If Percy French had ever written about this pub, there’s only one title which would fit:
‘The Star of the County Down’.
It’s in an idyllic setting at the foot of the Mournes, just outside the village of Dundrum and 6 miles from Newcastle town. The family which own it sets its ideals sky high. And it definitely shows.
When we called here, sitting in the outdoor area wasn’t only like sitting in the heart of the country: we were sitting in the heart of the country.
Like Percy French’s, the beer garden was bunged.
The staff were excellent as usual and the whole bar area as well as the outdoor area was kept spotless.
This great pub simply cannot be overshadowed…even by the Mountains of Mourne.
— Sunday World Pub Spy