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Sponsored by: Drum & Quill

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Classic Pub
1. Classic Pub
"quaint atmosphere"
neiltheot
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2. Great Bear, Wine & Cocktails
2. Great Bear, Wine & Cocktails
"Good selection of beer and wine"
ericab9172016
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3. Best Pub Atmosphere
3. Best Pub Atmosphere
"We popped in while investigating downtown pinehurst."
lewwjr
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About
Drum & Quill was voted "Most Authentic Pub" by the area's top newspaper! Its small cozy indoor atmosphere is legendary and the outdoor dining is just as legendary as the only dining overlooking the historic Village of Pinehurst. Customers have been great saying how they missed this authentic historic tavern experience. Hidden among tall pines of Pinehurst is a storied authentic American tavern-Drum & Quill. Drum represents famous golf writer Bob Drum and the Quill represents the pen that he used to immortalize Arnold Palmer as they founded Golf’s Pro Grand Slam. Come enjoy a classic pub dedicated to golf writers and Golf's legendary Professional Grand Slam
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Gift Cards Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great and the service provided by our server, Lisa, made for an outstanding experience.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 9, 2021 via mobile

A great intimate pub with excellent cocktails, beers and food. The food is traditional southern with a modern twist. On some days there is great live music.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Taylor Cruz, Owner at Drum & Quill, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2021

Thanks so much! We can't wait to help you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub had great atmosphere, great variety of beer and cocktails and lots of staff to serve you. Our service from Lisa was one of the best. That says a lot in todays times where service has fallen off in most eateries. All 8 golfers...said thanks Lisa. Much appreciated.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was excellent, service very good. Lisa was wonderful! I travelled a ways off my path to enjoy this...

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 22, 2021

Took visiting family members to D&Q on 7/21/21 for early dinner. Enjoyed a wonderful meal made all the better by an outstanding waitress, Lisa!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 16, 2021

We had been exploring the countryside, and found ourselves in Pinehurst. Our smart phone directed us to the Drum & Quill, and we were glad that it did. Destiny was our server who provided great service. Food was very good. I had the clam chowder...and fish & chips. Was not disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 13, 2021

A small pub with indoor and outdoor tables with a large beer, wine & cocktail list and a medium sized menu. Mostly sandwiches, burgers, tacos, fried fish. A few salads and the ever odd pimento cheese sandwich! The menu actually had a Patty Melt among...the burgers which I hadn't seen since NY. The bread was larger than the burger and needed a little more grease/butter to make it great. Sweet potato fries were good but a bit limp. The Alpine Burger had the grease and the taste! Service was attentive and timely and the food came quickly, Drawback- somehow this pub attracts babies and small kiddies. Not something I am looking for in a pub atmosphere - they all looked military.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 9, 2021 via mobile

I met my adult stepdaughters ,from out of town , at the Drum in Quill for lunch. They loved the atmosphere and the beautiful antique bar. They ordered the cocktail of the day, and actually had another. We ordered fish tacos, a burger, and a...Cobb salad. All entrees were delicious! Even though this quaint pub is small in stature it makes up for it in food and service. It was great to mingles with visitors and locals alike!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Taylor Cruz, Owner at Drum & Quill, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2021

Thank you for your review! We really appreciate it!

Reviewed July 9, 2021 via mobile

The atmosphere is wonderful Friendly staff Good selection of food and drink Burger Monday yummy Every time I visit I want to come back Again and again Small and quaint Love it If your in the Sandhills you got to visit Drum and Quill Locally...owned and operatedMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Taylor Cruz, Owner at Drum & Quill, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2021

Thank you so much for allowing us to serve you, OnAir55029548918. Till next time!

Reviewed July 9, 2021

Visited Drum and Quill for Brunch fair. Fantastic Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise…Yum! Cooked just right. Enjoyed a Bloody Mary cocktail which had a super garnish. My friend had the Shrimp Basket. Nice light coating with large shrimp…Nice ratio of coating to Shrimp. My friend had...a Bloody Mary as well. We actually had two each which set up our day quite well. Give Drum and Quill a try…You will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Taylor Cruz, Owner at Drum & Quill, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2021

Thank you! We really appreciate your generosity. It's always nice to know that we are moving in the right direction.

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jryder02840
August 3, 2019|
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Response from DrumandQuill | Property representative |
Yes in front - side is smoking so smoke does not get near front door
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Boddington87
April 2, 2017|
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Of course - pets welcome outside on our 2 patios and we have 2 water bowls for our 4 legged customers :)
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Cheryl C
November 27, 2015|
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Yes - We at Drum & Quill Public House have a unique Gift Certificate Program that allows purchasers to buy any denomination and load it on Gift Card with Logo. Also, unlike most gift cards, it can be used for anything in the... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Drum & Quill

Yes, Drum & Quill offers takeout services.

Drum & Quill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4