History

FRIELS HISTORIC BAR AND RESTAURANT

Established in 1837

Friels Historic Bar & Restaurant 1800s

Friels Historic Bar and Restaurant was established in ​1837.​ It had various owners throughout the 1800s when it was previously a coaching inn, hotel, and Post Office. It was also used as a dispensary and surgery, where many a tonic was given and ailment cured.

Tourism at Friels Historic Bar Restaurant

During the Great Famine (an Gorta Mó​ ​r) in the 1840s, Friels was used as a soup kitchen. The original famine pot is on display in the old Post Office.

John Friel, Traditional Historic Bar Restaurant Swatragh

The premises were bought at public auction by John Friel on 26th September 1903.

Friels Deeds, Historic Bar Restaurant Co. Derry

The deeds are displayed in the Public Bar, along with the original wooden counter and ceiling.

Friels Bar Restaurant Exterior, Swatragh Co. Derry

It’s currently run by the 5th Generation Friel family Dermot & Caitriona.

HISTORIC BAR & RESTAURANT IN NORTHERN IRELAND

established 1837