The Victoria Freehouse

Old City

87% of 91 customers recommend

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Well-curated list of imported and domestic beers pair with authentic British pub food such as shepherd's pie and fish and chips

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Promotional value expires Jul 24, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, per option. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. $30 Groupon option valid for lunch only until 2PM. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Not valid toward alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Victoria Freehouse - Old City: British Pub Meal for Two or $15 for $30 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks for Lunch at The Victoria Freehouse

Eating and drinking with friends makes for a much better Friday night than eating your friends and drinking alone. Gather a crowd with this Groupon.

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$15 for $30 worth of British pub food for lunch, valid before 2 p.m.
$24 for a British pub meal for two (up to a $48 total value)

  • One appetizer (up to a $12 value)
  • Two entrees (up to a $18 value each)<p>

The menu includes a “tikka pizza” of masala sauce, curried onions, and cheddar cheese on naan ($10); a country fish pie with smoked haddock, prawns, mussels, and tomato sherry sauce ($18); and the Ploughman’s Lunch, a platter of chutney, pickles, salad leaves, and your choice of cheese ($12). The well-curated beer list includes Wychwood Hobgoblin ESB from Oxfordshire, England ($6.50) and Harviestoun Old Engine Oil from Alva, Scotland ($10).<p>

The Victoria Freehouse

It takes nearly three months, Zagat reports, for cask ale to travel from Great Britain to The Victoria Freehouse. But it's worth the wait for owner Edward Strojan. The casks add an extra touch of authenticity to his bar, which stocks an eclectic assembly of imported and local libations that, per Zagat, "avoids the obvious." Craft brews on draught—which can be served in 20-ounce "imperial" pints—share space with meads, ciders, ginger beers, and single-malt scotch.

British tipples pair well with Edward's pub food, which includes classic dishes such as shepherd's pie and Welsh rarebit with ale sauce. For sweet teeth, Edward serves tarts and puddings rich with ingredients such as the cinnamon, sultanas, and everything nice. Feasts unfold in a dark interior with wooden barstools, reclaimed church pews, and antiques such as a late-19th century bust of Queen Victoria from the Monarch's Jubilee.


87% of 91 customers recommend

  • “Best service ever!”

  • “The fish and chips were fantastic, and the shepherd's pie was spot on. It was a cozy, quiet place on a rainy Thursday evening.”

  • “Nice place. Food was good, bartender was also our server for lunch today. He was so personal and knowledgeable of the menu and brews. He also suggested a local...”

    “Nice place. Food was good, bartender was also our server for lunch today. He was so personal and knowledgeable of the menu and brews. He also suggested a local historic garden if we were interested in staying in town. It's nice to see staff who likes what they do in a place they love who want to share it.”

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    Old City

    10 S Front St.

    Philadelphia, PA 19106


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