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Welcome to Mark's Alehouse

Several years ago, as Chairman of Northern Ireland branch of CAMRA, I received many letters enquiring about public houses in the province. Several questions were asked about the choices of food in the local Bars. After giving similar answers each time I decided to use the (then) new technology of a website to contain the information.

Since then I have been asked for more and more information, which I post on a limited basis. I do not wish to be a tourist information centre, as my interest has always been the food and drink in the province. This site remains a list of premises that I have used, still use when I can, and would recommend to visitors. It is totally independant of the local trade and takes no monies. It is not possible to visit every establishment and places can change suddenly and without notice. Thus I enjoy feedback.

A lot of places you will not find here. Not because they are intrinsically bad but mostly because I have reached a certain age where I enjoy a pleasurable ambience rather than peer pressure to be somewhere I am not enjoying.

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