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Fiddler's Green

10-12 Church Street
BT22 1LS
028 42728393

The Fiddler's Green is owned and run by the McCarthy family.

Frank and Maureen McCarthy head up the family and two of their sons, Paul and Jim are excellent musicians, playing the banjo, mandolin, fiddle and accordion, hence great folk sessions can be heard any night of the week.

Other musicians can freely join in and the walls are covered in instruments which anyone, who wants to, can take one down and join the in the craíc.

Another son, Conor, is the manager, who, with his sister Graínne, will ensure your visit is a happy and memorable one!

The Fiddler's Green pub and 'upmarket' bed and breakfast is situated in the central square of the historic and attractive small town of Portaferry within a stone's throw of the ancient castle.

It is famous for its character filled bar, which is hugely popular with locals and visitors alike because of the wonderful live Irish music played and the welcoming and convivial atmosphere (the Guinness is also second to none)!

The Fiddler's Green is also also a very well regarded Bed & Breakfast, serving the best Ulster Fry in town, as well as providing excellent food and accommodation.

There are a selection of rooms to choose from including a beautiful Four Poster En-Suite, and a selection of double en-suites rooms.

Fiddler's Green is Northern Irish Tourist Board approved.

The name Fiddler's Green comes from an old sea shanty of that name. It is said that fishermen believe that when they die they go to their "valhalla," Fiddler's Green, "where the girls are pretty and the beer there is free, and I'll see you some day in Fiddler's Green!"

Portaferry lies at the end of the Ards Peninsula, and from here a ferry plies across "The Narrows," the site of a spectacular tidal torrent four times a day as the water sweeps in and out between the Irish Sea and Strangford Lough.

On the opposite shore is Strangford, an old scenic fishing village. Designated an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" and near several Sites of Special Scientific Interest and historical relics.

There are lots and places of interest to visit nearby, as well as activities to enjoy.

Please contact for further information and bookings.