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Aidan's Pub

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5 John St, Bristol, RI 02809-1809
401-254-1940
Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great for pub food

We wanted a lighter mail although I saw some plates that were huge and looked great, we had the NE Clam chowder and my husband had the Reuben Both were excellent, service was great, and they had a big beer selection. Enjoyed our visit!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Ellen32
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We wanted a lighter mail although I saw some plates that were huge and looked great, we had the NE Clam chowder and my husband had the Reuben Both were excellent, service was great, and they had a big beer selection. Enjoyed our visit!

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Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Drove to Bristol with friends and met family for a birthday dinner. Place was packed and we waited about fifteen minutes for a nice table in the room with the gas fireplace (which was on) and windows looking out onto the water. Waitress was excellent, made some recommendations, and answered our questions about the menu items. Menu has numerous tempting... More 

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Bristol, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

A light snow is falling...the air is cold. We enter Aidan's and the waitress leads us to the main dining room...intimate, cozy, a lovely fire warming the room. We order wine...not very large glasses compared with neighboring restaurants. When we order from the menu, we have a nice selection, especially if one is Irish oriented. Beef stew in a bread... More 

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Perthshire, Scotland
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had a few drinks and an excellent meal in this pub on New Year's Eve. The decor is cosy and the staff were very helpful. The place had a good buzz. I liked the table near the big fireplace for dinner. My steak was cooked to perfection and was absolutely delicious. We both loved the hand cut pub chips.... More 

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Grafton, Massachusetts, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had two very different meals. The first was more of a main course meal and the second was more of a soup/salad and sandwich....four servings and all were excellent. Service was fantastic.

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Rhode Island
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185 reviews 185 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I go here several times a month for lunch and conversation with an English friend. The pub fare is always well prepared and served quickly by the friendly service staff. As my friend points out, this may be the only place in New England that serves Guinness perfectly every time. Maybe that is why we have one for dessert, too!... More 

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Medford, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Aidan's is a wonderful place for so many occasions. During the day the lunch and drink menus are great for a sandwich, appetizer or burger, at night the dinner specials are reasonable and yummy. The second floor is a blast, able to host large parties and then turns into a cool spot to hang out once dinner is done being... More 

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Riverside, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Aidan's has been one of the most consistently good eating establishments for many years. It has often characterized by their offerings of traditional Irish food and spirits, but their efforts have reached much further into Rhode Island tradition than most others (including most seafood restaurants). Their Rhode Island clam chowder hits the mark ...as close as it can get. RI... More 

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New Hampshire
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The wait was so long it's silly they don't do refills on things like iced tea that most places do the food was okay shepards pie was good corned beef so dry! The chowder was well there was like no clams so it was mostly just the liquid

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Somis, CA
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123 reviews 123 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

I have been here several times now and it's a nice place! Staff is super nice, seated for lunch right away, and food was server fairly quick. Love mixing the two chowders, and the craft pumpkin beer.. A big thumbs up!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 John St, Bristol, RI 02809-1809
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 401-254-1940

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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