“Brilliant Ales, Invigorating Stouts, Authentic British Pub Fare & Bang on Night Life!”
In Great Britain, Ireland and across Europe, the pub or “local” is the center of town life: a place to relax, refuel the body and the spirit, share news and be entertained. The British Beer Company is true to that spirit. There is a cozy fire for the winter months and plenty of views of the Falmouth Heights Beach and Vineyard Sound for year-round joy. The menu features traditional pub grub like Fish & Chips and Bangers & Mash, but it also mixes it up with local favorites like Cod Rarebit or a Chipotle Chicken Avacado Bap.
This is a great pub with a relaxed atmosphere and a fun place for families or couples. Last evening Bill and I decided to go to the BBC for dinner. The outside temperature was below freezing but inside, the two fireplaces and the charming staff made the atmosphere warm and welcoming. As we started to read the menu, Bill’s first comment was, “There are too many choices and everything looks good.” Because we are working on our new year’s resolutions, to lose a few pounds, we decided on a couple of outstanding salads. I had the “Fire roasted Flank Steak Salad”. I ordered the steak medium rare and it was done just to my liking. It was served with feta cheese, tomatoes, fingerling potatoes and mixed greens. It was finished with a balsamic pomegranate vinaigrette dressing and toasty naan bread. It was delicious. Bill ordered the “Caesar Salad”. It had hearts of romaine lettuce tossed with shaved Parmesan cheese, herb croutons and the BBC’s own creamy Caesar dressing. He also asked them to add a grilled chicken breast. He said that the portion size was perfect. We each had a glass of wine and enjoyed a pleasant conversation.
One of the things that I like most about the BBC’s interior is the beautiful stained glass chandeliers over the bar. Many years ago I used to work with stained glass. I had a little workshop in my house and while my small children were napping, I would make window ornaments and small decorative objects. I had the dream of making lamps like the ones at the BBC, but never quite reached that skill level. I guess that life got in the way. However, I do enjoy looking at the shimmering colors and admiring the skill of the artist who created those beautiful lights.
While all of our rooms have their own individual charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day of adventures, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.
Last Wednesday evening, on our way back to the Palmer House we happened upon a very busy parking lot at Colonial Plaza on Main Street. As it turned out, it was the first night opening of a wonderful new restaurant – DJ’s Famous Wings A Family Sports Pub.
We looked at each other and Bill said, ” Why not stop in.” We weren’t disappointed. The pub was packed and we happened to run into several friends. We are pleased to report that its menu fills an important gap in Falmouth’s restaurant choices. In the past guests have asked, “Where can we get some good wings and ribs?” Well, now there is a great place just a mile away from the inn. The menu features Buffalo Hot Wings (of course) and includes classic New England fried seafood, like Shrimp Rolls and Clam Strip Plates. With Pub Grub, Steak Sandwiches, soups salads rounding out the menu there’s something for everyone.
The atmosphere is lively and fun and the wait staff is young and energetic. The design and colors are bright and cheerful and the upper portion of the walls are lined with TV’s. Also, each booth has its own TV. The menu is creative and reasonably priced.
DJ’s is a local, family run, business that was started in Hyannis in June, 1989. They opened that summer boasting that they were the first to bring original-style buffalo wings to Cape Cod. They say, “We were the first wing-joint ever to cross the bridge!” They started as a seven seat eat-in, take-out and delivery hot spot. Soon after opening, they expanded the menu to include bone-sucking ribs, specialty sandwiches and daily specials.
In 2004 they relocated to a more spacious location in Hyannis and became the a sports bar. That is when the name was changed to DJ’s Family Sports Pub. Their award-winning wings are what made them famous but now the full menu is outstanding. It is fun, inventive, fresh and delicious. Every item is cooked to order and all of the food is prepared freshly every day.
Now in March of 2013 their second location on Falmouth’s Main Street has opened. One of more creative things that they have started is:
“The Angry Wing Contest” it is billed as “Man-vs-Wings from Hell.” The rules of engagement are:
You must sign a disclaimer.
You must eat ten”Wings from Hell” to the bone.
You must eat the meat off the bone, no hand picking.
You must eat them in ten minutes.
You may not drink anything.
You may not use napkins or wipe your face.
You must lick your fingers clean.
You must wait five minutes after eating.
Your rewards for completing this task are: The wings are free, you get your photo on the “Wall of Flame” and you get a commemorative “Angry Wings” T-shirt.
One of the best things about this vibrant new pub, is its location. It is just steps from the Falmouth Commodore’s Baseball Field. I can just see this place after the games next summer. It will be packed.
Come to Falmouth, see a good old-fashioned American game of baseball then head to DJ’s Famous Wings A Family Sports Pub for an enjoyable meal. Afterwards, head home to one of the Palmer House’s charming bed chambers for a relaxing nights sleep.