The Portaferry Hotel has an enviable location with a wealth of excellent amenities in close proximity to the hotel. From beautiful National Trust stately homes and gardens to superb golf courses such as Royal County Down and Ardglass, not to mention an array of possibilities for world class water sports on the lough itself.
We recommend a visit to The Portico of Ards, in the heart of the town, a heritage centre and a concert venue offering a wide range of amazing live concerts for all – check out their website to show all listings and also our website for over night deals.
Families can enjoy days out at Castle Espie, which is home to Ireland’s largest bird sanctuary with an extraordinary array of ducks, geese and swans and breathtaking views of its 30 acres of woodland. Or why not visit the Exploris Aquarium, which is situated next door to the hotel and offers a diver’s eye view of marine life.
You could also take a trip to Clearsky Adventure Centre and try your aim at archery and laser clay pigeon shooting, or stand a test of skill, focus and balance rock climbing. If you prefer water sports why not try their new activity, coasteering, as well as kayaking and canoeing in Castle Ward Bay or Strangford Lough for a little more adventure.
Gourmets are spoilt for choice too with our own excellent selection of menus from the casual to the more formal.
Upcoming Events @ The Portaferry Hotel
Join us every Friday & Saturday Night, we have live music in our Bar 8.30pm-11.30pm
Saturday 21st December – 2pm-6pm (SOLD OUT)
CHRISTMAS GIN AFTERNOON
Enjoy a fabulous afternoon sampling the hotel’s extensive gin list. Price includes a complimentary Gin Cocktail on arrival, a gin and tonic of your choice in your own gin goblet to take home, Live music & hot nibbles. Prices from £25 per person, add accommodation from £50pps
Tuesday 31st December 7.30pm
NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH
Celebrate the New Year in style at the Portaferry Hotel’s “New Year’s Eve Bash” with local duo Paddy & Ian. Enjoy a delicious 3 Course Meal along with a glass of Bubbly at midnight to toast 2020. Prices from £35pp, add accommodation from £65pps
Thursday 2nd January, 8pm – Book Club
Saturday 4th January, 2pm-6pm – Cocktail & Bubbly Afternoon
Saturday 18th January, 2pm – 6pm – Afternoon of Gin
Saturday 25th January, 7pm – Portico of Ards – Colin Murphy
Thursday 6th February, 8pm -Book Club
Saturday 15th February, 7pm til late – Richie Remo Live
Friday 28th February, 8pm – Wine Club @ The Slip Bar
Saturday 29th February, 7pm – Portico of Ards – The Rapparees
Thursday 5th March, 8pm – Book Club
Saturday 7th March, 7pm – Portico of Ards, Bjorn Identity
Thursday 2nd April, 8pm – Book Club
Friday April 24th, 8pm – Wine Club @ The Slip Bar
Thursday 7th May, 8pm – Book Club
Thursday 4th June, 8pm – Book Club
Saturday 20th June, 7pm – Portico of Ards, Queens of Country – Dolly & Shania
Friday June 26th, 8pm – Wine Club @ The Slip Bar
We can tailor make packages for you and your guests in our large function room, up to 75 people or for a more intimate affair in small function room up to 25 people. Contact the hotel directly for Information on available dates.
- The Portico of Ards www.porticoards.com
- FESTIV’ Ards https://www.porticoards.com/whats-on/events/5
- Kirkistown Castle Golf Club www.kirkistowncastlegolfclub.com
- Kirkistown Racetrack www.kirkistown.com
- Kirkistown point to point https://www.p2p.ie/fixtures
- National Trust https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk
- Mount Stewart
- Kieron Fitzsimmons https://maccadventure-ireland.com
- Exploris https://www.exploris.org.uk
- Duane Fitzsimons (Tour Guide) https://www.lecalepeninsula.com
- Brigid Watson (Tour Guide) https://ardspeninsulatours.com
- Rademon Estate Distillery – Home of Shortcross Gin & Single Malt Irish Whiskey – www.shortcrossgin.com
- Portaferry Gala www.portaferrygala.com
- Downpatrick Race Course http.//www.downpatrickracecourse.co.uk
- Echlinville Distillery – https://echlinville.com