Royal Falconer British Pub
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Reviews by Floydster:
2.29/5 rDev -31.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | $$$
After living in the city of Redlands for about four years now, I decided to stop by this place after a meeting today, decided not to eat lunch after seeing overpriced pub grub that did not look too impressive when I saw some go by
The place was not bad looking inside, looked like it could get going during some Champions League soccer matches, lots of British people in there, pretty loud at times
They had about twelve to fourteen taps from what I can remember, some Wyder's Cider, Longhammer IPA, Guinness, Tetley's, Bud Heavy, Amstel Light, Bass pale ale, Boddington's, Carlsberg, Fat Tire, Smithwick's, and Stella Artois
All pours are twenty ounces in traditional British pint glasses, very expensive though, six to seven dollars each, a joke for the tap selection they have, especially when such a great place like Charlie Jewell's in right next door with Chimay on tap for four to five dollars
Place was pretty clean for the most part, upstairs was off limits during the day, only one pool table which is pretty lame but most people go there to drink and watch sports I guess, big University of Redlands students hangout
Employees were jerks to say the least, so arrogant and thought they everything about beer but they did not know a thing, cannot stand place like this as far as that goes, not to mention it took them forever to serve me
Would not go back here but plan on checking out the Riverside location soon because it is supposed to be a lot better, have pool tables, more variety of beer including Aventinus, and in a more lively area, place was too expensive and the bartenders were extremely lame
02-15-2008 21:56:48 | More by Floydster
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3.48/5 rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$$
Came here often while in Med School.
It's a good bar with a nice ambiance. It's on the smaller side but I never had much trouble finding a table.
Beer selection and quality is quite decent. A handful of craft offerings plus European and Domestic macros. Beer is average price for Cali but I feel it's a bit expensive at ~$7 per pint.
Service was never outright bad but definitely not snappy or exceptionally friendly.
Food mostly pub offerings but good. Not a ton of veggie options (if that's a problem with someone in your group).
02-08-2012 07:29:23 | More by beerbiatchMD
3.35/5 rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3 | $$$
Conveniently located next door to Charlie Jewell's on Orange St. is this dark and wooden interior English style pub. The patrons around me and the bartender sounded English, but overall doesn't hold as much character as The Olde Ship in Orange County. I mean, shaker pint glasses in a pub? Where are the Imperial Pints advertised on their website? Weak. At least the glass I got was clean and wasn't chilled.
Beer: I don't recall the tap number, but there's a lot of "the usual" (Bass, Guinness, Boddington's, Smithwick's, Newcastle, Stella Artois). That means no Young's, Fullers or Greene King. There are, however, a few highlights on this beer menu. On-tap was Celebration Ale, but I swear this seemed more like a Hangar 24 drafthouse, as it housed five different Hangar 24 beers (Pale Ale, Helles, Orange Wheat, Alt, IPA). Schneider Weiss and Steinlager were available in the bottle.
Food: My corned beef sandwich with swiss was good, and was the mustard served with it. Solid pub grub.
If it weren't for the Hangar 24 beers here, this would be a cookie-cutter pub. It's a decent place, but doesn't quite have the charm I was expecting, both atmosphere and beer.
12-27-2008 00:59:16 | More by DoubleJ
3.35/5 rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
The original location for this 2-pub chain (the other being my local in Riverside), this pub is located in a former Chinese Restaurant in the pedestrian-friendly part of downtown Redlands, along one of the city's main roads. I had visited this place a number of times about 10 years ago when it fisrt opened, but I recently had my first chance to return since becoming a BA.
A long, narrow older brick building houses this 2-story pub. To be honest, I have never been upstairs, but I have heard rumors of pool tables. So on to downstairs. The main part of the building is given over to a long, dark wood bar that just looks like the Old Country. A British bartender served me- my choice from about 15-20 taps. A good number, but many of the choices are very common and somewhat pedestrian Guinness/Bass/Tetleys/Fat Tire and that ilk. Not really bad beer choice, but nothing exciting that makes me want to make the trip. Honestly, the Riverside selection is better, expecially since it has a nice bottle selection. I saw no advertising for bottles here- they may have had some, but I couldn't find them. A reasonable full bar selection as well.
Standard but very tasty pub grub all around, including several British options- pastys, shepherd's pies, curry, and the like. Pretty good.
Overall, a nice choice for the beer-poor Inland Empire, but there is so much better in adjoining counties.
11-25-2006 00:43:52 | More by Dukeofearl
3.88/5 rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
The Royal Falconer is a pretty good place to go for the area. I would suggest it over quite a few places, but there are not really that many near this part of town, so....well, you can't be picky...let's put it that way.
I went here to meet up with a buddy for drinks and dinner a few times. The place is pretty calm, so conversation is easy to have in the bar. The selection is pretty typical for a British Pub. They have all the standards plus Stone IPA, which is what I always ended up ordering as I am not the biggest fan of English beers. Eh, I would rather have an American craft beer instead.
The food is rather good and completely affordable. The caesar salad is quite nice and the fish tacos are good too. They have the standard pub fare, plus a mix of California cuisine to help out the people in the area who aren't completely fond of meat or heavily fried objects.
If you are in the area, I would suggest hitting this bar up instead of any of the others.
04-19-2006 06:23:33 | More by PuckLSHS
3.7/5 rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5
I've only been to this place once for a lunchtime sandwich and a couple of pints.
I took my stepdad here, who doesn't drink. We both agreed that the food fared well, or at least as far as lunch went.
The beer selection was not as extensive as I'd like it to be. There isn't much choice in Redlands, so this would defnitely be the place to go if you live in the area.
Undoubtedly on the plus side, the ambience is great. There is dark stained wood all over the place. High ceilings give it room to breathe. The bric-a-brac is intriguing. The folks seemed like decent folk. I would defnitely return to this pub. However, I am rarely in Redlands and am too spoiled where I am at to make the trip to this place.
04-23-2004 03:29:41 | More by rayzorwit
Royal Falconer British Pub in Redlands, CA
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.