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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, 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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English first
Newmarket, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Senior Contributor
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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Senior Contributor
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
47 helpful votes 47 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Went there twice over the past 3 weeks. Atmosphere is great. Very extensive and creative drink menu. First time the food was just okay, second time was much better. The Irish Nachos were good. I had the haddock and it was good. Would definitely go back.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I took my father there for Father's Day! I will not go back there again. I have been there several times and have yet to get a meal that I can brag about!

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

Hi We are very sorry that you feel that the Holy Grail did not meet your expectations. We strive to remain the Best Irish Pub in NH(4 years in a row now). We would really like to know what you have tried and why you didn't like it? As you can see from other reviews, we really do have a... More

Sandown, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I live in the area and this is one my favorite places to come for lunch! There are always the standard burgers and fries, but if you want a hearty meal you can have that too. I particularly enjoy the specials of the day, almost always something unique there and always good!

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Natick, Massachusetts, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The Holy Grail looks cute from the outside. It is obviously a revamped church. Even when you walk in it has a certain charm with it's stained glass windows and other memorabilia. We looked at the menu and wanted to leave. The prices seemed inordinately high. We simply ordered sandwiches and sodas. We are not from New Hampshire so maybe... More

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

Hi Susan, We are very upset that your visit to the Holy Grail was not up to your standards. We take pride in our pub!! We have won the "Best Irish Pub in NH" 4 years in a row. We are not sure what you are talking about in regards to our prices, we are only .50 to $1.00 more... More

Somersworth,NH
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We went here for dinner with another couple who had been telling us how good it was and we weren't disappointed at all. The atmosphere is lively and fun, the staff is friendly is helpful, the food well above average and the prices are in line with what a good meal should be and not too high. They also have... More

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