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The John Hewitt Bar & Restaurant

Open Now: 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Open today: 11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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Great place for a beer and live music

Great authentic Irish place, live traditional music with normal prices. On the downside, at the... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Great food and craft beer

Doesn’t look like much on the outside. Had the fish cakes. VERY nice. Very fresh and tasty... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2018
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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...more
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51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 3768
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Nice food, pleasant atmosphere, helpful staff. Would you ask for more? Food freshly prepared and served by nice people. Range of options in the menu and a good range of beers both mainstream and craft

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank BikerN-Ireland
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Great authentic Irish place, live traditional music with normal prices. On the downside, at the time of our visit (Sunday afternoon) there was no kitchen, so we left early and hungry.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank BettyK887
Reviewed June 19, 2018 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.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank James C
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank nzfiona2013
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank T6910CDwilliamm
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MuckamoreTraveller
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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank John S
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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