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Elephant & Castle

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American, Bar, British, Pub
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161 Devonshire St, Boston, MA 02110-1402
+1 617-350-9977
06:30 - 00:00
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Sun 07:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 00:00
Sat 06:30 - 01:00
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came here for breakfast after being recommended by our hotel. A reasonable size menu. Service was polite and efficient. Portion sizes were big and filled you up and a good price. I

1 Thank Prue143
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Thanks Prue, hay you enjoyed yourself. Craig EC Ops More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the most delicious shepherds pie here yesterday. My companion had the chicken pot pie and raved about it. It was not overpriced either.

Thank Keith B
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Shep Pie is a thing of beauty. Thanks for sharing. Craig EC OPs More 

Topeka, Kansas
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those pubs you walk in to and know you're in Boston. Dark brick with thick wood and well worn floors. I had the deluxe burger with BBQ sauce on it and the house steak fries. Burger was seared on the outside and medium rare inside which is exactly how they should be. I will definitely be... More 

Thank ajthepoolman
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Bit of Britain in Boston, that's what we are. Thanks for reviewing. Craig EC Ops More 

Lowell, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I came in for a paint nite- super fun. Head downstairs In a banquet room. Afterwards we went upstairs and grabbed some dinner. My friend grabbed a burger which she raved about while I decided to try their steak and mushroom pie (pot pie). I came with a side salad- nicely dressed and the pie crust was... More 

Thank kerri9888
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing Kerri. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Craig E&C Ops More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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709 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the neighborhood and went here for some drinks and burger. The place was more ore less packed with happy people. Very very loud environment... We got nice burgers and beer. Fast service. The only thing was we could hardly speak to each other due to the noise.

Thank R_Sweden
Lexington, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Had breakfast here with a lawyer for business purposes. Sold, basic beakfast with good service and fair prices. Check it out.

Thank Charles G
Toronto, Canada
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Its got a warm friendly vibe. Great food and drinks options. Very cool staff who do your cocktails with brisk efficiency.

Thank Bazked
Craig W, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this review

Thrilled you had such a great time. Craig E&C Ops More 

Newcastle NSW
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

After looking for almost an hour around Boston for breakfast that wasn't a sandwich, the concierge of our hotel in Franklin St recommended this place. We were quite hungry by the time we got there, but luckily we were seated very quickly by the friendly waitress. The eggs benedict was delicious and cooked well, and my son had the traditional... More 

Thank Deannabelle_48
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2017

my daughter took me for my birthday, food , service was awesome. highly recommend.would definiely go back again.

Thank Beth L
Windermere, Florida
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

With my wife being british, we continued to look for more British atmospheres in Boston during our stay in Dec 2016. We ran across this little pub and decided to have dinner in it. Was pretty packed with locals being right after work on a Friday night...but the ambiance was very good and the food and drinks were very good!

Thank JDShaw523

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 00:00
06:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Devonshire St, Boston, MA 02110-1402
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-350-9977
We are your favorite neighborhood pub for dining, drinking and gathering. We are famous for our fish and chips great beer and the warmth of genuine smiles. E&C's menu has its roots firmly planted in traditional English fare, featuring such pub classics as Shepherd's Pie, Bangers and Mash and Stuffed Yorkshire Pudding. The menu is rounded out by a wide variety of North American comfort foods and sophisticated offering from around the world.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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