British Beer Company
Taps: 30 / Bottles: 64
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 9 | Display Reviews Only:
3.81/5 rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5 | $$
My brothers and I stopped by here on our way to Jack's Abby after a round of golf nearby. It has traditional pub food to offer, nothing spectacular, but good, tasty sandwiches and above average fries. The beer selection is above average for the area and there were a few to select from that are rare for the area. I had a Sunshine Pils and a Fullers London Pride. Both were excellent. I would recommend this place to anyone in the area.
06-08-2014 00:33:14 | More by Andrew041180
4.59/5 rDev +20.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$
Came here last night with a buddy after doing a tasting at Jack's Abby Brewery down the road. I have been to the Walpole and Franklin locations and I'm a huge fan of BBC.
We got there around 7:30 on a Friday, so it was pretty busy but we only had to wait about 15 minutes for a table.
The service was great, our waiter gave us a complimentary basket of housemade chips which were delicious. Also, pretty much every table had a good view of the bruins game which was a plus for us.
The beer selection was pretty solid in my opinion. They have all the classic British beers on tap--Boddington's, Hobgoblin, Monty Python's Holy Grail, etc. They also had a good selection of other brews such as Mayflower IPA and Scotch Ale, Arrogant Bastard, Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, and Anderson Valley Bourbon Barrel Stout. I settled on an Arrogant Bastard and a Anderson Valley Bourbon Barrel Stout which were both great. The bottle list is also solid, with plenty of Samuel Smith plus a decent selection of American craft brews.
The food is standard pub fare but that's all we were looking for. Solid selection of sandwiches, burgers, and pizza, and also classic British entrees and pies. My reuben was great and my friend enjoyed his burger. Overall, this place is great and I recommend it highly for the food, the beer, the atmosphere and good prices. My main reason for such a high rating this occasion was definitely the superb service.
05-11-2013 13:42:56 | More by Mikecap
4.7/5 rDev +23%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
went here for the first time yesterday with a few friends. very good beer selection, especially if you enjoy english beer....fullers, sam smith, wychwood, etc...
i chose a mayflower ipa and a smuttynose ipa. both were fresh and cold.
the burgers are very very good too. good price, good staff, check that, great staff!
i like the atmosphere, feels a lot like a pub in england, just a bit larger in scale
i recommend this place. very much. more words needed to fill the minimum requirement....more words more words...
08-28-2011 17:06:38 | More by funkel81
4/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Located just up the road from the Natick shopping area.
Large bar in the round with lots of booths (high booths) and tables around. Small outside area.
As the name suggests, lots of British beer available with several good finds. They have a beer engine, but it is currently out of service.
Really stopped in to get some local beer, though, and disappointed to learn that they have dropped Jack Abbey for the short term. Did have a Mayflower IPA and a Six Point on tap.
Good food offerings with pizzas, nice entree salads, and good sandwiches. Not very crowded for a Friday afternoon, but a respectable crowd.
Good place to get an English pint and a decent meal.
08-24-2011 02:01:57 | More by beer2day
3.5/5 rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
After a day of shopping in the Natick/Framingham area, my wife and I stopped by here for dinner. Packed house when we walked in. Lots of kids and teenagers with families. Reminded of a crowd that eats at Appleby's. The inside reminded me of a TGI Fridays version of a British pub: there's nothing wrong with it, but we're still on a strip mall on a highway near a cheap hotel. It just seems to be trying so hard that it's out of place. We are told there's a 45 minute wait for tables, but there are several open near the bar. But, since we are only a party of two and those are four seaters, we have to wait. Dumb policy. Lots of tvs here to pass the time. Good selection of beers here. Bottles were ok, but drafts looked better. Half of the drafts were Brit beers, and the other half craft beers. I went with the Thomas Hooker Oktoberfest on cask, and my wife got a Shipyard Pumpkin. Prices were roughly $6 a pint. Finally seated, and dinner was good. American and Brit pub food featured. My bbq ribs were tasty, and my wife liked her burger. For second round, ordered a Hobgoblin draft, and my wife had a Paulaner. I'll give them credit. They are trying to create a cool pub atmosphere and serve good food and craft beers. The lack of pretty much anything like this bar in the area aids their success, though when it comes down to it, it's a pretty cookie cutter joint.
11-08-2009 05:25:40 | More by morebeergood
4.25/5 rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Arrived ~1pm on a Thursday. Virtually empty place, had entire backside of bar to myself. Nice size big screen in front of me to watch some footie.
Noticed some aged brews. Ordered a Le Coq Imperial Extra Double Stout, ended up very sad, you can read my review here: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/164/438/?ba=JasonA
PLEASE, DO NOT KEEP YOUR VINTAGE BEERS IN THE REFRIDGERATOR!!!
Then ordered 2 Thomas Hardy's at ~$15 a pop. I splurged since I cant find them anywhere and they are my favorite.
I ordered a pastrami sammich, which was only $10 and great. It came with sweet potatoe chips instead of fries, nice change. Also, the homeade pickle was excellent.
Wait staff was outstanding, if you read my review, they didnt charge me for the 2 oxidized beers. The steward 'Kat' was awesome to talk to and was interested in the footie match also, she made my experience much better.
Best selection ive seen in my limited MA life. Havnt been to a place yet that offers vintage heavy craft beers, so I might be a bit biased.
They did have Chimay White, DFH 90, and casks available which was impressive. I hope to make it back sooner rather than later.
06-26-2009 13:37:48 | More by JasonA
2.13/5 rDev -44.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 1 | $$$
Had lunch this weekend to check out the place and to get out of the house with the wife and baby. Faux Irish type bar/dining room with dark wood - dining room was pretty dark on a sunny afternoon. Oddly placed TV in the corner seemed out of place in the dining room.
Decent selection of English ales that you can find in area stores as well, but mostly mediocre crafts/imports on tap and bottle with a couple of decent items like Arrogant Bastard, 60 $ 90 min. IPA as their top craft selections. Some pretty expensive aged bottles of English ale too like JW Lees.
But the downfall of this place is the food and service. Most items are straight off the Sysco truck and just fancily described on the menu. I had the steak "tips" which was just some low end steak cut into chunks - ordered medium and they came well done, and they must paint the grill lines on because this shoe leather of a steak had zero flavor. Its a pretty bad sign of the state of your restaurant if you can't at least make a palatable steak tip plate when just about any restaurant does in New England - even the 99. "Panko" breaded green beans on the side were just your run of the mill breaded frozen vegetable from a box with no flavor and disgusting mushy texture. Wifes grilled chicken sandwich arrived unlike it was described with no pesto and with so much balsamic dressing that she could not pick the sandwich up - ciabatta bread was obviously microwaved since it seazed up into a brick like substance by the time she finished half of it. AMAZING food? you gotta be kidding, this was a typical Sysco fry house - and they can't even pull that off. The 99 runs circles around this joint. You might be saying, maybe you were there on a bad day. You might be right, but I feeling that a majority of their days are bad ones.
Service was mostly young 20 something girls who would rather stand around chatting at the computer than see if you need another drink or bring your bill, or cash you out after dropping the bill off. Our waitress seemed more interested in going home than actually working.
Why this place is always packed is a sign of the times for sure and proof the H.L. Mencken was correct when he said "No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public." Although I am not a big fan of John Harvard's across the street, but they offer better service and food for a better price - as well as more interesting beer imo. I know I won't be back to this or any other BBC any time soon.
02-16-2009 19:24:49 | More by Longstaff
British Beer Company in Framingham, MA
88 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.