I struggled with this. Its a cute little British pub, and the food was tasty. But it upset my stomach badly, and I wasn't sure how much to hold that against them. Sometimes good food doesn't sit well though, so I decided not to take too much away. Anyway, enough of my gastro issues. Moving on.
It's a 3.5 star place, but I'm rounding up. Service was good, food was good. It's just tough to give a British pub really high marks except in comparison to other British pubs. Probably same with sports bars. A sports bar is rarely a 4 or 5 star restaurant, but you can have a 4 or 5 star sports pub. So, in that vein, this was a 3.5-4 star British pub.
Going to start with my girlfriend - she got fish and chips, which is her standby for a British or Irish or Scottish pub. However, she's rarely thrilled with it. She loved this. They offer a 4oz and a 8oz portion - she got the 4oz, but after a few bites she asked them to bring her the other 4oz. She couldn't get enough of it.
They do a "traditional Sunday roast" on Sundays, and that's when we were there. They offer prime rib, turkey, or pork (though they were out of pork this day). It comes with a weird, but delicious kind of stuffing (weird because it looks like a ball of multigrain bread, but it tastes like stuffing), carrots, parsnip, potatoes, gravy, and I'm forgetting something. Anyway, its a good amount of food, and while you probably wouldn't expect really good preparation from a British pub in Sarasota, it was delicious. Granted, I dipped everything in gravy, but that's what it was there for.
It's a nice size place with a few TVs (many on soccer, of course), pool tables, darts, and a dining area. This was my second time there - the first time being a couple years back and I left after one drink because it smelled like urine. This time, no such smell and a much better experience.
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