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!