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Review of Medieval Madness

Medieval Madness
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 27, 2012

We were a party of six with mixed ages from 19-60 and we pretty much all had the same impression. We couldnt wait to get out of there. The food was okay but not great and the acting, well, I was a bit disappointed

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Reviewed May 12, 2012

My husband and I took our 13 year old kids to Medieval Madness to celebrate Adoption Day. We had a fabulous time. The hall was decorated with banners, swords and chalices. The iron chandeliers were dressed with garlands of flowers and there were candles on the tables. There are no utensils, which my kids just loved! Bread with many different sauces, jam, butter, and blackberries were there upon arrival. There are knives to cut the bread and spoons to serve the sauces and fruit. Kids sat down and dug in while the spouse and I hit the small bar in the back. Because we were early, we choose from one of the many beers they offered. Ale or Mead is offered during the show and included in the price (two glasses of Ale or one of Mead). You're seated at long tables which was fun. We met four college students who were in Alexandria from Dallas, TX.

The show begins with a lesson in decorum, which is appropriate. This show is not for someone who is genuinely into Shakespeare or Medieval Culture. Its pretty authentic, but its fun liberties have been taken. The show is a comedy - not designed to be anything more than that. The food is authentic and included sausages, roasted beef, roasted chicken legs, cinnamon honey carrots, yamakins (think sweet potato tater-tots), and pound cake for dessert. There was a genuine sword fight and audience members were asked to participate. The ladies chosen from the audience to represent the teams that won were given cart blanc at the bar for the rest of the evening. Especially nice as one of the ladies who won the reward was in her 80s. LOL!

It was a fabulous experience. My kids want to go back for their birthdays! Sign up for the e-newsletter because we received a discount of $9 per ticket. Not insignificant as the are $59 per person. Go with a willingness to have fun and participate and you'll have a GREAT time.

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Reviewed February 9, 2012

Their skit changes every 4 months. So far, we have been to all of their skits and excitedly look forward to what is coming next! We highly recommend the experience! The dining experience might be strange for some. There are NO utensils, except for serving purposes. Food is shared on a platter and passed down the table. For some people, this might seem strange, but relax, it works out very well. We can't wait to go again and again and again!

1  Thank WPLandry
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

You would never know that you can travel back to Medieval times from Old Town, but there is it, right on King Street!

Medieval Madness is a dinner-theater place offering you a feast of meat, vegetables, beer, and other goodies. You'll be entertained by an amateur cast of actors who take the roles of lords, ladies, knights, and of course wenches...don't forget to call out "more beer wench!" when your goblet is dry!

The show changes every quarter and the menu varies. Be prepared to share dinner at long tables with others or come with a large group of friends. Reservations are required and if you are willing, you too can take a role in the action!

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Reviewed December 28, 2011

From the moment you walk in you are in a time machine. The attendants all in period costume make you welcome and you are transported to the year after the slaughter of the French by the quintessential combat leader of medieval England, Henry V. You are seated at a medieval styled banquet table and given a mug for your ale. The ale is included in your fee which is reasonable as you will encounter a sumptuous feast that would try the stomach of Henry VIII. The roast beef and chicken are well prepared and tasty and there are more side dishes then my memory can recall. The serving wenches are actually English, pretty and helpful. Great service by the entire staff. Then there is the feature presentation, the goings on in the court of an English lord, just back from Agincourt, where in 1415 Henry V regained his patrimony in France. The play was witty and presents the age old battle of the sexes where the combat commander must submit to the Lady of the Castle. I highly recommend this for children from 8 to 80, either gender as there is something in the presentation that everyone will like.

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