This is a pretty cool English style pub in the South Side. What they are known for is opening early (think 8 am) on Saturday/Sunday for European soccer games. We came here for Sunday brunch and the place was packed with people in their soccer jerseys cheering fairly loudly during the game. Brunch was tasty (the boxtys are good!). They have English beers on tap, a fair amount of Pennsylvania taps, and some other American taps as well. Not the most unique beers, but it gets the job done. Definitely one of the better beer bars in the South Side, and even more so if youíre a soccer fan.
This place was pretty quiet late on a Tuesday night but they had a decent selection of drafts here. A Pizza Boy on tap, which I was surprised to see. No flights here, but they will offer tastes of taps. Prices were on the cheap side. Less taps than nearby Smokin Joes but the taps were better curated. Iíd go back here before there probably.
Nate (329) Indiana, Pennsylvania | November 17, 2008
Had dinner here with my wife on a Saturday night - it was about 6pm and there was a Penguins game that night. We still got seated within 5 minutes. Only one cask ale available out of three, but several great standard taps. Great bottle selection and the whiskey... wow.
The food was terrific and the portions were immense. I ended up taking home a doggie bag and had a very big lunch the next day.
Would definitely go again and highly recommend it to English pub fans.
douglas88 (300) Portland , Oregon | December 16, 2007| Updated August 5, 2008
A British pub on the Southside. Soccer is always on, and they have a decent, though limited selection of beer. The Fish and Chips is amazing, as is much of the other food. Itís pub fare, but done well. A bit busy at times, but decent service. Overall, a nice place. Not a ton to drink, but better food.
cratez (256) Toronto, Ontario | April 12, 2013| Updated April 16, 2013
When I visited: Late summer 2012.
What I had: Over the course of two visits - TrŲegs Sunshine Pils, Yards Extra Special Ale, TrŲegs The Mad Elf Holiday Ale, Fat Heads Gudenhoppy Pils, Elysian The Immortal IPA (all on tap), Grilled Apricot Salmon, Scottish Shortbread Ice Cream Sandwich, entree and white wine for the lady.
What I liked: Really cool English-style pub with an awesome low key ambiance, quick and inviting servers, killer beer selection, outstanding food (way more than just pub grub), glad to hear The Shins on rotation.
What I disliked: On the second visit we were seated in the dining area and felt a bit cramped, but thatís a minor quibble.
Would I go back? For sure. This authentic UK pub does the "sports and ales" thing very well. A true gem in Pittsburgh.
Overall Rating: 88
cheap (208) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | July 7, 2008| Updated July 22, 2008
This is a very nice place that left a good impression on me. I was treated well from the moment I walked in. The only reason I went here was because it was the only place I could try a glass of East End 80 Schiling, but I was glad I went. I got there about 11:30 for lunch and the place was pretty much empty. Drew, one of the ownerís, talked with me for a while about english beer in a friendly manner and was very tolerable regarding my rookiness about English beers. If you have a desire for English style beers, this is the palce to go. Many UK beers on tap you cannot find in other locations around Pittsburgh. Very nice atmosphere. I didnít have any food this time but I hear it is very good irish and english fare that cannot be had anyplace else in the area. Prices on beer were very affordable and they let you try samples of stuff youíre not sure about for free.
Ambiance is typical pub atmosphere, nothing standing out but nothing offsetting. Bar service was very helpful and fast. Selection, was typical pub, ie. Irish and English beers, and the occasional East End tap. Always nice to have cask beer though. Beers were priced reasonalby but nothing to go out of the way for. Overall a nice pub atmosphere, showing european sports such as soccer and rugby.
Art (131) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 28, 2013
Typical pub look and feel. The food is quite filling and good as a compliment to beer. Get the boxty for brunch. It wonít disappoint.