What else is happening over The 148th Open


Posted by Discover Northern Ireland

Published July 9, 2019

So what else is happening over The 148th Open? Here are some ideas to get you started and make the most of your time when you’re here for the golf…


Victoria Square, Belfast

In Victoria Square Shopping Centre, Northern Ireland themed mini golf will be in place for all to enjoy (Wednesday 17th July – Sunday 21st July).  At the weekend (Saturday 20th July 11.00 - 17:00  and Sunday 21st July 13:00 - 17:00) why not pop into the centre to enjoy local ice cream vendor Al-Gelato along with a pop up local bar and local fayre traders selling handmade Northern Ireland goods.

CastleCourt Shopping Centre, in the centre of Belfast also has lots for visitors to avail of over The Open period.

Why not take a little bit of Belfast back with you, at the Wrapped Up Souvenir Workshop.  On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July on the upper mall, join in at making your own customised key ring tag with a personalised symbol, or initials – taking away a personalised souvenir from Belfast.

Or take advantage of these special Open offers in these CastleCourt shops:

Beleaf Juice Bar – 20% off any purchase.

Insomnia Coffee Company – have a go at the spinning wheel to win vouchers for a free coffee, hot chocolate, muffin or brownie.

Spend £25 in store in Bonmarche and get 20% off – just quote internal20.

Eurochange will also be offering special VIP currency rates for the duration of The Open.


Deanes at Queens, Belfast

Enjoy the live action of The 148th Open on a large screen throughout the tournament at Deanes at Queens while enjoying lunch, dinner or drinks.

Sweet Afton is welcoming visitors and locals to join them to celebrate this year’s The 148th Open.  Watch the tournament on the big screens whilst enjoying whiskey flight tastings and traditional Irish food specials, which are served daily.  Or why not join in on the Pour your own pint of Guinness session?

Why not dine in Fratelli during the week of The 148th Open, with tasty Italian dishes on the menu, and fill your details in to be in with a chance of winning a 4 ball at Galgorm Castle Golf Club?

On Sunday 21st July, head along to Deanes Meatlocker for The 19th Hole event.  On the last day of The Open, enjoy dinner and a live band to celebrate it’s success.  Full a la carte menu and live music until late.

Hadskis and James Street are both offering a 4 course taste of Northern Ireland menu for £45 per person– available from 15th-21st July.

Contact The Merchant Hotel for details of their special dining options available over the 3 restaurants (The Great Restaurant, Berts Jazz Bar and The Cloth Ear) and special drinks tasting experiences over The 148th Open.

They are also offering the perfect place to relax and unwind during The Open in The Spa at The Merchant.  With five treatment rooms, a relaxation room, in-spa dining area and a hydrotherapy area, this is the perfect place to chill out.

The best of the rest

Enjoy an orchard tour with Long Meadow Farm in County Armagh.  This tour explains the various orchard plantations along with the history of the oak barrels and gives visitors the opportunity to visit the cold storage facilities, see the pressing and blending facilities and visit the Apple Cider Vinegar Room.  And of course, there is the opportunity to sample the produce created on-site - craft cider, apple juice and apple cider vinegar.  While you’re there, why not try on an apple picking bag?

For all your sartorial needs Andrew Watson Menswear, Upper Queen Street in Belfast will be extending their opening hours from 9.30am until 8pm, from Monday 15th-Friday 19th July.

We hope you enjoy your time here during The 148th Open. 

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