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The John Hewitt

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 3768
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish chowder” (3 reviews)
“proper pub” (5 reviews)
“pub lunch” (4 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, British
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51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

Great crack for us, we were welcomed from the northeast , we were probably a pain in the neck when we arrived, especially at the end of a longs days drinking! But we quickly settled to the beers on offer....the menu Was limited but hit...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Hugely and pleasantly surprised by a delightful soup here for a business lunch. Not somewhere I had thought of, but I will in future!

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Popped in on a quiet midweek night. Nice old fashioned pub with old fashioned décor. Wish I had a pub like this as my local. Good range of beer if a little on the expensive side, 4.30 for a pint of Samuel Adams ...... Friendly...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 25 August 2015

we went here a few weeks ago to see willie byrne ,, had a great time ,served quickly , will be back for more soon I hope.

Thank fazertool
Reviewed 23 August 2015

I have been here several times. bar staff are really lovely, food is good and overall there's a great vibe/ ladies toilets in need of modernisation and cubicles could be bigger.

Thank BelfastMaz
Reviewed 21 August 2015

unusual bar old fashioned look but with very good bar food decent beers and friendly staff, lots of fun, great music opportunities though it can be a bit crowded always a good sign

Thank 697observer
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

I have been a regular customer for over a year and would come at 3+ days each week. Because I'm freelance I can work from anywhere and would use this venue as an office base because I can work from anywhere as long as I've...More

1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Great place for lunch. Fairly small menu which makes choosing easier. Welcoming and efficient staff. Good selection of beers and reasonably priced wines. Whatever you pick to eat, you won't be disappointed.

1  Thank Ken L
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Great live music which seems to be every night I go, in a no bull pub that is homely and comfortable. I love this pub and I think it's seriously underrated.

Thank Harlon H
Reviewed 9 August 2015

My husband and I just love this bar even tho its only the 2nd time we have visited. The atmosphere is great when you walk in there is a group playing irish music, now really this is definitely not my thing but on a recent...More

1  Thank relaxingbelfast
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23 July 2015|
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Response from Mary A | Reviewed this property |
I'm not quite sure. U can fon them & ask. Very friendly staff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, British
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
19:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 3768
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.
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