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The John Hewitt

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51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 3768
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Today
23:30 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 19:00 - 01:00
Mon - Fri 23:30 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Brussels, Belgium
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135 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Paul S
Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank RichardWoodward162
Berwick St John
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366 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank AttitudeAdjuster
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Third stop on our beer trip, also in the beer guide. I had a bottle of Foxes Rock stout which was excellent. My boyfriend was very indecisive and the bat staff very kindly let him try several of the beers on tap before deciding on IPA. Reasonably priced, with a good selection. I did notice a small range of food... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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240 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited The John Hewitt last Saturday evening, about 10pm. The bar was busy, with a nice atmosphere. We only stayed for one drink (before moving onto another nearby pub). Good service, prices and selection of drinks - we'd recommend this pub.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am visiting Belfast for a week with my family for an Irish Dance competition. On Halloween night, we were stuck at the competition late and on my way home I stopped at this pub for a pint of beer and a burger for a late dinner around 9:15pm... The bar tender told me that they stopped serving food around... More 

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Thank Susannah R
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The John Hewitt is located in the Cathedral district of central Belfast. It is an old fashioned Irish pub serving a fantastic variety of beers. Pub lunch is a proper pub lunch e.g. sausages, steak sandwich or fish and chips. Lovely atmosphere where you could easily spend a very pleasant afternoon.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We got caught in the rain and stumbled across this pub for a bit of shelter, to get warm. What better way than with an Irish Coffee before lunch. This is the only place I have ever been asked how much sugar I wanted before the coffee was made, so the drink was served ready. Usually, you end up spoiling... 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
US$15
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, British
Meals
Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
19:00 - 01:00
Monday
23:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
23:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
23:30 - 01:00
Thursday
23:30 - 01:00
Friday
23:30 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?