Court - Named after the Duke of York in 1917 this long narrow
pub was named after, but Commercial Court, the cobbled 'entry'
(alleyway) where it is situated, is among Belfast's oldest
streets. Once at the heart of the city's newspaper district,
the Duke of York is filled with the paraphernalia of the printer's
trade, from great screw presses to evocative wall murals made
entirely of the hot metal type. Small wooden snugs lend intimacy
and privacy to the atmosphere, while a series of brass horseshoes
set into the pavement commemorate the many nameless drays
who once negotiated the narrow cobbles to deliver beer to
the thirsty customers of the Duke of York.