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British Beer Company
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
263 Grand Avenue
phone: (508) 540-9600
Reviews by ColdPoncho:
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 2.5 | $$$
Went on a Friday night to enjoy some live music and beer. Very difficult to find a place to park. For a place that seems to pride itself on its beer selection, I was a little disappointed to find fewer than 5 micros total, with mostly American macros and big European imports. It was pretty crowded, with a lot of young frat boy and girl looking types. The service was on the slow side of average, without much friendliness to speak of. My least favorite thing about it was that I was charged $6.50 for a beer served in a plastic cup. The price could be understood had the selection been better, but I cannot forgive the plastic cup. I do not intend to return.
08-20-2009 20:46:11 |
More by ColdPoncho
More User Reviews:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$$
A decent chain with appropriate table settings, space, noise and dining/bar separation. A bit forced for the British bar atomosphere, but it is right on the ocean. Great view.
Food is good and beer selection is British and local brewer heavy. Nice tap list and bottle selection is great and rotates a bit.
Got my brews and food at the appropriate time. Plenty of return asks for refills and the like. Opened my nitro can long before bringing to the table.
Food is a bit beyond average bar fare. Everything is tasty and a good mix between typical choices and novel options. The kids meals are a good size too, particularly fish/chips -- out standing.
They get slagged here. $6.50 for local pint and a kick in the balls $8.00 for a can of Young's Double Chocoalte Stout.
08-05-2010 02:00:21 |
More by OtherShoe2
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I was glad to find this spot on beerfly during a camping trip in Cape Cod. I stopped here for lunch during a beach trip to Falmouth Heights. The beach was my favorite out of the three I've been to in the area, with a younger crowd and a rock-less beach.
The inside has a beer pub feel to it, with special bottles for decoration, beer quotes on the wall, and big, 20 ounce nonic pint glasses. The menu was long, with a large variety of pub food and a good selection of seafood. I ordered some oysters and a pulled pork "pogwich" with gouda, which were good. I also had a great chocolate dessert which featured stout ice cream.
The beer list was shorter than I expected, but still good. The focus was on European imports, but the short list was littered with too many of the standard stuff. Two Fullers taps, Samuel Smith bottles, and Paulaner Hefe beefed up the selection a bit on the import end. For US brews, they had two locals from Cape Cod brewery and Allagash White. Not only is this the only beer spot in town, but the Falmouth Heights beach didn't seem to have any other restaraunts.
07-06-2010 23:34:16 |
More by jeffthecheff
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Stopped here on a Monday for lunch. We were promptly seated, and given beer and food menus. Our drink order was promptly taken and served. The beer selection was mainly British and macros. The did have 2 Cape Cod brewery beers on tap which is what I selected. The beer was good and the food excellent. My Veggie wrap meal was so massive I ended up taking half of it home. The meal was delicious and my wife liked her salad. It was a pleasureable dining and drinking experience. One ot the better beer selections in the area.
09-18-2007 10:37:22 |
More by tgbljb
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
I'm surprise no previous reviewers mentioned that this bar is conveniently located at the finish line of one of the biggest road races in New England. (The Falmouth Road Race). If you time it right, this is the biggest party on the entire Cape, with the epicenter being this bar. You are guaranteed a good time and will meet people from all over the world.
The other 51 weekends of the year, it is still a good place to go. Fine beer is not easy to find on tap on Cape Cod. Although, more and more places are coming through with Cape Cod brand beer. For decades, the best beers were Sam Adams and Corona. (kinda scarey)
The "BBC" as the cool people call it, has a good tap selection. THis is what they had when I was there: Fullers London Pride, Burton double diamond, John Courage, Old Speckled Hen, Tetley's, Beamish, Guinness, O'Hara's Irish red, Erdinger Weissbrau Hefe, Bass, Bodington's, Stella, Pils Urquell, Sam Adams, and Newcastle.
I never thought the food was all that great. The most dependable item is the lobster bisque. You'll be okay with most of the appetizers and then you can go somewhere else in Falmouth for dinner. There are plenty of great places on main street.
01-25-2007 02:53:56 |
More by JimFalzone
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
This was my go-to place when i lived on the Cape. It's got a great selection of British beers (well, at least a great selection of the British Beers that Americans are aware of). The atmosphere is good too, they mostly accomplish that british beer bar feel, although in occaisonally feels like its a bit touristy in the summer so that detracts a little bit. The food is memorable, with highlights being their cornish pasties, which they pull off very well. I didnt even know that Ameicans knew what a cornish pastie was. mmm. Service was always kind of slow but im prepared to forgive that because of the beer selection. Be prepared to spend about $20 a person, especially if you're drinking.
01-06-2006 16:11:20 |
More by aforbes10
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This is my favorite of the 3 British Beer resturants, if only for the atmosphere. It's right across the street from the beach, and just about any table in the place has a view of the water. It is very pub like, lots of dark wood with beer related sayings printed on the walls. The bar is comfortable, with a number of TVs scattered about, a good place to watch a game. They have live music some evenings.
This is probably one of the few decent beer bars that I know of on the Cape. Their draft selection includes Fullers London Pride, Burton double diamond, John Courage, Old Speckled Hen, Tetley's, and something called Yorkshire Dark, which the bartender didn't know anything about ( and didn't recommend ) also Beamish, Guinness, O'Hara's Irish red, Erdinger Weissbrau Hefe, and the usual others, Bass, Bodington's, Stella, Pils Urquell, Sam and Newcastle ( Why no Cape Cod Beer here? ) In bottles, they had the full line of Samuel Smith's, Fuller's vintage 1845, Chimay Premiere, and Lindeman's Framboise. The 2 beer's I had, Fuller's and Tetley's, both tasted in good condition.
The menu is pretty big, with the usual pub grub, red and white pizzas, sandwiches and burgers, ( My cheeseburger was one of the best I've had in a long time. ) They also have something called English Pasty Pies, which is a baked dough with a choice of fillings. Didn't get to try one, but sounded interesting. I would've tried the fish and chips but $12.95 is a bit steep.
If you're in the Falmouth area, this is worth a trip.
06-06-2005 20:35:28 |
More by MarkD
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