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The Eight Bells JD Wetherspoon

Bar, British, Pub
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19 Cannon Street, Dover CT16 1BZ, England
+44 1304 205030
08:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

at the end of the day is a wetherspoons so what do you expect? not the nicest looking one I have ever been too and could do with some updating and also more staff to clean the always dirty tables, however for a cheap eat its pretty good and a great selection of gins.

Thank clarkeegriswold
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Dover for a day, we arrived around 9 and wanted to have an English breakfast so we chose Wetherspoons as it's cheap, quite fast. When we entered the pub was half full and literally all(!!) of the people inside were men around 50-60 years old and all(!!) of them had a pint of beer in front of them.... More 

Thank Pavla_Kupsova
East Grinstead
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119 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice pub, the Eight Bells are overhead just as you enter. Good selection of ales.Very reasonably priced meals and ales.

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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616 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I often feel Wetherspoon's pubs act as a kind of community centre and this is especially true in a town like Dover. There are a lot of unfortunate, unemployed, disabled, lonely and downright depressed people in Dover. Wetherspoons gives them a bit of a lift in their lives. The 8 Bells is clean, comfortable, warm in winter, has pleasant, efficient... More 

Thank Donsafe
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Great real ale at great prices! Good food served quickly and well cooked. Loads of seating and convivial conversation.

Thank Martin L
Ashford, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

You can never be disappointed with a Whetherspoons. Ate here today as visiting Dover and wanted somewhere quick and cheap without worrying about quality. We fed 3 of us a good size, tasty meal (complete with drink) for less than £20. The price is cheap and it's not a gourmet meal, but for the price there really is nothing to... More 

Thank juliaandadam123
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Wetherspoons does not claim to be a high class restaurant, but it does provide a very extensive selection of food. We visited on a Thursday which meant I could select a Balti curry with rice and a naan and a free drink - all for well under ten pounds. All the dishes ordered came quite promptly and all at the... More 

Thank Gregorious99
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103 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Had a late lunch here which was lovely and served quickly, friends had the £3.95 breakfast the next day, they were very pleased. Has a stairlift for the few stairs up to more tables and the loos.

Thank Rhondajune
Maidstone, Kent, UK
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I visited the eight bells on bank holiday Monday as I was driving through the area. The pub is in the high street and when I visited at 4.30pm there were still plenty of tables to sit at. I ordered a pint of Pepsi and a pint of shandy to drink along with their chilli con carne. The 2 people... More 

Thank Trev B
Alton, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

A busy pub, all staff were friendly and the food was of the standard I expect. Some of the tables were left with empty plates and glasses on so looked a little untidy.

Thank DarrellllerraD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Cannon Street, Dover CT16 1BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 205030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?