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The John Hewitt Bar & Restaurant

51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 3768
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Disappointing

We were very disappointed with this pub. It was very dull and non lively. The neighborhood also... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Betty K
Expensive local beer!

Lovely pub, great atmosphere but £4.50 for a pint of locally made craft beer is surely too steep... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
James C
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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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The Award winning John Hewitt Bar & Restaurant is a traditional pub in the heart of Belfast’s lively Cathedral Quarter. Lunches are served between 12pm and 3pm Monday - Saturday. Live music is played in the bar six nights per week. The bar is completely free from TV’s and gaming machines.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“great pub” (11 reviews)
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51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 9023 3768
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"great pub"
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"resource centre"
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"selection of beers"
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"pint of guinness"
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"hake"
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"cathedral quarter"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were very disappointed with this pub. It was very dull and non lively. The neighborhood also seemed kind of sketchy with a lot of closed boarded up buildings on the same street. Maybe we just came at an off time when there were no...More

Thank Betty K
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely pub, great atmosphere but £4.50 for a pint of locally made craft beer is surely too steep. Did not eat so cannot comment on the food.

Thank James C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Doesn’t look like much on the outside. Had the fish cakes. VERY nice. Very fresh and tasty. Definitely recommend for lunch.

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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

First visit and I feel it wasn't really my type of place ... I will give it another chance however. A lot of wannabe musicians with their flutes on the table but with little talent displayed on how to play them. The others in the...More

Thank David J
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

The guy at the door smiled The kinda smile you paint on when the Belfast wet fog they call drizzle eats through your waterproofs like a stain drying in. The light came through the crack in the door before the sound. Curly haired blonde looked...More

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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Very old fashioned bar on the outskirts of the cathedral quarter. When I say old fashioned I also don't mean in that nice oldy worldy way (like The Duke of York) I mean like stuck in the 80's. You don't get a good vibe in...More

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Reviewed March 19, 2018

This place is a good spot for a few pints, the beer always goes down well, usually it has a pretty good atmosphere too.

Thank John S
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

We loved Belfast and i have never seen so many busy pubs which is great...however being of mature age i wanted somewhere a bit quieter so i could have a conversation....This is a great pub with friendly staff and is also a charity so you...More

Thank mike c
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Marty and I ☕️ Called in for a sit and a very quick coffee This is a pleasant enough place to be Might call in again for another nosy ☕️

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

I was recommended to check this place out by a local and I’m so glad I did. I had a very very tasty Chicken & Leek pie with a Yardsman Double Stout Ale for lunch. The meal was great, selection of ales and staff excellent....More

Thank Grant S
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