Eating and drinking with friends makes for a much better Friday night than eating your friends and drinking alone. Gather a crowd with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
$15 for $30 worth of British pub food for lunch, valid before 2 p.m.
$24 for a British pub meal for two (up to a $48 total value)
- One appetizer (up to a $12 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $18 value each)
The menu includes a "tikka pizza" of masala sauce, curried onions, and cheddar cheese on naan ($10); a country fish pie with smoked haddock, prawns, mussels, and tomato sherry sauce ($18); and the Ploughman's Lunch, a platter of chutney, pickles, salad leaves, and your choice of cheese ($12). The well-curated beer list includes Wychwood Hobgoblin ESB from Oxfordshire, England ($6.50) and Harviestoun Old Engine Oil from Alva, Scotland ($10).
The Victoria Freehouse
It takes nearly three months, Zagat reports, for cask ale to travel from Great Britain to The Victoria Freehouse. But it's worth the wait for owner Edward Strojan. The casks add an extra touch of authenticity to his bar, which stocks an eclectic assembly of imported and local libations that, per Zagat, "avoids the obvious." Craft brews on draught—which can be served in 20-ounce "imperial" pints—share space with meads, ciders, ginger beers, and single-malt scotch.
British tipples pair well with Edward's pub food, which includes classic dishes such as shepherd's pie and Welsh rarebit with ale sauce. For sweet teeth, Edward serves tarts and puddings rich with ingredients such as the cinnamon, sultanas, and everything nice. Feasts unfold in a dark interior with wooden barstools, reclaimed church pews, and antiques such as a late-19th century bust of Queen Victoria from the Monarch's Jubilee.
You can tell the owners put a lot of thought into this place, from the decor to the service, the attention to detail shows!Jena M., Yelp, 3/12/13
Great friendly service. Fish and chips were the best I've had in Philly. Nice and flakey...Good tap list. And don't miss the sticky toffee pudding!Siamac A., Yelp, 4/5/13
10 S Front St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106