The John Hewitt – Belfast Bar

Located in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter, The John Hewitt first opened its doors in December 1999. The bar is unique in its ownership as it is owned by The Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre. The Resource Centre's managers had always relied on various grants to fund its work, when in the mid ninties, they came up with the idea of generating some of their own funds by going into business... And why not a pub! John Hewitt, the late poet, socialist and Freeman of Belfast officially opened the Resource Centre on Mayday 1983, hence the name of the bar.

New Installation.

February 20th, 2013

To Ensure that we continue to serve you the highest quality draught beers, we will be installing a new dispensing system. The installation of this state of the art system unfortunately takes time and will cause some disruption, we will therefore have to close for a period of time today (Wed.) but will be open again at 6pm. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.


January 7th, 2013

Yes Folks it’s that Time of year again, We would love it if you took the time to Give The John Hewitt your vote for “PUB of the YEAR” at this years GO AWARDS. Thank you so Much. Just follow the Link –

January 7th, 2013

November 22nd, 2012

Don’t for get to join our facebook page for all the most up to date information on what’s happening here in the John Hewitt. You will be among the first to know of our new guest Beers, up and coming Concerts and festivals and any thing else we think that will be of interest to you.  In the New Year we will be running competitions with some really great prizes and all totally exclusive to our facebook members. So don’t miss out, join up now!


October 18th, 2012

Samuel Adams ~Seasonal Brew~ 'Octoberfest'

Samuel Adams ~Seasonal Brew~ ‘Octoberfest’ 5.5%alc./vol

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