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The John Hewitt Bar & Restaurant

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Address: 51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 028-9023 3768
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Description: The Award winning John Hewitt Bar & Restaurant is a traditional pub in the...
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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Great pub

Great bar with traditional music. Good selection of drinks and they do food although we have never eat here. Look out for the picture of the three pipes, owned by Gusty Spence... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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glengormley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Great bar with traditional music. Good selection of drinks and they do food although we have never eat here. Look out for the picture of the three pipes, owned by Gusty Spence, David Irvine and Gerry Adams. Definitely worth a visit.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

on the edge of the cathedral quarter - good food - good ale - good service and reasonable prices - a must visit for the hungry or thirsty traveller

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belfast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great atmosphere , live music , great range of drinks and close to other night life areas and venuse

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We visited this quaint cosy wee bar. It's famous for writers,readings and good food and beer, occasionally live music. It's s stalwart of the area.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It's a nice cozy pub, great drinks, staff are friendly, more a place for a quick pint and some food rather than a night out. Will be back though, the decor was really nice, a place to revisit!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Great pub with a lively crowd love the trad music never thought I'd hear it in Belfast City but having said that the staff could be a bit more friendly.

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

In the cathedral quarter of Belfast run by the Belfast city council I think , it has fantastic art on the walls all forsale and every beer you can think off on draught , a real buzz in this place always as I've been here a few times . Easter Saturday had traditional irish mush , I counted at least... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Never thought this place had any kind of atmosphere. Staff aren't great either. Feels like a bar that you owe them something for being there. It is always busy, music ok, same old same old but in general even on a quiet day I wouldn't go in. Been here at least eight or nine times so it's not like I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Really horrible service here tonight. Friend was buying drinks at the bar, asked for Koppaberg and they gave her a bottle of something else which they said was the same - tasted nothing like it. Went up to complain, young guy at the bar was exceedingly rude: "We won't be swapping it, everyone else likes it." Friend went up to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Nice pub with a friendly staff and atmosphere in the center of the most interesting part of Belfast. We had heard about the fine trad music sessions but the quality of the food was a big surprise, it is way over and above any standard pub food.

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