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The Eight Bells, Dover - pub details

Eight Bells

Address: 19 Cannon Street, Dover, Kent, CT16 1BZ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 6523) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Dover Priory (0.3 miles), Kearsney (2.6 miles), Martin Mill (3.7 miles)

Chain: Wetherspoons

Pub facilities/features:
Cask Marque accreditation

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> Current user rating: 5.2/10 (rated by 24 users)
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5 most recent reviews of 24 shown - see all reviews

Staff has changed to the more friendly ones, no shouting or screaming see my review.
The choice of beers have always been fine and remains with the new management.
Clean tables, friendly service, well kept ale ; this spoons should get award at present.


markos - 18 Feb 2013 00:07
So, another Wetherspoon. And clearly one of the 1990s vintage, judging by the external and internal fixtures and fittings. Though nothing essentially awry with that in my opinion; there is a certain predictability but a certain comfort about their more traditional pubs which some might say is lacking in their more adventurous and contemporary of recent conversions.

I am bound to say we didn't expect much, as it would be an obvious venue of preference for shall we say the more mixed punterage in Dover. But despite any silly snobberies, we found it rather enjoyable. Besides the possibility of a bit o' banter between customer and staff - certainly not to be assumed in a JDW - there was a cracking array of 8 cask beers to choose from. This included 3 of the really rather rare Kent Brewery's offerings - KGB, Zingiber and Black Gold. All were flying off the bar, apparently. Wantsum More's Head was available and that went down well alongside the Kent. Others were there if these don't tickle your fancy - if you're in town go along and see. Only 2 a pint which can't be sniffed at after all, if the ale's in good nick, which it was.

Perhaps not a pub one would instinctively wish to remain in for an entire afternoon or evening, but as a part of the patchwork of preferred pubs in Dover, the Eight Bells surely should have a worthy place. You could do worse, here and elsewhere.
TWG - 23 Jul 2012 17:37
I visited thre Eight Bells recently on a Sunday night & I thought the place had improved since my previous visit. I was very hungry after a long journey & the White Horse doesn't serve food after 5pm on a Sunday. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food & that it was served hot. I consumed several pints of Courage Directors bitter @ 1.90 and it was excellent. The pub wasn't very busy & the staff were thinking of closing at 10.30pm. The selection of cask bitters was far better than at my local Wetherspoons.
Bowton_Lad - 8 Jun 2011 00:25
Everyone bashes 'Spoons houses, and I freely admit, with often very good reason! However, it is the beer that is the most important factor and to be fair, it's not bad here. Naturally it doesn't compensate for the shite surroundings, the chavvy scum that frequent the place who are usually pissed by 1pm and the dreary atmos. that pervades the place. Still, we all know what to expect from these places.
john1969 - 5 Nov 2010 10:37
went in midweek afternoon busy but soon got served not many seat avaible due to a third of the pub seating only avaible to people eating. ok for a spoons but not the best
forestwood - 23 Oct 2010 14:11

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