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The Eight Bells JD Wetherspoon

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19 Cannon Street, Dover CT16 1BZ, England
+44 1304 205030
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Bath, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tried to find a nice restaurant in Dover that wasn't fully booked but failed so had to resort to Wetherspoons. Place was as usual very busy but managed to find a table in one corner next to a quite well behaved hen party! Using their "Order and Pay" app avoided the queue at the bar and drinks and food were... More 

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Austin, Texas
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409 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been passing by the 8 Bells for several days, I have had a couple breakfasts and a couple dinners, plus multiple pints! Overall, they have pretty good food and a great selection of beers and ales and ciders that are priced to eat and drink...Daily specials are pretty worthy for checking out.

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Thank CFEIII
Ruislip, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been in many better Wetherspoons and I have been in many. The service was OK but it was just a lot grubby looking and thats mostly because it was very busy but a lack of staff to clear the tables. i.e.wen we found a table there were empty glasses and bottles on it and after we had been... More 

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Thank Denis K
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It seems the duty manager had too much to drink the night before and is asleep in the office, wow what a way to run a pub!!!!!

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Thank gasturbine1
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love eating at a wetherspoons when away on busines, I get a beer with the meal, the food is always good quality, hot and edible. friendly staff made this wetherspoons stand out!

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Thank Stuart R
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Typical Wetherspoon's. You know exactly what to expect--- sometimes!! The meal was cold. The staff were not helpful, nor concerned that I was dis-satisfied with the meal temperature. The attendant just shrugged, and said sorry about that. The place was very, very busy, one of the busiest I have visited, but so we're other Wetherspoon's outlets I visit regularly. I... More 

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Thank kenthescaff
Kent, UK
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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This isn't the Ritz, but what it is, is good value for money. Cheap reasonably tasty food and a good selection of Ales, again at a good price. What the pub lacks in character, it makes up for in price. Usually go to the curry night on Thursdays for a cheeky mid-week wind-down

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Thank DarrenandSteph
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4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Its ok until all the prams and toddlers come in(time to leave)...beer is allways good.It is the same in other spoons pubs i have visited ,oh well thats progress???😃

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Thank gasturbine1
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

at the end of the day is a wetherspoons so what do you expect? not the nicest looking one I have ever been too and could do with some updating and also more staff to clean the always dirty tables, however for a cheap eat its pretty good and a great selection of gins.

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Thank clarkeegriswold
London, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We visited Dover for a day, we arrived around 9 and wanted to have an English breakfast so we chose Wetherspoons as it's cheap, quite fast. When we entered the pub was half full and literally all(!!) of the people inside were men around 50-60 years old and all(!!) of them had a pint of beer in front of them.... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Cannon Street, Dover CT16 1BZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 205030

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