If Percy French had ever written about this pub, there’s only one title which would fit:

The Star of the County Down


What the press say

There’s a saying in this part of Ireland….’self praise is no praise’. So don’t just take our word for what’s in store for you at The Maghera Inn.  Here are some candid appraisals from the press.

  • Been a few times now for lunch and for dinner, couldn’t fault the place at all! One on our favourite spots to eat, always recommend it to friends too! See you’s again!

    Nicky Milliken
  • The menu is great. In fact, for a bistro it’s fantastic. It showed originality and class and was appropriately priced….If you are in the Dundrum/Newcastle area, The Maghera Inn is definitely worth a visit, if not just for its great seafood.

    Pub Spy - Sunday World
  • The Maghera Inn is a great place to visit when you need a break from your usual eatery. The food’s good, the atmosphere snug and inviting and the setting picture perfect, no matter what time of year you choose to visit Maghera, Co. Down.

    Emma Deighan - Sunday Life
  • My Guinness pie was spot on. Plenty of tasty beef and a really rich gravy…topped with a pastry that was light enough and crisp…this was the Inn’s Sunday menu and it was good wholesome grub. And after getting a look at their evening menu, I reckon I’ll be back for a taste of their venison and prune pie…

    Maurice Fitzmaurice - Daily Mirror
  • If Percy French had ever written about this pub, there’s only one title which would have fit: ‘The Star of the County Down’…The staff were excellent as usual, and the whole bar area as well as the outdoor area was kept spotless. This great pub cannot be overshadowed – even by the Mountains of Mourne.

    Sunday World
  • The Maghera Inn oozes charm and character….it is a fabulous rural eatery providing quality traditional cuisine. The service is excellent, and the warm and welcoming environment makes for a perfect night out. We both vowed to return again soon.

    Crawford McConkey - Ulster Tatler
  • There is nothing pretentious about The Maghera Inn. It just does the cosy country pub thing close to perfection.

    Stephen Gordon - Sunday World