About White's: Established 1630

Belfast's Premier Tavern

Established in 1630

Deriving its name from the many wine and spirit merchants who called Winecellar Entry their home, White’s Tavern was established in 1630. This is when the building received Belfast’s first-ever tavern license. We are indeed the oldest tavern in Belfast and one of the most authentic Irish pubs that you will find in this vibrant, historic city.

A rich history

Mirroring the city’s storied past, our location too has a history of its own. Situated in an old trading alley, Winecellar Entry has housed not just our tavern, but also The Mercury newspaper publication facility and a number of wine and spirit merchants. In fact, it is said that the Bateson family established the first wine and spirit store in Winecellar Entry.

A charming makeover

Our 3-storey structure is about as vintage as they come. However, we have kept up with the times and gone through a delightful makeover. We now offer a refreshed façade and refurbished interiors, yet our ambience remains as authentic as ever. The beautiful wooden beams, exposed brick walls, and rustic-chic seating add heaps of charm and character to our traditional Irish pub and bar. Maintaining the integrity of the original tavern, we have retained our 17 th -century bar counter alongside an open fireplace; so that you can enjoy a cool pint of Guinness exactly the way it should be!

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Authentically Irish!

  • Crisps and chips, soups and stews, steaks and pies, or greasy finger food, find a wide selection of Irish pub grub, including all your old favourites.
  • Choose from an extensive range of locally-brewed draft and bottled beers, local Irish whiskies, and a tasty cocktail menu. Teetotaling? No worries, simply ask for a mineral!
  • Watch major sporting events, such as Premier League and Six Nations on our big screen. Gather your friends or colleagues, and reserve your spots. The craic is 90 for sure!
  • Groove to a full line-up of traditional Irish singers and bands. We have live music every night of the week.

Quality Food, Great Drinks, Live Music in Belfast City Centre

White's Tavern is now owned and managed by the Clover Group that is founded by a quartet of successful hospitality and leisure entrepreneurs from Belfast. Andrew Maxwell, Paul Langsford, Jim Conlon and Mark Beirne, all share the same vision and values for White’s Tavern - “Recognise our past and celebrate our future”.

Our Goal is simple:

To serve the highest quality food, great drinks, and lively entertainment, in the form of traditional Irish music.

Come enjoy the Guinness and delightful Irish pub grub at the oldest pub in Belfast!

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