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Britannia Arms of Almaden

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5027 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118
+1 408-266-0550
11:00 - 02:00
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San Francisco, California, United States
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155 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Mostly enjoy the Britannia Fish & Chips but now turned on to their Fish Tacos extremely good...all three of them! I take the third one home for lunch the next day! Good beer selection...of course! Pub - Sports Bar atmosphere lots of TV screens...Trivia night on Tuesdays and live music later in the evenings....full bar and a game of darts... More 

Thank Christine C
San Jose, California
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Met for dinner and some dancing. I found the staff nice, though busy. Food was ok, not bad just your regular grill food. I believe they stop serving food at 10pm, when band started. Drinks where good and strong. Place wasn't anything fancy but clean enough (bathroom was clean and had an attendant). We enjoyed some dancing. Stage was a... More 

Thank Caroline R
San Jose, CA
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Lunch and dinner food are very good. VERY CROWDED and noisy bar on evenings and weekends. Not for families except for lunch, maybe. Breakfasts are limited and not very good.

Thank travelgirlSanJose
San Jose, California
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Been here many times over the years and have never been disappointed with the food. The selection of refreshments is incredable included some very nice single malt Scotches. They do have Karaoke on Sunday and Wednesday nights and bands Thursday through Saturday evenings. They have adequate seating outside. Enough TV around the bar to catch any sport you want. If... More 

Thank Ron L
Pleasanton, California
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

Four of us stopped in spur of the moment for dinner on a Saturday night. No major sporting events so the dining area was not crowded. We all ordered variations of the fish (Fish & chips, Fish Sliders) and it was awesome! Yes it is fried but the batter was so light and I can't use the word 'crispy' because... More 

Thank terriam
Hesperia, California
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262 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

When we first walked in I thought we were being a little ignored, but when I finally waved the bartender down, he came and apologized for not seeing us come in, and after that was quite attentive!! He recommended a couple dishes we asked about and the food was very good. We ordered the fried pickles....they need to work on... More 

Thank Annette H
San Jose, California
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

I went to this bar with a Groupon Offer. My brother came to visit from out of town, and we met there for our first meal together. Service was great, the food was tasty and generous dishes, the beer selection was also great. They has music, karaoke and dancing, which was also very entertaining. So far so good. We had... More 

Thank adimer
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

Great place to for large or small groups. Nice atmosphere. Looking for a good time hanging out with friends. Awesome to watch sporting events.

Thank Laura S
San Jose, Calif
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

Hadn't been to this restaurant / local pub for along time so wasn't sure what to expect. It was March 16th, 2013, Saturday evening and the wife and I were invited for an evening of dinner and drinks with a group of friends. Our friends had found some open tables outside in the patio area with a view of the... More 

Thank drinkwiz
San Jose, California, United States
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2013

Great selection of draught beers, all kinds of sports programming, and good food. The heated patio is a nice place to hand out with friends if you need a quieter, smoke friendly, atmosphere. Consistently good fish and chips, solid burger selection, just make sure you leave room for the deep fried Mars bar.

Thank Ernie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, American, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5027 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-266-0550

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