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Central Wine Bar

12 Ann Street, Ballycastle BT54 6AD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2076 3877
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“smoked cod” (20 reviews)
“guinness bread” (11 reviews)
“chowder” (45 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Ann Street, Ballycastle BT54 6AD, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely warm pub and relaxing very helpful staff. We never had food but seeing people enjoying their food.

Thank Nigel N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled across this bar when out for a wander around Ballycastle. Found a lovely little Irish gem of a pub. Atmosphere was so so chilled and staff were lovely. Came for a pint of Guinness and ended up staying for the food. Partner loved the...More

Thank Lizzie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this place by luck when travelling north coast and looking for somewhere to eat on a Sunday afternoon - when most of Northern Ireland seems to close!! Lovely food and great service. Couldn't ask for more.

Thank Davy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have had a really memorable night at the Central. Delicious food presented beautifully, the staff were more than happy to accommodate small changes to the menu. A real step up and a change from your usual Pub Grub, compliments to the Chef!!! The live...More

Thank Ellenrafferty1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been a regular here for a year or so. It was my birthday today and since we were in Ballycastle thought we'd eat somewhere we are familiar with. The last time we were here was month or so ago and were overcharged though I returned...More

3  Thank Khadiga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group had a nice dinner here. The food was good. I had a great apple salad with baked cheese. Others had fish and chips, chowder, etc and were satisfied. Our only complaint was our first waitress got the order incorrect and brought crab cakes...More

Thank Jan D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in to this lovely Bar today for lunch and drinks...my order of roast was not what I expected as it wasn't to my liking, I changed to another meal and was very impressed,it was really good ! no problem to the waitress at all...More

Thank Suzette A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying locally for a few days and trying different eateries. The Central Bar is lovely, very traditional appearance, much larger than you would imagine from the outside and very welcoming. The staff were excellent. We arrived around 6.30pm and thought there would be...More

2  Thank Candygirl156
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thank you to Aaron for the lovely warm welcome in the Central Bar. The food served was all delicious, especially the scallops and the fish pie! The ambience is perfect , with a real fire to warm you on a blustery Autumnal day. First class...More

Thank jk12345660
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

After spending the night on Rathlin island , visited the central bar for lunch Monday afternoon . Fantastic atmosphere and very welcome real fire, greeted by Aaron who was extremely welcoming and gave full explanation of the menu, decided to go for platter which we...More

Thank Helen A
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November 29, 2017|
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Response from Upthedubs101 | Reviewed this property |
Even the fryer is gluten free so my wife’s friend said to me. So the hole menu can be gluten free
February 15, 2017|
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Response from jill R | Reviewed this property |
Casual. Come as you are.
February 1, 2017|
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Response from Jonathan M | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Ann Street, Ballycastle BT54 6AD, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Ballycastle
  • Phone Number: +44 28 2076 3877
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This Family run establishment was 2009 finalist in the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards. From its traditional bar to its chic restaurant and enclosed beer garden its a perfect venue for a great experience in entertainment and dining.
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