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The John Hewitt Bar & Restaurant

51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 3768
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I could hear!

We loved Belfast and i have never seen so many busy pubs which is great...however being of mature... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mike c
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Totnes, United Kingdom
Marty and I ☕️

Marty and I ☕️ Called in for a sit and a very quick coffee This is a pleasant enough place to be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RhymeReviews
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The Award winning John Hewitt Bar & Restaurant is a traditional pub in the heart of Belfast’s lively Cathedral Quarter. Lunches are served between 12pm and 3pm Monday - Saturday. Live music is played in the bar six nights per week. The bar is completely free from TV’s and gaming machines.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“great pub” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:30 - 01:00
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51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9023 3768
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"great pub"
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"resource centre"
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"traditional bar"
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"irish music"
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"pint of guinness"
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"hake"
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"cathedral quarter"
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"worth a visit"
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"unemployed"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved Belfast and i have never seen so many busy pubs which is great...however being of mature age i wanted somewhere a bit quieter so i could have a conversation....This is a great pub with friendly staff and is also a charity so you...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Marty and I ☕️ Called in for a sit and a very quick coffee This is a pleasant enough place to be Might call in again for another nosy ☕️

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was recommended to check this place out by a local and I’m so glad I did. I had a very very tasty Chicken & Leek pie with a Yardsman Double Stout Ale for lunch. The meal was great, selection of ales and staff excellent....More

Thank Grant S
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Went in for a quiet beer, got the beer but not the quiet. The place had a great buzz about it, plenty busy for early on a Friday afternoon. A good selection of beers on offer and the food smelled good but I’d already had...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Looked at reviews and thought it must be worth a visit but I must have caught it on a bad day but beer was good

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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Was on my list of pubs to visit in Belfast and went out of our way to visit. Worst welcome we had in all the bars we visited during our stay and server was very unfriendly. Also they need to update their website as they...More

Thank Ron R
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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

From the reviews I expected good Guinness. Obviously being from Ireland I know the difference between good and bad. Sorry but this Guinness was very poor. Atmosphere good and staff very good though.

Thank Trevor O
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Great spot visited with pals on a business trip couldn't fault it. Finest ales and service. I didn't try the food so I can't help on that.

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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

My hosts recommended the crispy hake and when we asked if it could come without a meat sauce they provided it with champ and delicious veg. An excellent lunch and first class service.

Thank Terry D
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

We enjoyed a Saturday afternoon drink in this characterful pub with about 7 or 8 musicians playing some great traditional music. Good range of vegan friendly bottled beers including the excellent Farmageddon and other local craft beers. Recently Guinness has become suitable for vegans following...More

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