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The Crown Liquor Saloon

46 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BA, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9024 3187
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
46 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BA, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

When in Belfast, we try to visit The Crown; owned by the National Trust and managed presumably by leaseholders, this Victorian Bar has most of the old fittings still intact. 8/9 booths with individual doors each seat up to a dozen people so you may...More

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was at the top of my list of pubs to visit in Belfast and yet it managed to exceed all expectations. It's truly gorgeous and having lunch & a pint in one of the cozy snugs was an experience I won't soon forget.

Thank 699JaneM
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having frequented this bar now on several occasions , the atmosphere is always friendly with a mixture of locals and visitors. The real ale is kept well , the decor has not appeared to have changed for years keeping its character. The small booths around...More

Thank Peter W
General Manager A, Manager at The Crown Liquor Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Peter, Thanks for the review, our decor hasn’t changed since the 1880’s and makes us one of the best preserved Gin Palaces in the world. Hope to see you again soon. Andy

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You'll get the most out of your visit if you share a snug or just talk to people. Bar service was good - barman acknowledged us although busy serving a queue and came to us in our turn. Great for atmosphere and chance to take...More

Thank Drumcovitt
General Manager A, Manager at The Crown Liquor Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Thank you for your review, happy you enjoyed your experience with us, see you again soon. Colum.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Old traditional pub with great atmosphere and serving a great pint of guinness. The bar has cubicles which were full but would be great to sit in with friends. You could almost smell the history. Outstanding place.

Thank BathGarry
Reviewed 5 days ago

Despite warnings the Crown might be "touristy" due to its fame, it was a marvelous place. Good food, good service, good drink. Crowd was a fair mix of mostly after work locals having a fine time. All 6 of us had something different from the...More

Thank Mike R
General Manager A, Manager at The Crown Liquor Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Mike Thanks for the very kind review. I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Yes it’s true we do attract a lot of tourists but a pub this beautiful does build a bit of a reputation world wide and we are more...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When planning our recent trip to Belfast this was always at the top of our list. My husband works in the pub industry and was very interested to see this place. We weren’t disappointed. It oozes history. We were sad we couldn’t get into a...More

Thank Lisa L
General Manager A, Manager at The Crown Liquor Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Lisa L Thank you for your review, when your coming back to belfast give us a call and we will reserve a booth for you, see you again soon. Colum.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited today, men’s toilets are very smelly, a fresh air fan/supply would be very welcome. The toilets are generally clean but need some fresh air via window or fan.More

1  Thank doley56
General Manager A, Manager at The Crown Liquor Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi doley56 Thanks for your review, our toilets are protected as we are a listed building and cant change alot, we do have a airfan in there and the toilets are small for the level of business we do, we do have the staff doing...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

this is my second time in belfast and have enjoyed both trips. did not get to crown the first time. got to it this time and wont be back. we had not finished our drinks and the three staff kept hounding the customers to hurry...More

Thank mestallaKiffa
General Manager A, Manager at The Crown Liquor Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I am sorry that your experience with us did not live up to your expectations. We do try to encourage patrons to "drink up" whenever the bar stops serving, so that we can clean and re-set for the next day's service, but this was obviously...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in for a few beers on Saturday night. Unfortunately the bar staff showed no interest in serving me! Gave up after 15 minutes, went to The Perch and got excellent service.More

Thank Alan M
General Manager A, Manager at The Crown Liquor Saloon, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Alan, I am sorry that you did not enjoy your experience with us. As Saturday's can be extremely busy, we do try and serve as quick and efficient as we possibly can, but may sometimes miss customers who have been there before others. This...More

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18 November 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Definitely Guinness but don’t think oysters. It really is a drinking establishment not for eating
1 November 2017|
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Response from Doctordan1 | Reviewed this property |
I’m pretty sure they’d allow this one f you contacted in advance
27 August 2017|
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Response from Bernie D | Reviewed this property |
Hi helmena glad they got you a table but that's awful that you had no reservation after booking one. I was a customer wroting a review. I don't work at the bar therefore I would suggest you give them a call and ask these... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BA, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast>  > Golden Mile
  • Neighbourhood: Golden Mile
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9024 3187
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You will find The Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast within a short stroll of Europa Hotel, Grosvenor Road and Glengall Street - however, you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its heartily classic pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous Irish hospitality.The Crown Liquor Saloon is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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