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The British Hotel

$$ - $$$, British,
North Quay, Douglas IM1 4LB
+44 1624 616663
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
“sea bass” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
North Quay, Douglas IM1 4LB
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only popped in for a snack had the beef and onion bap very large portion we all left stuffed awesome food

Thank soupy69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the pub for lunch, food took 45 minutes to arrive from ordering, partners prawn cocktail wasn't what she expected, the marie rose sauce had no taste to it and it still had crab shell pieces in it so she left it. I had...More

Thank Alan W
HeronBrearleyPubs, Marketing Coordinator at The British Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Alan W Thank you for taking the time to contact us, although I am sorry to learn of your disappointment. As you stated, the meal you described is not up to our usual high standards and with this in mind, I would like...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came highly recommended. We had to go to the bar to order our food. Cheese burger was very good. The fish and chips was rated the best but was only average. Mushroom sandwich was ok.

Thank themichigandogs2002
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Visited The British while in Douglas and had some good meals,tasty food and good sized portions value for money,good ales served by friendly staff, booking advisable.

Thank KeithB1948
Reviewed 5 May 2018

Ate in here one evening and the although it was busy the food was very good and the portion size were large, definitely recommend a visit.

Thank recommended2
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We often drop in to the British on a Friday or Saturday night and enjoy the Gin Club Speciality, as advertised on the chalkboard. Last Saturday this was a gin infused with ginger and rhubarb, garnished with red grapefruit. The first two rounds were as...More

Thank Rrr W
HeronBrearleyPubs, Marketing Administrator at The British Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Hi there Rrr W Thank you for taking the time to contact us with your feedback and I am glad to hear you enjoyed your first two rounds of our Gin Club Speciality. However, I am disappointed to learn of the service issues you have...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

A welcome return to this great pub. Food was good small portion of Fish and chips was enough. Great gin cocktails. Great atmosphere. Family friendly.

Thank Loftie1
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Went to the British last night after going for and Indian around the (been there many times for food and food is excellent) however having lived on the IoM for over 16 years I can honestly say we had the best most entertaining night there...More

Thank manxwestons
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We went to The British last Saturday for a light lunch and had the most delicious BLT on a crispy baguette. The bacon was excellent with masses of flavour and the rolls really crisp and flavoursome. According to my husband the best BLT he has...More

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 9 April 2018

With the array of drinks available I cannot believe they don't sell Bacardi The cheaper option on offer tasted like caramel coffee I left my drink but my friends pink gin was lovely and came in a fab goldfish bowl glass Heron and brearley should...More

Thank manxcat19712017
HeronBrearleyPubs, Marketing Adminstrator at The British Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi there manxcat19712017 I am sorry you are disappointed in the range of drinks available at The British. Here at The British, we look to offer a premium range of drinks, from spirits to wines and gins to enhance and broaden our customers' drinking experience....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: North Quay, Douglas IM1 4LB
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Isle of Man  >  Douglas
  • Phone Number: +44 1624 616663
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