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210 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2206
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vernon NY
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very nice selection of British beers and a real feel like a British Pub. Friendly staff, dark wood décor, some interesting appointments. Food is pretty good and authentic tasting (just as greasy as I remember from the UK) with a varied menu. Not a lot of healthy choices, but likely not what you were looking for when you went there.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I had seen on the other reviews that families were welcomed, so we decided to give it a try on a recent stop to Des Moines. Very good recommendation. It was a cool pub atmosphere, nice walk over the bridge from our hotel. Staff was very friendly and my son loved his fish and chips. Made for a very enjoyable... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Have been here several times- I love the English pub atmosphere and the variety of beers available. Our most recent visit was with a large group of old friends, including several kids. We called ahead and had a huge table waiting for us upstairs- this was perfect for our group. The food was good and hot, the beer was cold... More

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Mankato, Minnesota
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160 reviews 160 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Are you ready for a taste of the ol' country? If so, stop over for a pint and a quick meal of fish and chips. Chill space, sweet set-up, friendly staff and good food. Pop over for a hidden gem of an experience and toss back a few pints with the mates.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you are from the area and like beer from England and Ireland and or single malt scotch there is a great selection here... its a dark bar but friendly staff and people. Fish and chips are great - steak pie... its a pub! For visitors its within walking distance to many downtown hotels and well worth a stop. (Sneak... More

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Peoria, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went to Des Moines to see a concert, read about this place online. Stopped in for a bite, ended up talking with the barkeeps and sampling many of the delicious brews.......so many that I missed the act that I drove 4.5 hours to see! (True story) Whilst the weekend ended up with a 3 star rating, I give a... More

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Panama City, Panama
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179 reviews 179 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I have spent more than a couple hours in pubs in the UK. They run the gamut and this one fits somewhere in the middle. We did not order food, we were just stopping for a drink between bars on a Sunday afternoon. It was dark and cozy. Service was warm. The beer selection was excellent - not as many... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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117 reviews 117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Nestled on a side street in downtown Des Moines, this old pub/restaurant had great service and great fish and chips. Didn't hurt to have an extensive beer menu either!

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113 reviews 113 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went to the place about 2:30 pm. The place was pretty empty except for some world cup soccer fans in the back who were really enjoying the game and were good entertainment. Food was very good and portions were big. The beer selection was interesting. Service was very good even with the game going on. My only complain was that... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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164 reviews 164 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Authentic English pub. I enjoyed a pint of Olde Speckled Hen, the first I've had since I was in London years ago. The lunch special was an open faced roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes. Brilliant. Meanwhile I talked World Cup soccer with the bartenders and what the best bet might be.

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Additional Information about Royal Mile

Address: 210 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2206
Phone Number: 515-280-3771
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Pub

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