Review on Grace Neill's
Dating from 1611, Grace Neill's proudly proclaims itself as 'Ireland's oldest pub'. The eponymous lady herself is actually a ghostly presence that – apparently – manifests itself from time to time, especially if there are camera-clicking tourists on the premises!
The ancient beamed bar is the hub of the place, while a trapdoor leads from the high-ceilinged 'library' to a tunnel once used by smugglers bringing bounty from the nearby harbour. By contrast, the split-level brasserie is smart, chic and thoroughly up-to-date with is subtle colour schemes and silk cushions.
Strangford Lough mussels, Portavogie prawns and locally landed sea bass all figure on the menu, along with dishes such as pickled vegetable spring rolls, slow-roast free-range chicken with lemon and thyme, and pan-fried rosemary lamb with garlic mash and red wine jus. To finish, Toblerone and white chocolate Malteser cheesecake is a wacky possibility, or you could play safe with apple crumble.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Tue-Fri (All Sat & Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 9.00pm Tue-Fri (12.00 - 9.30pm Sat) (12.30 - 8.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card