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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, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 28
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
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  • 2
    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
Impromptu Lunchtime Visit.

In town on personal business with my wife at lunchtime and decided to go to the 8 Bells for a change. We were not disappointed. Un-beknown to us 'Mexican Monday' special had been added to the menu since our last visit. In true, classical Wetherspoon style the Mexican Monday special offered spicy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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DOVER
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Sutton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

As with all 'Spoons, range of beer and food quite extensive. The staff were very helpful and polite, However we could not find a clean table as vacant ones had yet to be cleared at the time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

In town on personal business with my wife at lunchtime and decided to go to the 8 Bells for a change. We were not disappointed. Un-beknown to us 'Mexican Monday' special had been added to the menu since our last visit. In true, classical Wetherspoon style the Mexican Monday special offered spicy and tasty mexican Burrito with sliced chicken addition,... More 

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Ancaster, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were in Dover for two nights before a cruise. It was a Friday night and we found the Eight Bells. The Friday night special was Fish & Chips with a beer for £6.25

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Tavira, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I took some friends here as they were down visiting for the weekend and the meals were awful, I was completely embarrassed by how bad they were. Poor quality and small volume, will certainly not be eating here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Go here often when in town for meals and drinks. Think it's excellent value for money and the food is always good You get what you pay for

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Open late - HUGE menu, gigantic portions and decent prices. Food quality is decent (not 5-star) but tasty bar food. Suitable for families with kids (until 8PM).

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Cheap and cheerful, you get what you pay for. The themed night food menu is worth trying, steak and chips (Tuesdays) £6.75 including a beer, glass of wine or soft drink. Gets a bit full around 7.30 - 8pm but it has a good atmosphere and there are a couple of guys on the door checking ID. No loud music... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Went here with family members of all ages , ordered quickly then food took ages to arrive ... My grandsons veg was stone cold ask for replacement all they did was microwaved it .... Had desserts ordered but didn't have them as ask 4 times if desserts were coming and told "on there way " we gave up waiting and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A typical Weatherspoon pub in a town centre. Not the best one I've been into. Once you get passed the smokers at the entrance, it's OK.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

We ate here tonight and was a great meal for a good value. The abberdene steak with peppercorn sauce will not disappoint. The carmel cheesecake topped off the wonderful meal. Attentive waitress and staff.

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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

  • Price Range: $
  • 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?