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The Maypole

8 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4 ·

Tips from locals

Peter
Peter
June 18, 2018
This is our "local": a real pub where people go to talk to one another instead of watching TV! Expect to bump into cast and crew of the many TV shows and films made here. Expect the best pint of Guinness you'll ever taste.
Paul&Maeve
Paul&Maeve
February 19, 2018
The Maypole Bar is called "Neds" by the locals. With a sign inside that says "in the name of drinking and good conversation, mobile phones should be used outside" this pub is all about the craic and the Guinness! Old and unchanged for many years, it is always filled with regulars and welcoming to…
Sadie
Sadie
August 10, 2017
Established 1857 and otherwise known as Ned's bar, this iconic Holywood tavern has long been serving up the perfect pint of Guinness. Take a seat sit in the lounge with its formica tables, the staff will take your order and bring your pint to you. The Guinness is poured to creamy perfection and…
Henry
Henry
February 10, 2017
Holywoods "Iconic" drinking mans pub ! Don't be afraid to enter as all classes & sexes are catered for and after a few pints of the black stuff or vodka & coke it won't matter anyway !! Its been the same since pussy was a kitten.... Always full of craic and chat, busiest at the weekends....
Andrew
Andrew
August 30, 2016
An institution. Awesome Guinness.

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Location
55 High Street
Holywood, County Down BT18 9AB
Phone028 9042 2588