Kelly's Cellars
Kelly's Cellars
4.5
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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This pub is best known for its delicious food and traditional music.
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  • Honest John
    Galway, Ireland45 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    World Class
    I could write a review of this place on a weekly basis and each time it would be 5 star. The bar is an absolute gem with a most interesting history dating back to 1720, with Wolfe Tone and the Dubliners some who have enjoyed what the premises has to offer. The Guiness is the best on the Island of Ireland and at £5.20 a pint (€6) is possibly dear by some standards but it's worth it. I always notice how staff go about their work and the staff all clearly love doing what they do. I live 250km from Kellys but have been about 30 times over the last 7 years. I really have a connection with the venue. It oozes class. A lot of landmark tourist bars sacrifice their personality for tackyness. Thankfully this has not happened here and you get transported back in time in ways in Kellys. It's a real experience. Returning to the staff, Jamie and Rory are top class, they seem to run the bar like a finely tuned well oiled formula 1 car, they are friendly and on the ball and a credit to their employer. Do not go to Belfast without visiting.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 8, 2023
  • Coloonatic
    Sligo, Ireland150 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Savage Pints Of Guinness
    We stopped here on a trip to Belfast and we loved it. The bar is steeped in history and has managed to maintain it's identity. Nice vibes inside and out of the pub. The pints of Guinness are simply savage, I'd go back to Belfast again just to have a couple of pints of the black stuff in Kelly's, they were like mothers milk. Great pub and worth a vist
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Pioneer224568
    United Kingdom1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing but look out for the odd drunk idiot
    As a Belfast native who left in 1997, I was delighted to introduce my son and two friends, one Hungarian and one British Bengali to Kelly's Cellars. It didn't dissappoint. The food was great, the Guinness was outstanding and the staff both behind the bar and on security were amazing and very welcoming. There was just one sour note to the occasion. On the last night, while seated at a table, waiting for food a group of local women started aggressively pushing into our table when there was not really any space. We were told by them that we shouldn't expect to have a table to ousrelves in Kelly's. This was followed by an assertion that as we were tourists we shouldn't be taking up a table as they came there every week and one of their Dad's owned the bar. The latter clearly being a lie. When I pointed out we didn't have much space it seemed to rile them and they became verbally abusive. They began insulting me about my age, then focused on my son telling him that he wasn't Irish. He defended himself saying, I am Irish to which one responded, "You're not Irish, you're English, shut up, you have no opinion here". The insults went up a notch when they turned on my Bengali friend asking him pointedly "where are you from anyway" and then telling him that "you have no right to be here. This is our bar. This is West Belfast". The next move was for one of the women to go to the doorman and ask for us to be thrown out. The doorman made the right call and was very supportive of us. However in the end the aggressive tactics of these women was successful and we left the bar giving them the table as the whole situation was very tense and unpleasant.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 24, 2023
  • David M
    Gateshead, United Kingdom82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must go to bar
    This is a must go to bar...what a place, great mix of people of all age ranges went on the Saturday night and never left the place until late great guitarist playing a range of music from Oasis to Fleetwood Mac, Springsteen to Sam Fender buzzing atmosphere lasses up dancing to the guitarist the lot...Great bar staff and reasonable prices for a city centre. This is a great bar for couples, groups of friends and families (over 18's). Seated and standing Space available outside to enjoy a drink.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 15, 2024
  • E A
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great atmosphere 😃
    Went on a monday afternoon for one pint but ended up staying for a number of drinks Cracking pub nice staff and atmosphere, (reason we stayed). A lovely lady staff member helped us get back to hotel. Didn't get name but thanks again.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 4, 2024
  • Caroline B
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go here for a real Irish experience!
    We were recommended to go here by more than one local. We were told this place has the BEST Guinness in the city with the warmest welcome. They were right! It felt like a real, traditional Irish experience. The building and art work is unbelievable.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 29, 2024
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travel7979
London, UK128 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
This is the worst place in Belfast. They say on their website that you must book because of Covid but I tried to book by calling, emailing and using their booking system on their Facebook page and got zero response. I gave up and went to the venue for lunch. The waiter told me they were serving Irish stew and seated me outside. I was happy as I wanted to try the stew. Then a few minutes later he returned saying that there's no point me sitting as the manager told him the stew had just finished so I should leave. I was shocked at this. He said they always have stew till 5pm so he doesn't know why the manager said its finished when it was lunch time and the stew is served for lunch. He told me to leave.

Do not waste your time and go to this place. I would rather go to McDonalds instead.

If you want traditional irish stew I highly recommend the Crown Liquor Saloon which also has the original decor from the 1820s so you get delicious food and amazing decor.
Written August 30, 2021
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Lydia B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Clean glasses isn't much to ask for, not 1 pint glass but 2 with lipstick on them. Husband brought the 2nd glass back, set it on the bar stating "there's another dirty glass" as the first one the staff got on as if he was only after another beer. Which he didn't want and 2nd pint was a full one and never expected it changed. Within 5mins of returning the 2nd pint a female, who am guessing was the manager came to are table followed by a doorman stating she didn't like the way my husband spoke to her. Stated that they were busy. It was a totally unprofessional approach and not necessary at all. In such times as now i would've thought making sure everything is clean would be a priority and going on a power trip would the last thing to do. Unprofessional is the only word to use and next time we will go else were and am sure that bar will have clean glasses.
Written June 26, 2022
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Janet276
100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
You must come to Kelly’s Cellar when visiting Belfast. It’s so lovely inside, very traditional with fab bar staff. We sat outside, there is a covered awning where live music was playing on Saturday Night, plenty of singing & dancing.
Pizza & pint £12.
Written August 30, 2022
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robww
London, UK489 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Enjoyed a couple of hours here on a Sunday lunchtime. Lots of drinks options and pizza / Irish stew also. A lively traditional folk group were performing in a corner which was very enjoyable.
Well worth a visit.
Written March 5, 2023
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Johny D
Belfast, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
Came here for a wee pint of Guinness and some homemade stew before I would shoot on with my daily duties. On arrival I've received a Warm Welcome from Kirsty, she showed me down the table, brought me my stew promptly. Stew tasted Amazing and it was the Best Guinness in Town! 😎 Great warm atmosphere, followed by warm service, what else do you want? Thank you! Keep it up!
Written August 17, 2021
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Chip M
Northampton, UK48 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Nice pub in not such a nice location just off the Main Street. Staff nice and friendly behind the bar. Sat outside in a tent. As it was the run up to Christmas they had a bloke dressed as the grinch supposedly entertaining. He was half American, loud and annoying plus made it clear at the top of the voice that he hated the f*ing English…we 5 are all English so didn’t bode well. Also another guy sat there spent the whole time staring at me. I guess also because I’m English.
Was a shame really because it could have been lovely and traditional but we ended up leaving before it kicked off.
Written December 17, 2023
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Babs
13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The toilet facilities in this establishment are poor. There is little put in place for those with a disability of any kind. One toilet out of order so everyone uses the disabled toilet, Which isn't an actual disabled toilet as access is so narrow. I asked to use their other toilets upstairs and was declined. I explained my disability but was basically told to go away I am busy. Staff attitude to disability was horrendous.
Written April 16, 2024
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Andydjp
Stotfold, UK638 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We wanted to visit an authentic local bar and Kelly's was recommended to us by our taxi driver. It certainly met expectations and we enjoyed some live music as well. The staff were friendly and welcoming and we had a great time.
Written July 10, 2022
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Tony R
27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
We wanted an authentic Irish bar and we found it here. It was a wet Friday night and we sat inside the bar. Great atmosphere and made better by the excellent bartender Roisín who worked tirelessly and made us smile with her good humour. The vegan pizza that Roisín recommended was also a great call.
Written August 7, 2021
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Honest John
Galway, Ireland45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I could write a review of this place on a weekly basis and each time it would be 5 star. The bar is an absolute gem with a most interesting history dating back to 1720, with Wolfe Tone and the Dubliners some who have enjoyed what the premises has to offer. The Guiness is the best on the Island of Ireland and at £5.20 a pint (€6) is possibly dear by some standards but it's worth it. I always notice how staff go about their work and the staff all clearly love doing what they do. I live 250km from Kellys but have been about 30 times over the last 7 years. I really have a connection with the venue. It oozes class. A lot of landmark tourist bars sacrifice their personality for tackyness. Thankfully this has not happened here and you get transported back in time in ways in Kellys. It's a real experience. Returning to the staff, Jamie and Rory are top class, they seem to run the bar like a finely tuned well oiled formula 1 car, they are friendly and on the ball and a credit to their employer. Do not go to Belfast without visiting.
Written May 8, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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