About Us

Traditional bar in Donaghadee, County Down

Grace Neills is considered to be one of Ireland’s oldest pubs. Established in 1611, it was known as The Kings Arms, a name it held for over 400 years.

About Grace Neills

The bar carries the name of Grace Neill, who was given the bar as a wedding present by her father, Hugh Jamison. Grace was known to be a friendly woman with a strong spirit. She would frequently smoke a clay pipe and often greet customers coming into the pub with a hug and a kiss on the cheek.

Set in a beautiful seaside town

Donaghadee, seen as Ireland’s Dover, was one of the main ports for trade. Over the years, the bar has become a major tourist destination for visitors. County Down’s picturesque views, excellent weather and near-perfect location will take your breath away. From adventure activities to amazing restaurants and cafés, you can explore the beauty of Ireland.

What we have to offer

  • Gracies Bistro – menus to suit everyone
  • The Lounge – cocktail bar and live music every weekend
  • The Snugs – the original Grace Neills
  • Beer Garden – open fire, garden bar and TVs
  • Weddings

Whether you are looking for a venue for your wedding reception or want to enjoy a meal with your family and friends, Gracies Bistro is perfect for every occasion. Contact us to book a table.

Visit Grace Neills in Donaghadee, County Down for a wide range of drinks and delicious food.  
Call 028 9188 4595