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Invest in Culinary Heritage: The Auld Shebeen Pub

From Ancient Oaks to Culinary Classics: Unveiling the Rich Tapestry of Irish Heritage

Get ready for a local Irish adventure through The Auld Shebeen, nestled inside the Hanover Marriott, where history, flavors, and tunes collide in a whirlwind of Irish magic! Over 90 percent of the material used to create the pub, from the flooring to the woodwork, is authentic Irish salvage from century old structures imported from Ireland. The Auld Shebeen was first constructed in Belfast, Ireland and then was taken apart and shipped to be reconstructed at the Hanover Marriott. From the moment you step inside, you are embraced by the warmth and authenticity of a genuine Irish pub. Completing your authentic Irish experience is their chef-prepared, savory, classic Irish dishes. Let’s explore what makes The Auld Shebeen an authentic Irish experience to share with friends and family dinners!

Step Back in Time: The Auld Shebeen is divided into five areas, with a piece of Irish History in every corner which include, the Dining Room and Library, the Brewery Area  and the Grocery Shop. Let’s begin with the Dining Room and Library. Crafted from solid oak sourced from a central Belfast mansion's library, this oak—once gracing English mansions—has been rejuvenated from beams salvaged from a 400-year-old Catholic school in Dundalk, Co Louth.

Brewing Rebellion: The Brewery, in the heart of the main bar area, is a shrine to Ireland's spirited rebellion. An 18th-century Poitin still shares clandestine distillation tales from a Dublin farmhouse's outskirts. Unique architectural details abound, such as church kneelers from Maynooth and a bar counter crafted from Co. Galway church seats. Look up and notice the trusses dating back to the late 1700s and the beams shipped to Hanover, NJ, from an abandoned church in Cahirciveen, Co Kerry.

A Symphony of Ages: Another area, the Grocery Shop, features cabinets sourced from Monastervin's spirit grocer and a pine floor from Stormont Castle, over 200 years old! In the Cottage Area at the rear, the tile flooring speaks of Dublin's Scullery houses, also shipped from Ireland, and a water pump and sink from an 1800s Belfast country house complete this visual rural symphony.

Foodie Wonderland: Onto the culinary delights! The Auld Shebeen's menu unfolds like a culinary map through Irish heritage. Signature dishes like Fish n' Chips, Chicken Pot Pie, Cottage Pie, and heavenly Bread Pudding pay homage to traditional recipes. They also offer "Pub" fare, featuring sandwiches, salads, and enticing entrees. Taste the freshness in every chef-prepared dish and every bite!

Live Melodies and Merriment: Irish pubs are synonymous with live music, and The Auld Shebeen lives up to the tradition. Once a month, The Coffin Ships take the stage, playing Irish sing-alongs that uplift spirits. On special occasions you can see John and Danny, bagpipers extraordinaire, adding a traditional touch. The pub resonates with laughter, song, and the joyous clinking of glasses.

Sips of History: Dive into the bar's extensive selection of Irish spirits, including 11 distinct Irish Whiskeys and classic drafts like Guinness, Smithwick's, Harp, and more! Unique concoctions like the Irish Mule and the famed Irish Coffee, with Jameson and fresh whipped cream, elevate the experience to a spirited celebration.

Cultural Celebrations: Beyond day-to-day operations, St. Patrick's Day reigns supreme, with the pub adorned in festive banners, free necklaces, and classic Irish dishes. It's a day when the essence of Ireland spills into every corner, creating a unique and memorable experience.

Whether you're here for the taste of history, spirited tunes, or the curated selection of spirits, I invite you to experience The Auld Shebeen Pub. It is a hidden local gem where you can savor the past, embrace the present, and embark on an unforgettable journey through Ireland's living heritage. Sláinte!


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