Seeing nothing but kippers and meat pies when you look at the edible clouds in the sky is a sure-fire signal that your belly craves some British grub. Today's Groupon sends your appetite across the Atlantic for $25 worth of grub and libations at The Royal Falconer for $9. Journey to either of two locations, Riverside or Redlands, for genuine English fare, crisp brews, and the company of hearty pub goers.
More authentic than a summer dunk in the Thames, a visit to The Royal Falconer delivers all the excitement of living in a country on an island. A warm and welcoming experience awaits Yanks of all cut and creed who want a savory taste of bona fide fish and chips ($9.75 for a half cod) with a flowing pint of ale. Bury your international supper cravings in the fusion of sausage and hard-boiled eggs known as Scotch eggs ($7.50) or the swiss cheese–melted hot corn-beef sandwich on a baguette ($9.50). For the true experience, throw on your British britches and dig a fork into a shepherd's pie with lamb ($14.50), or cut into a piping plate of bangers and mash (two sausages and smashed potatoes, $13.25).
Cultivate your pub experience with a dependable flagon of one of The Royal Falconer's 12 draft beers or ciders, including Smithwick's, Hangar 24 Pale and Orange Wheat, and Blackthorn Cider. Pints of Old Speckled Hen, Newcastle, Strong Bow, Holy Graile Ale, and more are waiting at the tap to flow like amber ambrosia.
Until the day when aeroplanes make round-trip dinner runs to the U.K., a quick fix of English servings nowadays is a tough find. The Royal Falconer tends all seaside yearnings with the same tender care he shows to his beloved swarm of rare falcons.
- The heavy duty menu of bangers and mash, fish and chips and shepherd’s pie are the perfect time-tested complements that’ll keep you watching the footie all night – or all morning, as the case may be. – Los Angeles Times