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very good

15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: n/a
Taps: 35
Bottles: 50
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

149 Littleton Rd
Westford, Massachusetts, 01886-3121
United States
phone: (978) 577-6034

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bbcwestford

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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by SunDevilBeer:
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2.83/5  rDev -27.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2

Visited a few times with co-workers - it's practically the only beer bar within a 30-minute drive in any direction.

Atmosphere is the same as most other BBC's. Faux British pub vibe, though the bar stools are comfy. Maybe because it's fairly new, and it's in the Merrimack Valley, but most of the patrons are drinking BMC <sigh>

From eating at other BBC's, I wouldn't bother eating at this one. I think everything comes out of a box/jar/bottle/bag....not alot of scratch cooking done here.

Selection is OK - lots of flagships and macros, some assorted gems like Nashoba seasonals. The printed list and the chalkboard NEVER match the tap handles. Lots of British beers....Fuller's Porter hits the spot on occasion, but Brit beers aren't my bag. Mostly I'd stick to a Mayflower IPA or Stone AB (resonably priced @ $6.50 for a 20-oz imperial pint.

Where things fall apart is the service. I don't ask for much - most times I know better than the servers, even at the better Boston beer bars, and just expect a basic beer knowledge from staff. However, the teeny-bopper servers here know NOTHING about beer. I've witnessed:

- customer being told that they shouldn't order a Delerium Tremens because it's "gross"

- customer asked for an IPA and was given a sample of Rogue Dead Guy

- customer said they wanted an equivalent to a Sam Adams and was given a Newcastle

- customer clearly asked for a Mayflower IPA but I witnessed a pouring of the Mayflower Pale when the IPA was also available.

I guess I would go back here to hang out with work friends, but isn't a place I would frequent and definitely not eat here.

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4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
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3.29/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 2.5

Nice selections, enjoyed live music

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2.9/5  rDev -25.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

<sigh> I wandered into this place during the "Craft Brew" event. Wasn't terribly impressed by the lack of local selections on the regular pulls - or the staff's familiarity with beer in general. It truly is one of the few places nearby to catch a draft and some live music anywhere in the area.

Oh, and $7 for a draft??? Big chains...

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4.3/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I visited the newer BBC in Westford. First of all, a beer company in the suburbs is rare and I feel that the BBC excelled in their brew selection with micro and also more mainstream beers.

The atmosphere was good and lively with live bands, a bit loud but I'm not as young as I used to be. The BBC had many good brews Stone, Dogfishhead, etc. on tap and the wait staff was very good at getting the brews to you. Prices were extremely fair and the atmosphere was nice and homey, but a bit small (although it was tight due to it's newness).

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British Beer Company in Westford, MA
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