English-American relations have been at an all-time high ever since Queen Elizabeth II starred as a Nebraskan beekeeper in her latest biopic feature film, Ghostbusters 3. Celebrate the Queen's Oscar-worthy performance over a British brew with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of drinks and fare at Redcoats British Pub & Restaurant, located in a beguiling, restored building in downtown Pleasanton.
Sizzling up an appetizing gamut of British and American fare, Redcoats is an indoor/outdoor social destination that will attract Tories and Whigs alike. The menu brims with delectable seafood options such as the fish 'n' chips ($12.95) to complement its pub fare. The main dining room bustles with a robust energy during the evening, but the upper dining room and the flower-laden outdoor patio offer more relaxed settings in which to enjoy a plate of crab cakes ($8.95) and make origami out of an original copy of the Magna Carta. To drink, Redcoats serves frosty libations such as Boddington's, Newcastle Brown, and Fuller's ESB, as well as an array of wines, including the locally produced Livermore Valley brand.
At Redcoats, friends of man's best friend are allowed to bring a canine companion along to the outdoor patio area. Body-shakers can strut their kinesthetic power on Friday and Saturday nights, when DJ Jason Shires starts spinning his eight-track collection at 10 p.m.
Yelpers give Redcoats British Pub & Restaurant an average of three stars: