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The Eight Bells JD Wetherspoon

Bar, British, Pub
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19 Cannon Street, Dover CT16 1BZ, England
+44 1304 205030
08:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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617 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I often feel Wetherspoon's pubs act as a kind of community centre and this is especially true in a town like Dover. There are a lot of unfortunate, unemployed, disabled, lonely and downright depressed people in Dover. Wetherspoons gives them a bit of a lift in their lives. The 8 Bells is clean, comfortable, warm in winter, has pleasant, efficient... More 

Thank Donsafe
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great real ale at great prices! Good food served quickly and well cooked. Loads of seating and convivial conversation.

Thank Martin L
Ashford, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can never be disappointed with a Whetherspoons. Ate here today as visiting Dover and wanted somewhere quick and cheap without worrying about quality. We fed 3 of us a good size, tasty meal (complete with drink) for less than £20. The price is cheap and it's not a gourmet meal, but for the price there really is nothing to... More 

Thank juliaandadam123
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wetherspoons does not claim to be a high class restaurant, but it does provide a very extensive selection of food. We visited on a Thursday which meant I could select a Balti curry with rice and a naan and a free drink - all for well under ten pounds. All the dishes ordered came quite promptly and all at the... More 

Thank Gregorious99
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Had a late lunch here which was lovely and served quickly, friends had the £3.95 breakfast the next day, they were very pleased. Has a stairlift for the few stairs up to more tables and the loos.

Thank Rhondajune
Maidstone, Kent, UK
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I visited the eight bells on bank holiday Monday as I was driving through the area. The pub is in the high street and when I visited at 4.30pm there were still plenty of tables to sit at. I ordered a pint of Pepsi and a pint of shandy to drink along with their chilli con carne. The 2 people... More 

Thank Trev B
Alton, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

A busy pub, all staff were friendly and the food was of the standard I expect. Some of the tables were left with empty plates and glasses on so looked a little untidy.

Thank DarrellllerraD
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Was your boxed standard wetherspoon pub, noisy not very nice. Limited table space. Ok for a cheap meal.

Thank Johanna R
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My son and called in here on Saturday last and enjoyed a good pint and some pub grub. The layout of the place is very good and the staff were very friendly. We would be happy to go again.

Thank Michael B
Antwerp, Belgium
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We first came in here for a drink while we were early for our ferry, since we came all the way back from Glastonbury. But we saw the menu map and deceided to eat there. The food was delicious and at a good price. Good we ate there, since the food bar on the ferry was closed and much more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?