Royal Mile | Des Moines, Iowa
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Royal Mile
Exceptional based on 13 ratings
Type: Bar

210 4th Street
Des Moines, Iowa United States 50309 [ print map ]
515 280 3771

royalmilebar.com

Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-2am, Sun Noon-2am


Mayor: DiarmaidBHK (1) | Taps: 21 | Bottles: 90


Royal Mile

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Beer Available At Royal Mile (arranged by most recent)
Confluence Grayís Lake Nessie Scottish Ale , Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Special Reserve 98, Fullerís London Porter (Bottle/Keg) 100, Fullerís London Pride (Cask) 85, Fullerís ESB (Cask) 87, Fullerís Bengal Lancer 84, Fullerís Black Cab Stout (Bottle) 91
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13 reviews for Royal Mile
 Ambiance  85%
 Service  70%
 Selection  63%
 Food  78%
 Value  69%
 Overall  73%
 Rating  73%
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68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty  (190) Bourbon County, Minnesota | November 19, 2013
Hit this place up with my boy Jake while in town for work. English pub on the main level and Belgian bar upstairs. Nice amount of taps and decent bottle selection. Service was solid. Great place to hang out and have a beer in Des Moines and I would come back.
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK  (720) Pennsylvania | August 2, 2013
This definitely feels like an English Pub. It has this shopworn quality to it that makes it fill lived in. They have 20 or so taps with 4 handpumps. As has been noted they have a lot of stuff on tap that I typically only see in bottle. They have a lot of British bottles as well as some local options. They also have a massive whiskey section. Solid!
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
theLBD  (5) , | May 13, 2013
Great place for a date! I love the scotch selection, but the food is the star here.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
KAF  (100) Coralville, Iowa | February 6, 2012
Nice English style pub for a place in Iowa. The selection of beers was small but decent. Service was a little slow. The atmosphere was a bit crowded and stuffy. Still, somewhere I would probably come back to.
72
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Abide  (2) , | December 8, 2011
I was a little disappointed at the small selection on tap but ask the barkeep. Heíll pour you a bottle of something you may have never tried before.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl  (33) Quad Cities, Iowa | May 31, 2011
They pretty good selection, specialized for Belgian and British brews. Most of the people I saw would split bottles with a bunch of friends. It was a cool place, good selection.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
pet3rman  (20) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 22, 2011
Feels like an authentic British Pub. Knowledgeable staff. Decent beer selection (British/US downstairs and Belgium upstairs) I give them an extra point for that amazing scotch collection. Fish and Chips were legit! Beer was pricey but not unreasonable. Very cool place..A must visit if you are unfortunate enough to have to go to Des Moine.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77  (212) Urbandale, Iowa | December 11, 2010
They have a pretty nice selection here with a couple of things on tap I have only seen bottled before. The pub atmosphere is decent with an obvious party bar feel to it. The patio is nice in the summer time. Worth a stop if you want the pub atmosphere. The food is good as long as you donít mind having everything fried in some way. A fun place.
30
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 4/20
SledgeJr  (106) Omaha, Nebraska | July 1, 2010
Easily the most disappointing of the Court Avenue Mafia bars. They have never had anything exciting on tap. Never have real ale or casks. Least friendly staff of the Company bars.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
beeronmypants  (12) Des Moines, Iowa | February 27, 2009
The ambiance of this place is great. The lighting is usually turned down low and it makes you feel like you are walking into an nice pub. The also have a great patio that is open when the weather is nice. The service is a little on the slow end. If you can find a place at the bar you get helped right away but if you sit at a table it seems to take forever. The selection is decent. They cover the English ales really well and itís the only place where I can go get an Old Speckled Hen. I love the food. It has a great European flavor and the fish and chips are spot on. The value is ok, a little over priced. If you are looking for a nice pub feel this is the place to go. The food is great and they have the best English beer selection in town.

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