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Union Jack's British Pub

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4915 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6019
301-652-2561
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Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • 2
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
This is not a British pub

Being British I was intrigued to learn of the Union Jack pub when I went to watch the local rugby team and as I was in Bethesda today I thought I'd pop in for lunch and relax in a traditional pub atmosphere and even catch up on the Test match cricket on TV. Sadly, and somewhat disappointingly... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Ring0Starr
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Bethesda, Maryland
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This was our first visit to Union Jack's, and we didn't know what to expect. A very pleasant surprise awaited us. My wife had the Ginger Salmon and I the Fish & Chips. The haddock in the Fish & Chips was lightly battered, moist and tender, and not greasy in the slightest. We shared our entrees and agreed that both... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Being British I was intrigued to learn of the Union Jack pub when I went to watch the local rugby team and as I was in Bethesda today I thought I'd pop in for lunch and relax in a traditional pub atmosphere and even catch up on the Test match cricket on TV. Sadly, and somewhat disappointingly, Union Jack's is... More 

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Cheshire, England
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

I visited the Bethesda location with my husband after purchasing a Groupon deal. We had already previously visited the Columbia location which was excellent so I expected the same. How wrong! The food itself (ordered the same as we had at other location) was dry tasteless fish & chips that we couldn't finish. When we came to pay & use... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

DO NOT BUY A GROUPON!!! There are so many restrictions on what you can eat and drink, that it's an absolute joke. Plus, they're very rude and unsympathetic about it. It amazed me...why go out of your way to sell a Groupon if you you don't actually want people to come in and use it? It's like they're paying to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Walk down the steps to enter this surprisingly large British Pub. Always a good selection on tap, and a typical British Bar food menu. The food is average at best, but that is the case in almost any pub in the UK. Stick with pub fare and you will be fine. I have found the staff at the bar to... More 

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Bronx, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

THEY ARE A RACIST PLACE HANDS DOWN!!!!very disappointed!! Wow I was very upset!!! Don't go there!!!!

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Ligonier PA
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The place is under the street but is open and spacious. The tap is the best feature: real English ales and lagers on draft. Fish and chips plate was quite good, but for $20 I would expect it to be. Service was very good. This is a combination sports bar/English pub, with TVs all around, and two bar areas. Enjoyed... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We visited this restaurant to watch the world cup soccer game as no other Bethesda restaurants would give out reservations. It was a lot of fun as there were 2 games going on simultaneously and all 4 countries were well represented in the group. Parking for the game was tough, but manageable. As the game started, mood changed and people... More 

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

When you walked down into the place that should have been first sign that you were going to a place better known for the drink than food. Menu items were not available, service was very, very slow, and it was a bit warm in the place. It's on the edge and needs work to upgrade the experience.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I like how the place looks small but it actually very big. Has pool tables, tables to sit at, bar, and dancing. Food is good too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4915 Saint Elmo Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-6019
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-652-2561

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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