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The Crown Liquor Saloon

46 Great Victoria Street, Belfast BT2 7BA, Northern Ireland (Golden Mile)
028 9024 3187
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Ranked #87 of 750 Restaurants in Belfast
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Golden Mile
Description: 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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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This was not the first time i had visited this famous landmark as i had been there many years before when i lived in Belfast. Not being a "pub" person, I can't honestly say I "enjoyed" the Crown but a visit is a must just for the history surrounding the old pub. . It was very busy and i can't... More

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful pub that is owned by the National Trust. Some great decorations that keep you looking. We didn't drink in the bar but went up stairs to the restaurant. While they had run out of some items on the menu we thoroughly enjoyed our lamb shank pie. The service was fine and staff were friendly.

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Peterborough, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

friends and I used one of the the snugs. Interesting. Very unique decorations and decor. Lots of history in this pub.

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Visited last week and was very disappointed. Place was very dirty and smelled of old deep fried food. Ordered 2 drinks and charged £10.20. Questioned the bar man - told later he was manager - he said it was £4.50 for craft lager, £5.70for a Gordon's gin as 35 ml measure and tonic. I accepted it as thought over priced... More

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melbourne
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Great venue but it is a real shame about the service and the bar tenders. They may be in all the guide books but that doesnt mean you can treat your customers with disrespect.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Rude and aggressive manager drove us out of the bar; we were happy to obey the rules on drinking age, but not to be insulted, interrupted and patronised. Shameful behaviour. Perhaps these people aren't really cut out for the service industry?

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I used to absolutely love this place, a stunning and unique piece of history supposedly preserved by The NationalTrust. What have they allowed to happen to it? The drinking booths are a disgrace, absolutely covered in recent in graffiti written and carved into the wooden panels. Messy floors, greasy tables, rubbish everywhere and smells of fried food. The National Trust... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

What has happened, I grew up in Belfast and every time I am back tend to drop in for a Guinness and a bite to eat. In last 2 years it has really nose-dived. Dropped in last week and the place has really gone to the dogs. Grubby, grotty and grafitti covered (Aston Villa scrawled in felt tip pen in... More

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A real taste of how pubs used to look! Don't expect to get a seat though... Well worth an hour or so

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NW Florida
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Redone from its humble beginnings as the Railway Tavern, the Crown was transformed in the 1880's with opulent stained glass, ornate plaster work, and beautiful tile and woodwork. Inside is the glow of gaslight reflected on polished brass and colored by stained and painted glass. It was crowded when we were there but within a few minutes we were lucky... More

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