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“One for the purists”

The John Hewitt Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 88 Nightlife in Belfast
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Owner description: 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.
Belfast
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77 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“One for the purists”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Interesting spot with boho type crowd, and the usual real ale snobs. Wide variety of different ales etc and worth a visit for something a wee different to the numerous generic places around town.

Visited July 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great busy pub”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Popped in on a Saturday early evening, good Guinness, welcoming staff. There was a great trad session going on, but it was drowned out by the general noise of everyone chatting which was a shame, but great atmosphere anyway.

Visited June 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“Delicious fish”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Had lunch here while traipsing around Belfast. My friend and I both got the daily special that was fish though I can't remember what fish it was. It had a delicious buttery sauce and crunchy veggies. And great mashed potatoes. I remember the price wasn't bad for such great quality and generous portions, too.

Visited April 2013
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“Best Bar None”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

This has to be without doubt the Best Pub In Belfast. Always get a very warm welcome from the extremely professional and friendly staff, great choice of both local and worldwide beers plus a fantastic selection of spirits. On the night we visited there was a really good R&B band playing, there always seems to be a Art exhibition on each month showcasing local artists. Great delicious food served at lunchtimes. All in all a fantastic venue and a real credit to then City of Belfast. Don't miss out. Highly recommend .

Visited May 2013
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Co. Antrim
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48 reviews
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“Nobody does it any better!”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

It is always a pleasure to have lunch in the John Hewitt. The menu is varied with daily specials and the food is excellent - well cooked, nicely presented. The bar is first class and includes an interesting selection of local beers and ales. There is an easy-going, pleasant atmosphere; friendly, professional staff - great ambience (dispays of artwork by local artists, poetry) This bar is a permanent reminder of what's good about Belfast!

Visited May 2013
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