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British Beer Company

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American, Bar, British, Pub
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103 Hanover St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3725
+1 603-501-0515
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Sayville, NY
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very comprehensive beer list (hence the name). The food was terrific. My party had a burger, fish and chips and Shepherds pie. All meals were large portions and came out timely. The service was terrrific as our waiter was patient, friendly and knowledgeable about the products and beers. Would definitely return!

Chesapeake, Virginia
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216 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My friend and I enjoyed dinner at the British Beer Company on a recent business trip to Portsmouth, NH. Especially for a chain restaurant, we found it to be surprisingly good. We shared the British Sausage Rolls and Beer Braised Ribs appetizers, followed by the British Fish and Chips. The food was very good, along with the beer selections. Our... More 

Thank Hiistory-Buff
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had come to Portsmouth for another restaurant that was closed for lunch on this day.Asked a local policeman where else to go for lunch.He said to come here.Everything from the onion soup and new england pastie were really good.Really nice inside with big booths.Wish this chain which I didn't know was close to my home.

Thank manute
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to several BBC's and have always enjoyed my experiences. My husband LOVES their pizza, their fish and chips is awesome and every salad and sandwich that I've had has always been yummy. I'm not a beer drinker, but they have a large selection as well as a decent wine list.

Thank Lori F
Bathurst, Canada
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were staying at a hotel on Portwalk Place so this restaurant was within walking distance of our hotel which was nice after a long day on the road. The menu offers a variety of choices and prices are fairly reasonable. The Steak and Stout Pie was very good. Our server Josh was very helpful and efficient. We will return... More 

Thank MJP695rue
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95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Six of us came here for the first time for a late dinner. Four of us order the Fish & Chips. However, when the food came, were told that there was a "kitchen mix up" and they accidentally delivered 2 of the Fish & Chips to another table. Our dining companions had already finished their dinners when the 2 missing... More 

Thank MAreviewer
Chesapeake, Virginia
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This restaurant offers a wide variety of choices and prices much lower than many of the downtown Portsmouth restaurants. I had the reuben and it was excellent. It was a short walk from y hotel and a place I go to every time I go to Portsmouth.

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South Amboy, New Jersey
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I had the fish and chips and it was great very large portion. Staff was great. Cant wait to get back and try this place again

Thank Tony R
Ashford, Connecticut
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This is a chain. We have been to another and the menu is pretty much the same but for a chain I would say it's a step above most. Obviously the food has an English flair to it. We found everything very good. Shepherd's pie was hot and tasty, the bangers and mash were very good and the steak tips... More 

Thank Linda S
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Just stopped in for dinner this week, first time since they re-vamped the menu. Yes, this is a chain restaurant, but it didn't feel like one! The service is excellent, our waitress, Pam, was fab! She got us everything we needed, chatted a bit, and recommended drink selections. The food is also excellent, and the portions are just right. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
American, Bar, British, Pub
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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