Tuesday Bell listed for quality of real ale

Barman Ryan McCreery at the Tuesday Bell.
Barman Ryan McCreery at the Tuesday Bell.

A Lisburn pub has been acclaimed for the quality of its real ale – by members of the town’s Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) branch.

The Tuesday Bell in Lisburn Square is listed in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2016 (published Thursday September 10).

Local branch members chose the Wetherspoon pub following regular visits to check on the quality of the real ales on offer.

They also took into account customer service, décor and overall atmosphere.

A CAMRA spokesman said: “The Tuesday Bell deserves its place in the Good Beer Guide 2016.

“It is our belief that if a licensee serves an excellent pint of real ale, then everything else in the pub, including customer service, quality of food and atmosphere, are likely to be of an equally high standard.”

The pub’s manager, Stacey McQuaid, said: “I am delighted that The Tuesday Bell has been recognised for the quality of its real ales by CAMRA members.

“We offer our customers an excellent range of real ales at all times, including those from regional brewers and microbrewers, as well as hosting our own beer festivals.

“Staff at the pub work hard to ensure that the real ales on offer are kept in first-class condition at all times and the pub’s inclusion in the guide highlights this.”

The Tuesday Bell was named as such as the pub is built on the site of the old market place, where a bell was rung on Tuesday mornings to start the market.

There was also a market house, with a steeple and bell, as well as a weighbridge.