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British Beer Company

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103 Hanover St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3725
+1 603-501-0515
11:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Portsmouth, NH
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Large bar set up, many drink options. Cool atmosphere. Tasty drinks good selection of apps. and such.

Thank Portsmouth_NHRocky
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Feels like you're in England in a pub when you walk through the doors. Pretty extensive beer selection. Traditional British items on the menu like pasties, fish & chips, bangers & mash, and shepherd's pie, to name a few. Centrally located in downtown Portsmouth so a nice place to stop after shopping and/or walking the streets in this charming New... More 

Thank akaAnthi
Boston, Massachusetts
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595 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for "Lunner" while doing some marathon Christmas Shopping. Never had been before so we really didn't know what to expect. Both my husband and I decided on the same exact meal. Bourbon Steak Tips, Cheddar Mashed Potatoes and Fried Green Beans. We both felt it was OUTSTANDING! The food was cooked perfectly and the portions were rather generous.... More 

Thank CMC_2012
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100 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After browsing the shops for a couple of hours we were in the need of some food and found ourselves here. There is a big bar in the middle of the room with tables ling the walls. I was peckish rather than very hungry so I ordered a plate of nachos. Wow, what arrived would have fed an army. But... More 

Thank EquiCaroline
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bourbon steak tips, New England pasty, and cheddar potatoes were all delicious, hot, and plentiful...absolutely worth the 45 minute wait (which is expected in Portsmouth on a Saturday night during Restaurant Week). Able to substitute sides with no hassle. Love that we could give our name and go shopping until they texted us to return - plenty of time... More 

Thank LeisaS
Dover, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Last night I took my 9 year old grandson out to dinner. When we walked in the host barely looked at us when greeting us. Once we were seated he said our waitress would be right over. 15 mins later, still no waitress...I see the host ask a waitress to please come over. She seemed nice, but she moved at... More 

Thank Karen C
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time visit to Portsmouth. We decided to have lunch at the British Beer Company. My husband ordered the Shepard's Pie Pastie and and I had the New England Pastie - both pasties were fabulous! And the cheddar mashed potatoes were awesome. The vegetable of the day was squash, and it was delicious too. We cleaned our plates! No need... More 

Thank Pearl G
Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My fiancé and I have had good experiences here in the past, but after this recent visit we won't be going back. It should be said that the quality of the food was very good, the clam chowder is excellent. However I don't appreciate being sat at a corner table and ignored by the waitress. After being initially seated, we... More 

Thank Lauren P
Rothesay, Canada
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Wow...this restaurant chain really impressed us. We found the restaurant to be cosy with a nice fire and a great atmosphere. Our server was very friendly and we thought the menu was great. We had appetizers and a main meal each and the food was great! We would definitely go back to this restaurant which was also in a great... More 

Thank Lisa H
New Hampshire
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I have been dying to try this restaurant upon moving to Portsmouth. So far I have been here twice and plan to go back again. There are so many things on the menu that are mouth watering and authentic British dishes. It's very pub like and exactly like you would expect a British restaurant to be. The beers on tap... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
American, Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Hanover St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3725
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-501-0515
Your local British pub with an American address!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?