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The Jailhouse, and adjoining sister bar Henrys, offers a fantastic range of traditional food, local drinks and entertainment alongside the rich history of their name sake Henry Joy.

In what was a derelict building for over 100 years now stands The Jailhouse. Next door to sister pub Henry’s, The Jailhouse takes its name from the long running rumour that it is in fact the site where Henry Joy McCracken was held before being walked down Joy’s Entry to Cornmarket where he was hung in 1798. Notice the original bars on the windows and the inscribed beams.

Long thought to be the site where Henry Joy McCracken was held before being hung in Cornmarket, The Jailhouse resides on Joys Entry, one of the narrow 17th century “first” streets of Belfast.

The Jailhouse offers 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 into this history-soaked building for cocktails, light bites, breakfast and dinner all under the original beams and barred windows.

Please visit our website or check out our social media for information on our full offering, bookings and seasonal events.

Food: Breakfast, brunch, coffee and lunch at The Jailhouse. Open From 9am Thursday to Sunday for coffee, breakfast and brunch. Lunch menu from 12 noon until 5pm each day.

Drinks: Summer of joy has launched at The Jailhouse with a full range of cocktails and spirits to go along with it. Spend the brighter days, lunch breaks and summer nights down on Joy's Entry sharing cocktails in the courtyard. Spritz Socials, two spritz for £15, seven days a week from 4-8pm.

Locals DJs playing in The Jailhouse every Friday and Saturday from 6pm until 2am.

Offerings: Spritz Socials, two spritz for £15, seven days a week from 4-8pm
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  • 4 Joys Entry
  • Belfast
  • Antrim
  • BT1 4DR

Top Reasons To Visit

  • The history and story of Henry Joy McCracken
  • Cocktails, large gin selection, beers and wines
  • Breakfast served daily with a Bloody Mary bar on Sundays
  • DJs and live music
  • Bar snacks and pub grub

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