Northern Ireland > Belfast
varanid99 (15) , Australia | November 1, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Good bar with a fair range of local brews. Didnít try the food but it looked good. Settled in and sampled several draft beers and a few bottles as well. Knowledgeable bartender too
goozen (74) Leiden, Netherlands | June 24, 2013
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice pub with local (Northern)Irish beers and other stuff.
SudsMcDuff (181) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | January 13, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
stopped by for a couple of quick pints after the Titanic Belfast experience thing. Had a couple of College Green brews on cask. good local bottle selection. didnít eat but the few things that went by me smelled awesome. i enjoyed my stopover. also had free newspapers which i know isnít crazy but i love reading local papers when iím on vacation.
Travlr (1269) Washington, Washington DC | November 17, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Medium sized fairly characterful pub, crowded in the evenings. Locals and staff alike are friendly and outgoing, and were a bit (pleasantly) shocked that I was visiting from the US. I paid for very few of my own drinks.
Beershine (681) The Sunshine State, Florida | March 10, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Warm, cozy, characterful pub with a writerly vibe. Not the greatest beer selection but the atmosphere makes up for it. Didnít eat but heard the grub is above-average.
douglas88 (169) Portland , Oregon | September 13, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
A cool place, busy often with live music. Two local cask ales, about six bottles of NI brews. Good service. Proper glasswear. Nice place.
larsga (195) Oslo, Norway | March 25, 2008
62 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Nice place named after the poet John Hewitt, who was famous for being an independent thinker and not taking sides during The Troubles. The bar is neither republican nor unionist, and is one of the few in Belfast not to employ a bouncer (because it doesnít need one). Crowded in the evenings, but less packed during the day. Usually spontaneous live sessions every Saturday around 1600. Serves two cask ales, at least one of which will be a Hilden (possibly under the College Green label). The bottled stuff may contain some real oddities (like Peruvian or Thai beer) and is worth checking out, even if the beers are unlikely to be very good. Highly recommended!
Gazza (160) Worcester, England | September 17, 2006
56 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Excellent little bar with (usually) cask Hilden ale. Be prepared for some good old-fashioned socialist, or other non-conformist, propaganda being aired! Only one real ale - usually Hilden - although this can vary depending on what beer swaps Hilden has been doing with other breweries - on my visit, Bank Top Fredís Cap was on the pump. A very sociable and interesting locals bar, far enough from the centre to be almost visitor-free!
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