Coat of Arms Pub
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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 35 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by JimFalzone:
4.5/5 rDev +18.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I like this place. You go up some twisty steps and enter a cool little pub on the second floor. This is New Hampshire, so it can get pretty smokey. They have a long line of taps which plenty of yummy beers to choose from. I was focussed on the Fuller's, but if I remember correctly they had all the favorites of an English pub: Boddingtons, Guiness, Harp, etc. Plus some hard cider on tap.
There are darts and pool tables to occupy your time. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The wear Eurpean Football (Soccer) jerseys to help set the mood.
I know we are supposed to concentrate on the beer, but I should mention the bartenders also have a flair for mixed drinks. If you happen to be with a person who doesn't like beer (yet), they will be happy with the alternatives. Maybe because it's a college town but i saw a lot of flourescent colored mixed drinks.
I don't know if this place has food, but directly across the street is a legendary dinner that serves some of the best hamburgers and hotdogs you'll ever find. The place is so small, that most stuff is "to go". The Coat of Arms will gladly let you bring the food to their place, to enjoy with a beer.
01-08-2007 23:13:55 | More by JimFalzone
More User Reviews:
3.83/5 rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5 | $$
Late night found me looking for a place to dine in Portsmouth. Found the Coat of Arms to be lively on a midweek night. Second floor walk up , the entrance doesn't impress. Upstairs the bar looks inviting with tables all over and darts boards in the back. I grab a bar stool and check out the menu. Old speckled hen iPa cream flow draft is delicious . Would definitely repeat this beer here. Order the cottage pie from the decidedly British menu. Second beer is a twisted thistle iPa. Good but liked the hen better. Decent service, food is good. Nice place, worthy of a repeat.
10-13-2013 02:24:11 | More by WunderLlama
4.06/5 rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
A very down to earth, dare I say "divey" English pub. I friggin love this place. If you want casual and a chill spot, this is it. Not a huge selection of beers but a good assortment on English/British brews and a few local guys like Shipyard, Throwback, etc.... They have an excellent assortment of casks which is awesome. No one's pretentious, the bartenders are cool and it's a good place to hang and/or catch some soccer. My #1 thing about this place is their beer battered fish and chips. Pair that with a Fullers ESB or any ESB they have for that matter and it'll be a kick ass meal. One of the very best fish and chips I've ever had and I am constantly coming back for it. They do trivia on Sundays which is pretty sweet to get together with people. This is my go to Portsmouth spot and I'm sure it's a favorite of many.
08-01-2013 14:48:59 | More by rjp217
Coat of Arms Pub in Portsmouth, NH
87 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.