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Traditional Irish Pubs in Northern Ireland


There is a plethora of traditional Irish bars for the tourist to explore in the North of Ireland! You’ll find a fine selection in Belfast – take an informal pub crawl through Madden’s Hatfield’s, The John Hewitt and The Crown Liquor Saloon Bar. Try the good food and craic on the shore of Strangford Lough at The Saltwater Brig. There are plenty of traditional pubs across the whole of Northern Ireland for you to enjoy a pint of Guinness, an Irish coffee or perhaps some traditional Irish pub grub!

Here is a snapshot of just some of the best traditional Pubs…

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McHugh’s Bar & Restaurant, Belfast

McHughs is within a grade A listed building, built between 1710 and 1720, making it officially the oldest building in the city of Belfast, enjoying a long history and a sometimes colourful reputation.

Pier 36 Restaurant, Donaghadee

The Pub On The Pier at Donaghadee, winners of The Best Ulster Welcome and Seafood Pub Of The Year, serving tasty bar snacks all day with fresh fish, delicious local beef, pork, lamb and game for lunch and dinner.

The Saltwater Brig, Kircubbin, Newtownards

The famous Saltwater Brig pub and restaurant lies just outside Belfast, between Kircubbin and Portaferry, on the Ards Penninsula. Established circa 1765, the “Brig” has been providing good food and craic on the shore of Strangford Lough.
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Traditional music sessions in Newry and Mourne, Newry

A list of venues featuring traditional music sessions in Newry and Mourne.

The Portaferry Hotel, Portaferry

This country hotel has an idyllic outlook across Strangford Lough and is renowned for seafood dishes. Bar food is also available and there is wheelchair access.

The Portaferry Hotel restaurant has been awarded an AA rosettes 2004, is ...

Iona Inn, Londonderry/Derry

Iona Inn and Iona House are a great examples of a well preserved Irish Pub and guesthouse. Located in the historic city and offers quality accomodation at reasonable prices with Golf, fishing, swimming, historic sites,tours,bars & dining all nearby

Duke of York, Belfast

Nestled along a narrow cobbled alleyway in the historic Half Bap area, the Duke offers a traditional Belfast welcome of craic, music and humour in contrast to the modern fashionable establishments currently blowing into the surrounding streets.

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