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British Beer Company
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
412 Main Street
phone: (508) 771-1776
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vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$$
I have a bone to pick with this place.
Yes they have around 20-something beer to choose from, but they are all similar so it lacks variety.
The food is alright, but anybody can make a decent pizza.
The atmosphere is english bar kitchy. With tacky english stuff on the walls.
Also if you want to go somewhere and drink your face off or just enjoy the company of friends over some pints, you have to deal with some horrible band or DJ with more speakers than a KISS concert. It is not a big place and the tin celing just makes it louder when these bands play.
10-10-2007 14:49:03 |
More by dippy
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1 | $
Avoid the food. I had the fish and chips, which you'll notice they make a big thing about on their website. Utterly vile - I'm sorry, that's the best way I can describe what was served up. The fish was thin and greasy. The fries weren't the ones advertsied. It comes with onion rings (WTF?!!) which were soggy and greasy. Nasty nasty nasty.
Tried a couple of the British brews but they're really not meant to be served in any other way but cask-conditioned - they tasted boring and lifeless. I switched back to American beers and was satisfied. Only one Cape Cod beer on draught though, which was a shame.
My advice? Best avoided. Local alternatives? Not sure about that though...
11-22-2006 10:35:38 |
More by Tonyrobts
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
In Hyannis, this is a great spot to have some quality pints and listen to a cover band with your friends. A decent selection of about 20 beers on tap to choose from.
The most recent visit to this Cape drinkers staple consisted of a few pints of stout and a band that played a lot of old rock, i.e. Rolling Stones, etc.
For food, I kept it simple with a burger and fries, standard bar fare and always goes well with some pints.
The Cape only has so much nightlife and for the demographic of this website, BBC is certainly at the top of the list.
01-16-2008 23:42:39 |
More by mltobin
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I was down on the Cape for the day with a couple of friends and we decided to drop by British Beer Company for a few pints. The atmosphere is comfortable and as one would assume, a mock British Pub feel awaits.
There is a beer menu that highlights their selection. I had the Fuller's ESB & London Pride which were really good. They also have the Fuller's Vintage Ale. Other beer options include Erdinger Hefe-Weizen, Wachusett Summer Breeze Ale and other staples like Guinness, Hoegaarden & Boddingtons.
I was pleased with this place and is probably one of the better beer oriented restaurants on Cape Cod. Just note that the beer selection isn't even close to the BBC in Walpole.
08-15-2007 13:15:50 |
More by Hibernator
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3
My girlfriend and i went here the second day through our beer hunt on Cape Cod. We passed by it on our way to the Hyport Brewing Co. the day before, and i just had to check this place out.
The outside of the building is great, with big gold lettering in old english script, and painted a laquered black. Very olde schoole looking. The interior is also pretty cool, with a big open area in the middle, and little alcoves of tables off to the side. Witty quotes are wrotten on the walls, and the bar area is very british looking, with the taps mounted directly on the bar.
It took forever for the waitress to notice us, which was a pain in the ass. I went and looked at the taps, and almost creamed my knickers British beer lovers wet dream. We sat in the open table area, where I guess it's a free for all until someone notices you. My girlfriend insisted we wait until the waitress noticed us, rather than order drinks at the bar, so the long ordeal began.
When we finally did get served, the waitress was very sorry, and expressed her apologies profusely. No free drinks, but what the hey. The tap selection featured many, many british bitters, pale ales, and stouts, most of which I've only seen in bottles. The bottled selection was pretty impressive as well, but who drinks bottled beer at a bar? I got a Greene King Abbot Ale, and the old lady got a Young's Ramrod on TAP. That's right.
Food was alright. All we got was the lobster bisque. It was good, but paled in comparison to Sir Cricket's in Orleans. I guess that's a tough mark to hit. I can't comment too much on the food, because we were really here for the beer.
A couple pints later, some band started playing. They were definitely no AC/DC. I guess it was alright, but I wanted a quieter evening. Not to mention there was no smoking, so we kept having to pop outside and abandon our pint for a smoke. That was decidedly inconvenient.
Altogether it was a great place, and if you can only hit one beer establishment in Hyannis, hit this one.
07-29-2003 23:17:52 |
More by UnionMade
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
This is one of the better "make believe" British pubs I've been to in haunting beer establishments. Great outside appearance that does impress of London, but, wait, this is Hyannis, home of shakes and shutters. A marvelous bar, dark wood paneling, nice seating, difficult Cape parking, but service that wants for some help. On the afternoon i visited there was only moderate traffic, yet the publican seemed unable to roust himself from conversation to serve the bar patrons. Waitresses also seemed to have difficulty getting their orders filled; shame, really, because the quality and selection were quite solid, but my frustration caused me to cut my visit short. Oh well, another day, a new publican.
08-03-2003 18:38:19 |
More by AtLagerHeads
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
We always seem to make a stop here when we visit the Cape. Great exterior, with a nice decorating job inside; a bit of a commercial interpretation of the English style. Beer selection was quite good, with several English offerings, as well as Belgian, German and some local micros. The food is tasty; the fries with 3 dipping sauces is always a great choice. The bangers and mash were also very tasty. My only complaint would be the cheesy club music that took over on a Friday night, but if you avoid the dance club offerings this is a nice place for a pint and a pasty.
04-28-2008 02:53:45 |
More by medic25
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Great selection of British beers, and even some odd stuff like Archer's Ale on tap. I'm a fan of those slate brewed Samuel Smiths so even though it was just bottle and not tap I was pretty happy with the selection, a wide variety of taps. And to boot - the draught comes in imperial pints (20 ounces).
As can be expected some of the menu is wasted on Bud/Bug Light/Coors, and the couple next to us was enjoying their Coors light. I didn't try any food, but my girlfriend did and enjoyed it.
A nice mockup of a British pub, dark wood, gold lettering large bar.
11-18-2003 21:53:43 |
More by mschofield
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Beer fans on the cape know that sometimes you need to drive pretty far for a good beer on tap, or at least battle a lot of traffic. This place is probably the best in Hyannis now that the local brewpub has gone out of business.
I noticed a couple bad reviews about the food. My opinion is that it's pretty hit or miss. I hear the food sucks in England, so maybe that's what they are going for. My recommendation is grab some appetizers but eat your dinner somewhere else. One thing the Cape does not lack is good restaurants, especially in the summer. If you are really hungry while you drink - get the lobster bisque. It's consistent and very good.
Their is a good tap selection leaning toward their theme of british beers. I love getting a few different types of Fullers. And there are the usual Guiness, Boddingtons, and Bass.
The atmosphere feels a little forced, but it's comfortable. This "british brew pub" sits on the main strip of Hyannis surrounded by t-shirt vendors and ice cream shops.
01-25-2007 02:44:54 |
More by JimFalzone
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
27 taps on a nice old style wooden bar that lines the rear of the restaurant. It' a medium sized place with ten booths and another 15 or more tables of various sizes. It's a classic British Pub, I guess, nothing unforgettable. Low lighting with loud classic rock. There is an extensive menu from pizza to burgers, salads, some UK favorites, etc. Arrogant Bastard, Fuller's O'Hara's Irish Stout, Cape Cod IPA & Red Ale, Wachusetts Blueberry, Julius Ecter Hefeweizen, Monty Python's Holy Grail, Fullers ESB & London Pride, Hoegaarden, Speckled Hen, Shipyard Summer, Bellhaven Scottish Ale and a fair assortment of domestic and imported macros. Bottled beers are not very extensive but offers a goodly variety of Samuel Smiths and Fullers and Chimay and Lindeman's Fraboise Lambic. There is loud retro rock playing on the speaker system and i think they have live music on certain nights. This seems to be a pretty popular place situated right in the middle of things on Main Street in downtown Hyannis. Just look for the British flag over the sidewalk. If you are living in Hyannis I guess I would make this a favorite stop based upon the extent of beer variety on tap and decent food. The same goes for the visitor once you get your fill of the beach and waterfront beaches. There doesn't seem to be much to compete with this in the area when it comes to the beer value although this is not anything off the charts. Definitely check it out when on the Cape.
08-06-2008 05:00:40 |
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British Beer Company in Hyannis, MA