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116 North Main St, Bennington, VT
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Ranked #17 of 64 Restaurants in Bennington
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: English
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Description: A real working British fish and chips shop in Bennington run by Brits
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English first
Hoosick, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This tiny place serves up as close to an authentic British fish and chips as you'll find anywhere in Vermont. Crispy was well-prepared, not greasy, and the fries were perfect. Nice British flair through decor and UK products for sale. My go-to choice when I'm hankering fish and chips.

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New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were spending the day exploring the area and came upon this place. After looking around town, this looked like it would be the most unique dining experience; It ended up being just a place to grab lunch. The counter person was busy and thus brusque. Later, as the tables cleared out, she did come by to check on us... More 

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Bennington, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

excellent food and service. very friendly people. it is a small place but bright and clean. good experience. fish and chips delicious!!!

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Wantagh, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

don't blink or you will miss this tiny, 7 or so tables, restaurant. the owners appeared to be the ones doing the cooking, and they were extremely friendly. the place itself was not much to look at inside, and seemed more like a take-out sandwich shop than anything else. we all had the fish and chips which is their signature... More 

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172 reviews 172 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I chose this restaurant because of the reviews. We were very disappointed with the food. The fish and chips were rather greasy, the fried scallops had too much breading and the fish tacos only had cole slaw and salsa on the side. Not worth the money we spent on the food. I would not recommend this restaurant after our experience.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch here yesterday. It was a very hot day and were happy to discover that this little place is more than the take away chipper it looks like from the outside. It was nicely air conditioned and had seating for about 20. The real star of this place, though, is the food. We both had fish and chips... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a delicious lunch at Lil Britain while visiting Bennington. It is a very small storefront with 7 or 8 tables. No frills but the food was very good. I had the small fish and chips while my husband had the fried clams. We both chose the cole slaw as our side dish. Everything was delicious. The fish was... More 

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Potsdam, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I can't speak to the authenticity of the food, but certainly can say it was really good. The chips needed a little more flavor for my taste, however, the malt vinegar certainly did the trick. I had the friend clams, and have to say they were excellent. Very tender! The cocktail sauce must have been homemade... certainly didn't taste like... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Lil Britian is a hidden gem! We found it a few years back and boy do we wish we lived closer. True British style chippy shop in the heart of Bennington. The owners are wonderful and friendly. Being from England this chip shop brings me back to my homeland. Proper Fish and Chips, pies, sweets - this place has it... More 

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Berkshires, MA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We've been eating at Lil Britain since they opened several years ago. The owners are charming British emigres, who have a deep appreciation for the dear old British chippy. We're rabid Anglophiles, who often frequent chip shops when we travel in the UK, and Lil Brit (as they're affectionately known in our house) really nails that delightful traditional food. The... More 

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Additional Information about Lil Britain

Address: 116 North Main St, Bennington, VT
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Bennington
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: English

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