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“Fantastic after getting over initial disappointment of expecting the usual BBC fare”
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British Beer Company
Cuisines: British
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Went here for a graduation celebration in Newport. Having thoroughly enjoyed our visits to various BBC's in Walpole, Franklin, Hyannis and Falmouth, we thought the BBC in Bristol made a world of sense for a post graduation meal and drinks. Upon walking in, we were taken aback by the smallness of the pub. We were further surprised, after being seated, by the limited food menu, and, in comparison to other BBC's, the relatively limited beer selection (which is still quite extensive in when wighed against most establishments.) We sat for several minutes, rather dumbfounded, before pulling ourselves together to make the best of things. The waiter, who also happened to be the barkeep, came over and was quite engaging, however he dealt several members of our party a blow by informing us that they don't carry their beloved BBC sangrias on the menu. At this point, we thought we were down for the count, all the things we love at the other BBC's, i.e. a full line of appies, fantastic pizza, burgers, amazing beer and wine were either non existent or somewhat limited. Fortunately, our disappointment would soon end. The barkeep said he could throw together some white wine sangrias with peach schnaaps and oranges for the party ( by all accounts they were every bit as good as to what they were used to), and he suggested an a artichoke/spinach dip as a starter, which was quite excellent (not on the menu). We ordered the pies, vegetable and shepherds, and they were well received. The barkeep came over several times and was amazingly attentive and engaging. In the end, the beer selection was beyond adequate and we were given a lunch special for pairing a lunch pie with a drink @ $10.99 each. We couldn't ask for more than that, given the meal price alone was $9.99 and the drinks ranged from $7 to $8, we were given quite a bargain and it was much appreciated. If you're looking for the typical BBC experience when you go here, you may well be surprised, but if you can get past that, you won't be disappointed. I'm rather envious of the Bristol, Ri community to have such a wonder little pub in the heart of their community. I couldn't recommend it more.

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Reviewed December 26, 2012

A small pub in the heart of Bristol, RI with a great selection of draft beers. Live music. If you like a great pour this is your stop!

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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Really nice pub, great food. Lots of wood paneling and a fireplace. just the kind of place to spend a winter evening. They have music too.

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Thank Flashknit
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

My husband & I stopped in for an inexpensive quick lunch with some interesting brew, too! Beer selection is fun! Always something new to try....great Reuben sandwiches !

Thank Catherine C
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Very lively one of the nights when we visited (Saturday), with a duo playing some rousing music and a really buzzy crowd. Barmaid/landlady was an absolute wonder - I don't know how she coped so well without any apparent assistance.
Next night was very much quieter by contrast, but still a pleasant stop for a pre-dinner drink.

Thank Papa_Polo
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