Today, a deep vein of hospitality courses through Balloo Inns, tempting you with three very different culinary experiences.
Walking into Balloo House, you’ll be struck by its atmosphere of ease, comfort and conviviality, due in part to good company, sturdy stone walls and time–worn flagstones. If the weather is inclement, with a sharp wind blowing off nearby Strangford Lough, you can warm your essentials on the old range, a remnant of Balloo’s farming days. Other parts can be warmed by the fine selection of spirits, wines and beers on offer at this colourful watering hole. And if you didn’t have an appetite beforehand, a perusal of the sumptuous bistro menu is sure to induce one.
Upstairs at Balloo
It may be only a short ascent up an elegant wooden staircase, but the laid–back yet luxurious atmosphere of the restaurant ‘Upstairs at Balloo’ is a world away from the hub–bub below. Here the focus is on delivering a sublime dining experience, whether it’s an intimate dinner for two, an important business deal clincher or a family get–together.
The Parson’s Nose
Built by the First Marquis of Downshire in the beautiful Georgian village of Hillsborough, The Parson’s Nose has today been transformed into a characterful and charming dining pub. Great pub food is the focus with the finest ingredients sourced from local artisan suppliers to create a menu that is inspired by tradition and simplicity. With an unrivaled location that boasts views over the private lake at Hillsborough Castle, The Parson’s Nose offers an atmosphere of genteel hospitality.