Taps: 48 / Bottles: 46
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by granger10:
4.4/5 rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Finally stopped by this place after it opened in January. Small, rather cool looking building with a semi-gated entrance. Parking lot is quite small.
Inside, there are two floors and two levels of decks. Very dark and unassuming on the inside. Small lamps by each table. Lots of cool authentic English, Irish, and Scottish decor around. Darts in the back along with board games and MJ beer books.
Food was really good, authentic, and freshly made. English countryside and some Indian options. Sheppards Pie, Burgers, Stew, Tandoori Chicken and the like. All priced quite reasonably. I didn't think the portions were huge but I was satisfied.
Tap list is very well thought out. Lots of English beers and a few Arcadia and Dragonmead offerings (which specialize in the English style). A few Belgian offerings, DFH 90 minute, Breck Vanilla Porter, Founder's, Bell's, a few more and of course PBR. They put a beer on cask every Thursday at 5 and it's always a new one. The hand pump is true cask.
Atmosphere was real casual and the place wasn't too filled, but I'd like to go on a Friday or Saturday and see how it is. Drink prices are a bit higher than some places but they have specials and with that list I'll gladly pay another $1 or so.
If you're in GR, you must check this place out for some grub and a few pints.
06-23-2006 22:51:17 | More by granger10
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4.5/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The beer list is a bound book. If you can't find something you like, you don't like beer. I love the Hideout Smuggler's Hazelnut Stout.
The food is great! The celery taste actually pops in the au jus. I had a burger there, recently, and I'll definitely order it again. Normally some cheeses don't go well with beer, but the blend of tastes in the burger went well with the stout.
I've been there several times and parking is always easy to find, beside the building. It never seems to be busy, which I find odd. It's a nice, subdued place to eat and have a few beers. Unlike most places, you can actually converse here, without having to raise your voice.
I'll be back again, soon.
UPDATE: Been having the Drunken Cow Burger, lately - highly recommended! Parking is much harder to come by, unless you park on the street.
11-14-2012 20:43:06 | More by sneakymagician
Graydon's Crossing in Grand Rapids, MI
95 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.