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The John Hewitt

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, British
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51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 3768
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Today
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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Carlisle, England
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for a light lunch with a friend. Ordered a pint and was told they'd bring it over to where he was already planted. Menu looked interesting, but the seafood chowder was the big draw! It's a big, open bar with a good atmosphere but the size of the place meant you had to use a wee bit of semaphore... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little traditional pub. Not tried the food but it smells great and looks nice. Would recommend visiting.

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Thank andyyk10
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a decent pub with a good fire. Nothing particularly special though. Why do Belfast pubs serve beer ice cold? Michael,Nottingham.

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Thank Michael C
USA
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

A proper bar. The bartender was friendly and we enjoyed the crowd. The beer selection is pretty good. We'd return.

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Thank spoilednonrev
Lurgan, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

called in for a drink on a Saturday afternoon while shopping, bar was busy and there was live traditional music being played, very nice atmosphere and lovely traditional Belfast bar

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Thank Graham M
Brussels, Belgium
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144 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

A classic pub offering fresh beer and live music on most evenings. Food is available for dinner. Check the website upfront for the program.

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

So disappointed with stereotype! I had a couple of friends to attend the Ulster game that was cancelled today and i brought them to sample the culture Belfast had to offer! After having a great time at a couple of closeby establishments i decided to try 'The John Hewitt' to be told we could not enter due to my approach... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

None of our city centre bars reach the standard of the Old Kitchen Bar, but at least the Hewitt makes an effort to serve decent lunchtime food. The drink is also decent, if underwhelming and sometimes a good ale makes it on to the roster. The consistently good standard of service is also noteworthy, but the house PA system is... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Good, well maintained pub in the Cathedral Quarter. Good range of real ale and local beer as well as all the usual suspects. Live music on when we were there (about 9pm on a Friday).

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Berwick St John
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402 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

I came here on the recommendation of a friend and glad I did. I didn't eat here but it was the bar scene and music I'd been told about. Monday nights can be a bit quiet in most places but the band playing jazz were excellent and a great place to spend an hour or two - I'll certainly make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, British
Meals
Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9023 3768

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?