A few people will be arriving late in the afternoon, so a few hours to get them into the mood.
*Meet in the Crown Bar from 7:30pm for a chance to see one of Belfast's most historic and Grade A listed buildings.
Ale discount with Nicholson's App. Download here: HERE
*Move to The Bridge House Bar for late bar snacks if needed and a range of cask ales. A relaxed evening of chat, cask ale and a few snacks, and off to bed in preparation for the Friday Pub crawl.
People may be arriving anytime during the day so we have arranged a pub crawl where members can meet us anytime that suits once they book into their hotel. A contact number will be provided.
*Meet at the Hudson Bar, upstairs 11am, Talk&Taste with Tom Ray from Mourne Mountains Brewery.
Nibbles if required (Special Canape Menu - see below). Downstairs for a selection of craft ales
*A short walk to the Sunflower Pub to have a look at this old historic back street boozer, one of the few left in Belfast.
Talk&Taste with Hillstown Brewery and some background about their farm produce. Plus, lots of information & advice about home brewing and equipment from Get 'Er Brewed.
Two beers from the wood! Both from Cheshire Brewery and one a lager - first time since 1994 (when SPBWNI was first formed in the old Kitchen Bar) has a beer from the wood been served in Belfast!
With Thanks to Pedro and his great Team.
*A ten minute walk brings us to John Bittles Bar for some more craft and maybe meet John, one of Belfast's characters.
*Another ten minutes and we are round at Belfast's iconic Victorian liquor saloon - The Crown Bar.
*Five minutes and we arrive at Wetherspoon's Bridge House Bar for a selection from eight handpumps and a late night snack if needed.
*Meet opposite Belfast's landmark City Hall for a short bus trip along the Ormeau Road, across the Lagan river and enter the Errigle Inn. Talk&Taste with Niall McMullan of Hercules Brewery and Joseph McMullan of Knockout Brewery (no relation). A chance to get to know the brewer, the set-up and the beers. Afterwards a selection of cask ales at the bar.
*A short walk across the road and visit the Brewbot for an introductory tour and a selection of beers.
*Back into Belfast to The Bridge House for a Talk&Taste with Geoff Nuttal of Maltmeister Brewery and Charles Ballantyne of Ards Brewing Company. An evening meal/snacks and some convivial conversation before the majority of SPBW members head back to their accommodation for a well earned rest.
*Meet at the front of the City Hall 10:50 for a guided tour. Finish about noon.
*Round to The Bridge House. Barry McMullan from the National Homebrew Club will be there for a talk and hopefully some samples.
Lunch and some convivial conversation before the majority of SPBW members head off to catch their transport home.