The Bull and Ram

There aren’t many restaurants in a Grade 1 listed Edwardian butcher’s shop, but here is one where beef and lamb take centre stage, hence the name.

That meat comes from Peter Hannan’s place just down the road from Ballynahinch, so you just know it’s going to be top-notch. To complement it, there are herbs, soft fruits and vegetables from their own herb garden at the back.
All of their fish is sustainably-sourced from nearby Portavogie.We’re talking the best of County Down on a plate here.

Naturally, the chips are cooked in beef dripping and the gravy has bone marrow. They do a “Toast to the Roast’ every Sunday. It is a choice of either 55-day aged sirloin of beef or Mourne lamb with all the trimmings and a glass of wine. There are some toothsome vegetarian options, too.

We’re loving the original tiles, meat-hanging rail, herringbone oak ceiling and butcher’s block kitchen pass. From bull and ram, to calf and lamb and much more besides, we’re hooked!


Mon & Tue 12pm – 8:30pm
Wed & Thur 12pm – 9pm
Fri & Sat 12pm – 9:30pm
Sun 12pm – 8pm


The Bull and Ram
1 Dromore Street
County Down
BT24 8AG
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Telephone 02897 560 908
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