With the dark nights and cold chill in the air, there’s nothing better escaping the elements with a drink in front of a fireside and some good company. So, in the name of research, we’ve gone on the hunt to find the best pubs in Belfast to have a fireside drink in front of a roaring fire.
- White’s Tavern
Claiming the title of the oldest pub in Belfast, White’s Tavern has been welcoming the people of Belfast and beyond through its doors since the early 17th century. Pop in after a long day shopping or exploring the Continental Christmas market for a festive glass as mulled wine in front of the peat fire.
- Dirty Onion
Located in the hip Cathedral Quarter area of the city, the Dirty Onion offers live entertainment every night of the week as well as their unique “Boilermaker” menu, which recommends complimentary pairings of whiskey and beer chasers. Looking for something a bit more seasonal? Why not order a Hot Toddy, Hot Apple Brandy, Hot Buttered Rum or mulled cider to warm the cockles in front of their open fire!
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- Kelly’s Cellars
The unique charm and warm atmosphere of Kelly’s makes it a popular spot in Belfast. It’s even been known to attract celebrity punters including some of the cast from Game of Thrones and even Ed Sheeran! Drop by here and cosy up in front of the fire with the best pint of Guinness in Belfast.
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Housed in the oldest building in Belfast, McHugh’s is famed for its top-notch food as well as its drink. Immerse yourself in the history ofBelfast through the many paintings and pictures on the walls as you settle down for a break from the outside world in front of the crackling fire.
- Fibber Magees
Nestled in the corner of Blackstaff Square, close to the Europa Hotel, Fibber Magee’s is a hidden gem which boasts the best traditional music and grub in the city. Grab a seat in front of the fire and enjoy a glass along to the sound of bodhráns, fiddles and pipes – you’ll be guaranteed a night of great craic!
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- The Points
Describing itself as a “whiskey and alehouse” and boasting an impressive selection of more than eighty local and international whiskeys and ales, The Points is one of the newest venues on the list. Showcasing some of the best Irish folk bands from across the country, with revellers sometimes even treated to a rousing brush dance performance. No visit to The Points is complete without a warm bowl of traditional Irish stew in front of their open fire or in the snug!
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One more to add to your list will of course be the George Best Hotel! We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone through our doors to enjoy a drink in front of the fireplace. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with all of the behind the scenes and goings on at the George Best hotel!