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Elephant & Castle - Boston

4.1
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38 Reviews
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$30 and under
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British

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The old Union Jack behind the bar may be faded, but spirits are soarin’. And why not? This is after all, a laugh-out-loud, slap-on-the-back, greet-you-with-a-roar, English-style pub. Where the traditions are as rich and warm as the Shephard’s Pie. And where the stories flow as freely from the tongue as the beer flows from the taps. Since 1977, Elephant & Castle has rolled out its well-worn welcome mat to anyone and everyone looking for a cracking good time. Whether that means cheering on your beloved team or chatting up your mates or simply savoring fresh made eats with a bit of jolly old England folded in here and there, this is the pub where you get your brit on.

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Starting Jul 20, 2020 · Sun 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM, Mon - Thu 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:45 PM, Fri 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 10:45 PM, Sat 4:00 PM - 10:45 PM
Enjoy 1/2 price appetizers Monday - Friday from 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 38 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
3.9
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LeilaniG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Think if they are going to try to promote breakfast and not just to serve the hotel above them then they need to expand breakfast options and improve the food they already serve.

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vipCr3ativegirl
Austin
66 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had fish and chips and a couple of beers on the makeshif “patio”. It was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great as was the service and while we chose to eat outside the interior had a great pub feel ! Can’t wait to go back !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good classic pub with great early dinner and snack specials! We had a really nice time here and it felt very safe with their covid procedures in place.

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vipJerryG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I was there fo trivia night with 8 co workers and our serve could never be found. She got drink orders for half the table then leave and come back 10-15 minutes later and then the same for the other half. By the time we got food it was over 30 minutes and reordering drinks was the same.

BJ
BostonJoe
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an all around great place for so many reasons.

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vipcrle56
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A nice place for lunch. Cozy atmosphere. Excellent pub food. I also wanted to compliment the server for attending to my special dietary needs.

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Mari
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This restaurant was a big disappointment as a British experience. The football game had no volume, the baked beans are American and not British (huge difference) and the bangers were not good. For a place that advertises as a British bar, it was quite lacking. We left to watch the second half of the Liverpool vs. Man United game at home, where we could hear the commentary and reactions of the crowd, a big part of the game. A missed opportunity for the many Brits and wanna be Brits in Boston.

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DavidW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Simple casual pub dining. More of a sit down atmosphere than most, especially since it was carpeted. I don't know why, but that made the feel so different. The staff needed to be more attentive to their customers and also work together as a team. Because of such we left a rather small tip.

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ChristinaG
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service very good.Glass of Wine a bit price.will return.

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AnnieF
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good to eat at this Place!!! We always go there when we come to Boston

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Khh500
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

There on a break in Boston, and just looking for some good, but not expensive food. I would say that for 4 of us, we still spent $100 and the food was really not good. The fish and chips was soggy, the Yorkshire pudding was stale, and if you ask my wife, she doesn't remember what she even ordered. The beer came out pretty quickly, but when a friend joined us, it took 10 minutes to get a Guinness for here. I don't like to give bad reviews, and I have eaten at this same establishment in Chicago (which was good!). Very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The atmosphere is very comfortable and the portions were reasonable. Service was solid, but the value is to be debated. A burger and side salad at lunch should not be $16.

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vipNancy
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food and place are great. But everytime we go there service is poorly peovided. Not sure because they are busy and can't keep up or servers kuat aren't motivated to provide great service.

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vipCtvisitor
New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Michael’s trivia is the best game in Boston. Definitely the reason to visit.

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vipCtvisitor
New England
24 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

They have the best trivia game in Boston (perhaps America) on Tuesday nights. Michael chooses great questions and music and delivers them perfectly. He never says more than he needs to, unlike some games in which the MC likes to hear him or herself talk.

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vipFFabre
New England
48 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food & fun place to go after work! I had the Salmon Burger and a rum based drink, both were delicious. We went on trivia night which was fun & it definitely added to the fun, boisterous environment, just a bit loud for a Tuesday night.

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vipjumbo11
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

After work Financial District hot spot

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BARB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. Server was good. Noise level was way too loud.

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christineb
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This restaurant needs training on vegetarians, and server was apathetic at best.

JS
JaneS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The E & C is a staple in Boston. The food is good bar food. Service is reasonably attentive for the price point.

MZ
MZ22
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

First time at the restaurant. Meeting a coworker who stayed at the hotel. Food was great! Service was poor.

JM
JohnM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reservation was ready right on time / quick and efficient. Food was good.

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vipbetsyc
New England
49 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Enjoy the experience as always. Quiet Friday evening as the business crowd had gone home

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vipBTBOS
New England
34 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We went for business lunch, the hostess was not friendly, seemed very frazzled. Our server was inconsistent and our lunch was not the good. The restaurant is old and worn.

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viphappytoeat
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Server was rude when I asked him to double check on my meal to ensure there wasn't a certain ingredient. Ultimately didn't check. Told him he was risking an allergic reaction in his restaurant and he didn't care.
Disappointed because I eat here often.

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mairinpgh
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Butter chicken was delicious, as were the pretzel bites. Something for everyone (even picky eaters). Good family stop. Expected more of a beer list though

SB
vipSarahB
New England
36 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

always a good place to meet for a pubby lunch or after work beer.

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AnneL
New England
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good basic menu and all round good value. Well cooked food and good value breakfast.

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JinnyF
New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was personable we received our drinks and app timely. Love coming to Ekephant and Castle

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vipSweetpea
New England
122 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I haven’t been to this place in a few years - thought we would give it a try for lunch. The food was a B - service was OK. The place is tired and in need of an overhaul.

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LisaA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great value! Food was good. Yorkshire pudding wasn't as flaky as expected, but the butter Chicken was perfect. Friendly pub environment, and fast friendly service.

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ReneeS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious. Three of us came to eat, before a concert on Saturday. The service was attentive and the meal came out quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitresses were great!! But the servers could have a little consideration like, “Yes there is butter on the toast, but would you like me to bring some more?” Instead of just saying, no. Overall I would visit again.

JK
JeeyoonK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Very underwhelming, food was not flavorful or warm when served. Very disappointed in this experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Got too loud. Hard to hear each other.

JZ
JillianZ
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn’t expect we would get a free cake and a song for my boyfriend’s birthday. It was a really nice surprise, I didn’t really think Elephant&Castle would do it. Thank you so much for the staff that brought a cake and sang the birthday song. It was very delicious! We will come back for sure.

MR
MaryRose
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good bar food. I ordered a salmon sandwich and thought the combination of guacamole and tartar sauce a bit odd.

FAQs

Elephant & Castle - Boston does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Elephant & Castle - Boston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 350-9977.

Elephant & Castle - Boston is rated 4.1 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

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