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Coat of Arms Pub

174 Fleet St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-0407
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Ranked #41 of 188 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International, British
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Hampton, New Hampshire
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a place you go to when you just want to hang out with your friends and have a drink. It's a warm place with brick walls and a big snooker table. Wintertime there's a fireplace to sit near! They have a pretty good beer and wine menu... as well as a full bar. So cocktails of all sorts... More

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Newcastle, Maine, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A better British environment however did not feel English. But the food and drinks much more Brit oriented and very tasty. We really enjoyed our meal and drinks though it didn't feel like being at an English Pub (the decor and environment), the food and drinks was definitively totally BRIT.

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Dallas, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Paid a quick visit to Portsmouth on our drive back from Portland to Boston. After viewing John Paul Jones’ House (from outside), we were pleasantly surprised to find the Celtic Crossing store on Congress Street nearby. This led us to ask the proprietor if there were Scottish/British pubs nearby, and he recommended the Coat of Arms. Thanks! An excellent recommendation.... More

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Westport, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

good ambiance, dark pub, they could use some updating and cleaning of carpets. good stop for a bar crawl

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Oceanside, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We went to this place on our last night in Portsmouth and weren't disappointed. They had just reopened with their newly added enclosed outdoor patio, which had plastic sheeting. It was a very cold night, but we were nice and warm with the heaters they had. The best part (for me) was watching the tugboats come in for the day... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

From snooker to fish and chips, and the plaid decor, it's a British pub, alright. Lots of beer on tap, and a knowledgeable staff to help you choose (no BudLight here, although they did add PBR to the selection). The curry chicken pita is a local foodie favorite, and the burgers are also very good. Chicken pot pie is excellent,... More

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Bowdoinham, Maine
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I wish we lived a little closer because we would be regulars. The staff was very friendly. Great atmosphere. The food was delicious. Loved the beer selection. Some I never heard of. My husband and I each tried a pie and both were very good. They make them to order which I though was great. They offered samples of beer.... More

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206 reviews 206 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Hadn't had a meat pie since I visited the UK until I came across Coat of Arms. Steak & kidney with chips! Hmmm!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

A little hard to find but worth the search. Great selection of British Pub grub. After a rececent trip to Edinburgh this is the closest I have ever found to true British Pub Food. Authentic fish and chips brings me back time and time again.

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Slingerlands, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Very casual - decor needs some upkeep - but I don't think that is what this place is all about. This is a nice casual bar - with great beers and mixed drinks, pool tables and dart boards. Spent the extended weekend in Portsmouth - sampled many places and this was by far the best martini I had gotten. Food... More

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