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Newtownards, Co. Down

Newtownards is a large town, townland and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland. It lies at the most northern tip of Strangford Lough, 10 miles east of Belfast, on the Ards Peninsula. Newtownards is the largest town in the Borough of Ards. According to the 2001 Census, it has a population of 27,821 people in 11,502 households, placing it in the "large town" class. Approximately 86 percent of the population is from a Protestant background and nine percent from a Catholic background. It is known colloquially by locals as "Ards".
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Ards Arts Centre

The Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards, Co Down, BT23 4DB, Northern Ireland
A year round arts venue with exhibitions by local and international, contemporary artists. A performing arts programme of monthly music, drama and dance events and ongoing series of art classes for adults and children. Adult evening art classes: M...

Mount Stewart House And Gardens Mount Stewart House And Gardens

Portaferry Road, Newtownards, Co Down, BT22 2AD, Northern Ireland
Boyhood home of Robert Stewart, Lord Castlereagh. Still Room has ovens and copperware. Gardens are among the finest in Europe, with an unrivalled collection of plants, colourful parterres, and vistas. Temple of the Winds overlooks Strangford Lough.

Somme Heritage Centre Somme Heritage Centre

233 Bangor Road, Newtownards, Co Down, BT23 7PH, Northern Ireland
The centre examines Ireland's role in the WWI with special reference to the cross-community involvement in the 3 local volunteer Divisions. Guided tours bring the visitor back in time...

Restaurants in Newtownards

Bay Restaurant (Newtownards)

Mount Stewart House, Portaferry Rd, Newtownards, BT22 2AD, Co. Down
Bay Restaurant, located at Mount Stewart on the shores of Strangford Lough, offers and excellent standard of cuisine in historic and relaxing surroundings. Head Chef creatively prepares an ever changing menu of main dishes, snacks and tantalising des

Knotts Cake and Coffee Shop

49 High Street, Newtownards, BT23 7HS, Co. Down
One of the original buildings of Newtownards, the restaurant, bakery and coffee shop are family owned and established 20 years ago. Renowned reputation for home bakery, especially fruit loaves and cakes. Open 6 days a week. Restaurant serves fresh lo

Le Winters Bistro

92 Church Street, Newtownards, BT23 4AL, Co. Down
Located in the heart of County Down, Le Winters already had an established reputation throughout Northern Ireland as a popular eatery, but major refurbishment has ensured its place on the map. Award-winning food from an extensive menu of freshly prep

Molly Brown's Bar

47 South Street, Newtownards, BT23 4JT, Co. Down
Situated in Newtownards, Molly Brown's is a comfortable and welcoming local pub and restaurant providing quality drinks, food and entertainment.

The Georgian House

14 The Square, Comber, Newtownards, BT23 5DT, Co. Down
The Georgian House restaurant and Coffee House on the Square, Comber has something to tempt everyone.

The Old Cross Inn

4 Castle Place, Newtownards, BT23 7JF, Co. Down
As the oldest pub in Newtonards, The Old Cross Inn has long had a reputation for superb home cooking. Dishes offered range from traditional favourites such as ploughman's lunch to newer more exciting delights such as calamari or sea bass. Our Head Ch

The Old Schoolhouse Inn

Castle Espie, Comber, Newtownards, BT23 6EA, Co. Down
Its 22 years since we opend the Old Schoolhouse Inn and many a memorable and enjoyable meal has been had in our award winning restaurant since then. Situated at Castle Espie, beside the beautiful scenery of Strangford Lough the Old Schoolhouse Inn is

The Poacher's Pocket

181 Killinchy Road, Newtownards, Co. Down

The Quays (Newtonards)

81 New Harbour Road, Portavogie, Newtownards, BT22 1EB, Co. Down
Seafood lovers paradise where seafood is lifted daily off our own Portavogie fishing fleet and carried just 50 yards up into the Quay's kitchen to be cooked fresh to order just for you. Extensive main, vegetarian and children's menu also available. S

The Saltwater Brig

43 Rowreagh Road, Kircubbin, Newtownards, BT22 1AR, Co. Down
The famous Saltwater Brig pub and restaurant lies just outside Belfast, between Kircubbin and Portaferry, on the Ards Penninsula. Established circa 1765, the "Brig" has been providing good food and craic on the shore of Strangford Lough eve

Wildfowler Inn

1-3 Main Street, Greyabbey, Newtownards, BT22 2NE, Co. Down
The Wildfowler Inn Greyabbey was completely refurbished in 2009 putting the country pub firmly back on the map of excellent restaurants on the Ards Peninsula. Head Chef Ross O'Neile has created an excellent menu to suit all tastes with locally source


12a The Square, Comber, Newtownards, BT23 5DX, Co. Down
The Willowtree is a small, family run restaurant where the emphasis is on timely food and friendly service, with reasonable prices as well. Situated upstairs overlooking the Comber Square's beautifully maintained flower beds. Variety of food served;

Wongs Royale

64 New Harbour Road, Portavogie, Newtownards, BT22 1EB, Co. Down
A family owned business Wong's Royale is sure to surprise and delight even the most discerning connoisseur of Cantonese and Peking cuisine! The restaurant is open 7 days a week for lunches and evening meals. Proprietor Mr Albert Wong decided to combi

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Pubs & Nightlife

Newtownards Pubs and Nightlife: An essential part of Ireland's social life and a must for every visitor.

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