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The John Hewitt Bar & Restaurant

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The John Hewitt Bar & Restaurant
51 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2FH
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The in-place pub for discerning Belfast people, who like the combination of traditional interior, good quality sassy modern food and craft beers
  • Live Music
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Open New Year
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Asian Fusion
  • Contemporary Irish
  • European Classic
  • Seafood
  • Traditional Irish
  • Atmospheric
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Character Pub
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Informal
  • Music - Other Live
  • Music - Trad
  • Old World / Traditional
  • Pub Grub
  • Traditional Pub

The John Hewitt Bar & Restaurant

The in-place pub for discerning Belfast people, who like the combination of traditional interior and good quality sassy modern food, The John Hewitt is owned by the Unemployment Resource Centre next door, which was originally opened by the poet and socialist John Hewitt in the 1980s. Some years ago they decided to open the premises as a bar, and all profits go back to that worthy cause.


High-ceilinged, with a marble bar, a snug and an open fire, there’s a pleasing preference for conversation and civilised relaxation. It operates more or less as a restaurant by day - they serve lunch every day except Sunday, and offer a light afternoon ‘Talking Bowls’ snack menu on Friday and Saturday afternoons.


There are traditional music sessions three nights a week (Tue, Wed & Sat), live music every Thursday and jazz on Fridays - which leaves Mondays free for exhibition launches.


The day’s menu is posted on their website. Craft beers are available and a short wine list includes two wines of the month, four by the glass and two bubblies.

Seats 60. Open daily; food served Mon-Thur 12-3pm; Fri-Sat, 3.30-6pm. House wine £14.95. Children welcome before 4pm; toilets wheelchair accessible; air conditioning. Closed Sun, 25 Dec, Easter Mon. MasterCard, Visa, Switch. abbreviations
Last Updated: 15-06-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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Belfast city centre; 3 doors from St Ann's Cathedral.

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