Built in the 1850’s, Knockaloe Hall sits in 11 acres of beautiful grounds and was originally owned by professor Nance as a working manor house.

He gave the house to the community in the 1930’s for everyone to enjoy. In 1957 the council sold Knockaloe Hall to Octel Fuel Plant as the private club for the employees and families, the hall was known for 50 years as the Octel Sports and Social Club.

In 2006 it was sold to the Anderson family, opened to the community once more and changed to The OC Bar at Knockaloe Hall. Now refurbished and modernised it has been tastefully brought back into the 20th century. With some of the old traditions kept and new ideas brought in, the Knockaloe has something for everyone.

The OC Bar at Knockaloe Hall now incorporates some fantastic facilities for the locals and visitors alike; our modernised bar has been recognised and listed by CAMRA as a provider of 6 quality real ales in addition to a wide range of other bitters, lagers, spirits and wines. We show all sports in the main bar on 1 projector and 4 plasma screens, and the atmosphere is always friendly.

We provide good quality home cooked food served Monday – Saturday 12pm – 9pm, and Sundays 12pm – 7pm. Our Sunday lunch is very popular with families and couples alike. You can’t get any better than our decking area in the summer time for dining and drinks. Family friendly with a children’s play area, private grounds and south facing to get the most of the summer.

We provide a range of conference and training facilities for both large and small groups with free car parking. You can hire a conference room alone or add to your package, Tea/ Coffee, buffet, conference equipment, photocopying and more.

We have a fantastic main hall that you can hold your own private party (birthdays, christenings, anniversary’s, weddings), it holds 80 – 200 people, with its own stage, bar, entrance and toilets. We provide very reasonably priced buffets and can help you with the planning of your event.

We hold our own events all through the year Motown night, bonfire night, fundays, kid’s parties, Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve and much more! See our events page for more details.

Knockaloe Hall is very popular for weddings and we provide a range of packages to suit every taste and budget. Our function room can hold up to 120 sit down meal and 200 for the evening reception. We are also licensed for civil ceremonies so you can have your whole day here. We pride ourselves on the personal service we give all the Brides and Grooms that have their day with us; you are all individuals so we treat your day unique to your individual needs.

On the grounds we provide sports facilities including two squash courts, four tennis courts, two football pitches. These facilities can be booked through the sales team. We have two snooker tables, darts, pool in the games room above the bar area. Please see our sports page for more details.

As you can see Knockaloe Hall is still used by the community and growing with the modern times.

So why not come and take a look for yourself at the wonderful facility called The OC Bar at Knockaloe Hall to see what we can do for you.