Northern Irish pub named as one of the top gastropubs in the UK

Big 7 Travel has spoken, naming The Parson’s Nose as one of the top gastropubs in the UK.

Big 7 Travel has named The Parson’s Nose as one of the top gastropubs in the UK.

Widely renowned travel site Big 7 Travel released their rankings of the top restaurants in the UK, and The Parson’s Nose in Hillsborough has made the cut at number 13 on the list.

The travel website compiled the ‘Top 50 Restaurants in the UK’, which recognises the top gourmet restaurants in the country that have it all: food, drink, and atmosphere.

Found in Hillsborough – an idyllic Co. Down village

Found in the heart of Hillsborough Overlooking Hillsborough Castle Lake, The Parson's Nose offers views that will charm any passer by.
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Although Northern Ireland is the home to countless fantastic venues for food, The Parson’s Nose was declared a set above the rest for its beautiful setting and incredible steaks.

You cannot miss the award-winning pub and restaurant. It is beloved by locals for its cosy interior, stunning location, and incredible food.

Found in the heart of the stunning fairytale town of Hillsborough and overlooking Hillsborough Castle Lake, it offers views that will charm any passer by.

Its historic 18th-century building is magnificent from the inside out, featuring a traditional pub, a delectable restaurant, and an idyllic beer garden.

Sitting pretty – a £500,000 refurbishment on The Parson’s Nose

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The Parson’s Nose had major £500,000 refurbishment in 2018, adding outside dining overlooking the Hillsborough Castle lake and extending its interior.

If you’re not immediately attracted by its elegant interior design of high ceilings and ornate fireplaces, your head will be turned by the food.

Big 7 Travel’s verdict – the 13th best gastropub in the UK

The Parson's Nose has been named as one of the top gastropubs in the UK for its gourmet food.
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Big 7 Travel had this to say about The Parson’s Nose. “The Parson’s Nose is an award-winning gastropub set in an elegant Georgian townhouse in Hillsborough village.

“The menu is teeming with dry-aged steaks, succulent seafood and proper pub grub classics.

“Chefs make great use of the wonderful Northern Irish produce. With hot smoked salmon to start and a fantastic salt-aged sirloin with Bushmills pepper sauce for main.”

Sounds good to us.

A bright future for The Parson’s Nose – one of the top gastropubs in the UK

The future is bright for The parson's Nose as one of the top restaurants in the UK.
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The Parson’s Nose’s achievements haven’t gone unnoticed by others for their food. The Michelin Guide for Eating Out in Pubs and the AA guide also recognised the venue’s high standards.

It seems that there’s no stopping this iconic gourmet spot anytime soon.

You can check out Big 7 Travel’s full ‘Top 50 gastropubs in the UK’ list here.

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