The Crum

The Crum

The Crum, Crumlin Road Gaol, Crumlin Road, Belfast

So a brisk walk in the sweltering Monday lunchtime heat brought me up the Crumlin Road and to the Gaol, now a fully revamped tourist (and local folk) attraction hosting concerts, conferences, weddings and complete with guided tours, gift shop and a café, The Crum.

The Crum is set just inside the Main Entrance in a building that was used for visiting back when it was a fully functional prison and is open to the public without having to pay in for the tour itself.

This is a no nonsense no frills or fancies café, simply good coffee (along with a wee brownie of course!) and friendly staff. There is a very cool Jukebox radio which I now want for the house, but will never be allowed! Food wise you can have tea and a tray bake, the 3S’s or even a beer and a burger! The café is open 7 days a week from 10am and has a good outside seating area in the courtyard, excellent for today’s climate. A new restaurant is set to open inside the Gaol in July.

Whether you’re on the tour or just passing by it’s a great wee place to rest your bones.

Crumlin Road Gaol Website

The Crum Coffee Shop on Facebook


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