Established in 1611, and originally called the Kings Arms, Grace Neill's is listed in The Guinness Book of Records as Ireland's oldest pub. It's now named after a past landlady who is said to haunt the building.
Expect a relaxed buzzy atmosphere, and simply, but carefully-cooked, food that unusually tastes and appears even better than it reads.
Starters such as 'Lightly Curried Monkfish with Celeriac Chips & Tomato Salsa'; 'Classic Portavogie Prawn Cocktail with Tomato & Red Onion Relish'; 'Crispy Duck Confit with Salad & Orange Sauce' and 'Homemade Paté with Port, Redcurrant & Shallot Chutney & Home-Baked Bread' set the style.
Perhaps 'Fish & Chips with Mushy Peas'; 'Homemade Beef Burgers' (in various forms); 'Beef & Guinness Pie'; 'Lamb Cutlets with Mash & Red Wine & Rosemary Reduction'; plus various Salads & Steaks from locally-produced beef listed among the mains.
If you still have room or perhaps just fancy a pub, you might be tempted by 'Dark Chocolate, Orange & Guinness Brownie with Chocolate Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream'; 'Crème Brulée with Vanilla Shortbread' or 'Warm Apple & Blackberry Crumble with Blueberry Ice Cream'.
- Food Style: Best Pubs for Food
- Lunch: Mon-Fri 12.00-15.00, Sat 12.00-21.30, Sun 12.30-20.00; mains about £11 to £25; Express Lunch £10.95 (2 courses)
- Dinner: Mon-Fri 17.30-21.00, Sat 12.00-21.30, Sun 12.30-20.00; mains about £11 to £25
- Wine: a concise list has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Short Children's Menu
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Bangor Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Closed: 25th Dec.
- Outside eating