Mark's Alehouse
Recommended Pubs and Restaurants in County Down

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There are a total of 34 premises in this area.

Ocean Drive
Ocean Drive 31 The Parade
BT21 0DQ
(028) 9188 8282 (T)

A street corner pub overlooking the harbour and lighthouse. The bar has a tiled floor and wood panelled bar with marble foot rest and hosts a Rayburn cooker. The back lounge is long and narrow and open sectioned with wood and tile flooring. It leads to the large beer garden at the rear. Food available. Friendly staff.

The Tivoli
The Tivoli 32 Manor Street
BT21 0HB
(028) 9188 2397 (T)

A small street corner pub. To one side is the public bar with tiled floor and wood fronted bar and pine panelled rear. It has a dartboard and pictures of local sporting heroes and comfortable seating. A door leads out to the back beer garden and the outside men's toilets which includes the original wall urinal but now refurbished. The other side leads to a comfortable and well laid out lounge bar (internal ladies toilet) with good d├ęcor.

The Mourneview Bar (Dorans)
The Mourneview Bar (Dorans) 22 Kilkeel Road
BT34 5XZ
(028) 4063 0700 (T)

Old fashioned small and narrow bar with concrete floor and wood panel bar. Original narrow bar shelving on a plain wall. Original lounge still using serving hatch. Lacquered painting over fireplace done by local artist. Windows still have the bullet proof metal shields. A funeral director business and the pub itself are run by the mother. Open 7-11. Trad Irish music most Sat evenings.
A CAMRA Heritage Pub

The Hillside
The Hillside 21 Main Street
BT26 6AE
(028) 9268 9233 (T)

Believed to be older than 1771, the pub has a traditional, small front room with an open fire and very small sidde lounge with old fashioned grate fire. The back lounge (with a roaring fire to be aware of) extends into a bistro style lounge and an upstairs restaurant with a fine vaulted, tongue in groove ceiling. The new owners have a right to be proud of the fine cask ales sold to compliment superb food and a great selection of teas and coffees. Annual well attended beer festivals. Friendly staff. Now doing live music of the classical type. Still running the Beerfest in August.


(CAMRA "Pub of the Year" award winner)

The Plough
The Plough 3 The Square
BT26 6AG
(028) 9068 2985 (T)

Dating from 1758 as a coaching inn, with timbers from a 16th century church, this family pub is renown for the cuisine of Derek Patterson, a chef of remarkable talents and a world wide catering education. A multi level pub, the front lounge is beamed and covered with brasses and memorabilia. There is a modernised upstairs bistro and a back restaurant - Simply Seafood". "BarRetro" is at the back in the car park area. They also run a gourmet club.


CAMRA "Pub of the Year" award winner.

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