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British Beer Company

Not Rated.
British Beer CompanyBritish Beer Company
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

26 Ratings
Ratings: 26
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.22%
Taps: 44
Bottles: 225
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

85 Providence Highway
Walpole, Massachusetts, 02032
United States
phone: (508) 668-9909

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bbcwalpole

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(Place added by: Estarrio on 08-10-2006)
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Reviews by Pondfish:
Photo of Pondfish
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%

Although a chain, this place is unique. Homey feel to it even though TV's are ubiquitous. Great rectangular central bar seats maybe 50, dozens of taps and the food is slightly above average for a pub. They give you a beer list with the menu. Most recent visit, I had Stone Ruination, Arrogant Bastard and Old Speckled Hen. I like the way you can order 3 sizes, 12 oz, pint or 20 oz Imperial. The heavy Belgians are in the smaller glasses and all beer service is glassware appropriate. The bartenders, mostly female, make this place appealing. They are most knowledgeable about the beers and tastes are never a problem. Lots of regulars, who are greeted by first name...just a nice place to relax and have some great beers.

Pondfish, Apr 07, 2009
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

mbonugli, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Davepoolesque, May 23, 2014
Photo of brureview
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%

My first visit to the BBC in Walpole was on a Sunday after 5. There were a lot of people there- mostly under 30- but families fit right in.
It's an excellent place to have a drink. Laid back, friendly service.

I tried the vegetable and home-made hummus which was a good appetizer to chase the beer. The vegetables were fresh, and the hummus was first rate- far better than store bought.

It's not expensive- on tap beers seemed very reasonably priced.
They also have a good selection of craft beers- I saw Traquair Scotch Ale on the menu.

The service was fine, but a bit slow and not well organized. Otherwise, it's a great place to have a drink and eat.

I was there when there was no live music. So I can't comment on the noise level and crowds which will be different on weekend nights.

They have a Facebook page, and the manager answers email.

brureview, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Fluke828
3.13/5  rDev -23.7%

Stopped in here for a late lunch, largely because of the pretty good reviews I found here on BA and also because I found out that they had Tramp Stamp on Cask and Burton Baton on tap. Bar was pretty much dead, which is understandable for an early Wednesday afternoon with a few tables around the perimeter being occupied.
I was really excited to try Tramp Stamp on cask and for the most part, it didn't disappoint. However, when I went to order another beer after I had finished my cask offering, I ordered a Burton Baton and the bartender goes "Ugh, Oh Boy....that's an expensive beer....Like $10" Don't get me wrong here, I don't mind forking over some dough for a good brew, particularly on draught but she had effectively scared me off of it. (I was thinking to myself, well that was dumb of her cause there would have been more tip in the end for her obviously with the more I spend but I digress....) So I decide to do a little comparison and have just a regular tramp stamp out of a bomber I can see in one of the coolers behind the bar. When I went to order this, she says they don't have it "regular" they only have it on cask. I said "I can see it" and she starts reading off the names of other CS beers and then "Oh!, We do have it!" Halfway through this bomber we are joking around a bit and I come to find out that this is beer is also going to cost me $10...When it was on cask for $6.50...oh well....not really that outrageous but they are getting quite the markup on those bombers, shame on me really for not asking the price initially and just getting the DFH BB instead.
Food was OK, nothing great, nothing overly awful, just average. Great selection and great service when I first got there. But lost some service score because once I was done with both beer and food, she was nowhere to be found and I had to have one of the waitresses from another part of the restaurant cash me out and bring me my check.

Fluke828, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -2.4%

I revisited the BBC in Walpole for the first time in several years last week and pleasantly discovered it has not changed much. This version is like all the other BBC's I have been to with a better beer list. The atmosphere is of an old English pub with a huge square bar in the middle. Ample tvs and all things British decorate the walls. There is space for casual and formal dining.

The food is above average. The food tends to be British. Highlights include the pizza, veggie burgers, and flat iron steak on top of traditional British pasties.

What differentiates this BBC is the huge beer list. I believe there were over 30 taps with mostly micro beers. I was happy to find Stone and Delirium Tremins on tap. There is an extensive bottle offering as well that go from sours to British ales. Most of the bottles are slightly more expensive than you would find elsewhere but the variety is very good.

The service I had that night was a bit rough with two mistakes on food and beer, but management was apologetic. I will chalk it up to a bad night. The waitress was knowledgable and friendly. Overall, I wish every BBC had this variety of beer offerings.

tigg924, Dec 22, 2009
Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.1/5  rDev -24.4%

I started coming here at the outset when the beer mgr was actively selecting good brews; the selection has progressively gone downhill since his departure.

This is one of those "faux" brit pubs that was made abroad and transplanted here...not a bad thing but fwiw.

Food menu is ordinary (sysco) and is OK but in case you happen here on a weekend and the wait is incredible....not the best with a party of little ones!

Beer menu is mediocre....Stone AB and mainstream New England brews but not much else. A nice Fullers Porter is the best bet.

A rather ordinary night out all in all.

SunDevilBeer, Jul 28, 2009
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British Beer Company in Walpole, MA
91 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.