DO NOT GO TO THIS RESTAURANT.
From the moment we stepped into this establishment - around 6:30 p.m. on a Saturday night, we knew we should have just turned around and left.
There were four people at the bar, and two parties at tables - one with four patrons, one with six.
We sat at the bar. It took the bartender (who we later found out was actually the OWNER), a good 10 minutes to take our drink order.
In addition to his lax approach, he had to write down the instructions for a drink - a Manhattan. (He didn't get it right after all).
By the time we finished our drinks, Ben, a young man of 25, was more experienced at bartending than the owner. He made the drink perfectly and was pleasant.
We witnessed the bartender/owner, sitting at the bar, drinking his beer - which he was obviously continuing from his attempt at bartending.
His wife joined him at the bar, and they continued socializing with each other.
We decided to choose something from the menu. The Scarborough Seafood Platter. Scallops, baby shrimp, crab cakettes, fried haddock and french fries.
Thirty minutes later, our food arrived - all of it BROWN - as though the oil in the fryolater had not been changed since the previous weekend. On top of that, the food was cold and flavorless.
So being a glutton for punishment, we ordered from the dessert menu. After 20 minutes, we asked Ben to check on the dessert - apple crisp. The owner's wife went to the kitchen to check. She came back with two heaping plates of food for herself and her family, who were all seated at a back table. Still waiting for the dessert, the husband then went into the kitchen and he too returned with two heaping plates of food for themselves and their family.
Finally, the apple crisp made it to us. Lo and behold, the apple crisp was hotter than the food. Not to mention, there were hardly any apples! It did however match the color of the seafood - BROWN.
Ben handed us our bill, and just as we were reviewing it, the icing on the cake - a BUG crawled directly toward us on the bar as though it was a finale to a horrible evening. YUCK!
Ben was the only pleasant thing about the whole experience. Not sure how this place stays in business when the owner is drinking on the job (and after) and the whole family is taking up a table, while the food suffers. Who's watching the kitchen?! This is definitely a case for Gordon Ramsey.
But he wouldn't eat there either.
Thank God this was paid for by a gift certificate. We certainly wouldn't spend hard earned money at this awful place.
Excellent British Restaurant & Pub.
Not only does this place have really good beer on tap, but it has a very interesting menu selection. Very British. I had the Cottage Pie which I think is the signature dish. It was very big, and very delicious. You want to eat it all but you can't. My friend had the Bangers & Mash, another British dish, and from speaking to the owner, the sausages are made just for them. I had a taste and they were delicious; no breakfast sausage. We split a dessert, apple crisp, and it was just divine. We'll be back.
Oh, and as for the furry dog, the owners apparently raise Irish Wolfhounds. Although I did not see one personally, they have pictures up and this is what I was told. Great place!
Good food, Good beer, Big furry dog!. The food was pretty good and relativley inexpensive. They had a really good selection of beer on tap, try the Highland Amber Ale or Harpoon UFO. The staff was friendly, even the large dog that was licking the food off of my plate was friendly. Yup, you heard it right... there was an actual dog in the place roaming around like he owned the place. I'm not going to call the board of health or anything but c'mon it's a restaurant.
Wonderful Pub!. This place is friendly and the food is great (the biggest burger I've ever had). Servers are super-friendly and the drinks are wicked good! I just found the place, but I'm sure going to be a regular. It's a really old building and the copper bar has to be fifty feet long!
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