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“A surprising authentic pub in Fairhaven” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Archer Ale House

The Archer Ale House
1212 10th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
+1 360-647-7002
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Ranked #53 of 351 Restaurants in Bellingham
Price range: $6 - $26
Cuisines: American, Pub, Seafood, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Established in 1992, we are an English style pub located in the historic Fairhaven district of Bellingham. We feature a rotating draught selection of import & craft beer with an extensive bottle list. We serve fresh, seasonally inspired cocktails & over 100 fine whiskeys. Our full menu includes upscale pub style food such as Shepherd's Pie & Pot Pie as well as house ground natural Painted Hills burgers, steaks, fresh fish & fresh local oysters. Our menu is made in house & features locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. We offer a weekly trivia night, steel-tip darts, local & national sporting events, brewers & distillers nights/pairing dinners & a variety of board games
Bonita
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A surprising authentic pub in Fairhaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

First off, you go into a basement- loved it. Then, the selection of ales was better than we expected. The first night we actually had a Fullers. However, then they changed to a local selection. But, there were some great options. We had some happy hour snacks and enjoyed the quality and taste. We were there in Bellingham 2 nights and were there both nights. If we lived here it would be our local.

  • Visited August 2013
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Port Orchard, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Gets Busy on Sunday Night.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Walked in just before Trivia Night started on Sunday at 7pm. Place was packed and noisy, but fun and it seems like a lot of people were doing well and winning beers at trivia. I agree the prices are a bit on the expensive side but the service was good and the food exceptional. I'd probably enjoy going there on a more calmer evening, like a week night.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Bellingham, Washington
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Salmon You Won't Want to Share !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Before leaving Archers, I personally told the chefs, " I'm 50 years old, a native
of Bellingham and have tasted plenty of salmon in my life. Theirs is the BEST I have ever
had!" It is pistachio crusted and is moist, flavorful and unique. Out of the goodness of my
heart, I let the others in my party each try a bite. Though they each liked what they ordered,
they loved mine. My friends promised they're ordering their own salmon next time. It's only
fair that I get to take a bite of each of theirs!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Spokane, Washington
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“fun place in Fairhaven”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Good food, but a little pricey. They have a big shelf of games so you can sip some beer and play a game like "Operation", which is great!

Visited June 2013
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Long Beach, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Burgers and Watch Sports”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This place is noisy but they have great burgers and a huge selection of beers. A lot of fun to visit. The place is below ground, so there are steep steps down to the front door; this could be a problem for disabled or older people to navigate.

Visited May 2013
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