Winston Churchill was famous for the high standards he applied to alcohol, quipping that "Liquor is quicker, but get me a single malt scotch with moon rocks in it! I'm the English president!" Be like Ol' Winnie with today's Groupon to Royal Mile downtown. The pub's menu fills up the cozy environment with delicious smells of traditional and modern British-style pub fare, such as fish and chips and English gala pork pie. More than 120 bottled beers and 28 draft selections–including Young's double chocolate stout, Fuller's porter, and Smithwick's–brew up anticipation inside the throats of beer enthusiasts, and scotch lovers can sample dozens of single-malt options from Speyside, Islay, and other whiskey-famous regions.
Metromix reviewed Royal Mile in its Datebook Diner, Editorial Juice, and Editorial Datebook columns. More than 1,200 Facebookers are fans of the pub. Yelpers give it a 4.5-star average, and TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl eyes.
- Royal Mile has both the look and feel of a British pub: Dark, with a heavily weathered bar, solid wooden chairs and stools, and good beer on tap. – Betsy Mikel, Metromix
- I love this place. Knowledgeable bartenders, comfortable setting, generally a fun crowd, good food, great selection of single malts and imported beers. – Alex K., Yelp
Downtown Des Moines
210 4th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309Get Directions