Saturday, February 2, 2008

Elephant and Castle - Downtown Boston, Financial District

Anybody looking for a good old English pub? Well you probably won't find one but this is pretty damn close. The Elephant and Castle has what you need in a English pub...a selection of British beers and British food. The beers on tap include Boddington's, two Fullers beers, Bass, and some other non-British but delicious brews. As for food, they have curry and chips (which my roommate mistaked for actual potato chips), fish and chips, and a Yorkshire pudding! I feel like I'm back in England!

Elephant and Castle

The only thing missing from this British pub was the long hanging wooden beams and cask beer. But oh well, you can't win them all. The only bad things I have to say about the Elephant and Castle was the lack of atmosphere. The music wasn't really playing, so it was almost eerily quiet. However, the bartender was able to throw on the Liverpool-Sunderland match, so that gave a bit of a booster. If you end up in the financial district the Elephant and Castle is definately a place to check out.

BBB Rating - 3.5/5

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is another pub that deserves being mentioned here in NH. The Coat of Arms on Fleet Street in Portsmouth is a fine replica of what you find in England. There are always a couple of real ales (sadly not British brews)on tap, along with others like Guinness, Bass, Boddie's, McEwan's, Fuller's ESB, London Pride and some lagers as well.

The owners are from the UK and have brought the pub tradition to NH for over a decade now. Sunday roasts, traditional foods and the footy on TV on weekends. It's all you need except for some real cask ales flown over from England for addicts like me.