This Unique New Hampshire Pub Was Once A Church And You Have to Visit
Irish pubs are a common sight in New England – after all, we have plenty of Irish immigrants, and we certainly appreciate good food and drink. But there’s one New Hampshire pub that stands out from the rest for its incredibly unique location. It also happens to have been voted the best Irish pub in the Granite State for several years running, so if you haven’t visited yet, make haste! There’s a Guinness waiting for you.
The Holy Grail Pub in Epping has been an immensely popular spot since it opened in 2008, but the building's history stretches back much further. Built in 1895 as St. Joseph's Church, it served an Epping parish for many years.
Step inside and you'll see that much of the church interior has been preserved, with some careful updates to turn it into a very cool space for eating and drinking.
If you grab a seat up in the choir loft, you can look down over the whole restaurant. It's quite a unique perch!
The church's stained glass windows are still intact, and they're just lovely.
The decor is quirky, campy, and a lot of fun.
On nice days, you can enjoy the patio, which is whimsically set up to transport you to an Irish village long ago.
But of course, you're here to eat! Looking for some classic Irish favorites? They deliver them here. Take the bangers and colcannon – they're soon to become your favorite comfort food.
The fish and chips are flaky, golden, and flavorful.
Craving something hearty that'll fill you right up? Choose the perfectly executed boiled dinner.
Not in the mood for Irish fare? Don't worry, there are plenty of American pub classics on the menu as well, including some truly fantastic burgers.
As you'd expect, there's an extensive drink menu – and it's the perfect place to get a great Black and Tan.
You can find the Holy Grail Restaurant and Pub at
64 Main St, Epping, NH 03042, and learn more on their website.
Need a sweet treat after your meal? Head to this
ice cream spot where the serving size will never disappoint.
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64 Main St, Epping, NH 03042, USA