Eastern Bar

Northern Ireland - Lisburn

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

1 Young Street
Lisburn
BT27 5EA

Nearby Station: Lisburn

Station Distance: 800m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Lisburn)

View on: Whatpub

The public bar has an old bar back of five bays and no loss of lower shelves. The sloping bar counter of ply with a wooden top is only 10 years old – actually two counters with one in front of the old bar back and left one having only some lower shelving behind it. The fixed seating looks to date from the 1960/70s. Look for the old bell box above the window on the Young Street side which still works.

Behind the public bar is a small room that was formerly the family kitchen with 1960s fixed seating around a large table. On the right Young Street side is a small room that acted as the ladies snug also with 1960s fixed seating around a round table.

The public bar has an old bar back of five bays and no loss of lower shelves. The sloping bar counter of ply with a wooden top is only 10 years old – actually two counters with one in front of the old bar back and left one having only some lower shelving behind it. The fixed seating looks to date from the 1960/70s. Look for the old bell box above the window on the Young Street side which still works.

Behind the public bar is a small room that was formerly the family kitchen with 1960s fixed seating around a large table. On the right Young Street side is a small room that acted as the ladies snug also with 1960s fixed seating around a round table.

Upstairs the lounge is a rare survivor from the early 1960s in three sections being a conversion from living accommodation. The area with the servery has ply panelling to picture frame height. The bar counter has a button leatherette front and Formica top. The back fitting is of shelves, the top ones being of glass with a feature of 3 mirrors on more button leatherette (padding). Through a wide gap with more ply panelling on the walls and above the gap are four classic 1960s fixed seating bays of leatherette – note the metal leg chairs. Some full height ply panelling on the walls. Doorway to the third area at the front left with more 1960s fixed seating and one wall of ply panelling. There is also a large function room on the far left of the first floor which is still regularly used for parties and live music. There is a separate bell box upstairs for the three areas that was installed in the 1960s.

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