Located in a romantic old Entry, running between Ann Street and High Street, The Morning Star is easily identified by the superb Victorian sign hanging from a grandly exuberant iron bracket jutting out from the corner of the bar. Have a good look the next time you go outside the building – it’s one of the finest examples of it’s type to be found anywhere in Ireland.
Another great rarity is the Winged Lion of St Mark sitting proudly on the corner. The building is historically listed and can trace its history nack to 1810, when it was mentioned in The Belfast Newsletter as being one of the terminals for the Belfast to Dublin Mail Coach. The downstairs bar has its original mahogany counter with it’s old terrazzo floor.
The Morning Star is a must for anyone anxious to see a living ‘museum piece’ of old Belfast.