Group Travel

How to Find Your Perfect Pub

Good food and great hospitality are an important element of a great day out and the pubs of Northern Ireland are world famous for their unique atmosphere, friendly welcome and high quality food. So whether you are looking for a cosy traditional pub or a modern caféstyle bar – Northern Ireland has it all.

Visitors can enjoy the character of traditional pubs like McHugh’s Bar in Belfast, dating back to 1711; or a modern bar and bistro like Sally’s of Omagh, the Northern Ireland Pub of the Year 2010, with its ultra modern lounge and state-of-the-art courtyard. Or alternatively, for good food based on local produce try the Dirty Duck Ale House in Holywood, idyllically overlooking the sea, and County Down Food Pub of the Year 2010.

To help you discover the best of Northern Ireland’s pubs and what they have to offer check out the Pub Finder at Here you can search by location to find your perfect pub, or by the feature you are looking for to make your perfect experience – food, entertainment, accommodation, outdoor area or function facilities.

You’ll find pubs steeped in the history and culture of the country with many locals
being owned and run by the same family for generations, having welcomed visitors for hundreds of years. The Irish pub is known the world over for its hospitality, good nature and craic, and the Ulster pub provides a unique offering within this world famous experience. As well as being a famous visitor attraction, local pubs are often the hub of community life and a source of identity for the areas they serve. It’s a great way to really get to know a town or tourist destination, while enjoying some genuine Northern Irish hospitality and culture.

So don’t miss out and make sure a visit to the pub is a must do for any trip, whether it’s to soak up the atmosphere or for some well deserved rest and relaxation for weary travellers and those feeling the exertion of an excursion.

Most pubs will happily accommodate both small and large groups; however it’s always good to call ahead. Some pubs will have individual policies on the admission of children and its worth checking in advance if there are under 18’s within your party.