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The Holy Grail

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American, English, Irish, Brew Pub
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64 Main Street, Epping, NH 03042
+1 603-679-9559
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Converted Catholic Church into NH's Best Irish Pub in the State! Original...
Converted Catholic Church into NH's Best Irish Pub in the State! Original stain-glass windows, light fixtures and large harp shaped bar. Great family restaurant, something for everyone! Enjoy one of our 26 beers on draft or our specialty drinks. Amazing outdoor seating that takes you on a trip back to the old country. Our function hall holds up to 100 guests for the perfect celebration! Visit us once, and you'll be back again & again! Slainte'
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Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Love this place!

Honestly I have been several times for lunch. I have yet to get past just ordering appetizers! My favorite are the Irish Nachos, I even get a take home order of this appetizer so we can have it with Breakfast the next morning. I plan on going one night for dinner but thosse apps will be hard ot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
nhcamper1
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nh
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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184 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
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English first
nh
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Honestly I have been several times for lunch. I have yet to get past just ordering appetizers! My favorite are the Irish Nachos, I even get a take home order of this appetizer so we can have it with Breakfast the next morning. I plan on going one night for dinner but thosse apps will be hard ot avoid.

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Derry, New Hampshire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Got the Alfredo and I'm pretty sure it was mixed with dirty feet. It smelt and tasted horrible. The service was so bad. I complained about the food and was treated like I didn't know what it was supposed to taste like. They took it back and "made a new one" I think they just stirred it with their feet... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The food was great ! Some vinegar at the table would have made my boiled dinner perfect. My wife loved the steak tips. I do suggest you get a table and not a booth. The booth was a very tight fit and the seats were uncomfortable .

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Londonderry, New Hampshire
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Have been here 3 times in the last year. Quality has gone down, especially anything fried. Ordered onion rings and found a foreign object (looked like dog tooth) in one of them. Reported to the bar keep, who came back and said we would not be charged for that part of our meal! Reported also that they did not make... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is an old church. It is a great setting for some yummy pub fare. Fish and chips is really fresh, excellent batter, not greasy. Noise level is a bit high, but would not stop me from returning.

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Epping, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

With the space being so open It was really loud no matter where you are seated. It is hard to have any quality conversation with your party. It is more about the bar there then a dining experience.

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HlyGral, Owner at The Holy Grail, responded to this review

Dear customer, since you are from Epping, I would like to think that you have been to our restaurant in the past. It was the old St. Joseph's church which makes it very hard to make it quiet. Most of our guests in fact think that it is good to be on the louder side as compared to a very... More 

Boston
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I've stopped in twice in the past month and had good food with excellent service. The bartenders have been very attentive and always greet me with a smile. I'm kind of surprised at the other reviews, as I found the food to be very good. The bartender even checked with the kitchen when I asked for a substitution on a... More 

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Kingston, New Hampshire, United States
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was our 3rd visit to the Holy Grail. It's OK. I like the atmosphere. The food is a little expensive, but it's worth it when you want to try something different, English.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

I've tried many foods here and it's clear that the cooks have little cooking experience because they only specialize in deep-fried, unhealthy appetizers. Their burgers were mediocre and the beef stew was like eating a salt stick (and I love salt!). Atmosphere is fantastic!

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Epping, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Get the Irish nachos! The combination of tasty corned beef and their thousand island-esque sauce is unbelievable. Food is consistently good. I've never had a bad dish besides the scotch eggs, which had wayy too much Thyme in them. The service is friendly and attentive. Only downside is the noise level. Seems to echo since it is very open so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 64 Main Street, Epping, NH 03042
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Epping
  • Phone Number: +1 603-679-9559

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, English, Irish, Brew Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating

Description

Converted Catholic Church into NH's Best Irish Pub in the State! Original stain-glass windows, light fixtures and large harp shaped bar. Great family restaurant, something for everyone! Enjoy one of our 26 beers on draft or our specialty drinks. Amazing outdoor seating that takes you on a trip back to the old country. Our function hall holds up to 100 guests for the perfect celebration! Visit us once, and you'll be back again & again! Slainte'
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?