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The Hillside Hillsborough

Open Now: 12:00 - 21:00
Open today: 12:00 - 21:00
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Cosy and Friendly

Came here early evening and started with a drink next to the lovely fire. It was so cosy we decided... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Mike P
Cozy, dog friendly pub

Comfortable and cozy pub. Nice food and a great selection of beers and spirits. It is dog... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
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“pork”(3 reviews)
“lovely meal”(4 reviews)
“cheesecake”(3 reviews)
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21 Main Street, Hillsborough BT26 6AE, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9268 9233
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We went to the Hillside, as we wanted to eat and to bring our lovely labrador with us. Having google Dog-Friendly hostelries, which are too scarce in this part of the country, the Hillside was a boon. The standard of food is high, provenance good...More

2  Thank Eithne45
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 May 2015

Recently visited for lunch as a couple. Although the restaurant wasn't busy we waited for 15 minutes to place my order. Got our food, which was cold, after explaining this to the waitress she shrugged and said she would "speak" to the chef. I didn't...More

3  Thank meestawhips
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All reviews pork lovely meal cheesecake chowder cooked to perfection in laws excellent quality nice food ribeye steak fat chips busy bar dog friendly pub great ambience bread mains roaring plough
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Called in to the Hillside for some lunch. Trying to get our dogs used to going into pubs for some food. The staff were so friendly and accommodating for us as one of our dogs is extremely nervous. There was water and treats for them...More

Thank P5435LVmichellea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for lunch with our dog as one of few places that allow dogs. Staff where friendly & food was tasty but no where near warm enough & for £15 for a main course it let the experience down. We didn’t complain as there...More

Thank paul m
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Came here early evening and started with a drink next to the lovely fire. It was so cosy we decided to eat in the bar area although they have a very good restaurant area. To start we had the mussels and the soup both with...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

They charged £9 for 2 soda and limes (pints admittedly). I have never been charged this much anywhere in the world. Food was ok but also pricey for a basic pub, which is what this establishment is. My advice is to try elsewhere.

Thank iansI67SD
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Mentioned had a dog in car ..... manager said to bring in to pub as dog friendly!!! We had dinner in courtyard with heater on fabulous. Good is gastric pub good selection prompt service friendly young staff ....chatty and polite Certainly recommend a stop here...More

Thank jeremyspot
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Comfortable and cozy pub. Nice food and a great selection of beers and spirits. It is dog friendly so it was great to have our young dog with us while we were eating.

Thank Gfen189
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Food excellent , service very basic I am afraid , had booked in advance, going to Hillside many times over the years but on this occasion made to feel second class , not satisfactory !!!!! Restaurant not even quarter full at time of visit ,...More

Thank trudie2017
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

food isnt cheap. but so worth it. had lovely seafood chowder and eztra beef fat chips. SO MANY CHOICES OF CHIPS. didnt need the chips, as portion was big. big fan of the varied menu. friendly stsff. good drinks menu. would defo visit again and...More

Thank RebeccaT1119
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This is the 2nd time we've been to The Hillside for lunch and both times have been excellent. Food delicious (would definitely recommend the seabass) and service great. Will definitely be back.

Thank peachylj
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere. I have eaten here twice and on the second occasion the food wasn’t as good. I had a chicken curry which was average at best. It was nice enough bits of chicken in a very liquidy sauce, no veg. Cocktails and staff are...More

Thank margaret p
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I think it’s from beer garden. But better he side by giving them a call