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Sitting where George Street intercepts Water Street in downtown St. John’s (the oldest city in North America), YellowBelly Brewery & Public House is a testament in stone and masonry to a time long gone. Reconstructed after the fire of 1846, it is one of few such mercantile buildings to survive the Great St. John’s Fire of 1892.

In every sense the cornerstone of the Water Street National Heritage District, YellowBelly has a long and significant historical association with commercial activities in old St. John’s.

Read more: YellowBelly Brewery Recognized by City Heritage Committee

 

And what of the ‘colourful’ name?

The ‘colourful’ name harkens back to the Irish immigrants who entered Newfoundland between 1750 and 1830. The “Yellowbellies” were an Irish faction hailing from County Wexford who once famously tied strips of yellow cloth around their middles in a hurling match against the Cornish champions. Following their victory, King George III was heard to remark, “Well done the Yellowbellies!”

Now this piece of St. John’s heritage is home to YellowBelly Brewery & Public House. Five floors of character-filled brewery, pub, dining and event space. Offering unmatched historical atmosphere infused with forward-thinking cuisine.

Welcome and enjoy!

 

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