Winter refurbishment on the menu for Parson's Nose

Pictured at The Parson’s Nose are interior architect Paul Haffey, employees Brian Corey (operations manager) and Caroline Murphy, along with chef Danny Millar and Balloo Inns directors Jennie and Ronan Sweeney

THE award-winning Parson’s Nose in Hillsborough is set to unveil a new chapter in its history next month with the completion of a £500,000 refurbishment.

The Michelin recommended gastro-pub, which opened in 2009, is part of Balloo Inns Group, which also owns the internationally renowned Balloo House in Killinchy and Poacher’s Pocket, Lisbane.

Plans for the revamp remain faithful to Parson’s original Georgian and classic country dining style while incorporating a stunning new interior and, for the first time, exterior courtyard redevelopment which accentuates its position among its beautiful Hillsborough surroundings.

And a recruitment campaign is also being launched, with the group hoping to attract experienced and passionate food and hospitality professionals to join Balloo Inns’ existing 100 strong team (details at

The considerable redesign of Parson’s will enhance interior and exterior dimensions allowing more diners to indulge in its extended menu.

Balloo Inns managing director Ronan Sweeney said: “We're delighted to announce this significant investment in Parson’s Nose and we have enjoyed working on the plans and design intricacies with the architects and designers over the last number of months.

"We will continue to offer the same first class produce including local seafood, premium dry-aged steaks and pub grub classics, but are also particularly excited to be introducing new culinary features to the menu including lighter, more casual dining options."


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