Travel and Tourism Students have compiled some thoughts about Summer Events in the area, including ideas for bars and events coming up in the Lisburn Castlereagh area. Take a look at their excellent itinerary for this Summer below.
Hilden Beer and Music Festival
Hilden Brewery is Ireland's oldest independent brewery and holds a festival every August bank holiday. This year is special because it's the 35th anniversary of the festival. The festival showcases the finest collection of music, complemented by a wide range of local ales, beer and spirits available across the weekend. This year is set to be bigger than ever with more acts, more stages and most importantly an excellent variety of ales! So head down there have a couple for me!
Down Royal Racecourse
The rather excellent and famous Down Royal racecourse in Lisburn is holding an events day and the Ulster Derby sponsored by Magners. This is a great day out if you enjoy a good few pints and losing some money on betting or making a few quid if you are lucky. Win or lose it's a great bit of craic.
24th of June ulster derby
23rd of June summer race festival
This summer in Drumbo Park there is a wonderful summer of racing happening and you need to be there. One offer that stands out above the rest Includes: admission, race programme, three course a-la-carte menu and a seat in the Grandstand Restaurant all evening with views of the track and table service.
Gowdy's of Down Royal
Gowdy's of Down Royal would be recommended by myself as a Lisburn resident as they have everything for all ages, including:
A beer garden- when the suns out, alcohol will call you to sit outside, relax and enjoy a good few alcoholic beverages.
Fun for the kids- including bouncy castles, a slide and swing, board games and many more. Kids also eat free with every adult meal which this allowed myself to get a bargain price for my family dinner night out.
Function room to hire for events such as weddings, birthdays or other special occasions. I actually went to the function room when my old school friends and I had our reunion. Food and drinks are at good enough prices.
The horse racing- the Down Royal Racecourse is just across the way and this makes Gowdy's a more popular place, selling alcohol at its best prices and having a food menu which suits all different times of the day.
The Tuesday Bell, Lisburn Square
Wetherspoon's in Lisburn is a very popular and demanding bar and bistro which offers very cheap alcohol and a different variety of food types.
They also sell a variety of craft beer and have regular deals on their alcohol range.
Fancy chilling in the beer garden and having an ice cold cocktail jug? The prices of these cocktail jugs are only £5.95 each or two for £10.
This is the best way to catch the summer rays and enjoy an ice cold soothing drink.
Wetherspoon's is based in the city centre.
I love a local bar, especially when I go out for a few bits from the shop, I can pop in to Spoons and get a drink and relax after my shopping.