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Royal Mile

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Bar, British, Pub, Irish
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210 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2206
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 am
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Ames, Iowa
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135 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ventured to the Des Moines farmers market (really worth going!). The Royal Mile happens to be on one of the side streets and I have wanted to try it fir a while. We stopped in for breakfast. There was good and bad (but mostly good). Our waitress was adequate but seemed somewhat uninterested. I ordered a... More 

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158 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a English beer outside it was great good atmosphere not sure about the spicy Bloody Mary. Love the way the pub is decorated Didn't have food but did see other people's food and it looked good

Thank Kathryn L
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the fish and chips but I mix things up and have them tempura batter chicken for me. It is better then any fried chicken in town. The appetizers are fun and tasty. Miss the miss matched seating but it is still warm and inviting.

Thank Kimberly G
Sloan, Iowa
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a weeknight for an ale and supper. Great authentic food. (I think.) Lots of drafts to choose from. Great decor. Friendly waitstaff. I will be coming back!

Thank jlutt87
Des Moines, Iowa
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I think I started talking with an accent while eating at the Royal Mile. It's a really cool place tucked into a side street. You'll swear your having a beer with your friend in London! The food is good and matches what you'll find in a good UK bar.

Thank sgfintl
Springfield, Illinois
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Popped in with my mother for an evening meal, ended up staying for three courses; what a fantastic venue! I really enjoyed the Fillet Steak and Mrs. A loved her soup. Thank you very much for letting the dog inside, was really appreciated, Langdon.

Thank Langdon A
Urbandale, Iowa
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Great British food and drinks. Wonderful weekend breakfast. Love the fish and chips! You will not be disappointed here. Always fun with a group of friend out for the night or dinner with the family

Thank Mlg2
Ankeny, Iowa
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Great beer, tons to choose from and the knowledgeable staff will find a beer for everyone. Love the fish and chips here. Also the breakfast is awesome, best eggs benedict I've ever had!

Thank Kelsey0209
Ankeny, Iowa
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104 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

We went on a Friday night, and the lower level bar area was full. It also smelled like the basement of a frat house. Thankfully, we got a table upstairs where the air was not as stale. Service was prompt, and there were unique food and drink options from other places in town. Overall, ok place to go but there... More 

Thank Dave-in-Iowa
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

The food was ok although my husband really liked his rueben I didn't much like my salad. My magners was on tap which I was excited about but it was on the warm side. Also, we waited at the front door to be seated for 5+ minutes before someone acknowledged we were there. Much longer and we would have just... More 

Thank Kassy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub, Irish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2206
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: 515-280-3771

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