This was the first restaurant from this chain to open in New Hampshire and it has the look and feel of the ones I have been to before. You walk in to wood paneling on the walls topped with decor of iconic British culture such as the Beatles and Winston Churchill. Yet there is also an Applebee’s feel to it. There are 40 or so drafts and 20 or so bottles on the beverage menu as welll as at least one brew out of the cask. On the day I was there the cask choice was from Shipyard. They provide free 3 oz samples of their beer. The menu is an Americanized British menu with bangers and mash, fish & chips, and different types of meat cuts as well as pizza and barbecue pulled pork. It was the first place in NH where I have seen Fullers London Porter. A nice place to go for an evening out and that semi-authentic British pub feel.
AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
We stopped in here for an early dinner on Sunday afternoon hoping that the newness had worn off and we could get seated in a reasonable amount of time. There was a wait when we arrived but we were seated quickly enough. The restaurant is a big open space with a huge dark wood bar set up in the middle towards the back of the building with a smattering of high top tables, high top booths and regular booths strew about the place. Typical of a large open space the volume level is a bit high. English memorabilia and drinking quotes from famous people adorn the walls. The beer list is quite large with 40 or so taps 50 or so bottles and one beer on cask. As you would expect there is a heavy emphasis on British beers. Oddly there are 8 hand pumps at the bar that are fake and dispense force carbonated beers. I had a fullers porter and a double chocolate stout and I paid the extra buck to make them imperial pints $7. The food is typical English style pub grub, I had the Guinness steak pie, my wife had a French dip sandwich and my daughter had the kids cheeseburger. Our meals were all pleasant, nothing special, nothing horrible. Service was a bit on the slow side, I’m not sure if this is typical or we lucked out with a slow server. We enjoyed our meal and brews and will more than likely be back.