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The Countryman

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120 Grove Road, Ballymena BT43 6UB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2564 4814
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 11:30 - 01:30
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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! never fails....excellent food an staff Lovely to get some were now in Ballymena that caters for vegans ... X.

2 Thank traceybass
Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were looking for a traditional Sunday roast lunch and called in here on our way home from Portrush. We were not disappointed as we could choose from an extensive menu which included roast chicken, lamb and beef, as well as fish. Both my partner and I ordered mussel starters followed by the lamb which was cooked to perfection. We... More 

2 Thank Lucas5551
Newcastle UK
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My burger was really good, served with a tasty salad but my wife's order left a lot to be desired. She ordered a steak sandwich, but got the wrong order, a piece of toasted bread with a gloopy pile of pulled, sticky beef and topped with a sprinkling of greasy battered onions. Would have sent it back, but didn't have... More 

Thank LappyTappy
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here today with my friend for her birthday! I'd booked on Facebook and had asked if they could put a candle in her dessert and I was willing to pay extra for this. The staff were so cheery and friendly and they were so enthusiastic :D! They sang happy birthday to my friend to her humiliation and my... More 

3 Thank Aimee L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been dining at the Countrymans for upwards of twenty years and the food has always been fantastic a great hit with the kids and adults everytime. Sunday was no different great atmosphere and service as always

3 Thank Sjm S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in The Countryman's on Saturday for Dinner ,have to say both Meals and Desserts where delicious. Great new tasty menu to try now, so will definitely be back to sample it all. Would recommend anyone coming to Ballymena for a day shopping, go and sample the food in here, you'll really enjoy it. Is very well priced , tasty... More 

3 Thank alison m
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend visited here on Easter Sunday and the countryman is a restaurant which I go to regularly with my family and have always really enjoyed. When we went today the menu had been revamped and was extensive with plenty to choose from to suit all tastes. I had the chilli chicken to start, followed by the chicken... More 

3 Thank Laura C
County Antrim, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here on easter saturday with family. Handy as just off the M2 on our way home from the coast. We had a range of starters from soup to seafood chowder to crispy chilli chicken. Mains consisted of steaks, chicken atlanta, seabass and curry dishes. Desserts were also ordered all round. We could tell the food was all cooked from... More 

3 Thank Murph374
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here mid month having been before, many times. Noticed that Paul, who is usually there at the weekends, was missing. Place didn't seem to be as well organised as previously. Note too sure about the menu now that some meals have been removed and others added. Appear to have taken the opportunity to raise their prices at the same... More 

Thank HeatherandDoug
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the chicken chilli strips last night and hubby has sea bass with seafood casserole. Both were amazing. Highly recommend. Glutenfree options were great. Service brillant. Staff very friendly.

3 Thank SuzieGwong

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Grove Road, Ballymena BT43 6UB, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballymena
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2564 4814

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