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The Stables Groomsport

1B Donaghadee Road, Groomsport, Bangor, County Down, BT19 6LG
Front exterior of restaurant


The Stables Groomsport - ​​​​Nestled between the vibrant city of Bangor and the charming town of Donaghadee rests the serene coastal village of Groomsport, County Down. It’s here, amidst the tranquil coastal beauty, that The Stables has stood as a beloved cornerstone of our community since the 1960s. The Stables is just under 17 miles from Belfast.

Originally a bustling tearoom - The Stables in Groomsport has evolved into one of Northern Ireland’s most renowned gastro bar restaurants along the North Down coast. After a six-month refurbishment, in February 2024 the Carmichael family were thrilled to reopen our doors, inviting you to experience our newly transformed Gastro Pub.

Welcoming You - Step into our inviting space, where the ambiance resonates with a charming ‘New England’ nautical feel, perfect for enjoying delectable dishes and memorable moments with friends and family. The kitchen team under the stewardship of Head Chef Gary Beggs providing a widely varied full menu along with  options for discerning palates vegetarian, vegan, gluten free etc. Front of House manager Gareth and his staff offer customer levels of service we are extremely proud of. We are extremely proud of the levels of service and food from the kitchen and front of house teams.

We welcome you seven days a week to indulge in our diverse menu, featuring daily specials alongside a tempting ‘light bite’ selection, at a competitive price, available Monday to Saturday from 12-4 pm. Breakfast and morning coffee 

On Sundays, continue the tradition of hearty dining with our tantalizing Roast Specials, including succulent Sirloin of Beef, flavorful Leg of Lamb, and the ever-popular Traditional Turkey and Ham, prepared just the way you prefer.

Copeland Function Suite - Looking to host a special event? Our Copeland function suite awaits, catering for various group bookings from corporate gatherings, charitable events to private family bereavement occasions. Whether it’s a lively celebration or a solemn occasion, our buffet menu and attentive service ensure every moment is memorable.

A previous Northern Ireland bar of the year winner, our vision is to create an exceptional dining experience, and we look forward to welcoming you soon. Please feel free to look at our ‘Wall of Love’ pages where patrons have provided Stables Restaurant testimonial support from sources such as Tripadvisor, Google and Facebook. Telephone reservation is highly recommended to book a table.

gift card is available to all our patrons. We call it “The gift that keeps on giving” Money is saved on the card and remains available until it is all used.

We eagerly anticipate the pleasure of your company at The Stables, where each visit promises culinary delights, the highest levels of food and service complimented by warm hospitality.

We are in the initial stages of creating a Sables Newsletter. We hope to bring our subscribers to the top of the list in respect of special events and offers. It is a relative simple process to subscribe or indeed unsubscribe. Thank you to all our patrons for making the Stables refurbishment the success it is.




  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Toilets for disabled visitors


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Catering service
  • Cocktail Menu
  • Dogs Accepted Outdoor Dining Area
  • Licensed
  • Local Produce
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Child seat available
  • Children's Menu Available
  • Highchairs Available

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Air-conditioning throughout
  • Conference facilities
  • Exclusive hire of restaurant
  • First Aid
  • Gift vouchers
  • Groups accepted
  • Prior Booking Required - Prior booking advised by telephone 02891461456
  • Private rooms
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Toilets
  • Wi-fi available

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Frequent bus services
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted
  • Visa Debit Accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Coastal
  • In countryside - Situated in the coastal town of Groomsport with sea views.
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Seafront
  • Unique venue
  • Village Location


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* Monday to Saturday 12:00 - 21:00
Sunday 12:00 - 20:30

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