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Bell In Hand Tavern: Tours & Tickets

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45 Union St # 55, Boston, MA 02108-2409
+1 617-227-2098
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here because of the history of this tavern. We liked the food, service and ambience so much we came back a second time! Service was very good, and there was great selection of dishes and drinks. The tavern is very disabled friendly. Well...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been here twice because I liked that there was history, the food was good and they have a good beer selection. But after this last time I don't think I will return. We ordered a burger but asked to substitute out the cheese...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 119jakif
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great spot for lunch. I had a tasty turkey wrap and they were very accommodating swapping out ingredients for me. I was happy to finally be able to eat some Boston baked beans, too! The service was very friendly.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TravellerChristina
Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

We came for lunch and the food was amazing. We had the hot lobster roll and fisherman’s platter. The waiter we had was great and helped me pick out a beer that would be to my taste. The beers are mostly local, which also was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Summerloving21
Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

This old historic tavern has been updated with beautiful bathrooms and redecorations. The Lobster Roll and Cole Slaw were wonderful along with great Brews. Be sure to closely look at the portraits to find the secret symbols!!!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank rockydogz1
Reviewed 1 May 2019 via mobile

Very nice place, it has a historic story behind it (you can read it on the back of the menu) barman was very nice and attentive. It would be good to try it for a drink or meal while in Boston.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Mbarghuthi
Reviewed 5 March 2019

The Bell in Hand Tavern was one of our stops on our self guided historic bar crawl. It was built in 1795 and touts as America's oldest continuously operating tavern except during the days of Prohibition. Of course, Paul Revere drank here--along with Daniel Webster.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank LollysLook
Reviewed 25 November 2018

Ok so there appear to be 2 bell in hand tavern reviews, one associated with a place to eat and one to drink. they are the same place. sorry i regress, we came upon this establishment while on our freedom trail walk and just had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank daveb914
Reviewed 25 October 2018

An experience unlike any other. Whether you are looking for love or a good time you are sure to find both.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank jackcroas
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Our group stopped in for a cold refreshing drink while exploring the freedom trail in Boston. The wait staff was friendly, quick with delivery and even let us use a charger for our phones. We loved observing the original hand carved wooden windows, bar and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tara F
6 July 2019|
Response from LollysLook | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We saw kids inside at a table.