Belfast pub traces history back to Titanic furniture
A Belfast pub which renamed itself to cash in on the city’s recent upsurge in Titanic iconography has discovered a surprise link to the famous ship.
The Titanic Pub and Kitchen, on Little Donegall Street, has discovered that its premises formerly housed a furniture factory whose products were designed for and used on the Titanic.
General Manager of the pub, previously known as Frames, Kerry Magee, said staff became aware of the link through the Belfast Titanic Society, which confirmed that lavish tables ordered by Titanic’s parent company, White Star Line, came from Robert Watson and Co whose premises once stood on the site of the pub.
Una Reilly of the Belfast Titanic Society told the News Letter: “It’s great that people can get a real flavour of history at the Titanic Pub and Kitchen. The new venture will be an asset to Belfast and its Titanic connections.”