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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…

Places To Visit

Kiwi's Brew Bar, Portrush

Something is most definitely brewing in Portrush. Beer is making a quiet and classy comeback.

Crosskeys Inn, Toomebridge, Antrim

The Crosskeys Inn C.1654 is the oldest thatched pub in Ireland. The Crosskeys Inn is also one of Ireland's most famous Irish Traditional Music Pubs. With traditional music held most Saturday nights Impromptu sessions on some Friday and Sundays.

Jenny Watts, Bangor

As Bangor's oldest and most revered public house, established in 1780, we are responsible for reinventing the art of conversation in a warm and entertaining environment.

The Speckled Hen, Lisburn

Our food philosophy is to offer a wide selection of wholesome traditional fare with a contemporary twist complimented by fine wines, beers and spirits. Not forgetting coffee. All presented in a warm and friendly setting.

Pavilion Bar, Ormeau, Belfast

Established in 1899, The Pavilion or "The Big House" draws its clientele from all over the city and beyond, and is a must for all who wish to experience a traditional Belfast pub with three floors, three bars, in one Big House with five-star food.

McCollams, Cushendall

This is a friendly, must visit, family pub/restaurant where tourists and locals gather in search of authentic Irish traditional music and singing! This is a 5th generation family business with character rooms, conservation order on bar and facade!

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.

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