British food and drink in 82 Ale House pubs

Updated 27 September 2015

82 Ale House is a chain owned by the same people as Hub, but has a much more laid back atmosphere and, nicest of all, is quite often at street level and sometimes even has chairs outside, rather than being in the basement as Hub for some reason always seems to be. Their own ale is half decent (which makes up for Bass and Guinness being the other main beers) and the food is quite nice, if tiny.They are not especially authentic (no forks, only chopsticks!) but at least you get to pay at the bar with each order instead of messing around with bills and table service.

There are branches in Kanda, Shinagawa, Akasaka, Mita (near Tamachi), Hamamatsucho, Shinjuku Sanchome, Akihabara, Shinjuku Nishi Guchi, Higashi Ginza, Kinshicho, Shibuya, and Gotanda. The staff in the Hamatsucho branch I went to were happy to speak English and the Kinshicho one has a surprisingly nice view and a big non-smoking area.

British drinks at 82 Ale House

82 Ale – 900 yen a pint

One guest ale a month, usually okay but nothing special – 1000 a pint

Bass (brewed in Japan, and even worse than recent British Bass) 900 yen a pint

Aspall dry Suffolk ale 500ml for 1200 yen

35 kinds of Scotch

British food at 82 Ale House

beef and Guinness stew 540 yen (recommended)

fish and chips 480 yen (real Sarson’s vinegar but only tatare sauce, no ketchup or brown sauce, and a bit greasy)

roast beef with mashed potato 540 yen

Stilton cheese 380 yen

tiny haggis and mash 350 yen

There have also been shepherds pie and liver pate, but not when I went there recently

Getting there

Japanese language store guide with links to maps

Akasaka Mitsuke branch’s page with menu and English language map

English language reviews of the Shinagawa branch

English language review of the Akihabara branch with Japanese language map

Shinjuku sanchome branch page with English language menu and map

Gotanda branch page with link to English language map

Shibuya branch page with link to English map

Kinshicho branch page with link to English map

Higashi Ginza branch page with link to English map

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