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The John Hewitt

51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 3768
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish chowder” (3 reviews)
“great beer” (8 reviews)
“proper pub” (5 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, British
$$ - $$$
51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with friends from England. Lovely friendly bar with traditional music. Gets very busy so get there early to get a seat.

Thank smoothoperator54
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

A short walk to the cathedral quarter will give you a fab bar... live music most nights ,, Thursday is my usual evening an amazing 4 piece band... unbelievably ! A real ‘must see’ when you visit Belfast named after John Hewitt bit of a...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 30 January 2018

The Hewitt has always shone on both service and food and it has kept pace with some interesting new beers. As a relatively 'young' bar it always seemed to be familiar, even well established. If today's visit is representative, it may be loosing it touch...More

Thank Seafishtown
Reviewed 30 January 2018

We had the mini fish and chips and the ribs. The portion size is just enough to fill a gap so you can continue to sight see without the lethargy that comes with a full size meal.

Thank YorkshireTraveller-7
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Stopped in here for a late lunch and were really pleased by the cozy atmosphere, good food and friendly service. We were seated right next to the fireplace which was lovely on a cold day, and very much enjoyed both the fish & chips and...More

Thank 699JaneM
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here last week, ordered the chicken pie - not a real pie - but absolutely delicious! Friends had the smoked fish fish cake and they loved it too. Service was good and a nice selection of drinks as well. Would definitely go again.

Thank FredEdNI
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a welcoming pub featuring friendly staff, music on nightly basis and an energetic feel this is the place. Allegedly this is a "non profit" public house. This made our decision to walk through the front door very easy as we...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

A few of us from work called over for a quick bite to eat and as always we choose here because we have been many times before and we are always met with the same relaxed atmosphere and good hearty feed. A wide range of...More

Thank LurganRed1978
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We ate here at lunchtime in late August. The food was good, service excellent, and overall an enjoyable afternoon. It's a much better bar in the evening but that doesn't take anything away from the pleasant overall atmosphere. Well recommended.

Thank Dal_Fiatach
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Came here our first night in Ireland, in Belfast for a few drinks, after seeing the reviews. Lived up to expectations. No frills place, with good beer, good service, and the band that was playing was terrific.

Thank Jared F
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22 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
US$8 - US$14
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, British
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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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