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“Good beer selection, good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Archer Ale House

Archer Ale House
1212 10th St., Bellingham, WA
360-647-7002
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Ranked #112 of 389 Restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: British
Description: Shows up on Yelp and other food review/info sites. An English-style tavern located in the historic Fairhaven district of Bellingham, WA.
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Description: Shows up on Yelp and other food review/info sites. An English-style tavern located in the historic Fairhaven district of Bellingham, WA.
Boston, Massachusetts
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97 reviews 97 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Good beer selection, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

An early dinner here didn't disappoint. We had our pick of local and national/imported beers, good food to choose from, and lots of board games to keep us company. Great service, too.

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere - High Prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

My wife and I visited here one night while we were on a mini work vacation in Bellingham. I'm a beer/pub kind of guy and anytime you have to walk down an unassuming set of stairs on the sidewalk leading to an area below street level, it's generally going to be a good place. This is one of them. It has a great atmosphere and really feels like you walked into a British pub, minus the junk music they had playing there (I don't want to go to a pub and listen to mainstream pop - their major downfall here).

They had quite a few selections of beer on tap while we were there, but nothing out of the ordinary. We did eat while we were there and the food was actually very good for this kind of establishment. I had bangers and mash which were decent, and my wife had an ale steamed mussesl dish which was very good. Their service in general is slow here, but the staff is outgoing and very friendly.

Don't go here expecting the best food in the world, and be ready to fork over some money. While this is a really great place to go, and I would certainly come back in a heartbeat, the prices here are the only downfall. You can walk up the street and get some of the same beers for cheaper. All-in-all I recommend this place if you need a good beer.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Washington
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27 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Memories Revisited”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

What fun it was to go down the stairs and step into a little history of the past. The waitresses were dressed in a way to remind one of Scotland and the isles. I ordered the shepherd's pie which was delicious. The lamb was so mild. My husband had the bangers and mash. He enjoyed his meal also. Later in the evening they brought in live music. All I could think is how fun it would have been if he had played Scottish or Irish songs to sing along.

Visited July 2012
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