Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Update: British Beer Company in Danvers Has Closed; Mexicali Grill Is Opening in Space

by Marc Hurwitz

[Ed note: This article was updated on July 9 to reflect the fact that a new restaurant is moving in.]

It looks like yet another outlet of a small regional chain of British pubs has shuttered, essentially leaving the Greater Boston area with no locations remaining.

According to a source, British Beer Company in Danvers is no longer in business, with a sign out front saying that the Andover Street spot is closed until further notice. It appears that this is a permanent closure, as the website for the chain has removed this location; if so, the Danvers outlet joins others in Framingham and Walpole that have shut down of late, which means the closest locations to Boston are ones in Westford, Pembroke, Plymouth, and Franklin, all of which are between 30 and 40 miles away from the city. (Other locations can be found in Cedarville, Falmouth, Hyannis, Sandwich, Worcester, Manchester, NH, and Portsmouth, NH.)

The address for this now-closed pub in Danvers was: British Beer Company, 29 Andover Street, Danvers, MA, 01923. The website for the chain can be found at:

[July 9 update: According to a message from @CappyinBoston, a sign out front at the former British Beer Company site says that Mexicali Bar and Grill is coming soon; while this has also been confirmed by a page within, it is not known if this will be a location of Mexicali Mexican Grill, which currently has locations in Holden, Natick. Spencer, Ware, Webster, and South Windsor, CT. As soon as we find out who is behind the place, we will post another update here.]

[December 20 update: According to a poster on the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Mexicali Grill is now open in Danvers, and the locations page for the group of restaurants mentioned above confirms that this is indeed connected to them.]

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Ten Good Places to Get Beer in the Boston Area]