Crafty Hound

4.6
67 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
At The Crafty hound, we love a social gathering and for 53 years, this family business had been mastering its trade to bring local customers the best in craft beers, cocktails, quality food and amazing coffee.

Situated in the historical area of Lambeg, this once hotbed of industrial craft, was also well known in years gone by for its greyhound racing, with the first dog track behind our premises here, and afterwards at Ballyskeagh!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 67 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.4
ambience
4.4
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Kezz
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was absolutely lovely however the waitress seemed totally disinterested and gave no attention to the diners at all. One of our party ate their Chowder with a fork as she ignored several attempts to call her to ask for a spoon. Hoping she was perhaps a new start and maybe just hadn't learnt the ropes yet.

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DHen
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal, great drinks, lovely staff. Our first visit and we will certainly be back.
Found it a little chilly inside when we arrived, but it did seem to heat up while we were there.

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BrendanL
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice atmosphere, lots of room and the Guinness is great too

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Purplemonkey
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very good service and special recognition to micah for being able to get us seats inside during a cold night

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Kitchen backed up. 20 mins before someone even came over to us . Never be here again. Last time they had the exact same excuse. Got up and left. They still had the audacity to charge for two drinks.

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MartinaG
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual service and food was excellent and we will keep going back.

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DavidM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and great service, couldn’t recommend highly enough

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MarkM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy parking, lovely tasty lunch and friendly staff. I will. be back! Thanks.

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AnneB
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional,
Staff friendly and accommodating,
Food reasonably priced,
Will definitely be returning

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SiobhanM
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great Sunday lunch - huge portion and really delicious. Very busy restaurant with lots of families and therefore lots of noisy children, so maybe not the spot for a peaceful lunch.

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food, my favourite spot for Sunday dins to date 👍👍

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RobertM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked in for Sunday lunch, great food, lovely staff and relaxing atmosphere so what more would you want? 5*

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AnneM
N. Ireland
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food. Great quality. Friendly staff.

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Karen
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friendly service and the steaks were to die for! Very generous portions too.

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice of food, great cocktails, and very COVID safe 😊

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Shaz
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great service. We arrived earlier than anticipated and were seated without a problem. Staff were very pleasant and the Lemon Meringue dessert was superb!

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ArleneM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

On arrival staff were not friendly- didn't even say hello.
We had a child with allergies- staff were completely unhelpful... the response was we will take care but can't guarantee .. we eat out regularly without any issue... this is the first place that has not been able to accommodate or even try to. We had to get up and leave with a very upset little girl who couldn't understand why they were so unhelpful. Won't ever be back to this place and won't be recommending it either.

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IzzyC
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Lovely, clean, bright, friendly atmosphere.

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BrianOH
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great beer friendly staff.
Will definitely be back!

KG
KarenG
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Helpful friendly staff food delicious
Great value food delicious nice atmosphere food delicious 10/10

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ColinW
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, excellent service. The young staff members were a credit to the place.

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AM2108
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is excellent
Something for everyone
Generous portions
Friendly atmosphere
Good drinks menu

JM
JamesM
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend the Crafty Hound excellent food and service from very friendly bar staff will be back very soon.

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PremierTom
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Venue very accessible & has a pleasant lively atmosphere. Staff are very pleasant t & efficient.. Food is fantastic. Prices.. Not expensive & not cheap...

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HeatherA
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the food service brilliant can't do enough for you never had a bad meal yet been at least 6 times

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shazmc
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great experience food was delicious. Staff young all friendly but could do with more training to improve the service

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KirstyF
N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fantastic service as always! Great value!

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LivF
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and helpful staff - great choice of food and drink- very excellent quality and tasty food - prices very reasonable.
Would definitely recommend.

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FlorenceH
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had lunch with friends from London an we had a lovely meal served by very friendly staff

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
5 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Dinner at the Crafty Hound this time, with all the family. Lovely to see the place busy and the staff were exceptionally attentive. The food was SO GOOD, definitely have the roast beef if you’re visiting on a Sunday!

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MaxG
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The waiting staff were helpful - taking orders for food and drinks were fine. The finessing of having drinks for the party of 4 arriving together at the same time did not happen but not a major issue. The food arrival was all over the place- different staff doing different bits was not organised. The staff did seem keen to please - they just need direction.
Still -none of this spoiled the occasion.

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal even when 1/3 of my main course mussels didn’t open it was rectified immediately and with no hassle with an extra starter portion.

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TonyA
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and great service.
Great outdoor seating.

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Ruth
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Would definitely recommend.

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Ruth
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food but some meals on menu not available hence the 4 star rating. We were there late so maybe that is understandable. Food ordered was fab and great value though. Staff are lovely and very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was till perfection service food absolutely beautiful. Only thing I thought the portions were small

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JessicaL
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very friendly staff and affordable food that was well portioned

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StefanieD
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at crafty hound are a great bunch. Very polite from the moment you walk in the door until you are leaving. We got the option to sit outside but wanted to sit inside because it was cooler, the host recommended outside seating in a shaded area and it was lovely. Also the food was gorgeous, those chunky chips are to die for ❤️

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OwenM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The food and drinks were outstanding but we were left waiting for service for a prolonged time and were not informed about the drinks promo’s

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MargaretK
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely visit as always, great food, drinks and service!

FAQs

Crafty Hound offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 028 9266 3994.

Crafty Hound is rated 4.6 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.