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Cornwall's

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Cornwall'sCornwall's
BA SCORE
87
very good

20 Ratings
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 8.97%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

654 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02215
United States
phone: (617) 262-3749

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(Place added by: sliv)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

RKing44, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Davepoolesque, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

lwbyrne, Apr 11, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev -4%

I went to Cornwall's on Friday night before the Red Sox vs. Mariners game. I've been meaning to come here for a long time now, but I usually find myself at Lower Depths before a sox game.

Anyways, Cornwall's has that English pub feel and has some good english draft beers to support it. An ample sized bar lines the right side when you enter showcasing some pretty cool beer steins and other decorative stuff behind the bar.

Expect about 24 drafts that include Fuller's ESB & London Pride, Tetley's Bitter, Old Speckled Hen, Newcastle, BBC Steel Rail Ale, Geary's Hampshire Ale, Harpoon IPA, Wachusett and a Cambridge Brewing Company seasonal offering.

The bottles available also offer some pretty nice selections like Ommegang Three Philosphers, Stoudt's Fat Dog, Victory Storm King and a bunch of the Samuel Smith's beers. in total there are 30+ bottles on the list.

I liked it here - no complaints. Obviously it's gonna get crowded before game time, but not nearly as packed as some of the other bars closer to the ballpark and the selection here will clearly be better.

Hibernator, Jul 06, 2009
Photo of Liverpool08
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%

This is a great place to go before a Sox game. Its out of the way enough not to get to crowded.
Great selection of English and American brews.
Usually 14 good selections on tap. Also has pool tables. Food is better than average pub fare. Burgers are excellent. And overall good value for being right in the middle of Kenmore Square.
A lot of good English beers you can't always find on tap in other places. Good specials offered each week. Fish and chips and Sheperds pie are great choices. Bar staff is very friendly.

Liverpool08, Apr 08, 2009
Photo of Kahuna
4.4/5  rDev +16.1%

Ah Cornwalls.

Back in the day, it used to be across the street and down a half level. The bar ran along the left side with high tables in front, low in the back and John visible in the kitchen in the way back.

Brass plaques from patrons adorned the walls alongside posters of Tuckerman's ravine and the wooden cricket player. Games lined the wall in front and filled the tables. Everyone knew each other, or soon would. Bartenders would sit at the bar on their days off, and on their work days, they would start pulling your pint as soon as you walked in the door and have it in front of your stool the second you sat down.

It was a second (or first) living room for many of us; a real British pub in Kenmore Square.

With the move across the street, Cornwalls got bigger and less personal. It is still a great place for a pint and dinner. The beer selection is mostly English and American with great variety in the English Ales.

John and Pam still work the kitchen and produce standard pub fare. Go on an off night and look for the specials--this is where John really shines.

They also still hire extremely personable and efficient staff.

Kahuna, Dec 20, 2008
Photo of IBUnit63
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

Cornwall's is our go-to before a Sox game. It's a couple blocks from Fenway so it doesn't get jam-packed as does the Beer Works or the Cask 'n' Flagon.

Good, English pub vibe that's busy and loud, with big screes placed well throughout the bar for all to see.

Quality offerings on tap - plenty of Irish, English and Scottish taps with several locals as well. About 15 taps, maybe? Something for everyone.

Service is usually very prompt in this place, which is no small order.

Food is decent - burgers, fish & chips, standard fare but consistency is the key.

Haven't been floored by the prices and I keep coming back so they must be reasonable.

This is a good place to meet up with your group before the game - there's plenty of room and even when crowded sightlines throughout are solid to spot your posse. Not bad for a pint when in the neighborhood otherwise, either.

IBUnit63, Sep 13, 2008
Photo of TrevorGW
4.63/5  rDev +22.2%

A surprisingly great bar. One block from my place, so we go there usually once a week. Great selection of English and American beers. It is family-run, and the bartenders are the best. Very passionate about the beer on tap. Usually drink Wachussett Country Ale in the spring, Sunset Wheat in the summer, Cambridge Pumpkin in the fall, Young's Chocolate Stout in the winter.

The perfect place to go after a red sox game, or just to hang out on a weeknight. They have board games, darts, pool.

We don't usually eat there, but they have outstanding burgers.

TrevorGW, Jul 10, 2008
Photo of shaebs99
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

English pub feel, but I don't recall seeing darts. They do have pool tables on the other side of the bar. The only problems may be that it gets crowded when the Red Sox are playing and on weekends tends to fill up with BU students. Which I found more annoying than other people because I am a BU student. Most of the times I have come here I was able to get a couple seats at the bar or a table with no problem. Couple of big tv's behind the bar.
Selection of taps are mostly British Imports like Fuller's, Old Speckled Hen, Tetley's, etc. They also have craft beers like Cambridge and Geary's. I didn't really look at the bottle selection, but I do remember they had Victory Storm King.
Had the food a couple of times. The waiters and bartenders provide good service. One of the bartenders was helpful in pointing out to me that they just added a Cambridge seasonal that wasn't on the beer list.

Just a note. The 4 I gave for selection isn't based on Boston's selection, but based on all places I have been. On Long Island I would kill for a place within 10 minutes from me (I lived within a 10 minute walk from Kenmore) where I could get Fuller's ESB and London Porter as well as a quality local craft brewery like Cambridge. I went here a lot with people that were less adventurous about beer. I would be happy drinking the beer here and my friends could play pool. Definitely a lot of better beer bars in Boston. If you are in the area it might be the best place to stop into in Kenmore.

shaebs99, Aug 15, 2007
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Cornwall's in Boston, MA
87 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.