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Maghera Inn

86A Ballyloughlin Road, Maghera, Castlewellan BT31 9HE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4372 2236
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
86A Ballyloughlin Road, Maghera, Castlewellan BT31 9HE, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited here on Sunday afternoon for lunch without a reservation, staff accommodated us very quickly (Paula I think)! Beautiful lunch, roast lamb to die for! Even managed to get a seat by the authentic turf fire which made the experience even more cosy and relaxed!...More

Thank Niamh F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited on Saturday night a party of 6, food and service fantastic, love the sparkle of the pub even stayed on after our meal for the live music! Great night had by all will defiantly be back!!More

Thank EDRGlen
Magherainn1, Owner at Maghera Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review!! Fantastic that you enjoyed the night and the live music! we have live music every Saturday night from 10 so be sure next time to let us know when booking and we can get you a table close to the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a disappointment to see Maghera inn looking so cheap and stereotype .... door hanging from ceiling with cheap artificial flowers also bike hanging from ceiling in conservatory .. what’s that all about .. plastic containers of sauces on tables .. more like a city...More

2  Thank Issy3112
Magherainn1, Owner at Maghera Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Issy, Thanks for taking the time to review our venue! I'm disappointed on this occasion you didn't enjoy the experience and all of the touches that have been made to develop the business. I am sure you looked round all the walls to look the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We never come to this part of NI without stopping for a meal at Maghera. The atmosphere is wonderful with a welcoming, authentic Irish pub bar in the front room, great bar, friendly service, excellent food...we especially love the soup and fish and chips. There's...More

1  Thank BillandHeather R
Magherainn1, Owner at Maghera Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks Heather for the great review! We strive to deliver not only great food and service, but an authentic experience. Glad you enjoyed the food and the experience and we would love to welcome you back soon! Cheers! Natalie, Matt & The team at The...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We’ve now visited twice excellent food on both occasions. The first time we went we both had starters and I ordered the sizzling chicken but I could only manage half my main dish because I was that full. This time I learnt my lesson and...More

Thank Tweedy06
Magherainn1, Owner at Maghera Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for not only the great review, but our first review since taking over the business!! Our portion sizes are renowned and all the original staff have been retained, so we would love to welcome you back for a third time soon! Cheers! Natalie, Matt...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called for lunch. The food was well cooked and flavoursome. Good menu and range of drinks available. Nice bar and very clean. Only niggle was the service. Waiting staff were very friendly but it took around 40 minutes for two relatively straightforward lunches to arrive...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Food was ok but service was really slow we asked for more gravy for our table and 20 minutes passed and we had to ask again by the time we got it our food was freezing, I understand they where busy but there where staff...More

Thank cassianicolem
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

A party of 4 for an early dinner booking 6.30pm and the restaurant was nearly full, bustling with music and chat. Friendly Chloe took us to our seat. Lovely bottle of New Zealand Marlborough wine and a few soft drinks to kick it off. 1...More

Thank brianhN9261QM
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Spent an enjoyable evening with business colleagues who provided the local knowledge to come here. Very pleasant, very friendly and excellent food. Everything was great and the size of the steaks - well pretty sizeable!

Thank Canaldundee
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The Maghera Inn was a recommendation from our B&B in Newcastle and was well worth driving a few miles to. Immaculate service, excellent tasty food and reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Roy W
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Colum O
22 April 2018|
Response from Elaine W | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, we have only had lunch there, never been in the evenings, so I cannot answer your question. Have you looked at their website?
30 October 2015|
Response from Magherainn1 | Property representative |
Hi there, I can't seem to attach it here but can if you give me your e-mail address I can forward the menu on to you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86A Ballyloughlin Road, Maghera, Castlewellan BT31 9HE, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Castlewellan  >  Maghera
  • Phone Number: +44 28 4372 2236
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