Friendly service, good pub food and decent selection of drafts. Wife and I took friends for a first visit. We were not disappointed and plan to return. The potato and leak soup was very thick and tasty. Also had fried artichokes and fried pickles, very good. Had the cheese and meat platter. Great combination of ham, turkey, salami with 4 kinds of cheese and Jacobsen crackers. Better than a ploughman’s. Meagan, our server was friendly and made sure everything was prepared to our satisfaction. The deserts of chocolate cake and bread pudding closed out a wonderful evening.
Apologies to the owner, I had thought I rated this cool little Pub before. Really cool old wooden door welcomes you to the upstairs of this old Punta Gorda Building and on to a darkly lit English style watering hole. Behind the bar is an impressive selection of about 24 taps (there are a number of bottles also available) Several local offerings along with some of the best Belgian and US craft beers. A burger was ordered and was as good a pub burger as any. Service was excellent as I was offered to sample many of the beers before a decision was made. There were several HD televisions which were tuned to sports. The owner was behind the bar and we had some nice conversation about the craft industry as he is highly knowledged in the art of beer. I recommend stopping here if you’re within an hour or so because it’s worth the trip!
adam42381 (43) Fort Myers, Florida | November 29, 2010| Updated February 12, 2012
The wife and I visited Ice House Pub after leaving the SW Florida International Beer Festival last Saturday. I’d wanted to check it out for a while and was finally in the area.
The atmosphere is exactly what I want out of a British-style pub. Several varieties of pub games, pool tables and 10 dart boards lining the walls. The bar is pretty large and features 25 taps (only 24 were available since Sculpin tapped out about an hour before we arrived). The bottle selection is quite extensive - around 140 bottles according to the bartender. They have a wide array of glassware and everything seemed to be served properly.
The food consists of traditional British pub fare. The wife and I both ordered grilled chicken Caesar salads (I know) and they were decent, nothing special. The service was outstanding. The bartender seemed to be very knowledgeable and was more than willing to explain the rules to the games that were available.
I will definitely be returning to Ice House Pub in the near future. I only wish we had a pub like this here in Fort Myers. I’d be there all the time.
We stopped there after the beer festival and after two hours of serious tasting were in need of food (and more beer). Unfortunately, after 20 minutes we could not get a server to our table. As we were getting up to go elsewhere our server finally appeared and was very apologetic and the rest of the evening was great. They had a good beer selection. Though nothing really stood out as exceptional, any serious beer drinker could find something they loved. For me it was a real Black & Tan. The food was really good for bar food and if you go you have to try the fried dill pickles. Extraordinary! The atmosphere was great too with a wall devoted to steel tip darts. An oasis in a desert of Coors Light! I will definitely be back.
Place was nice. They had a band playing in the back on Saturday night. Staff was nice and knowledgeable about the beer. All I had to do was ask for a Stout and I received several choices in the blink of an eye. I will definitely visit this place again when I’m back in town.