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Rice's Hotel

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14 Church Street | Poyntzpass, Newry BT35 6SW, Northern Ireland
+44 28 3831 8893
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great spot for a family lunch, plenty of options and very family friendly. Steak sandwich unreal, nice fish options, great friendly service.

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Armagh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

What can i say about this place. We all had steak. The steaks were all amaxing. The best steak we had for a long time. A very busy place but no wonder because of the amazing food. The staff were all very friendly n helpful. Will be back without a doubt.

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I guess you will have to think of this as a recent double review. I've been to Rice's many many times but recently have had a craving for steak (having been practically vegan for a couple of years!). First of my recent visits I took a young friend who had never before eaten sirloin 'blue'. I promised him no disappointment... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We have been to Rices now several times over the summer, most recently for a Sunday lunch 2 weeks ago. We love the place. We have tried the specials menu ...2 courses for 12 pounds in the week and the dishes have all been great quality and flavour. The food is served up with attention to detail and always looks... More 

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County Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We had a gathering of 25 people for a big birthday on a Sunday evening at 5pm. Rices provided a wonderful meal, all very satisfied with their selection. Food beautifully presented and hot. Everyone ate at the same time, great service.... Thank you Ronan and Gavin and girls for making our evening even more enjoyable.

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

hungry but not time for dinner-we came on this small hotel-but"big" cooking! i had a hake dish any chef would be proud to set in front of you-very pleasant and helpful waiter over all a good experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

A must when in the area - this was our third visit - friendly welcome and lovely choice on the menu. We had a 2 course meal from the specials board, delicious home cooked food and very generous portions. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Diane S
Newry, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

I enjoyed the food here and the service was very good indeed. I also enjoyed a black coffee here and if I can enjoy a coffee black it means its good!

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Thank despotic
Newry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Communion dinner here today firstly manager in charge or owner,rude and dident make us feel welcome at all "u can go on up" he said they clearly weren't ready for us confusing our dinner orders time after time and when we did get it well well over an hour it was the smallest portions i ever seen was nice though... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Went to Rices last night. Looked forward to it. We had been before and found it good but we will not be back. Soup was tasteless, goats cheese starter was not even slightly warm even though it had been deep fried, steaks taken home for dog . Can I say any more. Horrible.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Church Street | Poyntzpass, Newry BT35 6SW, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Newry
  • Phone Number: +44 28 3831 8893

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?