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F E McWilliam Gallery

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Address: 200 Newry Road, Banbridge BT32 3NB, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 4062 3322
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13:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Gallery, cafe, studio, sculpture garden, shop - Free entry

A lovely place that packs in lots to see and experience in a relatively small space. The gallery had interesting work from a leading contempoary Irish artist. The studio showed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Very disappointed actually I was embarrassed to have taken people there, lamb over cooked to leather boot, vegetables raw, potatoes stone. One meal we will remember for all the wrong reasons

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2 Thank Rankine44
FEMcWilliamgallery, Manager at F E McWilliam Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of the F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Quails Cafe. We are sorry that your lunch was not up to Quails usually high standards. I will pass your comments onto the Cafe Manager and Chef and ask them to act upon them. Best Wishes, Dr Riann Coulter Curator/Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A lovely place that packs in lots to see and experience in a relatively small space. The gallery had interesting work from a leading contempoary Irish artist. The studio showed the maquettes of Banbridge's own local sculptor in a re-creation of his own studio. A brief exhibition tells of the successful life and work of McWilliam.The cafe was clearly a... More 

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1 Thank ochre8
FEMcWilliamgallery, Manager at F E McWilliam Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive review of the F.E. McWilliam Gallery. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and the art on display. Our exhibitions change every few months so please do call in again soon. Best Wishes, Dr Riann Coulter Curator/Manager More 

Banbridge, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

First time in this venue for a quick snack, great parking limited menus but Beef Strogonoff was very nice followed by Pavalova and coffee. Service was quick and pleasant. Will call back for quick snack.

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1 Thank Familyman1961
FEMcWilliamgallery, Manager at F E McWilliam Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of the F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Quails Cafe. We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Wishes, Dr Riann Coulter Curator/Manager More 

Portadown, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Lovely surroundings, lovely lunch - mighty eating in the Reuben sandwich - great selection of pastries....but no room!!

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1 Thank lizbiz2016
FEMcWilliamgallery, Manager at F E McWilliam Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of the F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Quails Cafe. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope that we can welcome you again soon. Best Wishes, Dr Riann Coulter Curator/Manager More 

Banbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Good coffee, tasty scones with a variety of art available to view in gallery & outside in sculpture garden. Can be very busy at lunchtime. Shame not open Sundays in autumn/winter.

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1 Thank AdelineC71
FEMcWilliamgallery, Manager at F E McWilliam Gallery, responded to this review

Many Thanks for your review. We are delighted you have enjoyed your visit to the Gallery and Quails cafe. We are currently reviewing our opening hours and will take your comment regarding Sunday opening into consideration. Best Wishes, Riann Coulter Curator/Manager More 

Banbridge, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've been to this place many time's. The food is always beautiful, the daily specials are always different, it could be steak, fish, burgars just anything, thats why i love to visit here regularly. I've also had breakfast here and the sausages are from there own shop in town. I think they've won numerous awards. It's not your usual roadside... More 

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Thank 945siobhan
FEMcWilliamgallery, Manager at F E McWilliam Gallery, responded to this review

Many Thanks for your review. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your visits to Quails cafe and the F.E. McWilliam Gallery. I will pass your comments onto the management of the cafe. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best Wishes, Riann Coulter Curator/Manger F.E. McWilliam Gallery More 

Dromore, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Great place to meet up for lunch, just off the A1, parking available , & great menu, by Quails of Banbridge!!! The gallery itself is very interesting,& new displays are updated regularly , well worth a visit, to see some insight into the famous sculptures work!! FE Mc William,,, & many others!!!

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Thank Margaret B
FEMcWilliamgallery, Manager at F E McWilliam Gallery, responded to this review

Dear Margaret, I am delighted that you have enjoyed visiting the Gallery and Quails cafe. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best Wishes, Riann Coulter Curator/Manager, F.E. McWilliam Gallery More 

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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The work of F E McWilliam is spectacular and suitable for those interested in art and design and even history! There is a cafe also!

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Thank Lauren K
FEMcWilliamgallery, Manager at F E McWilliam Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. We are delighted that you are a fan of F.E. McWilliam's sculpture and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best Wishes, Dr Riann Coulter Curator/Manager More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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376 reviews
228 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

A friend has been recommending we visit the cafe here for lunch, and today we relented. Although the cafe was busy we were shown to our table immediately, selected what we wanted to eat - a chicken liver parfait plate for my wife and quiche with green salad for me - and were very pleasantly surprised at how delicious it... More 

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Thank John A
FEMcWilliamgallery, Manager at F E McWilliam Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch at Quails at the Gallery and hope that you will indeed call in again soon. Best Wishes, Dr Riann Coulter, Curator/Manager F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio. More 

Scotland
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43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Called in for lunch and the tea room failed to impress. Service was friendly but disorderly. Not busy but noisy due to minimal design of room, families and hard furnishings. Needs more attention to detail. Long wait to be served and some items missed from order. Table wobbly. Main gripe though was food. Chips with everything single dish even when... More 

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Thank Moragus
FEMcWilliamgallery, Manager at F E McWilliam Gallery, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your lunch at Quails at the Gallery. I have passed your comments on to the manager of the cafe and will ask them to address your concerns as soon as possible. Best Wishes, Dr Riann Coulter Curator/Manager More 

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