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Quips Pub

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457 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602-2158
717-397-3903
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic Ol Irish Pub

This is one of those places that from the outside says keep on driving by. But inside is a quaint old Irish pub with very friendly staff. The food is excellent and the menu and specials offer a nice variety. One of the things that speaks highly for the place is the number of regulars. We saw a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
GRemington99
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Waterloo, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Waterloo, Canada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

This is one of those places that from the outside says keep on driving by. But inside is a quaint old Irish pub with very friendly staff. The food is excellent and the menu and specials offer a nice variety. One of the things that speaks highly for the place is the number of regulars. We saw a real mix... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The staff is lovely. The inside decor is traditional, cozy and charming. It's a great spot to go with friends. It's a locals' haunt. You know it's good when you go and on a cold winter's night it's packed. Their kitchen closes earlier than I would like for dinner, but their chips/fries are served later and I wish I would... More 

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Ephrata, Pennsylvania, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you want to know what it is like to eat in an English pub, from the food to the atmosphere.....eat at Quips! Brought back many memories of my travel in the U.K. Delicious. Friendly. Authentic. Wonderful!!!

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Ashburn, VA
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Had my jacket stolen right of the hook at the bar when I wasn't looking. Other than that, a decent beer selection with incredibly inattentive bartenders.

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london
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Went for dinner at Quips October 29th., and ordered fish and chips, Guinness, Fullers pale ale and Old speckled Hen on draught. The beers were excellent. The chips were first class too and the fish, definitely not cod or haddock, was ok. There were lots of batter bits on the plate which I liked but my partner didn't. The mushy... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews 92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Wanted to eat someplace different on a Saturday night and searched trip advisor for a pub. The place is a pub. Lots of posters, signs, soccer team themes, TV's to watch the game and a good time atmosphere. They have many imported beers on tap and service a variety of food items. We had the fish and chips which were... More 

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Williamstown, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Like the unhappy reviewer below, it has been many years since I've been to this pub. However my experience is completely different. The food was perfect. The tomato bisque to die for. The atmosphere is pub/basement bar...exactly what it should be. The servers are friendly and personable. A MUST for anyone seeking great food in a friendly place.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were taken here as guests for our 20th anniversary dinner and it was a memorable event! Remember this is a pub, offering an authentic British traditional menu with fish and chjps being their signature dish, served wrapped in a British newspaper as it most often is in England. The venue is also typical - vintage, friendly, noisy, dark, and... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

We ate at quips 15+ years ago and thought it was bad food. We returned based on some curious reviews. Turns out some things never change! Same frat house decor, aroma, and level of cleanliness. The food (in respect to all English pubs) was pasty bland or fiery spicy, no happy tasty medium. The beet salad had no dressing (although... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

The food was above average , great menu the special fries melted in your mouth, fish and chips were hands down the best I've very had. The desserts are outstanding. We have found our new favorite pub in Lancaster,Pa.

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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: 717-397-3903

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English
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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