Our family doctor recommended the place as something my British husband (newly transplanted) would enjoy. I saw the menu online mentioned HP Brown Sauce (one of dh's favorites, but, hard to find here) and we decided to go. (as a note, the menu is out of date, no guiness stew, but, a guiness pie... the live music calendar says April for goodness sake! The history and photos on the site are awesome though!)\r
The sausage rolls for our appetizer were great. There were a lot of import beers on tap ($4.50 during happy hour). I had the fish and chips (as mentioned in the other review, it was haddock. Cod is most common in the US, but, haddock is normal across the pond, too). It was great, all the way down to the seed-catching mesh bag the lemon came in. My husband had the shepard's pie and the meat was DELISH.\r
We split a warm chocolate something for desert. It smelled DIVINE. The taste was decent, but, I probably won't get it again.\r
The service was fantastic. The bartender was informational about the beer and the foreign sports channels and games on the two televisions. The server was very helpful and gave us advice on a grocer that carries the hp sauce and another grocer that might carry import beers.\r
For the food and the atmosphere, the price was fair. We won't be able to afford it too often, but, my husband does intend to go some early hours and watch cricket or something like that. We sat in the pub to eat, but peeked in the dining room. The bar portion was dark and woody and cozy, the dining area was LOVELY (the lassies room as well, very nice). \r
The parking lot leaves something to be desired, but, it didn't affect my overall impression of the place too much. Easy location to get to, but, not EXACTLY at the intersection of FP and Sarah, just a half a block north, you almost miss it.
Pros: Great food, great service, international sports, wide drink selection (some rare)
Cons: Parking, a little too pricey for casual dining