My family and I drove into Norwich from NY state for some family matters, and after a few hours in the car, we needed some good food. It was our first time to Norwich, and when we drove into the downtown area, our first thoughts were of how such New England towns are going through rough times. The classic charm of such places is there, covered by a little dust and showing years of wear and tear. Many of the businesses were shuttered and buildings vacant, but right there on Main Street sat the Harp and Dragon, beckoning to our bellies. For lunch on a weekday, it seemed a bit quiet, but then again, being on such a sleepy street won't draw the masses, I assumed. Spacious and vast, the interior of the place was of the standard pub design, which both my wife and I liked. Though it was a bit hot, and they said the AC was on its highest, the overall experience of being there was totally fine (though I wouldn't label it as "just like Ireland" as another reviewer mentioned). The food came in mounds piled high, scrumptious and hearty, as pub food should be--though it was too much for the two adults even if our kids helped out. The beer on tap, though I could just have one, was worthy of accolades, and the service was good, although I'd asked if there was an internet cafe or coffee shop with wireless in town--and the waitress who said "no" forgot to mention that they themselves had WiFi, which another customer later told us. No biggie there. Otherwise, she even called her boyfriend for us to ask for directions to our B&B, which we'd asked about. Indeed, if you are looking for good pub grub and a variety of beer on tap, the H&D is right up your alley.
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