February 13, 2008
Whites Tavern is know as the oldest tavern in Belfast. The sign suggests that it was built in 1630. Outside the building has a simple and modern feel, but inside, the ceiling, the walls, the furnitures, everything tells the history of the place. I went there because it was listed as one of the “must-visit” pubs and bars in Belfast. The Guinness and apple cider were pretty good. While we were drinking and chatting, local musicians gathered up and started to play traditional Irish music at one of the tables in a corner. The best part was a peat (turf) burning fire place. It smells really nice.
We didn’t eat, but they have a good selection of meals at reasonable prices. You can check out their menu on their website. (See URL below.) According to their website, they have a weekly pub quiz. I’d like to be a part of that next time I’m in town.
Address: 2-4 Winecellar Entry, Belfast, BT1 1QN
Phone: 028 9024 3080
Whites Tavern of Belfast: http://www.whitestavern.co.uk