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Kathleen's Cottage

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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90 Lake St, Bristol, NH 03222-3568
+1 603-744-6336
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon 16:00 - 21:30
Tue 16:00 - 22:00
Wed 11:00 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Great pub style fare with celtic overtones and a portion size unmatched by none. Seriously, two ladies could share one platter of food and still not eat it all! I ordered a Smitwicks, an Irish brew, amber in color, awesome! We made a judgment error by ordering an appetizer of onion rings, the platter was awesome but huge! We gave... More 

Thank dluri
Sanbornton, New Hampshire
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

A truly wonderful and authentic Irish pub in downtown Bristol. Try and get there when they have live music. In the true spirit of and Irish Pub, musicians gather once a week and gather in a circle and play their hearts out with real hometown Irish music. I have not been to Ireland, but I have to imagine this place... More 

Thank Bob M
Warren, New Hampshire
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128 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

My 3 grandkids had been taking Irish dancing and at St. Patrick's day they performed a number of their dances with a levels of dancers combining for a great show. We stayed and ate from the Irish menu and really enjoyed the native offerings. The owner of the place is a delight to deal with and the service was great.

Thank Redwing227
Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 October 2016

The atmosphere is really good here and sometimes the brew they have on tap is great. The problem lies in the very slow service. We waited at least a half hour after we placed our order. This is the third time we have been here and each time the wait is very long for your food. Then when it arrives... More 

Thank winnilady2
Bristol, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I like going their and getting a lite meal, I get the fish sandwich... that's because I really want the bread pudding for desert.. I piece is more than enough for 2 people

Thank Bill C
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere wait staff is great can get busy but we'll worth it been going for years and always had a great time with great food

Thank Jay G
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We had arrived late out our hotel and were recommended this bar, lovely food and drink, with live music. Very Irish 🍀

Thank dgm17
Lowell, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The live Irish folk music was good, but you might not want to dine here if you struggle with background noise. The shepherd's pie was disappointing and really sub-par for an Irish pub. The place comes highly recommended by locals, and some food items looked really appetizing (e.g., fish & chips basket), so maybe this was just a fluke.

Thank Agingprof
Thunder Bay
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241 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Went there for supper -- place was hoping -- food was good - typical pub fare - server was friendly and helpful

Thank James G
Wilmington, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Service outstanding here. Reuben was unlike any other loaded with corned beef & flavor. Friday night's Traditional Irish Music was a perfect accompaniment for the delicious food.

Thank 2HDWinniRiders

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Lake St, Bristol, NH 03222-3568
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +1 603-744-6336

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?