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Henrys, named after historic Belfast figure and United Irish man Henry Joy McCracken, has been a pub for over 100 years. Call into this Joys Entry bar for great drinks, traditional food, live music and plenty of history.
The Blue Plaque at the top of the entry notes Joy’s Entry as being named after Francis Joy, the founder of Belfast’s first newspaper “The Belfast News Letter” and the location of the papers first print!
Francis Joy was also grandfather to Henry Joy McCracken, a free-thinking Belfast merchant and famed United Irish Man. It is believed he was held in a prison on the same site before his execution in the nearby Corn Market in in 1798.
Henrys Public House and adjoining sister bar The Jailhouse, offer a fantastic range of traditional food, local drinks and entertainment alongside the rich history of our name sake Henry Joy and the heritage of Joys Entry and the buildings with in it.
Call in mid-week for hearty lunches and local offerings for dinner from our all day menu with 'Trad Sessions' in the evening.
Then look to the weekend for all major sporting events shown on the big screen, cocktails in the garden room, local beers, Irish whisky tastings and lots of live music.
Please visit the website or check social media for information on their full offering, bookings and seasonal events
Food: Local Irish pub grub food served from 11.30am each day until 9pm. Check out the website for meus.
Drinks/cocktails: Henrys has a full range of local brewed beers on draft with bottled beers, spirits including an extensive range of local Irish whiskies. Grab one of the monthly offers on our cocktails, gin, whiskey or bottled beer. Ask your server for details.
Live Sport: Sport shown daily on the big screens with major sporting events such as The Open and Premier League coming up. Visit Henrys social media for listings.
Live Music: Seven night a week with a full line up of Irish traditional sessions, singers and bands. Visit Henrys social media for listings.
Offerings: Steak Deal Monday to Thursday, two steak with all the trimmings and a bottle of wine for £39. Burger and a pint £9.95, Monday to Thursday.
Top Reasons To Visit
- The history and story of Henry Joy McCracken
- Traditional themed cocktails, beers and wines
- Traditional food
- Trad sessions and live music
- Major sporting matches shown on big screen