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- Food & Drink, Ireland's Ancient East, Offaly
- 24 March 2023
Gainsborough Bar: A Historic Pub with a View in Derry
Excerpt: Step into the second oldest bar outside the Walled City of Derry and enjoy a memorable experience with delicious food and drinks, friendly staff, and a stunning view of the River Foyle.
Located on the corner of Foyle Street and Shipquay Street, Gainsborough Bar is a family-run establishment that dates back to 1729. The bar's prime location in the historic Guildhall Square offers a magnificent view of the River Foyle, the Peace Bridge, and the former Ebrington Barracks. The bar is also conveniently situated near the City Walls, Shipquay Gate, and other popular attractions in Derry. It's location is beside the main shopping area and also right beside the bus depot. A short walk across the Peace Bridge will take youn to the train station.
Aside from its rich history and breathtaking view, Gainsborough Bar offers a variety of activities and events that cater to different interests. Guests can enjoy delicious food and drinks, including the perfect hot whiskey, while relaxing after a long day of sightseeing. The bar also hosts karaoke nights on weekends, providing a fun and lively atmosphere for visitors.
While in Derry, be sure to explore some of the nearby attractions and activities, such as the City Walls, the Guildhall, and the Tower Museum. You can also take a guided tour of the City Walls or visit the Bogside Murals to learn about the city's troubled past.
Gainsborough Bar's patient staff and enjoyable service make it a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. The atmosphere is calm and welcoming, and the prices are reasonable, making it an excellent choice for a night out in Derry.
Whether you're a history buff, a foodie, or a music lover, Gainsborough Bar has something for everyone. So, come and visit this historic pub with a view and experience the charm and hospitality of Derry's oldest establishments.