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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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Atmospheric pub with great craft beers and Guinness

Lovely pub with great selection of craft beers and really good Guinness. Cosy with a fireplace and friendly staff.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
macbeth68
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely pub with great selection of craft beers and really good Guinness. Cosy with a fireplace and friendly staff.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Mike the bar man is a melt... Pint was nice but a lot of noise because the bar started moving tables and chairs for no apparent reason :/ and Mike really was a melter!!!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Great bar with warm friendly atmosphere great pint of Guinness that's what you for to Ireland for, traditional great Irish pub you must experience it.

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Belfast
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147 reviews 147 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

When I stay overnight in town I always visit this pub. Have never eaten here but the music is great on a Thursday night and there is a nice mix of patrons who are all friendly. Well worth a visit.

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Magherafelt, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Attended a party lunch here just prior to Christmas and had the traditional Christmas lunch. it was great served in a timely and courteous manner by a very friendly and helpful staff. I would recommend it for lunch

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N Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is not the sort of place you want go to go if you want to feel relaxed and safe. The door staff or 'bouncers ' will throw you out if you as much as look at them the wrong way. There are much better places to go in Belfast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Friendly bar, friendly welcome, friendly and fast service. Shortish menu so not too difficult to choose. Food served quickly and very nice. I had sausages on a bed of mustard mash. Also accompanied by well cooked broccoli and carrots and a red wine jus - lovely. Friends had turkey and ham dinner and battered haddock - both were given thumbs... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Stopped off here for a couple of jars of Irish ale. O'hara's to be precise, fruity and strong, hit the spot. Staff were friendly and welcomed all patrons. I didn't eat here but there was a nice looking menu. Food is only served till 1500 hrs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Found pub after walking past due to waiting for meal at restaurant nearby so popped in for a drink; was very busy, friendly local let me & my partner sit at his table to save standing up. Nice atmosphere, went back later after meal to see live band which was really good! Nice pub to have few drinks in!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We first popped into the John Hewitt for a drink and ended up staying for lunch.The pub had a great atmosphere and the food coming out of the kitchen looked good and it was. We all had something different and it was all good. The staff could not do enough for you and the service was great. The bar staff... More 

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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 0 - 15
  • Cuisine: Asian, European, Irish, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?