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Address: 51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 028-9023 3768
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11:30 pm - 1:00 am
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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
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The Award winning John Hewitt Bar & Restaurant is a traditional pub in...

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.

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What a fantastic place for enjoying Belfast life!

This was third on a very enjoyable, long, but not stupid pub crawl with a great friend who was introducing me to Belfast. Great ambience, beer (lovely Guinness and Sauvignon Blanc... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Matthew C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This was third on a very enjoyable, long, but not stupid pub crawl with a great friend who was introducing me to Belfast. Great ambience, beer (lovely Guinness and Sauvignon Blanc - not in the same glass!) and wonderful live music. Will definitely come back. Just great.

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Thank Matthew C
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Friendly, helpful, courteous waiting staff. Food nicely served. Delicious, and as a vegetarian so nice to get a different meal choice from the usual standard pizza, pasta, risotto, goat cheese offerings. I had butter bean rissoles with garlic fries and salad. Very good value for money also, as I feel veggie people are often ripped off in restaurants where they... More 

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Thank MasseyFergusonWalsh
Belfast, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed a sunday night here. Music was good, easy to get a seat and staff were friendly and helpful. A lot less hassle than some of the bars in the area which were packed to the doors.

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Thank Frankie T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Food is unreal with a huge selection of beers. Staff friendly and real nice demographic mix of patrons. Jazz notes are awesome. Best pub in Belfast by far.

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Thank henry d
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Great bar, full of great beers .usually a wee band on . It can be very busy at weekends so forget a seat! Good atmosphere and local to other establishments .

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Thank Douglas K
glengormley
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Great bar with traditional music. Good selection of drinks and they do food although we have never eat here. Look out for the picture of the three pipes, owned by Gusty Spence, David Irvine and Gerry Adams. Definitely worth a visit.

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1 Thank smoothoperator54
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

on the edge of the cathedral quarter - good food - good ale - good service and reasonable prices - a must visit for the hungry or thirsty traveller

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1 Thank lmorgan2015
belfast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great atmosphere , live music , great range of drinks and close to other night life areas and venuse

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1 Thank socoBelfast
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited this quaint cosy wee bar. It's famous for writers,readings and good food and beer, occasionally live music. It's s stalwart of the area.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It's a nice cozy pub, great drinks, staff are friendly, more a place for a quick pint and some food rather than a night out. Will be back though, the decor was really nice, a place to revisit!!

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