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updated on 17 October 2019

Opening Times

11:00 – 01:00
11:00 – 01:00
11:00 – 01:00
11:00 – 01:00
11:00 – 01:00
11:00 – 01:00
Closes in  6 h 59 min.
6 h 59 min


History is never far from the surface at The Hatfield, a listed building, you can’t miss the distinctive tiled frontage as you make your way along Belfast’s busy Ormeau Road. It’s been a fixture in the local community for almost a century-and-a-half now. A family affair… The Hatfield House was built in 1871 with an ornate hand carved horseshoe counter that was constructed by the same craftsmen who worked on HMS Titanic. A replica of the bar was aboard the HMS Titanic and is now lost to history.
Owned by the Cassidy family, Kevin Cassidy came to Belfast from Draperstown when he was 18-years-old. He worked and managed many of the city’s bars and eventually brought the Hatfield House in 1976. He worked all of the hours he could and his son, Kieran, started in the bar when he was just 12-years-old in order to spend more time with his dad.
Maintaining a listed building such as The Hatfield necessitates constant attention to the many minor structural issues that occur, it has undergone a series of refurbishments to see it retain the original features of the downstairs bar and add "The Graduate" restaurant, a plush new sports bar and lounge area called "The Liquor Library", an expansive new function suite with room for 150 guests and a cosy beer garden and roof terrace. There have been few changes to the comfortable horseshoe bar on the Hatfield’s ground floor since a large scale refurbishment of the front of the premises went ahead in 1995. A frequent venue for Irish traditional music sessions, poetry readings and arts events, this evocative and comfortable old lounge is actually a replica of the horseshoe bar on the Titanic and was, in fact, originally built by the same group of Italian craftsmen who worked on the ill-fated liner.

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