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Northern Ireland Veterinary Specialists

Local area information

Local area information

For your convenience we have collected together some information on a few local places and ammenities which may be useful during your visit to us.

Food & drink

Mill Farm Deli

12 Dromara Road, Hillsborough, BT26 6PD

Mill Farm Deli is a 2-minute walk from the hospital and there you can avail of a wonderful breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea.

Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 9:15am – 4:30pm


The Hillside

21 Main Street, Hillsborough, BT26 6AE

Hillsborough’s oldest pub, is dog-friendly, and serves excellent food. They are renowned for roaring open fires in the winter and have a pretty cobble stoned beer garden in the summer.

Opening Times: 12pm until late everyday


The Vintage Rooms and Plough Inn

3 The Square Hillsborough, BT26 6AG

The Vintage Rooms and Plough Inn are situated at the top of the square in Hillsborough village. This award-winning pub, restaurant and coffee house boasts an excellent reputation for hospitality, atmosphere & food.

Opening times: Serves breakfast from 9am lunch from 12pm and dinner from 5pm


The Parson’s Nose

48 Lisburn St, Hillsborough, BT26 6AB

The Parson’s Nose is a charming Georgian pub with a firm focus on using fresh, seasonal and local produce.

Opening times: 12pm until 9pm



Mill Farm

12 Dromara Road, Hillsborough, BT26 6PD



Bay tree Boutique

51A Edentrillick Road, Hillsborough, BT26 6PG

02892 683427


Lisnacurran Country House

6 Listullycurran Road, Dromore, BT25 1RB

02892 698 710


Borough Taxi – Hillsborough
077 1080 6515

FonaCAB – Lisburn
028 9033 3333

Premier Taxis – Lisburn
028 92 66 66 66

Village Taxi – Moira
028 9261 1822

Bann Taxis – Banbridge
028 4062 9100

Q Cabs – Banbridge
028 4066 9300

Please take care to make your taxi company aware of your pet’s size when travelling as they have the right to refuse transportation if not informed.


Things to do

Hillsborough Castle is the official residence of the Queen and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when in town. Tours are available of the castle grounds, inside the castle and the beautiful gardens surrounding it.

Belfast city is about 20 minutes drive and has a lot to offer such as The Titanic Museum, Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast City Hall, Belfast Castle, Cavehill, a wide variety of restaurants and an endless shopping experience.

Lisburn city is a 10 minute drive and is the home of the The Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum where you can explore the heritage of linen and the history of the area. Near the river Lagan, the car free city centre has some pretty walks surrounded by enticing cafes and restaurants.

COVID-19 Update

Our practices are open and providing routine, urgent and emergency referral care for your patients. We continue to work safely with social distancing and a combination of telephone consultations and on-site examinations. GP vets should contact our referral centres directly for clinical advice on cases.