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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 12
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice pub, perfect stop after visiting the castle!

We stopped there for dinner after visiting the Dover Castle. The atmosphere was nice, the beer was good and the food too. The staff was OK. We found it really cheap compared to London, but I'm guessing everything is always more expensive in London. Overall, a nice stop!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Martz560
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Montreal, Canada
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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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Brooksville, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

In port for the day, we wanted a true, local pub type place; Eight Bells filled the objective. The place was packed with locals. We had the Friday Special (fish and chips). large piece of delicious lightly battered cod with great chips. Perfect place for a cruise ship stop.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We stopped there for dinner after visiting the Dover Castle. The atmosphere was nice, the beer was good and the food too. The staff was OK. We found it really cheap compared to London, but I'm guessing everything is always more expensive in London. Overall, a nice stop!

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Peterbrough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Woah! How bad can it be. Was staying in Dover on Sunday night 20/05/15 and missed the independent places that do good Sunday Roast i.e. The White Horse. So, we went to The Eight Bells a Weatherspoons establishment. I don't knock Weatherspoons as the only one I've been to for this type of food is The Drapers in Peterborough, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The food was great and atmosphere was nice. We had to figure out that you get a table and then order at the bar. Then you pick up the food to bring to the table. A nice pub type atmosphere

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Me and my mum love coming here every now and then for lunch. The staff are lovely, the food is always quick and hot. Such great value for money and lots on the menu. Great for kids aswell. :)

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Dover, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The food was as usual great unbeatable value that you would expect from J D Wetherspoon. Steak club is great value and also the burger and a beer meal deal.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had 2 evening meals here & both were good The steak night was excellent value for money. We had the small mixed grill & we couldnt finnish it, very good value for money £14.99 for the grill & a bottle of wine. The service was good & all the staff we came across were very polite.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Eggs Royale, very tasty and a decent quality of smoked salmon, just a shame the eggs were more like hard boiled. Today tables were slow in being cleared and not cleaned with sanitiser.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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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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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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