We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

The John Hewitt

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9023 3768
Today
23:30 - 01:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 19:00 - 01:00
Mon - Fri 23:30 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

234 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 218: English reviews
Derry, Northern Ireland
Level Contributor
133 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

Because my husband has been very ill and is on a very limited diet we had been wandering around Belfast looking for a lunch he could eat. Delighted we chose the John Hewitt as the atmosphere was lovely and very relaxed. Excellent service very tasty food and we did not need much tea. Food is fairly traditional Irish pub food... More 

Helpful?
Thank fionnualag
Hessle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

A quiet, laidback venue with good beer and music. Not particularly bright or stylish, but enjoyable Will return.

Helpful?
Thank ERYBoy
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

We recently visited the pub to take a look at the International Brigades plaque which is on the back wall. We stayed for an excellent pint and were impressed with the friendly staff and good atmosphere. There are lots of other points of interest around the walls to look at. All in all, well worth a visit!

Helpful?
Thank Alan482013
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

An amazing bar, great customers and bar staff. Well worth a visit if you're in Belfast- just off Cathedral Quarter, don't be put off by the surroundings.

Helpful?
Thank Vicky E
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

Lovely pub with great selection of craft beers and really good Guinness. Cosy with a fireplace and friendly staff.

Helpful?
Thank macbeth78
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

Mike the bar man is a melt... Pint was nice but a lot of noise because the bar started moving tables and chairs for no apparent reason :/ and Mike really was a melter!!!

Helpful?
5 Thank Liam G
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

Great bar with warm friendly atmosphere great pint of Guinness that's what you for to Ireland for, traditional great Irish pub you must experience it.

Helpful?
Thank Katie J
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
227 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015

When I stay overnight in town I always visit this pub. Have never eaten here but the music is great on a Thursday night and there is a nice mix of patrons who are all friendly. Well worth a visit.

Helpful?
2 Thank VanessaBelfast
Magherafelt, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

Attended a party lunch here just prior to Christmas and had the traditional Christmas lunch. it was great served in a timely and courteous manner by a very friendly and helpful staff. I would recommend it for lunch

Helpful?
1 Thank Archie T
N Ireland
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014

This is not the sort of place you want go to go if you want to feel relaxed and safe. The door staff or 'bouncers ' will throw you out if you as much as look at them the wrong way. There are much better places to go in Belfast.

Helpful?
3 Thank Bostontea

Travellers who viewed The John Hewitt also viewed

Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland
 
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast, Northern Ireland
 

Been to The John Hewitt? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The John Hewitt and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Cheshire

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The John Hewitt staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?