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Recommended Pubs and Restaurants in County Down

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There are a total of 34 premises in this area.

Savages Bar
Savages Bar 17-19 Main Street
BT31 9DF
(028) 43778208 (T)

The building was originally built for the King family and the name can still be seen engraved on the stone below the main window. It has been in the Savage family since 1910. The shop next door has now become a new lounge and they hope to buy the next door premise and open a beer garden. The bar has a red tiled floor, decorated wood ceiling wood walls an old bar back and a mirror insured for £10,000. They used to do their own bottling, including whisky and rum. No food. Traditional Irish music every second Friday.


A CAMRA Heritage Pub

Fountain Bar
Fountain Bar 76 Main Street
BT31 9DL
(028) 4377 1355 (T)

Imposing granite stone exterior with part frosted glass windows, narrow half doors and door headstone dating to 1906. The inside has a high decorated wood ceiling supported by two ornate cast iron pillars set on a marble chip floor. Large decorous bar back. No food, Traditional Irish music.

A CAMRA Heritage Pub

Mary Margaret's (The Horsheshoe)
Mary Margaret's (The Horsheshoe) 45 Castlewellan Road
BT34 5YJ
(028) 4063 0811 (T)

Untouched and typical country bar, it has a an unusual plain wood horseshoe shaped bar with a central cast iron pillar supporting a wood ceiling and set on a patterned tile floor. Small bar back with integral mirror. Real fire in an original slate fireplace. Lovely wood panel carved by a local man. Run by a very friendly family. No TV. Worth seeking out for a friendly welcome from the family.

A CAMRA Heritage Pub

Clonduff Bar (Lowry's)
Clonduff Bar (Lowry's) 29 Main Street
BT34 5UJ

Old fashioned traditional town pub with tile floor, half height tongue and groove ceiling. It has an unchanged side lounge with tile floor, real fire in a 60's style fireplace. The gents is outside across the yard, which sports a wall mural and lots of flowers. No TV. Friendly atmosphere.

Old Commercial
Old Commercial 2 Kildare St
BT30 7TR
(028) 4484 1236 (T)

Small town bar with wood ceiling and tile floor. The tongue and groove bar has three full wood casks. Seating has wood panel backs. A mosaic tiled floor leads to the unspoilt back lounge with its beaten copper canopy fire and the glass covered "Mulherron's Well which is floodlit and has a brass pump for tasting the water - ask for details. Very friendly.

Has the James Joyce Award plaque on being an authentic Irish pub.

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