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1220 Bower Pkwy Ste E10, Columbia, SC 29212-3718
+1 803-227-8918
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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Lexington, South Carolina
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295 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good friendly British food and theme. Corned beef and cabbage was good with mashed potatoes , tasty brown gravy. It really didn't look like corned beef but just a shredded beef of some kind. tasty but not the best. Lots of beers and hard ciders and soccer on the TV's. A good staging area for dinners or clubs with a... More 

Thank Edward S
Lexington, South Carolina
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I ordered the fish & chips. I requested that the fish not be burnt since it was my last visit. But behold, I got burnt fish again. The food at this place has steadily gone downhill and now officially SUCKS!

Thank Patrick B
Lexington, South Carolina
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I went during lunch on a Friday and the place was pretty much empty. (Just setting the mood for this review...settle down). When I entered I was met swiftly by the hostess that acted as my server. She was prompt, had a huge smile and was very kind. I ordered beef and cheese pasty over chips (fries to us Americans).... More 

Thank Mark R
Leitchfield, Kentucky
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

After a day on the road, we sought comfort food but wanted something unique; British Bulldog Pub offers those qualities. With a sports bar vibe & live music on Saturday night, it was a perfect place to unwind & dine. I ordered the Rueben Burger- traditional fixings on a burger; novel yes, tasty - very. Served with fries, substitute is... More 

Thank Red4life270
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I went with some friends and one was a Brit so we got to learn while there. I didn't realize that ciders were a British thing. Not your usual apple cider. They have both British and american food. The bangers are good and the meat pastry is also. If you have a designated driver, it is a great place to... More 

Thank bbqmac
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Cool, soccer-and-British-inspired atmosphere where the food is average but the service and mood are great. I've eaten the Sunday brunch several times and it's reasonably priced but most of the items aren't anything special. My son had the Reuben hamburger with fries and loved it. The regular menu is a better choice than the brunch buffet. The fish and chips... More 

Thank Betsy C
Jackson, tn
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152 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Looking for a pub serving corn beef & cabbage, so I ended up here. A Tuesday night, small crowd & ate at the bar. Great service, polite, attentive bartender and a tasty dinner, well seasoned and hot. Prices are appropriate and won't break a reasonable budget. Highly recommend.

Thank RobboJackson_tn
Aiken, South Carolina
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've eaten here twice in the last month and both times it was wonderful! I had the cottage pie the first time and the chicken, bacon, and leek pasty the second. The cottage pie was out of this world!!! The restaurant has a nice atmosphere too for both lunch and dinner.

Thank Emily C
Duncan, South Carolina, United States
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176 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Some friends at a convention were riding around the Columbiana Mall area looking for dinner. My iPhone suggested the British Bulldog Pub. My reviews often hinge on the onion rings, and these did not disappoint. Served as an appetizer, there is an ample portion for 4. I had some sort of meat pasty served over mashed potatoes. One of their... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

In the words of the English "Oye, this was bloody awful!" I will like to preface this by stating that the management and the service is impeccable. However, that is where the "lory" stops. I pride myself on having eaten very RANDOM foods from all around the world, including many different intestines, and let me say Tripe is much much... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1220 Bower Pkwy Ste E10, Columbia, SC 29212-3718
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-227-8918

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?