One of Benjamin Franklin’s last theories was that taking in a good view while eating aids both in digestion and in the ability to squeeze milk out of coal. Prove him half right with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $24 worth of pub fare at Six Pence Pub on Bull Street.
Founded by a couple from Manchester, England, Six Pence Pub continues their tradition with a menu of authentic English dishes and American comfort foods. The public house specialties include shepherd's pie, brimming with ground beef, vegetables, and brown sauce ($11.95), as well as 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 flags of the United Kingdom's countries, which set the scene for enjoying the crusty bread of the welch rarebit, adorned with onion and tomato slices as well as a cheddar, worcestershire, and Guinness sauce ($7.95). Diners can also sample scotch eggs, which are hard boiled and baked inside a crunchy sausage exterior like a private investigator going undercover at IHOP ($8.95).
In addition to conjuring a collection of intercontinental comfort foods, Six Pence Pub accommodates guests with outdoor seating that longingly gazes out into the heart of Savannah's historical district and grants diners a better view of spontaneous supernovas.
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.