One of three contenders for Belfast’s oldest pub.

It’s utter rubbish of course as it only opened about 7 years ago. As a Botanic Inns bar, it has a “theme” this one is their take on the gastro-pub as the entire top half of the place is devoted to a restaurant.

Of course “gastro” in this case isn’t “gastronomic” rather “gastroenteritis” I’d particularly avoid the “beat-the-clock” menu which the last time I had it consisted of lukewarm boiled mush.

They were also the first (and thankfully only) bar in Belfast to jump on the Belfast Giants ™ ice hockey bandwagon. And people wonder why I don’t like it…???