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Quips Pub

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457 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602-2158
17173973903
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our new favorite

After years of passing this place by because we thought it was a biker bar, an acquaintance convinced us to try it out, and our own experiences in pubs in Ireland made us brave. Now we wish we'd tried it sooner! The atmosphere is very authentic, the staff extremely friendly and helpful with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
smitty60
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After years of passing this place by because we thought it was a biker bar, an acquaintance convinced us to try it out, and our own experiences in pubs in Ireland made us brave. Now we wish we'd tried it sooner! The atmosphere is very authentic, the staff extremely friendly and helpful with suggestions. The Colcannon is truly one of... More 

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Thank smitty60
Stafford, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Dropped in without reservation and was seated due to cancellation. Service was prompt and very helpful with questions. The only item menu not up to par was the calamari, it was rubbery and we prefer a marinara sauce. Will definitely recommend and return when back in the area!

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Thank Ruth S
Whitestone, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I recently visited Quips with a friend who lives nearby. She raves about this place and brings all her friends and family and I can see why. If you are in the mood for authentic british specialties prepared in their own style.. this will not disappoint. A wonderful house salad and grilled salmon was the special I enjoyed but there... More 

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Thank QuantumTraveler25
Long Island, NY
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72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Good food at reasonable prices. Warm, pub style atmosphere. The fish and chips are served the real English style: wrapped in newspaper and really good!

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Thank Frap
Belfast
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This pub has a fantastic atmosphere and I enjoyed dinner here alot. It had a quite authentic "old english pub" feel and just would have needed an open fire to complete this look! The service was excellent with really friendly staff who we had a joke or two with. The good was very good and the selection of beers was... More 

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Thank CrowdSafety
Philadelphia, PA
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Of the few restaurants that my wife and dined at during our trip to Lancaster city Quips was the best. We were a litte skeptical to try the place based on the look of the building from the outside but we were glad that we did. As it turn out it is a very old historic building with a lot... More 

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Thank MrAccurateReview
QuipsPub, Manager at Quips Pub, responded to this review

Thank you!!! We are elated to hear about your experience and that you had such a wonderful time. Its reviews like yours that draw guests from out of town that otherwise wouldn't stop by to try us out and that makes your feedback invaluable. We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Lancaster and we hope that you will... More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Went here for drinks on a Friday night. Place was packed. They have several large TV's and a good amount of seating for the size of the place. Also have two dart boards which is nice. Drinks were reasonably priced as well. Would return.

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Thank Not_Amish
QuipsPub, Manager at Quips Pub, responded to this review

Cheers!! Thank you so much for joining us!! We are a popular little pub and it does tend to get pretty busy! We try to have a little bit for everyone and have always had state of the art authentic dart boards! It is rare to find them unattended which is encouraging! We are so happy to hear that you... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Food and beer, both amazing. Went on a Friday night and long wait for a table, 2 seats opened at the bar and we sat down right away. Pumpkin beer was great, food is always good, although it did take awhile to get to us. Will definitely go back again, nice little pub and prices were average.

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Thank Christine K
QuipsPub, Manager at Quips Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us last week!! Yes, we are a very popular pub and seating is often limited on a busy night! Thank you for sticking it out and giving us a try! We try to keep our atmosphere fun and enjoyable and are glad that you experienced that while you were here. If you are hoping... More 

New York
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

So a good friend goes here often and brought me. Since I'm not a big beer drinker, I was delighted to have a buttery Cabernet. Later, looking at the menu, there were lots of choices and several seasonal ones. The clams were tender and flavorful and oh so yummy! Amazing! Also had the small seasonal salad which was another great... More 

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Thank Bridget B
QuipsPub, Manager at Quips Pub, responded to this review

It was so great having you in town this week!! You had some of our most popular items and we are so glad that you enjoyed them!! We are also glad that you enjoyed your glass of wine! We are currently working on a premium wine list and we are sure that you will love it even more next time... More 

Marlton, New Jersey
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121 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We were here on a Friday night around 8. The place was packed but we were able to get seated quickly. The waitress came right over, suggested drinks and took our order. The food and drinks were delicious. The place is noisy and small but we like it. I would return and next time grab a seat at the bar!

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Thank Leaner65
QuipsPub, Manager at Quips Pub, responded to this review

We are so glad you were able to get a seat and that you had a great time!! We have such a loyal following and Friday nights have become a weekly stop for so many of them! We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again soon!!! Cheers!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 457 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602-2158
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: 17173973903

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?