Taps: 27 / Bottles: 50
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ShamasUVA:
4.53/5 rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$
Unhappy to be stranded in Columbus after an ice storm flight cancellation. Happy to be able to be the first person to review this bar.
Attached to a mega mall, which is the last place I'd expect to find a good beer bar. Walking in, it's a disney-esque British Pub. Wood as far as the eye can see, a huge bar in the middle of the pub, bartenders in kilts , HD screens showing Premier League matches, and an uncountable number of beer taps.
Saw the cask handle and asked if anything was availible; being a wednesday I was pleasantly surprised to hear it was Bell's Two Hearted Ale. The bartender, Jaime, was well versed in the nature of cask/real ale as well as how to pour and serve it.
Draft beers included a premium selection of a dozen or so British ales including Fullers ESB and London Pride, Bellhaven, and Young's Double Chocolate Stout. American Ales, which seemed to be less numerous than the British versions, included Breckenridge Vanilla Porter and Dogfish 60 Minute IPA.
Food was reasonably priced but not particularly notable.
Service was outstanding, forthcoming with samples and advice for both drinks and food.
There seem to be quite a few specials, including $4 pints (even on cask ales) during Happy Hour.
Overall, this place far exceeded my expecations. It's been open for about a month, and next time I am in Columbus, I'll be back.
01-29-2009 03:09:03 | More by ShamasUVA
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4.2/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
We've been going here since they opened. Nice big bar in the middle of the place which is usually crowded. One nice feature of the place is a wide railing that runs between a walkway and one side of the dining area. They have stools on either side and you can there and enjoy a beverage and appetizer while you wait for your table.
Beer on tap selection is focused on UK brews, with a view US craft offerings. Bottle selection is okay. Most of the the British/Scottish drafts are very fresh. They have a number of Belhaven and Fuller's brews on tap.
Food is actually pretty good. Wait staff has always been friendly and attentive everytime we have been there.
Is a nice place to spend an evening with friends.
05-01-2011 17:47:53 | More by stercomm
4.33/5 rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I like the layout. Nice big bar with plenty of table space around it. Definitely has a unique style - old but clean.
Beer has always been fresh - I try to order bottles only.
Very good and friendly service. Nice kilts.
Decent selection of beer - for an 'English Pub' I'm happy to see the moderate selection of American craft beers.
Good selection of food - traditional British fare with some Americanized choices to keep everyone happy.
It is a bit pricey - probably in line with other stuff in the area.
04-04-2011 01:30:36 | More by mpcrump
3.33/5 rDev -19.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$$
Been here twice so far. The atmosphere is nice. Large bar in center with tables around the outside. Large patio. Lots of TV's.
Quality is questionable. There was a large fruit fly stuck on the inside bottom of my wife's beer glass. Waiter said that happens, they are attracted to the beer taps. He quickly replaced her beer.
Service was good. If you haven't been here their gimmick is to dress young good looking people up in short skirts and kilts. It doesn't go unappreciated. Our waiter was pleasant and attentive. We spoke with the manager as well and he was equally pleasant.
Selection was good but not impressive with as many bars carrying craft beer now. The first time I was there, not long after they had opened, I kept ordering beers from the menu I have not tried and the girl kept coming back saying they didn't have it. I believe they had 6-8 beers on tap and 20 some bottles. Most of the beer was ones you could pick up at the local grocery store. The notable ones in keeping with the theme of the establishment was a full selection of Fullers and Belhaven beers on tap. They had the usual suspects for craft beer, Stone, Dogfishhead, etc. The are known for always having Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale on tap. Also, they had Bell's Two Hearted Ale on cask. Not that I have anything against two hearted or cask, but an IPA on cask seems pointless to me. You can't pick up on the subtle flavors a cask gives.
Food was mixed. My wife ordered a burger medium-well and it came back a charcoal brick and fries were ice cold. She couldn't eat that but liked the soup. I had a beef dip sandwich on a pretzel roll that was good.
Prices are a little high. Polaris is known for being an upscale area, so prices reflect.
10-08-2010 02:11:42 | More by rlshep
3.93/5 rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I really like the layout of this place. Very large bar in the middle, with quite a bit of boothes around. Like others have said the atmosphere is pretty solid.
I've been here several times and never have had any sort of problem with the service. They seem to have a good knowledge of their brews.
Seleection wise its a good combination of UK and American craft beers. Even though I was a bit disappointed to see that they just started to waste a tap handle to a macro. The bar keeper said they did this during the world cup, but he thinks it'll stay. It doesn't seem that the brew here rotates much, other than the cask handle. I have had several Brewdog, Columbus brewing and Bells on the cask, which is always a nice plus.
Food wise its not bad probably a bit better than some of the noraml pub food. Mondays is half off on fish and chips.
Overall, a pretty cool place to go.
08-31-2010 09:28:29 | More by nrbw23
4.2/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$$
I might not have ever gone out here if it werent for my friend working there.
This is one of those places that are new but emulate old fashioned British/Irish/Scottish public houses. The employees all wear kilts and there are little snugs with booths made out of dark stained wood and lined in old patterns.
The bar has many beers on tap and not one of them a domestic. They specialize in beers from the UK but also have a strong representation of American craft.
I have seen Goose Island Imperial Brown Goose on tap that I have not seen anywhere else in Columbus. They also had DFH Red and White on tap, which I didnt even know would be in kegs out in Ohio. So needless to say there are many surprises here every visit.
The best thing is their cask ale. They feature beers from BrewDog on cask. It rotates, but I have had Hardcore IPA and Paradox. I order from the hand pump every time Im here. They seem to try to sever in the proper glassware, at least its not brought to you in a frosted pint.
The food is really good too. Traditional Brittan fare. Shepherds pie, bangers and mash, fish and chips, fried pickles etc.
The prices are fairly expensive, our 10 oz snifter pour of DFH Red and White was over $7. That and the distance from my house makes this restaurant a special trip.
03-28-2010 23:23:53 | More by MbpBugeye
The Pub in Columbus, OH
92 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.