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The Holy Grail

64 Main Street, Epping, NH 03042
+1 603-679-9559
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Ranked #2 of 26 restaurants in Epping
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, English, Irish, Brew Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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'
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60% Recommend
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English first
Merrimack, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I've been to the Grail before--sat at the bar with friends and had snacks/apps--which is fun. This time I met someone for dinner. I had the swordfish special. The fish was dry and really over cooked. I ordered the "fresh" veggie side--carrots and summer squash. I was shocked to receive those processed baby carrots from the bag with 2 small... More

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Concord, New Hampshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

When I agreed to meet a friend here, I didn't realize the restaurant had been converted from a church and nearly drove right by. The decor respects the building's former purpose. The stained glass windows and polished wood add a warm ambiance. I ordered the goat cheese and pear salad, a generous entree with carmelized pears, warm cheese, fresh mesclun,... More

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16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Come here to praise the good pub food and a nice beer selection in this converted church. Have been here numerous times and the food and service have always been consistently good. Expect a crowd on the weekend nights but the wait is usually quick and there is ample parking.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I went there back when it first opened and the food and service was very good. We went there several times and it was great. The last couple of times we went the service was what we came to expect, but the food was not good. We since have stopped going there until we hear that they have improved. I... More

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Portland, Maine
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The Holy Grail in Epping is a pub-type restaurant in a former church. The atmosphere is unique, complete with 'pews' and stained glass windows. They have an expansive bar and it is a large restaurant, with seating both on the main level and in the upper level, which is probably where the church choir once sat. They have a pretty... More

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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131 reviews 131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I RARELY give 5 stars! And I am not really "into" pubs......but my sweetie and I went before a show, and were really surprised! From the moment we walked in, we were greeted genuinely, and immediately, our server, Rebecca, was there. She won the service champion of the month award from me! She asked if we had been there before,... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The beer was cold and burger cooked just right with a fresh bun. The atmosphere was chill and waiter was friendly. Looking forward to going back and trying something else.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was my first visit. I had the bangers and colcannon. Even though I wasn't sure what to expect as this was my first time experiencing Irish cuisine, I thought it was excellent! The portion was huge, especially for the more than fair price. The flavors were wonderful and made you want to keep eating, but I had enough to... More

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New Hampshire
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My husband and I stopped for dinner one night when we were out riding our motorcycle. It was busy but we were seated right away. Staff was very good and efficient. We had the buffalo chicken dip which was amazing, could have eaten that for our meal! My husband had a Cajun Blue Cheese burger which was very good and... More

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Brentwood, New Hampshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went with a large family group on a Thursday evening and had no wait. We had a wonderful time. My swordfish was fresh and delish! A family favorite is the French onion soup. The server was attentive and efficient and food service was fast for our large group. The only complaint from some members was that serving sizes seem... More

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