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Medieval Madness

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Address: 710 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3015
Phone Number: +1 703-329-3075
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Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Medieval Madness Feast is located inside John Strongbow's Tavern. It...

The Medieval Madness Feast is located inside John Strongbow's Tavern. It features medieval entertainment that incorporates the arts and history to join people and communities in fun and good fellowship. Reservations include a four-course feast with dishes like Gallentyn Pye, Chicken Skewers Roasted in Plum Sauce, Three-berry tart and more. Food and seating are arranged family style. Reservations required.

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Good show, good beer

Found a Groupon offer and decided to give it a go-the husband and I enjoyed the night! The show was very good, and I love that everything offered is researched to be as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2014
Carol M
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Stafford, Virginia
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Mechanicsville, Maryland
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The show was ok and kind of funny, but we expected better. The food was decent but was definitely not enough food for the number of people at the table. We were hungry when we left (I was really not happy about this). They are very stingy with the food portions and refused to bring us a little more bread.... More 

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

It started off badly because our party was the only one that was not seated across from each other but in a straight line facing a wall it not allow for any conversation. The music playing did not help set the mood at all ( last I knew "The Pink Panther" theme song and Frank Sinatra " Fly Me to... More 

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Thank somernaut
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Wife and I went on a groupon and was very disappointed. I won't comment to much on the show, except to say if you like Monty Python style skits and comedy you would probably find the show entertaining. However, I can comment on the food, medievil feast? More like mediocre meal! I understood thier concept of authentic medievil meal, but... More 

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1 Thank Rob M
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I really like what Medieval Madness is trying to do. They are trying to expose the public to medieval customs and cuisine in a way that's entertaining. They use only food and beverages that were available before 1453. Unfortunately, the execution is so clumsy, especially the entertainment part, that I can't recommend it. The events take place in the Great... More 

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1 Thank Davanden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Bought tickets for my family online due to the incredible number of 4 & 5 star reviews. What a waste. My party's name wasn't even on the list, but I brought my printed confirmation so they did seat us. The beginning monologue dealt with current politics (what that had to do with medieval times?) I have no idea. The play... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Found a Groupon offer and decided to give it a go-the husband and I enjoyed the night! The show was very good, and I love that everything offered is researched to be as historically accurate as possible. The beer offerings were excellent. The sword fighting was excellent, and it was very impressive to hear they have a martial arts center... More 

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Thank Carol M
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Title says it all; did like the open mike night. Reformed chicken, or that's what it tasted like. Really good beer tho'

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1 Thank Nic C
Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

While I can understand a four star rating for this establishment, I believe it warrants 5 stars for a few key reasons: 1. It was started by 3 disabled, distinguished Veterans, and is still owned and operated by disabled, distinguished Veterans. That being said, they epitomize what this country is all about. Entrepreneurship at it's finest! This is not Medieval... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Our adult daughter came to visit and specifically asked to see this dinner/show. This was before they moved to their new location. We thought the food was great, the show was fun, and had a great evening! I especially liked that the servers told us the recipes for the variety of food we were served (family style) were from Medieval... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had a fun time at Medieval Madness. The show was pretty good but might put some parents on edge if attending with children. Included with the admission price were the meal and two tankards of ale. Seemed like a pretty good value when we booked through Living Social. The place was full with at least fifty people in attendance.... More 

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