Belfast Telegraph

Monday 21 April 2014

The Great Eastern Pub on Newtownards Road is back in business

The Great Eastern Bar, Newtownards Road, East Belfast. Photo Google Street View
The Great Eastern Bar, Newtownards Road, East Belfast. Photo Google Street View

An east Belfast pub is back in business after it was granted a renewal of its liquor licence yesterday.

The bar on the Newtownards Road was one of four businesses forced to close recently after it emerged that they had been trading without a valid permit.

Following the renewal, a spokesman for Pubs Of Ulster wrote on Twitter: "The Great Eastern Pub granted liquor licence after failure to renew – They can now open and sell alcohol".

The internationally famous Crown Bar in Great Victoria Street reopened on Thursday, after being closed for a week, after an "administrative oversight" saw its licence expire.

Meanwhile, the Cock and Hen in Lord Street and The Royal in Sandy Row are expected to reopen next week.

Iconic Crown Bar open again after forgetting to renew licence