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The Eight Bells JD Wetherspoon

19 Cannon Street, Dover CT16 1BZ, England
+44 1304 205030
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“fish chips” (6 reviews)
“mash” (4 reviews)
“rump steak” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
19 Cannon Street, Dover CT16 1BZ, England
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Reviews (193)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been passing by the 8 Bells for several days, I have had a couple breakfasts and a couple dinners, plus multiple pints! Overall, they have pretty good food and a great selection of beers and ales and ciders that are priced to eat...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been in many better Wetherspoons and I have been in many. The service was OK but it was just a lot grubby looking and thats mostly because it was very busy but a lack of staff to clear the tables. i.e.wen we found...More

Thank Denis K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It seems the duty manager had too much to drink the night before and is asleep in the office, wow what a way to run a pub!!!!!

Thank gasturbine1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love eating at a wetherspoons when away on busines, I get a beer with the meal, the food is always good quality, hot and edible. friendly staff made this wetherspoons stand out!

Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Typical Wetherspoon's. You know exactly what to expect--- sometimes!! The meal was cold. The staff were not helpful, nor concerned that I was dis-satisfied with the meal temperature. The attendant just shrugged, and said sorry about that. The place was very, very busy, one of...More

Thank kenthescaff
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This isn't the Ritz, but what it is, is good value for money. Cheap reasonably tasty food and a good selection of Ales, again at a good price. What the pub lacks in character, it makes up for in price. Usually go to the curry...More

Thank DarrenandSteph
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Its ok until all the prams and toddlers come in(time to leave)...beer is allways good.It is the same in other spoons pubs i have visited ,oh well thats progress???😃

Thank gasturbine1
Reviewed 27 March 2017

at the end of the day is a wetherspoons so what do you expect? not the nicest looking one I have ever been too and could do with some updating and also more staff to clean the always dirty tables, however for a cheap eat...More

Thank clarkeegriswold
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We visited Dover for a day, we arrived around 9 and wanted to have an English breakfast so we chose Wetherspoons as it's cheap, quite fast. When we entered the pub was half full and literally all(!!) of the people inside were men around 50-60...More

Thank Pavla_Kupsova
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Nice pub, the Eight Bells are overhead just as you enter. Good selection of ales.Very reasonably priced meals and ales.

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Does the unhygienic guy who made the food a year ago still work there? If so I will not be coming back!
20 December 2015|
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est il ouvert le matin pour prendre le petit déjeuner?
31 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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