Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Half way to St. Patrick's Day at the Holy Grail

With the half way point to St. Patrick’s Day on September 17th, we stopped in at the Holy Grail in Epping. Not strangers to the establishment we usually go to the bar to watch a ball game and we are always treated very well.

A unique experience, owners David and Maureen Kennedy created a restaurant housed inside a former church with plenty of seating inside and outside in the nicer weather. After a short 20 minute wait we were seated on this Saturday evening. They can get busy and also have additional tables available upstairs on the second floor when needed.

Any decent Irish pub should be able to handle Guinness beef stew as they do here:

This was a wonderful mixture of tender beef, carrots, celery, potatoes, and onions in a salty thick broth.

My better half went with the onion soup:

Always a fan of melted cheese and onions, this version did not disappoint. The broth was flavorful which added to the experience.

My entree choice was their version of bangers and mashed:

Pork sausages with a beef gravy served with mashed potatoes, cabbage and scallions. A dish that has never passed my lips before but will again, loved it.

And my wife was pleased with the seafood ravioli that was one their specials that evening.

The service was fine until the end of the meal. When my wife asked for her meal to be boxed, our waitress completely ignored the request and placed the box on the table. My assumption is that this is how they were trained and should be changed and corrected. 

Overall we enjoyed our dining experience at the Holy Grail. A pub that is worth a visit whether it’s 1/2 way to St. Patrick's Day or any time of year.


64 Maine Street
Epping, NH. 03042

Phone: 603-679-9559


They have at second location in Laconia at 12 Veterans Square.