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Coat of Arms Pub

174 Fleet St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 431-0407
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Ranked #31 of 187 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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Dallas, Texas
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112 reviews 112 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Boston
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193 reviews 193 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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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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CT
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19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This was another stop on a pub crawl we did through Portsmouth recently. COA was a cool place with a great list of beers. We ended up staying here quite a while , playing pool upstairs and sitting in front of a fireplace. Only knock was in was definitely the most pricey bar we stopped in that night But, I... More

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Here is a great place to enjoy authentic British food, or if you just want that English pub atmosphere to stop in for a drink, play a game of pool or watch some footy here it is. It is one of two English Pubs in New Hampshire that actually serves authentic Shepherds Pie. Most others think the dish consists of... More

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