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Read a little bit about The River Inn

The River Inn is Derry’s oldest sited bar, established in 1684, with its history stretching back to before the siege. At the time it fulfilled the three requirements to obtain an Inn’s licence; namely permission to sell punch, provide accommodation and to stable horses. Steeped in history its cellars were used in 1798 to hold Wolfe Tone on his way to execution in Dublin after his capture in Donegal. The original cellars have been converted into the Cellar bar. The River Inn has been run by the Doherty Family for over 40 years. It has always provided a warm friendly atmosphere, good food and great craic. Now the family, who are also owners of the old palace cinema next door to the inn, has decided to extend the bar into the old cinema and create a new complex of bars incorporating The Cellar bar, The Snug and a brand new bar called after the original name of Shipquay Street, ‘Silver St’. A fresh and creative food menu will be available seven days a week. At night there will be regular, local live entertainment. Fronting the new ‘Silver St’ bar will be The Cafe bar. A place to watch the world go by while sampling a selection of teas, coffees and home-made fayre. Enjoy the experience!
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34-38 Shipquay St - Derry - BT48 6DW

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We had great food and service and excellent prices for quality food we will definitely be back to try more on the extensive menu. thank you.

Steve Weekes
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We had a table booked here on Saturday night and were given complimentary drinks due to a slight delay in our order being taken, which we didn’t even mind waiting on. Once the order was taken we had our food shortly after. The staff are lovely and so friendly and accommodating, food was beautiful & I would certainly recommend Silver Street to eat in. Thank you.

Angela Dunne
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Lovely food fantastic service and setting. Food drinks and ambience all top class.

Frank Mullholland
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Perfect for our celebrations in the town for Kristel’s birthday love the atmosphere would recommend to anybody and I’d say we should book our Xmas night out here we loved it.

Bena Hogan
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Stylish, friendly, great food, value for money – will definitely be back.

Sharon Miller
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Went here last Friday I have epilepsy took a seizure just outside I can not thank the bouncers enough I really appreciate everything they done for me and the staff I could of really hurt my self only for the bouncers in silver street thanks so much ♥ to you all xxx

Letitia Jones
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