Boston >Food & Dining > Cornwall's
654 Beacon St, Boston, MA | Directions 0221542.349227 -71.095793
Monday To Friday From 12:00 PM To 02:00 AM Saturday From 03:00 PM To 02:00 AM
Neighborhoods: Fenway/Kenmore, Kenmore
The best bar in Boston – Best bar in Boston? Whoa Ben, that's quite a claim. Now, despite their proximity to Fenway, this is not the best place to go to watch the game. However, if you want to meet up with a group of friends, enjoy some amazing mozzarella sticks, nachos or a burger and drink beer in a casual, relaxed setting there is no better place. The food quality is WAY above your average bar and the drink selection is extraordinary.
But the best part is the bartenders. They seem to be having a great time working the room and all you need to do is stand by the bar for a couple minutes to see how much people love them. Go there more than a couple times (and be nice to them) and they will remember you, your name and what you drink. You’ll get handshakes and back pats as you come in and will have a great time.
This is a place not to be missed!
Going downhill – OK, I remember Cornwall's Pub to have great beer, good food and most of all remind me of home. Now, unfortunately, I have had lunch in there for the first time in 3 years and I have to say it now is way below par. I ordered my usual, Tetleys (on draft), but the head was about 2 and a half inches and it was so cold that it had no taste. The fish sandwich (St. Ives Fish Sandwich) was so small it looked like a tiny tilapia fillet, breaded in breadcrumbs that tasted like they had been fried multiple times and there was the skimpiest amount of fish between the breadcrumbs. At least the fries were OK. Sad to see such a good place go down hill. Ah well.....
Good casual atmosphere – I've been here a few times, once as a part of a large crowd and a few times just with a couple other friends. They have a great beer selection and the bartenders are helpful with recommendations. Waitress was extremely friendly even after we told her we were only having drinks. This place is intimate enough early in the night for a casual dinner with a few friends but also huge selection of board games, darts, and pool tables in case you get bored. Rumored to be a favorite among BU faculty, definitely worth checking out if you like a casual night and don't feel like dressing up.
Relaxed atmosphere, great beer selection and does-the-job pub grub add up to an after-work home run near fabled Fenway Park. – The Scene
Don't be fooled into thinking that this pub's location--next door to the Boston University bookstore--makes it a college bar. Cornwall's pricey pints of hard-to-find British ales and $5 plates of fries lead BU students to congregate elsewhere. The roomy layout, with lots of tables, is perfect for lunch or an after-work drink. In a city full of Irish bars, Cornwall's is a truly British pub (there's not a stitch of green to be found).
Cornwall's is a good place for conversation over a few pints. Finding a seat is rarely a problem, save at peak lunch and after-work hours. Beer aficionados enjoy a selection of about 80 bottled beers from around the world and 20 more on tap, including hand-pumped British varieties like John Courage, Old Speckled Hen, and Fuller's ESB. The menu features passable interpretations of pub favorites like Shepherd's pie and fish and chips.
***** – You gotta love a place with great beer, great food and lots of great people
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