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“A Pleasant Stop”

Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub
Ranked #221 of 1,031 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $17
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: A Craft Beer and Gastro Pub with an English flair. Popular with locals and visitor alike for over 11years
Hudson, FL
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312 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Stop”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

We haven't eaten at this pub but enjoyed a glass of two of beer on our way to or from a concert or other venue. Outdoor seating is available, but after having experienced a few pubs in London, I enjoy sitting in the darkened, woody bar area. It's very similar to the pubs we've seen in that English city. We've been here twice and have always had good, friendly service.

Yesterday, when my husband gave cash for our drinks, our server explained that she would not forget to bring our change but that it would take a few minutes for her to return because the money in the cash register was being counted out at that time. I thought it was interesting to tell us that.

On both visits diners nearby seemed to be enjoying their selections. We will probably eat dinner here some time soon.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Barbara V
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22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you for your review and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your two visits to our little pub and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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English first
Sarasota, Florida
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The place for beer”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

If your looking for a vast assortment of beer from all over Shakespeare's has it. The food is decent, services varies and a little pricey after you enjoy your $10 beer. But for the "pub" experience, it's good.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Deb K
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22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you for your review and that in general you enjoyed your visits. We do try and vary our rotating beer selection every week giving a good choice of beer types, this does involve carrying the occasional 'expensive' beer but in general we try and keep them affordable at between $5 & $6 for a 20 oz Imperial Pint.
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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Embarrassed!”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

After talking the place up, took friends there from out of town and it was awful! Food took a long time then arrived cold. The explanation was that it was accidentally packed up as a to go order so it must have sat there and then replated. I realize acccidents happen but a manager should have explained the situation and offered us hot food at the very least, didn't happen!!

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Rick M
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22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you for your comments and we are sorry your visit was embarrassing. Unfortunately mistakes do happen but, in your case we obviously failed in our efforts to correct the situation. Our apologies once again.
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sarasota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lacking consistency and customer service.”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

What a let down Shakespheres english pub was. I went there on 9/6/13 and was very excited to try one of their burgers after all the anticipation from word of mouth. The gentleman bartender was very nice by getting are drinks and checking on us. When our food came both burgers were cold- far from hot. My girlfriend and I both ordered ours medium and had to different temperatures when they arrived; hers was completely red and bloody with it being very cool in the middle. She didn't want to complain, but i wasn't going to have her eat something she didn't want. They put it back in the kitchen...seemed to be microwaved then thrown on grill because when we got it back it was well well done and the cheese and bacon was missing on half of the burger. Great customer service there. They should have completely made a new burger and cooked it the way she actually ordered it with all her toppings she paid extra for. Long story short my girlfriend did not eat her burger or onion rings- just a couple bites- and they said they would take care of it. Not offering something else on the menu or erasing it from the check but still charging us half price plus price of toppings and onion rings. Not looking to get something free, but also not looking to pay for a horrible meal that was not eaten. Wheres your customer service. Is that what we pay for? Place was a joke. Do not recommend to anyone. Such a disappointment. 32 dollars for one burger and one beer.. Get lost. I left over a 20% tip just to make a point. Hope everyone else doesn't deal with this mess.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank ChefGeoffNetwork
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22DickN, Owner at Shakespeares Craft Beer and Gastro Pub, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Thank you for your review and sincererly apologize for your dissapoinment. We totally agree that your experience was unacceptable and we have taken steps to improve our performance in situations like this and also no longer employ the person who cooked your burgers. We sell hundreds of burgers every week with high customer satisfaction and would really hope you find it possible to give us another chance sometime
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beer and burger lovers paradise”
Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Great little place with a great beer selection, great service and great value. They have the best burger in town. Brie burger is amazing!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank LPMako
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