38 Great Victoria Street,
(028) 9024 7447
The ViewBelfast Review
Part of a five-venue complex, Robinson’s Saloon boasts a typical Victorian boozer style which goes down well with visitors.
Established in 1895, Robinson’s is a large Victorian style open-plan and spacious pub with regulation untreated timber floor and an all-wood bar. It has a gold and black facade and connects through to Fibber McGee’s on one side and leads through to the Europa coach station on the other.
It has orange lamps, cream pillars and an ornate patterned wood ceiling. There are relics from the Titanic here, the fated White Star Line liner which was built at the city’s Harland and Wolff shipyard in 1912. They include the brass nameplate of Lifeboat No.12 and Philomena, the doll recovered from the site floating among the wreckage, along with letters and postcards written on board the ship. There is a bistro and the Roxy nightclub upstairs, as well as the BT1 club-bar downstairs.
With The Europa bus station just seconds away, you get your fair share of tourists, travellers, city visitors and returning sons here. It also has its regular crowd of locals and, the Irish being great travellers themselves, the out of towners blend in well.
The Food and Drink
On tap there’s Guinness, Budweiser, Carlsberg, Beck’s, Harp, Bass and Tennent’s (£2.95) and in bottles you’ve got Beck’s, Kopparberg, Carlton Cold, Crown, Gaymers, Magner’s, Saxenburg, Corona, Heineken and Beck’s.
There are quarter bottles of wine for £3.50. Sandwiches are £6.50 each and include seasoned chicken and ploughman’s. A classic burger costs £8.50 and mains include a traditional Irish stew at £6.50. Finish off with a coffee with Brogans Irish cream for £3.95.
The Last Word
Robinson’s is popular boozer attracting a mixed crowd of locals and travellers.
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