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Kathleen's Cottage

90 Lake Street, Bristol, NH 03222
(603) 744-6336
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Ranked #3 of 20 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Irish
Most recent review
- Aug 26, 2014
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English first
Sanbornton, New Hampshire
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I just returned from my third and final trip to Kathleen's Cottage. The first 2 times the food and service were great. This time we got the worst waitress I've seen in years, screwed up orders, overcooked meat, and the most tasteless excuse for beef I've ever seen masquerading as Angus. No bread, silverware or napkins (finally got the silverware... More

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Sanbornton, New Hampshire
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We found this pub quite awhile ago when searching for a St. Patrick's dinner location. What a wonderful surprise! The food, the music, the lager on tap and the wait staff and owner are all delightful. We frequently enjoy eating here and listening to a good Session on a Friday evening. Friendly, warm and wonderful atmosphere!

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Suwanee, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Kathleen's Cottage has pulled off something that restaurants have tried and failed for decades to do in the Bristol, NH area: Survived as a year-round entity in a summer vacation spot. Kathleen's is a great local joint. It's small and friendly. The food is several notches above the usual pub fare. Perhaps the greatest strength of Kathleen's is this: The... More

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LONG ISLAND, NY
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a gem in a sleepy little NH town. We eat here at least once whenever we visit Bristol. The food is always delicious and the service is welcoming and speedy. We have never been disappointed eating here and would recommend to anyone. Generous portions & great Guiness on tap!

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Spencer, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our friends brought us here for lunch and were had a great meal. It was a Saturday around 2pm and it was very quiet. We were seated right away and our waitress was excellent. We shared the onion rings as an appetizer and they were among the best I had ever had. The dipping sauce that came with them was... More

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nh
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We'd heard a lot about Kathleen's Cottage long before we finally got around to trying it. It's great! The food is excellent and the atmosphere is charming. On Friday nights they have live Irish music and sometimes even some Irish Step Dancing. The place is rather small and there isn't much of a waiting area, so if you arrive at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We just stopped for a quick lunch, but if we'd been in the area longer we probably would have returned for dinner. Well-behaved dogs are allowed in the outdoor seating area!

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Gilford, New Hampshire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Kathleen's Cottage is a wonderful Irish pub tucked into the little town of Bristol, NH. It has great beers on draft, as well as an extensive whiskey menu. The staff are always friendly and courteous. They have a great regular menu, but their specialty is definitely Irish food. They have the best fish 'n chips in the region. The fish... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This restaurant is creative and offers a wide selection of food. Mexican, Italian, Irish, and some vegetarian options. If you want something that's not on the menu, Sarah or les can make it happen. Great drinks, in a cozy environment. Trivia night is always fun!

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Bristol, New Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

ate there twice now. hoping for a better outcome the second time. they took quite a while to serve us and the food really wasn't anything great. maybe I'm just not as into irish style food but it was really lacking on a lot of fronts. not to expensive though and for that it gets an average

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