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The John Hewitt

) #151 of 827 Restaurants in Belfast $$ - $$$ Irish, , European
51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 3768
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish chowder” (3 reviews)
“potatoes” (3 reviews)
“great pub” (11 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, British
$$ - $$$
51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 232 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in here for a drink, we had wanted dinner but there were no longer serving food, the staff recommended a restaurant round the corner so we went there first. The atmosphere is lovely here, there is live music most nights and a great...More

Thank Isabel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Galway Bay fair sail on tap and flowing once you see that you know you have found a gem great selection and helpful staff.

Thank mstaunt0n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very unusually, this pub is run by a charity. Which gives it immediate bonus points in my book. Yet, it still manages to be a great pub in its own right. Nice atmosphere, lots of history (the clue is in the name) and memoribilia on...More

Thank Eeellbbee
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I went to the John Hewitt early enough in the evening that it wasn't crowded, which made for a relaxing pub experience. They have a wide selection of drinks and the live music (band) was wonderful. I will return next time I am in Belfast.

Thank worldtraveleraj
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

One of if not the best small pub in Belfast. Staff are so friendly. Clientele is always full of charm and random interesting conversation. Menu of food and drinks and company that sticks, lends for a satisfied and a potentially intoxicating visit.

Thank Edel M
Reviewed 29 May 2017

You have to visit a pub with your name over the door don't you. The place was clean and the staff friendly enough but not the best pint of Guinness I have ever had. Tried a second one just in case but that was no...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

I hadn't been into the John Hewitt for a while and last time I was in, it was OK. I've always known it to be a half-decent, boozy sanctuary for hacks and gossipers where reputations rose and fell. I popped in for a quick pint...More

Thank James R
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This pub is a great bar for local musicians. We enjoyed a Jaz band the night we were in. Busy good atmosphere.

1  Thank michelle c
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Wandering through the Cathedral quarter, The John Hewitt looked like a normal standard pub, with a good selection of ales. We ordered some food, my wife's fish chowder was the best she has ever tasted. You can see the chefs preparing it towards the back...More

1  Thank Pete N
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Went for a spot of lunch and was really surprised. Food was lovely coudnt fault it in anyway i had the chicken breast with saute greens and chilli salsa and the others had the hake and chips. It was cooked to prefection and is up...More

1  Thank tharper79
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23 July 2015|
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Response from Mary A | Reviewed this property |
I'm not quite sure. U can fon them & ask. Very friendly staff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 13
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
19:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
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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