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The Eight Bells

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19 Cannon Street, Dover CT16 1BZ, England
01304 205030
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good service. Food nothing special

Had lunch at Weatherspoons. Other places on TA were closed. Typical meal. Nice to be sitting in an alcove particularly in the state I was in. Not had steak pudding, chips beans. Followed that with American pancake. Good service.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
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Rochester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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413 reviews 413 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Had lunch at Weatherspoons. Other places on TA were closed. Typical meal. Nice to be sitting in an alcove particularly in the state I was in. Not had steak pudding, chips beans. Followed that with American pancake. Good service.

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Lviv, Ukraine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

it was really nice place for having delicious breakfast. It's value of money and nice service. We took 2sets of delicious royal poached eggs, American style pancakes, 2 coffees and we paid just 10£

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

this was a very friendly busy wetherspoons and the food was execellent would defo go here again if ever in dover

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

After going in at Lunch with my brother we ordered a coffee each. Having the member of staff be so rude from moment order was placed to the time we left, after seeking me out to starring with disgust found her attuide disgusting. Also had the same member of staff at the Deal kent location be rude to me. Should... More 

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

I am soo baffled when i read comments about the eight bells. We know the food isn't good quality and yet people right good comments. You also have entertainment from the morning from the regular yet disgraceful 'men' outside. You do not want to walk by hearing 'alright love' or even worse. If i were the manager i wouldn't tolerate... More 

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Blackpool
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Cannot rave about the food , it was ok, just a typical medium standard type of place, food was ok, portions are never enough to satisfy so an addition is always required. Better off at the chippy. I actually counetd the chips on my plate , it amounted to 18. Yeah , chippy next time.

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We visited the White Lion Restaurant and Pub once again after eating there in 2002. Nothing has changed and the food and service was as great as we remembered. The prices are very reasonable as are the drinks. It is centrally located in Dover and within walking distance of most hotels as well as the Dover Priory or train station.... More 

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Both had an very good VFM. Only drawback is running the drunks gauntlet outside front smoking area... Food was hot..and steak was cooked exactly to my liking rare/blue. Will definitely go back...just wish the front could be sorted somehow...for ambiance and service ...good. But Wetherspoons in Folkestone still wins

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Great food, fantastic atmosphere, and awesome service, all at value pricing. Very broad menu, and the cheese & bacon burger I had for lunch today was the best I've had in years. Excellent.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Wetherspoons are a known quantity so you know what you'll get in a new town. We had a decent evening meal and drinks for a good price, nice atmosphere too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Cannon Street, Dover CT16 1BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: 01304 205030

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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