Neighborhoods value their pubs as a place to socialize, just as they value the ends of their rainbows as a place to find extra parking-meter change. Enjoy camaraderie at close proximity with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $24 worth of pub fare at Six Pence Pub in Baxter Village, just outside of Fort Mill.
Founded more than 40 years ago by a couple from Manchester, England, Six Pence Pub continues the Mancunian tradition with a full menu of authentic English dishes and American comfort food. The public-house's specialties include shepherd's pie, brimming with ground beef, vegetables, and brown sauce ($11.95), and bangers and mash, which unites cumberland sausages with mashed potatoes and gravy ($11.95). Pub-faring patrons can find solace among the bright, cherry-wood tones and brass rails, which set the scene for blue cheese–pear puffs ($6.95) and scotch eggs, hard boiled and baked inside a crunchy sausage exterior ($8.95) like a private investigator going undercover at IHOP.
In addition to conjuring a collection of intercontinental comfort foods, Six Pence Pub accommodates guests with a scenic rooftop bar. Starving stargazers can enjoy appetizers and cocktails alongside other patrons whose appetites become extraordinarily strong during certain moon phases.
Six Pence Pub
For more than 40 years, British expats Wally and Doris welcomed guests into Wally’s Sixpence in Savannah, where Wally would talk their ears off and Doris would feed them with lunch she’d prepared in her home kitchen. In 1999, two men who considered Wally’s their favorite watering hole took it over. They renamed it Six Pence Pub, renovated the interior, and converted the menu to a full array of English and American comfort food. The success of bread bowls brimming with Guinness-stout-marinated beef tips and classic reuben sandwiches has enabled the duo to launch another two locations. Although each pub has its own menu, they all pay homage to the Queen’s country with steaming shepherd’s pies, bangers and mash, and more than a dozen sandwiches. On-tap brews, bourbon, or single malt scotches help evenings pass more enjoyably than a staring contest with a Kit-Kat clock.
Each location’s atmosphere is unique: in Savannah, diners can lounge among plants on the patio or perch at a glossy wood bar guarded by unfurled British flags. In Fort Mill, guests know they’re at the right place when they see the unmistakable cherry red of a British telephone booth outside.