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The British Bulldog Pub

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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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Chapin, South Carolina
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129 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One should keep in mind that British cuisine is not held in the highest regard. That said, this is, sadly another case of "kids in the kitchen." The establishment is replete with staff that has not been properly trained. A shame. I ordered a Ruben sandwich. It arrived and I could see it was adequately constructed with good ingredients. Upon... More 

Thank Stujersey
Lexington, South Carolina
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242 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Monday December. 26: soccer games and fans with heated enthusiasm in every book and cranny! Ordered the Fish and Chips and Reuben to share. The fish was amazing-perfectly cooked. I think the Reuben waited for a while while the fish was being cooked because the bottom bread was soggy. The fries were a little mushed and undercooked. The... More 

Thank Michele739
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Quintessential British Pub. Fish and chip/ pasties and loaded chips, all good but just average. A bit disappointed with the fish and chips but their twist was good but again just average. Pastie was good. And a good portion.

Thank Diane B
Teaneck, New Jersey
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Popped in here with my crew on an overnight. Recommend by the hotel van driver that pick us up and then cemented by the local urber driver. They did alright. Fair enough fish and chips washed down with local stout from the bird song brewery. Footie on the tele, it was alright.

Thank Jonathan O
Lexington, South Carolina
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308 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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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29 reviews
19 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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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

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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, Bar, British, Pub, Irish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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?