For many, the Whip Tavern is a fantastic "road trip" restaurant destination. For Chester County locals (you lucky people!) the Whip is a great local pub. Visitors to beautiful (yes, I am biased) Chester County and the greater Brandywine River Valley have a nice place to stop for a bite to eat, have a drink, and enjoy an interesting establishment in the country. The theme of course is English pub combined with equestrian sport. High marks for great feel, atmosphere, decor, etc...you'll know what I mean once you step inside. Depending on the weather, you have the option of sitting outside on their circular terrace nestled along a babbling brook. We've eaten both inside and outside, and found both spots to be equally comfortable. Much has been written about the food already on previous Trip Advisor posts. If you already are a fan of the British pub "scene", welcome home! For others who don't immediately salivate when they hear "bangers and mash" or "Shepherds pie", relax, there are actually some other decent options you will likely enjoy. Interestingly, with the strong presence of Indian cuisine in England, you will find a few curry dishes here at the Whip. We've eaten here both for lunch and dinner. Be prepared for many entree prices over $20. If price is an issue, try coming here for a lunch. Most lunch options are between $10-15. While the food is generally good, the overall atmosphere lends tremendously to an overall pleasant experience. Depending on what you order, some of the food (by itself) is rather underwhelming and ordinary. The restaurant touts it's use of local and organic ingredients; some of the dishes are amazing. I was recently let down by a dinner salad entree. It sounded great when described by the waitress, but it's presentation and taste were second rate (and definitely not worth the ridiculous price that was charged). But the majority of our experiences have been positive. As other have noted, it does get crowded here; another reason to come out here for a midweek lunch. Also, the small parking lot will test your k-turn skills (leave the minivan at home, and bring your MG!!). But overall, this is a fun place to "hang out" especially when you're hankering some Old Speckled Hen and bangers & mash.
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