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The Cloth Ear

​The Cloth Ear Public Bar

The Cloth Ear is our comfortable public bar. Situated in the Grade A listed part of the building, it has many original features as well as some modern touches. Come in, relax and enjoy “the craic”.


No visit to Northern Ireland would be complete without visiting a really good pub! In Belfast you are spoilt for choice, but we recommend you start your odyssey in our own welcoming public house – The Cloth Ear.

We offer an exceptional range of craft beers, ales and stouts both bottled and on tap as well as a range of lagers and beers from around the world. We have an extensive range of liqueurs and spirits including a fine portfolio of Irish and International whiskies.

A diverse range of new and old world wines are available as well as classic and contemporary cocktails.

OUR MENUS

No great pub would be complete without great pub grub! The food in The Cloth Ear is fresh, creative and hearty, using the best local ingredients is the key to our successful dishes. Our signature “hanging skewers” are a feast for the eyes…… and the belly.


Opening Hours

We are opened 7 days a week from:

12pm – 12am Monday – Wednesday
12pm-1am Thursday – Saturday
1pm – 12am Sunday 

Food Service Hours

Our menu is an A La Carte style menu which consists of various styles - ranging from the smoke house selection of meats to our famous hanging skewers. We have many vegetarian and gluten free options and can cater to all tastes and dietary requirements. Our chefs have the freedom to include 4 or 5 Daily Specials as fresh seasonal ingredients become available to them, keeping our menu innovative and exciting.

Every Sunday we serve our famous “Sharing Roasts” with a choice of meats available complemented with traditional roast dinner trimmings.

12pm -9pm Monday to Saturday
1pm -8pm Sunday

 

OPENING HOURS

Opening Hours

We are opened 7 days a week from:

12pm – 12am Monday – Wednesday
12pm-1am Thursday – Saturday
1pm – 12am Sunday 

Food Service Hours

Our menu is an A La Carte style menu which consists of various styles - ranging from the smoke house selection of meats to our famous hanging skewers. We have many vegetarian and gluten free options and can cater to all tastes and dietary requirements. Our chefs have the freedom to include 4 or 5 Daily Specials as fresh seasonal ingredients become available to them, keeping our menu innovative and exciting.

Every Sunday we serve our famous “Sharing Roasts” with a choice of meats available complemented with traditional roast dinner trimmings.

12pm -9pm Monday to Saturday
1pm -8pm Sunday

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Every Thursday evening we have live music from our resident band “Acoustic Soul”. They play acoustic adaptations of rock n’ roll anthems, indie classics and modern chart toppers.

We show all the big sporting events in the Cloth Ear notably Premier League football, local and International Rugby and major golf tournaments.

Check out our Facebook site for all listings.

Special Events

Our next special event will be the Cloth Ear Chicken Wing Challenge, scheduled for the August Bank Holiday Weekend (28th-30th August). Can you take the heat? 

Check out our Facebook site for more information.

Reservations

We recommend that all guests reserve tables to avoid disappointment. Parties over 6 guests must pay a £5.00 per person deposit which will be redeemed on the evening. For parties over 6 there is a discretionary 10% service charge added to the bill.

Please email us via clothear@themerchanthotel.com or call 028 9026 2719

Cloth Ear Rush Hour

​Every Friday welcome the weekend in style with our Rush Hour offers at The Cloth Ear. Enjoy selected draught beers for just £2.50 a pint. Our house wine for £12.50 and house cocktails for £4.95.

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Cloth Ear Acoustic Soul Wine

Every Thursday evening is Acoustic Soul at The Cloth Ear. From 6pm to 9pm you can enjoy a bottle of house wine for £12.50 while listening to our house band play a mix of rock n’ roll anthems, indie classics and modern chart toppers.

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Cloth Ear £20 Sharing Roast

Sunday’s and roast dinners are a perfect combination. At The Cloth Ear you can enjoy our delicious sharing roasts for two people for £20. We have the choice of Silverside beef, whole locally sourced chicken or stuffed pork, served with all the trimmings.

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