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78 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3269
802-257-4848
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Description: Small local Pub/Restaurant in downtown Brattleboro, been in business for...
Small local Pub/Restaurant in downtown Brattleboro, been in business for over 4 years after a complete renovation. A Huge favorite amoungst the locals. Great pub food, a real secret to tourist.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great chili

Very personable owner. Great chille, and my husband said the Reuben was the best he'd ever eaten. Only "dislike" is the benches are on the short side with not much room between them and the table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
DVorahK
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Keene, New Hampshire
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Keene, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Very personable owner. Great chille, and my husband said the Reuben was the best he'd ever eaten. Only "dislike" is the benches are on the short side with not much room between them and the table.

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Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great friendly staff however the food was terrible. Chicken wings looked like they went through the meat grinder - pieces of bone chips. Fish and chips were awful. Thin, overcooked in old oil. French fries soggy. Beers were small. CASH ONLY, so obviously owners are avoiding taxes or too cheap to pay 2% credit card fee. I would never go... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Perfect spot to go alone or with friends and feel right at home. Great Beers on tap with attentive bartender, thanks Jill and Kip!! See you over the holidays.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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141 reviews 141 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Got a couple of beers at the bar. Music was a little bland. People were nice enough. Looks like it has a following of people who don;t want to go to McNeil's which is right next door. My wife had a Guinness. Sometimes there is music in the corner.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We needed to kill some time until we could get into our B&B and we stopped in here for a drink. You cannot believe how hard it was to find a place open at 3:30 for a beer. The bartender was really nice and gave us the lay of the land and referred us to some great spots in town.... More 

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Michigan
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192 reviews 192 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I was traveling through VT with family to see the beautiful colors and around lunchtime we were in the Brattleboro area so I went to my trusty tripadvisor to pick a spot for a bite. This place looked good and was super easy to find (it is one of the few that also shows up on googlemaps). Two of us... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Kipling's is a comfortable bar with booths, a good beer selection, good bar food. The bartender is intelligent and friendly, and the owners are gracious. A good value, and open from lunchtime on. Not open Sunday.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great drinks, service and food. All a good value. Might look a little sketchy to first-timers but this is one of my town favorites!

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Dummerston, Vermont
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145 reviews 145 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Has gone through a worthy transformation and serves fine beer and good, simple, hearty food. Service is best when Tomas is on so say 'hello' and engage him in conversation! Bring cash - no cards accepted.

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104 reviews 104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was a fun place to have a drink with friends. The food looked good though we didn't eat here. We just enjoyed visiting with the locals in the bar. This wasn't the place we were intending to stop for a drink but it was 100x better than the bar next door !!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3269
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: 802-257-4848

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

Small local Pub/Restaurant in downtown Brattleboro, been in business for over 4 years after a complete renovation. A Huge favorite amoungst the locals. Great pub food, a real secret to tourist.

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