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Old Jul 17th 2005, 3:10 am
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Morning all
Anyone care to comment on English pubs in the USA?
It seems to me all they do is put up a dart board and a phone box and sell Harp..
What is the most realistic pub you have found here in the the US?
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Old Jul 17th 2005, 3:16 am
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Originally Posted by Triumphrob
Morning all
Anyone care to comment on English pubs in the USA?
It seems to me all they do is put up a dart board and a phone box and sell Harp..
What is the most realistic pub you have found here in the the US?
Rob
Count yourself lucky if it's a real dart board. I have yet to encounter a realistic pub.
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Old Jul 17th 2005, 1:39 pm
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There's one fairly close to where I live (though it requires a drive ) that is, I think, fairly authentic. They haven't gone out of their way to make it a cliché, and it sells a good range of bottled beers, and has four pumps for whatever draft he can get - always a Guiness, usually a Boddy's, and whatever else - Young's, London Pride, etc.

The decor is ad hoc cellar bar - a bit of this and a bit of that, generally a little down-at-heel and therefore IMHO, a pretty good pub.
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Originally Posted by Triumphrob
Morning all
Anyone care to comment on English pubs in the USA?
It seems to me all they do is put up a dart board and a phone box and sell Harp..
What is the most realistic pub you have found here in the the US?
Rob
The Elephant and Castle is passable, in a kind of american/Canadian way, Boddingtons, shepherds pie and some yorkshire pudding dishes. None near you though....

http://www.elephantcastle.com/index.cfm?pg=49,8,4
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Default Re: English Pubs in the USA

Originally Posted by Triumphrob
Morning all
Anyone care to comment on English pubs in the USA?
It seems to me all they do is put up a dart board and a phone box and sell Harp..
What is the most realistic pub you have found here in the the US?
Rob
We've been here http://www.shipinn.com a couple of times and it's the nearest thing to a real pub we've been able to find.
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Old Jul 17th 2005, 3:36 pm
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The George & Dragon in Phoenix is very authentic right down to the dartboard. I haven't been to their Tempe location though, but the Phoenix pub could be mistaken for a nice countryside drinking hole.
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Originally Posted by mandpete
We've been here http://www.shipinn.com a couple of times and it's the nearest thing to a real pub we've been able to find.
Mmmmm 70miles, but worth a try....ta
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Default Re: English Pubs in the USA

We've tried the Ship Inn and thought it was good. The Scoth eggs and sausage rolls were a big dodgy, but otherwise the nearest you can find round here. Might try the Elephant and Castle now I know it exists.

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Originally Posted by mandpete
We've been here http://www.shipinn.com a couple of times and it's the nearest thing to a real pub we've been able to find.
We've been there and liked it - the toad in the hole was pretty good and they brew their own bitter on the premises.

We also like the Man of Kent near Hoosick, NY:

http://www.mokcc.com/mokpub.htm
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Hmmmm - went to the Elephant & Castle in Ottawa while on a business trip and wasn't too impressed (I didn't realise there was one in San Fran).

Best one I've found is The Crown in Danville http://www.crownpub.com which is run by Brits. There is also one called The Englander http://www.englanderpub.com but thats much more like a bar - but they do have an extensive beer selection.


Originally Posted by gruffbrown
The Elephant and Castle is passable, in a kind of american/Canadian way, Boddingtons, shepherds pie and some yorkshire pudding dishes. None near you though....

http://www.elephantcastle.com/index.cfm?pg=49,8,4
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We found this place in Savannah and were really impressed with it. There was a bagpipe player outside the night we were there, but don't they all?!

http://www.thebritishpub.com/
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We have two really good English Pubs in Rochester NY.

Montys Corner - Mostly English staff... Quite standard decor (European Flags hanging from the walls)... Newcastle Brown Ale and Boddingtons on tap.

The Old Toad - Completely English staff (who come over as a year out of their Leisure and Tourism course from Sheffield Hallam). Pretty good food and decor. Over 100 European beers available (mostly English and Belgian) including Black Sheep and Theakstons.


Both really good bars with a great atmosphere and worth a visit if you are ever in the area.

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Dick O' Dow's in Birmingham, MI (15 mile and old woodward) is really good - http://www.detnews.com/2004/events/0...c03-310103.htm

When I lived up there, I'd go to get a decent pint and stodgy food. Traditional pub, better than most of the poxy bars in the UK.
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We found this place in Savannah and were really impressed with it. There was a bagpipe player outside the night we were there, but don't they all?!

http://www.thebritishpub.com/

We haven't been there since the old Chruchills, which really was small and cosy and dark burned down. There is also The Sixpence here in Savannah and 2 teasrooms.
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and 2 teaserooms.
Thought they were talking about English Bars, not Titty Bars...?
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