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21 Main Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9268 9233
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“scampi” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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21 Main Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AE, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife ,daughter and myself visited the Hillside last week for Lunch. We were looking forward to our visit but felt slightly disappointed .Enjoyed the food...my choice was Beef Strips on Warm Bread and Rocket, my wife had BLT and our daughter had the Beef...More

Thank doug56m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food & lovely service. A very cosy rustic pub with real coal fires on a cold night. The food is excellent.

Thank Elaine331
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in today, after a walk with the dog, as it is a dog friendly bar. Friendly staff and very attentive. The lunch menu was too inviting so we ordered a wee bite to eat.....the food was delicious and plentiful. This is definitely a place...More

Thank debcush
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Hillside last night as they have just launched a new menu (also with new vegetarian options). We had booked online and had a confirmation email but on arrival our booking wasn't on the book. Anyhow it was quiet with only 4 tables...More

Thank liz w
Reviewed 11 January 2018

The Hillside is a lovely Inn situated right in the centre of Hillsborough. The staff were very welcoming, especially on a cold January day. Service was a little slow but very good. The atmosphere in the place was very inviting, especially the glowing fire. Parking...More

Thank Rosenallis
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Haven't eaten in the Hillside for a number of years but we took friends there for a meal on Friday evening. On arrival we were told where our table was, but not shown to it which is rather unusual. From the start service was lack...More

1  Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Walked in off the street and the three of us were accommodated straight away. I ordered the scampi while my daughter had the salmon. The service was fabulous and the staff were very polite and friendly. The food was first class and the atmosphere was...More

Thank Munters
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We visited the Hillside for a Boxing Day Dinner for 12. The place was extremely busy which created a lovely winter atmosphere. When we arrived the waiting staff were really helpful to ensure the kids had drinks and food ordered before the adults, all of...More

Thank LondonUlster
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Honestly one of the worst places I’ve ever been in my life for service. I walked in and nobody took any notice to me standing waiting for a table I had to stop one of 5 waiters walking around me, I then got a glass...More

Thank Aaronkkkk
Reviewed 12 December 2017

The Hillston Inn, on the main street in the village, is packed with atmosphere. It is small and quaint and has a number of small rooms. The walls are lined with great images and the bookshelves sport some very old tomes. The food was terrific...More

Thank MelbourneChrissy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Main Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AE, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Hillsborough
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9268 9233
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The Hillside is a charming, rustic pub situated in the historic Georgian village of Hillsborough, County Down, only 15 minutes drive from Belfast city centre. The Hillside first opened its doors to patrons in 1752 and has been enjoying a busy trade ever since thanks to our excellent food and drinks selection and our friendly, welcoming service. We are renowned for our roaring open fires in the winter and our pretty cobble stoned beer garden in the summer. Food served daily. Large parties catered for. Private room available.
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