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Review of Archer Ale House

Archer Ale House
1212 10th St., Bellingham, WA
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Ranked #112 of 388 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.
Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This place needs more reviews for how awesome it is. I am not currently living in Bellingham but when I was this was the spot to be at if you want a good time with your friends but not the club scene. Get your friends together and go hangout here for some great beer and fun activities, perhaps go to trivia night or otherwise just play some darts.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We met family members here after the flight to, and the drive from Vancouver. I was looking forward to any kind of beer, but didn't expect to get a bunch of free testers before finally settling on a Stone IPA. They carry a vast array of beauty beers that change on a regular basis.Thankfully there is NO Bud Lite or Schlitz.
I didn't expect much from the menu, but again I was wrong. Our party had outstanding salads, fresh ling cod, shepherds pie, great steak, pulled pork and I ordered a well done burger & got exactly what I ordered, a dry chunk of meat between a bun. My bad.
Last but not least there was Alicia. If this woman doesn't own the place, she sure works like she does. She is knowledgable, polite, courteous and patient. I love this bar.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gibsons, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“This Archer hit the target!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

We had gone by the ale house on previous trips to Fairhaven but had never ventured down the stairs to this basement establishment. We decided to go just for a beer and after seeing the menu and speaking with the server, decided to order food. It was absolutely wonderful. The server, Alicia was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. I had the blackened chicken sandwich and my wife the BLTD (with pork belly and duck confit). We each had a half of the others sandwich and loved them both. They make their own breads on premises and cure their own meats. Alicia seemed genuinely appreciative of our comments about the food and said she would inform the chef who would be delighted.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bellingham, Washington
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70 reviews 70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“On of the best of Fairhaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Great food, unexpectedly so. Service is good, it's a bar and not a lot of seating, so sometimes we pass. But the food and drink are great. Very nice people too.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Livingston, Montana
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82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Fabulous food, great ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

For a super-popular, fun, delicious Irish pub, this one fits the bill... and more. We loved it! Definitely check it out!

Visited August 2012
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