I had a chicken curry to die for :) and a choc brownie with raspberry sorbet:) OMG scrum - deffo coming here again. Well done the chefs!!

1  Thank angela128756
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

In a while back for a quick lunch. The chicken Atlanta was delicious, and the new lunch menu is great and reasonably priced for a quick lunch. Service was top notch from Sam and the rest of the team. Will definitely be eating in the...More

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Up today for lunch with my family I had the Chinese chicken and I must say it was absolutely beautiful! Everyone had the chicken Maryland and loved it all (well done chefs!!) Best food and service in ballymena.. a big thankyou to wee Helen for...More

1  Thank Emma S
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We come here often as a family. The menu has recently changed for the better and reasonably priced for the huge portions. My favourite is their chicken maryland and the new chinese chicken dish is delicious. Best place for service with such friendly staff. Big...More

1  Thank tigerb0y
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Having worked in the food industry in years gone by I like to consider myself a bit of a buff when it comes to eating out. The Countryman is by far the best eating house in the ballymena area and when I say that the...More

1  Thank samuelt867
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I have ate here a number of times over the last couple of years and I have to say the food, the service and the staff are among the very best I have enjoyed. The Gammon steak is without doubt the best in Northern or...More

1  Thank DarrellNI
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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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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, 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 BT43 6UB, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2564 4814
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