Rated based on a number of visits over the past few years, conveniently located opposite the hotel my company used. The pub interior is the main reason to visit, stunning heritage, and sitting in one of the booths (snugs) if you can find one free is a must. Always busy in the evenings, popular with visitors. The beer range was ok, always something local available Iíd not had before on each visit. Ate at the upstairs restaurant once, good food and attentive service.
Just a place you have to visit.
Rare and special old place in Belfast. Quite unspoilt.
Not the best beer selection, but you will surely find something you have not tried before.
You can also eat upstairs.
Friendly staff and clean toilets.
I donít believe I have not written this one up previously. To put it simply, this is the finest original condition (with authentic remake) Victorian pub in the British isles, which means in the world. Every bit of the design is a reflection of what used to be. Itís fab. The front bit is booze only, the upstairs is food. Sadly the beer is a weak spot. A few Whitewater and Hilden brews but the only stout big G regular. All at a price.
If thereís a quintessential look for a British pub, this is it. A gem of a place. You want to shrink it down and take it home. Be warned, it is PACKED with punters from all over. The selection is cask, real ales, semi big brewery fare. Made my day in Belfast!