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A collection of eight traditional pubs in the city of Belfast

1. The Crown Bar

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The Crown Bar a is Probably the most famous pub in Belfast and one of the finest high-Victorian saloons in the UK. It features an ornate interior of brightly-coloured tiles, carvings and glass and a wonderfully atmospheric setting in which to down a pint.
46 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7BA. Tel: 028 9024 3187

2. The Duke of York

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An old-fashioned pub, The Duke Of York is welcoming and warm and is one of Belfast's gems. The venue with its white exterior featuring old-fashioned metal adverts for whiskey and Guinness and hanging flower baskets.
7-11 Commercial Court, Belfast, BT1 2NB. Tel: 028 9024 1062

3. Kelly's Cellars

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Kelly's was once a country pub on the edge of town and although there is some argument over its exact age, there is no doubt that Kelly's Cellars is the oldest surviving, continually run pub in Belfast. And what is most memorable, perhaps, is that in its 280 year history, it has managed to retain its focus as an everyday drinking mans pub. This is a serious pub for serious drinkers, where a rich and eclectic mix of Belfast characters, including artists, writers and actors, gather to sup fine frothy pints of Guinness and discuss the ways of the world. Theres never a dull moment in Kelly's.
30 Bank Street, Belfast, BT1 1HL. Tel: 028 9024 6058

4. The John Hewitt Bar

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Located in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, The John Hewitt first opened its doors in December 1999. The bar is unique in its ownership as it is owned by The Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre. The Resource Centre's managers had always relied on various grants to fund its work, when in the mid ninties, they came up with the idea of generating some of their own funds by going into business... And why not a pub! John Hewitt, the late poet, socialist and Freeman of Belfast officially opened the Resource Centre on Mayday 1983, hence the name of the bar.
51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH. Tel: 028 9023 3768

5. Madden's Bar

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In the heart of the city centre, Madden's is the perfect place for a pint and some traditional music.
74 Berry Street, Belfast BT1 1JE. Tel: 028 9024 4114

6. White's Tavern

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Whites Tavern proudly lays claim to being the oldest tavern in Belfast. The atmosphere is easy going and friendly, with traditional peat burning fires and many old Belfast artefacts on display. This hidden treasure in the heart of the city allows customers to converse, relax and sample some of the best Guinness that Belfast has to offer. Traditional sessions every Friday and Sunday nights.
2-4 Winecellar Entry, Belfast, BT1 1QN. Tel: 028 9024 3080

7. The Garrick Bar

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The Garrick Bar offers a range of locally sourced freshly prepared dishes from 12pm to 6pm Monday to Saturday. The Front Bar has Traditional Music Sesions on Wednesday nights at 9.30pm and Fridays at 5pm.
29 Chichester Street, Belfast BT1 4JB. Tel: 028 9032 1984

8. Kitchen Bar

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The original pub, dating back to 1859, was the favourite watering hole for the star performers of Belfast's famous music hall, The Empire. The bar has now relocated to a characterful old converted warehouse close to the Waterfront Hall but it retains all the charm and charisma that visitors experienced at its former site.
1 Victoria Square, Belfast, BT1 4QG. Tel: 028 9024 5268
Visitor Information
Belfast Tourist Information Centre, 47 Donegall Place, BT1 5AD. Tel: 028 9024 6609

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