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Britannia Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, British, Pub
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110 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3230
+1 831-464-2583
09:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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133 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A warm welcome and tasty bacon butty pairs perfectly with the local draft IPA - English league football on big screen if you're feeling the need. Well worth a pint but don't ask for a cappuccino...

Thank kinclaith
Santa Cruz, California
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233 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Finally tried this place out, and liked it okay. Just a stone's throw from the beach in Capitola village, BA serves the usual variety of pub food, including bangers and mash, shepard's pie, fish and chips, etc. Chicken curry dish and Cornish pastie were both decent but not too inspiring. Drink selection is very good - you can of course... More 

Thank brocdog
Plant City, Florida
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Ate outside.....the view as well as the food was excellent especially the fish and chips and Shepards Pie.

Thank Stephie H
Turlock, California
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

My family and I came in for some drinks and an appetizer on our journey through the village and ended up staying for hours! It was Halloween weekend and I must say my favorite outfit was Leila the bartender!! We are Futurama fans! It happened to be Karaoke night and there were so many really talented people performing! We had... More 

Thank MrsV27
Singapore, Singapore
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was coming back from Big Basin park and stopped off in Capitola and stumbled across this place. we had a late lunch and the food was really good. some great British dishes such as pies and fish and chops and they were top class . the lovely waitresses were really friendly and the landlord very welcoming. a very friendly... More 

Thank paul_t_singapore
Hilo, Hawaii
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Went here for breakfast on a Sunday morning and the place was packed! Got seated right away however and had a margarita in our hands within 5 minutes. Football was on so it was pretty loud but the service was great and the food was pretty good as well. Don't expect anything fancy here but a good stop for a... More 

Thank LivinGreat808
Foster City, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I have been telling everyone who would listen that the hamburger served at BA is far and away the best I have had. This review was met with varying levels of disbelief. This weekend, we took my future son-in-law there, and was given wide-eyed thumbs up! He would have said something, but his mouth was full of hamburger.... I can't... More 

Thank 127JS
Capitola, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Great location right on the beach with only a few trees, a little swath of grass and cold showers for surfers between this "pub" chain and the sand-ocean. Inside-outside seating; space heaters for the inevitably chilly evenings. Burgers, Bangers, Fish and Chips, Pot Pies, (no squab) Irish Stew, Puddings, a multitude of different beers, every mixed drink known to man.... More 

Thank George L
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Had been in town for several days staying a block from the beach. Stopped in a for a beer and some fish and chips to go one afternoon. Nice friendly staff, good beer and beverage options, and the food was good.

Thank Jim B
Los Gatos, California
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273 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Just had a fun once there. Great service and the food was good. Fish and chips particularly good. The only downside was the Yorkshire puddings which were apparently more like muffins. Other than that a good trip.

1 Thank Tom B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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: 110 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3230
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-464-2583

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?