A nice, traditional pub on the Markethill Road, Sally McNally’s is located between Portadown and Tandragee and is a popular stopping point for people visiting Gosford Park or Tandragee Golf Club. With a reputation for great food, the beer garden at Sally McNally’s attracts large numbers during the summer months and is perfect for sitting back and relaxing with a drink. Regular live music sessions and drinks promos during sporting events ensure Sally’s is busy across the weekend.
Sally’s has expanded over the years but the nooks and crannies in the bar ensure it maintains the charm and character that the owners John and Lisa set out to create when they first opened the bar. With a pool room, sports bar and restaurant, there’s something for everyone at Sally’s, and don’t be surprised to see cyclists take a pit stop here when you visit. The bars sister restaurant, Stonebridge Brasserie is located a short distance from the bar and has also built up a good food reputation with the locals.
Located on Portadown’s Mandeville Street, Bennetts is a popular and lively bar that attracts big crowds at the weekend. With regular live music sessions including DJ nights, Bennetts is great for young couples or if you’re travelling with a large group. It is one of Portadown’s busier and more lively venues, with the cocktail list, in particular, a hit with visitors. If you’re looking for somewhere to grab a bite of lunch and a pint during the day, Bennetts is well worth a visit, especially if you’re looking to catch the latest football match.
Owned by the family of an Armagh All-Ireland Football winner, McKeever & Son’s is a traditional, homely bar that serves food all day, seven days a week. With several big screens and a great selection of beers on tap, McKeever’s is a great spot to watch sports, and popular for GAA games in particular. The bar has live music over the weekend and a friendly team ready to greet you with a warm welcome.
The award-winning Uluru Bar & Grill in Armagh City has elevated the Armagh gastropub scene thanks to its reputation for wonderful food, and its calendar of special tasting events, including beer, cider, whiskey and gin nights. The pub takes inspiration from its Australian founder, and while he has moved on to pastures new, the bar-restaurant has managed to maintain the high standards and reputation earned in its early days. From its fab selection of craft beers, ciders and gins, and wonderful cocktail menu, to the award-winning food menu, Uluru offers something different in the heart of Armagh. Different, yet truly spectacular.
Located on the square in the village of Richill, Groucho’s is a popular bar and restaurant that offers everything you would expect from the Orchard County. A warm welcome, great food and a wonderful selection of Armagh craft ciders and beers. The pub was historically linked by tunnels to the nearby Richhill Castle, and today prides itself on showcasing the finest Armagh produce in its food and drink. A short drive from Portadown and Armagh City, Groucho’s is the perfect place to escape for the day and relax by the wood burning stove with a drink and some tasty food. There’s a pool room should you want to relax with a few games and regular entertainment. If you want to get a real taste of what Armagh has to offer in terms of hospitality, look no further than Groucho’s.
With the bar dating back almost 200 years, Red Neds is a historic pub in Armagh City that has plenty to offer, whether you’re after a quiet pint or a story or two from the locals. With a live music session every Friday, and traditional folk and Bluegrass sessions across the week, you’re sure of a good welcome by the Red Neds team. The bar has a great choice of beers and spirits, while you can also look forward to sampling some of Armagh’s finest craft ciders, and you can even enjoy a glass of Red Ned’s own bespoke whiskey, a Centenary Bushmills Malt.
Located on Armagh City’s busy Market Street, the Hole in the Wall Bar was once an old Goal and is a bar steeped in history. The building itself is believed to date back to the early 17th century and is believed to be a haunted by a friendly ghost called Wilfy. It’s often the starting point for many locals and you can look forward to a warm welcome from Joanne, the pub’s owners, and also the pub’s most famous character, Casper, the resident parrot. The Hole in the Wall has a real homely feel to it and is the perfect spot to relax after a day of walking around the historic city of Armagh.