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The Central Bar

British, Grill, Irish, Bar, Pub
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13-15 High Street | Antrim, Carrickfergus BT38 7AN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9335 7840
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08:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:30
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of curries not too expensive. Curries came with nan bread and rice. Desert was big enough for two happy days.

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Thank CarrickJohn
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Coffee and Toast Really enjoyed my smooth cappuccino and toast The service was great and the value a bonus must

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Thank RhymeReviews
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Went upstairs and had a spectacular view over the bay. The food was wetherspoon delicious it was steak day. With a drink. They are doing some great specials and noticed a double Bombay and mixer for 3.65. Make mine a double double at that price!

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Thank greytroot
Waukesha
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Open concept establishment with bright colors and a great bar. Many locals present while we enjoyed our time. Service was just right, we ordered when we were ready. Food hot and delicious and a great value for price. Nice relaxing place to visit or watch sports on the TV. Has a patio area but too cold and windy to enjoy.... More 

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Thank Allison L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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126 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious and it was like stepping into a "cheers" bar, the locals are friendly and like to chat. A few people were a bit drunk already at 3pm but oh well, it is a bar first and foremost I'm sure. It said it welcomed families for dining, but we were the only party with young children (it... More 

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Thank bogdana
poiana
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Love the family restaurant upstairs.....cheap and cheerful....good value food and drinks....nice friendly staff

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Thank linda079
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We've been here a few times and always go upstairs to the family area. The decor is old style comfortable pub and the views out the windows are Carrick castle and surrounding area. I've no idea how they serve food at the prices they do but I hope they don't change! Meals are always tasty with loads of choice and... More 

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Thank holidaygal136
Omagh, Northern Ireland
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Typical Wetherspoons. You won't leave hungry or thirsty and it is easy on the wallet. Fantastic breakfasts at budget prices and excellent evening meals with plentiful helpings (and substantial desserts). Ate here a few times on our recent stay in Carrick and will definitely be back. Loved the 'local' feel to the place. Made it stand out a little from... More 

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Central B, Manager at The Central Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review, we'll happy to have you back whenever you're in town. More 

City of Bradford, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Not really a surprise, we knew a Witherspoon's would be in the area. This one was nice, the staff were very helpful. Always ready to help even though they had obviously had a very busy day. The menu is as you would expect, with deals for different meals on certain days. Called in a few times over the last week,... More 

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Thank David H
Central B, Manager at The Central Bar, responded to this review

Thank you, I'll be sure to let the staff know of your review. We pride ourselves on being able to deliver great service and food and we're happy that you enjoyed this. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Another lovely meal to break up the week. Fantastic service from all the staff especially Chelsea. Nothing too much trouble for them. Would recommend a visit.

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Thank Barbara H
Central B, Manager at The Central Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review and your kind comments on the service, we'll be sure to let Chelsea know. Come again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14
Cuisine
British, Grill, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:30
Monday
08:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:30
Thursday
08:00 - 23:30
Friday
08:00 - 00:30
Saturday
08:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13-15 High Street | Antrim, Carrickfergus BT38 7AN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Carrickfergus
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9335 7840

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?