I agree with Crit and Oakes. This place is awesome. The entry to the pub reminds me of Cheers so much that I expect to see Sam Malone when I walk in. The dart boards are sweet as well. There needs to be more of these ale houses out there.
Old school British pub-style ambiance with a mature, seasoned clientele. Given its proximity to the train station, the location is convenient for travelers. Not a well-curated beer selection, and geeks might keep their nose in the air, but there is always something decent on tap.One of those places you can keep coming back to, unpretentious.
Awesome place with awesome food. Itís a downstairs joint. This place is dark and woody. Not an amazing selection, but they have a few surprises here in bottles, and on draught. The food was top notch. The Shepherdís Pie was fucking delicious, and the serving size was ridiculous. The drink prices were so-so, but not horrible. The service was quite good. This place is quite quaint and welcoming. Overall, this place would be an awesome place to get loaded and have an a lot of food. I realize that my score is relatively low, but overall, this score is quite good, so ignore the overall score.
Located in Fairhaven with plenty of street parking around usually. It is located just under street level with stairs heading down that always reminds me of the sitcom Cheers. Small to mid sized establishment with a standing only bartop. They had a slightly above average selection of 9 taps when I was there and 2 cask engines. Looked at the bottle list and albeit not very long, it did have some decent stuff on there including Fred and Adam. I didnít eat this time around, but I have before and it is nothing special, but very serviceable. Decent pub with and English feel that is worth checking out if you are in Fairhaven.
Fantastic Beer, Service and Food!!!
Went to the Archer for dinner and drinks last night. The Fresh Halibut was DELICIOUS, and the Mussels my wife ordered were steamed in Belgian beer and VERY flavorful. The waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable. My wife and I enjoyed our visit, and plan on returning very soon. Would recomend to anyone!
Iím not sure if this place changed owners or what, but the service is downright rude. The past three times Iíve been in, itís as if Iím bothering them. They are equally rude to my friends, including a long-time loyal customer who for years has ended his workday with a pint from Archerís and now has decided to go elsewhere. They advertise cask conditioned ale, have never had it available, and were surly and defensive when I asked when it might be available. Decent selection of beer is not worth the offensive staff and owners.
ahh the archer ale house, one of my favorite bellingham destinations, usually my only bellingham destination. wonderful crowd, wonderful service, "where everyone knows your name." the wonderful beers on tap, not to mention the wonderful bottled beer selection. iíll see you there!!
Right down the street from my house, I had no idea this place existed until a friend from out of town was insistent that we go. Like was mentioned in a previous review, the outside of the bar really hides its character. The bar is smoke-free (I expect it was even before the WA law passed), and the atmosphere is very relaxed. The tap selection was a bit weak, I was expecting at least one NW brew. Pitchers were reasonably priced ($13), and the selection of bottles was extensive. Highly recommended.
I had no prior knowledge of this place before going so I didnít know what I was in for. From the outside it looked like an obscure basement bar that would probably be host to dozens of drunken smoke-laden booze hounds. On entry, my nose was the first to know the truth. Their theme is "Fresh Air. Fresh Ale." The air part was indeed true. A short ceilined place with several taps a short string of bottle offerings. Some rare stuff in the bottle lineup and not much of anything exciting on tap (perhaps it was an off night?). The servers were fretting over which glass to use, etc. This was cool, Iíve not had this before. I had a few rare belgians that I hadnít been privy to before and it was a lovely night. Didnít try the food and overall Iíd say it was worth visiting.