Review on The Buck's Head Inn

The village of Dundrum is home to one of Northern Ireland's finest Anglo-Norman castles and it also plays host to this personally run pub/restaurant. Dating back to the eighteenth century, the Buck's Head boasts a cosy, cherry-wood panelled bar with a blazing fire and a contemporary dining room hung with paintings by local artists Ė not forgetting a pretty walled garden for fine-weather meals.

The restaurant is renowned for imaginative seafood specialities, which might include Dundrum Bay oysters with Clonakilty black pudding, Thai-style local mussels, seared Kilkeel monkfish marinated in citrus juice and roast hake topped with a pea and pistachio crust.

Elsewhere, expect spiced duck salad with pineapple and cracked pepper, braised Mourne lamb shank and a global combo of Asian chicken with tomato tortilla and Greek salad; to finish, there are straightforward desserts ranging from almond cake to caramelised banana tarte Tatin. On Sundays, whole families regularly make the 30-mile trip from Belfast to sample cracking traditional roasts at this ever-popular hostelry.

The Buck's Head Inn is also featured in: Michelin Guide

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Seafood / Gastro pub

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 -3.00pm Tue-Sat (12.00 - 6.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 9.00pm Tue-Thu (5.30 - 9.30pm Fri & Sat)

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at The Buck's Head Inn

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • 80 covers
  • Family Friendly


The Buck's Head Inn
77 Main Street
County Down
BT33 0LU

Customer Ratings on The Buck's Head Inn

4.6  / 5

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  • avatar
    Eamonn Mccann
    April 2017

    7 people found this review helpful

    The service and the food was of the highest quality the soup and home made bread was 100% as was the seafood chowder.

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