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The John Hewitt

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51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
02890233768
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Today
11:30 pm - 1:00 am
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 4
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beer very pricey but great atmosphere.

Really good bar, no TVs no game machines. Music is ver good. Not the most comfortable bar in the world; hard seats and much too crowded on occassions. Beer is priced quite high considering the lack of comfort. Great variety of types of beers and ales. Food is good but toilets could be cleaner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
DylanBelfast
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Belfast
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Really good bar, no TVs no game machines. Music is ver good. Not the most comfortable bar in the world; hard seats and much too crowded on occassions. Beer is priced quite high considering the lack of comfort. Great variety of types of beers and ales. Food is good but toilets could be cleaner. Great pub for visitors to Belfast.... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Been here many times for a few beers at the start of a night out. Always great atmosphere with mixed crowd, and sometimes a little traditional session happening.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It was late in the afternoon when we arrived and it had a great atmosphere. We chose some select beers to try and we thoroughly enjoyed them. We ordered food and typically for our choice of time 2 choices at been sold out from the menu. We chose differently and although wouldn't have been my choice it was still nice,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and I ate here whilst on a four day trip to Belfast and it was the best meal we had on our trip. The food was big portions and good value for money. My wife had the beer battered fish and I have the pork schnitzel which both were excellent. Really nice friendly pub atmosphere and a very... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is what we would call a great Irish pub. Good beers & wine, welcoming fire on a cold, wet day and the staff also made us feel welcome. My husband had the soup of the day which was "spot on" for a cold day and I had their onion, potato & smoked cheese tart which was wonderful, my kind... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

Have enjoyed visiting the John Hewitt bar for many years, for both food & drinks. Took my mother-in-law from oz here for a meal last year & she was very impressed. Great food, plus friendly & helpful staff. What more could one ask? :)

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Popped in on of chance over quiet Easter period, got a table straight away, promptly offered drinks and menu by friendly staff Food was better than expected and reasonable in price Good friendly atmosphere with staff not over bearing . Would recommend

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Siena, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I was used to the pub and i was always happy with it, either the craic at night then the calm relaxing meals during the day. I just visited it with my family, went there for some food, and i found it really worsen. the menù is much shoter, staff is not really welcoming, not at all family friendly and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

always been a fan of the john Hewitt in the past...called in tonight afte watching a football match and we decided to have a pint there before we went home - literally 1 Got past the doorman - I wasn't remotely drunk - it was 1900...went in to the toilet, got to the bar calmly asked for a pint and... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Called on a Friday night after work. Had frequented the bar in the past but hadn't been for some time. The John Hewitt was always a venue for live music and should be congratulated for that. The downside is the total indifference of staff. Glum would be a fair enough adjective. I asked the barmaid for two pints of Guinness... More 

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Additional Information about The John Hewitt

Address: 51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 02890233768
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday 11:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 11:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15
Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, European, Asian, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: 02890233768

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Irish, Seafood, European, Asian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?