Lisburn's best kept

Nestled between city and country, lies The Crafty Hound, an intriguing mix split over two levels, offering a stylish social bar, seasonal neighbourhood restaurant and inviting upstairs event space. Welcome inside and find out more…

Food at the
Crafty Hound

Whether its a family meal or impromptu date night, we invite you to enjoy our restaurant, choosing from a menu that is packed full of fresh local produce, from sizzling steaks to aromatic vegan chickpea curry. If you are looking for something lighter, try our selection of small plates, cake treats and desserts and lunch time specials.

Drinks at the
crafty Hound

Spend your time with great company in our restaurant, bar or beer gardens. Enjoy our selection of crafty cocktails, selected gin serves, craft beers or fine wines.

Kids Space

The Crafty Hound is a child / family friendly venue. Just because they are little customers doesn’t mean we drop the standards. Kids portions of freshly cooked lasagne, roast chicken dinners, chicken strips, cod bites, vegan falafel bites and kids sirloin steak – we pride ourselves in having the best kids meals on offer. Not to mention our famous sweet shakes and probably the best hot chocolate in Lisburn. We aim to keep our little customers happy and invest in our future.


At The Crafty Hound, we are delighted with our fully fitted event space, ready to host you and your guests! Available either as a room only option with full bar facilities , or on a fully catered basis along side one of our tailored event packages. Let our in-house event planner design a bespoke package to meet your needs!

About the
Crafty Hound

At The Crafty hound, we love a social gathering and for 53 years, this family business had been mastering its trade to bring local customers the best in craft beers, cocktails, quality food and amazing coffee.

Situated in the historical area of Lambeg, this once hotbed of industrial craft, was also well known in years gone by for its greyhound racing, with the first dog track behind our premises here, and afterwards at Ballyskeagh!


Monday – Wednesday – Closed
Thursday 12 noon – 8pm
Friday and Saturday 12 noon – 9pm
Sunday 12 noon – 7pm


Monday – Wednesday – Closed
Thursday 12 noon – 11.30am
Friday 12 noon – 1am
Saturday 12 noon – 1am
Sunday 12 noon – 12am

Please note events can be booked outside of these opening times.