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“The go to place for proper beer”
Review of Britannia Pub - CLOSED

Britannia Pub
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: Colombian, British
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Britannia is Bogota's authentic British pub. We have our own micro-brewery and many have said that our Beer is the best in Colombia. Our menu includes some classic British dishes as well as stir-fries, burgers, salads and plenty to pick at. From 4-7pm Monday to Thursday we have 2 x 1 coctails. English spoken.
Bogotá
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126 reviews
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“The go to place for proper beer”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

Bogotá is currently riding on the crest of a microbrewery wave but most of it is rubbish and badly kept. Britannia is the go to place for top drawer beer where they actually give a damn about perfection. I always go for the deliciously hoppy IPA.

As others have pointed out the fish and chips are great too. Super ambience and the only place that I know of in Bogotá that you can comfortably go to alone, belly up to the bar and make witty smalltalk with the barman. On that basis it is ideal for business travellers. I think the owner Alex is Colombian but he has successfully mastered the art of coming across as a reassuringly miserable Brit.

Go there, have a pint or three

  • Visited March 2014
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afowen, Propietario at Britannia Pub, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Hi JohnnyBogota.

Thanks (I think) for your comment.

Sadly, a lot of people here focus more on what colour the beer they are drinking is, rather than the quality. Our beers are almost always an instant hit with foreigners and others who have been exposed to a world in which beer is not simply blond, red or black. I spend a lot of time talking to customers about our beer and beer in general and it's going down well. I only wish more people cared about the difference between the good, the bad and the frankly ugly.

Although I recognise myself as, should we say, a man of variable mood, I doubt that you would mistake me for a Colombian. I look all wrong and have a funny accent in Espanish. My English, on the other hand, is of the Queen's variety!

Cheers,

Alex
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Oslo
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“Perfect fish-and-chips”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you want a British experience while being in Colombia, these fish-and-chips is the thing. It is quite near one of the large universities, and also not far from the airport. Service very good and the outdoor area, where we had our meal, was pleasant and relatively quiet for Bogota.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank varulv
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afowen, Propietario at Britannia Pub, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Hi Varulv.

Thanks for your comment.

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to Britannia and hope to see you next time you pass through Bogota.

Cheers,

Alex (the landlord)
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“British Hospitality”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

Staying at the nearby Marriott hotel this past fall while on a business trip, the Britannia Pub quickly became our groups favourite evening spot to unwind with a pint or two. British expats should be flocking here for it's warm atmosphere, authentic British beer and tasty food. For anyone staying in the hotels in the Salitre district, the Britannia shouldn't be missed. Don't forget to drop by in the afternoon or evening as well to sample an Espresso drink. Columbian coffee plus the the work of one of the best baristas on the continent make this a real treat. Alex and his team make it a visit to the Britannia an all round fabulous experience.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank TCHKing
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Quality Meal, Excellent Beverages”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

Enjoyed a nice steak here a few nights ago. The atmospherics were great, the ambiance convivial, and the food amazingly good. The steak was done to perfection....faintly pink in the center, well-done on the outside....perfect for my taste. This is a great place for linking up with friends for drinks, for dinner, or just for a late-night stop en route home. Although the Pub was crowded, the din of the patrons was not overwhelming and it wasn't difficult to hold a conversation. Everyone was obviously enjoying themselves . Again, great atmosphere, very good food, and good drink. Don't think you'll be disappointed if you are looking for any/all of these three things.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Lennie_19
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Barton
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“Excellent atmosphere”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is an amazing little pub that has wide range of drinks and fine food. It has an atmosphere that is hard to beat when you are traveling and want to just relax. English spoken by staff who are more than happy to help you with Spanish if you so desire. Very good food prepared where you can see the chef or chefs in action so you know what you are eating. It’s location just in the rear courtyard of the Marriot in Bogota makes it an excellent place to go to wind down. Interestingly it is also next to the exit of a busy office building so if you like to watch beautiful people while sipping a brew this is one of the best places to grab the lunch special. Don’t Miss this one.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank socker131
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