The Royal Falconer
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Reviews by Floydster:
2.45/5 rDev -22.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$$$
Stopped here and venturing through Riverside for a while and eating at Straw Hat Pizza with my girlfriend today, right off Main Street, had to see how it stacked up against the original Redlands location that I did not care too much for
Feels like a pub when you walk in, lot of guys eating and enjoying a pint while watching sports, a little smaller than the other spot, bar is one side and tables are on the opposite wall, pretty narrow, cannot imagine how crowded it gets at night
Service was terrible again and the employees were know it alls and pricks, I do not know what it is with this pub but the people working there are flat out not friendly, took forever to order here as well
Only 12 taps, pretty much the same as Redlands, Bass, Blue Moon, Guinness, Harp, Hobgoblin, Monthy Phyton's Holy Grail Ale, Smithwick's Wyder's Pear Cider, Stella Artois, Strongbow, Old Speckled Hen, and Newcastle, same prices as Redlands for twnety ounce glasses
Standout bottles were Aventinus, Bellhaven, Frankizskaner, Green King Abbot, Duvel, Schneiderweiss, Theakston's, and Young's Double Chocolate Stout
Would not go back to this place with Charlie Jewell's in Redlands and George's in Calimesa, which has a great biergarten by the way, recommended to check out if you live in the area but do not get your hopes up because it is not that great
02-18-2008 06:29:14 | More by Floydster
More User Reviews:
3.88/5 rDev +22.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I have now tried this "Son of Falconer" (the original being in Redlands) several times, and have been very happy to have this place close to my home. The pub has a general British pub feel (of course, that means not like a pub in Britain, but what Americans think a British pub should be like) and is pleasant and comfortable. A long thin building in an old brick storefront building near City Hall, generally a quiet part of town in the evening.
They have about 8-10 taps, with the usual suspects (Guinness, Bass, Smithwicks, Old Speckled Hen, a couple of ciders, and a rotating tap). I haven't counted the beers on the beer menu, but it's probably about 30. Most are from the British Isles (some Samuel Smiths), and there are a couple from Belgium (Duvel and Lindemans Framboise) and Germany (in particular, Schneiderweiss and Aventinus), so in other words, a pretty decent selection. A full bar backs up the beer & wine in case your group wants to compliment the beer with shots of Patron...
The bar food is pretty good, basic British style, but with a Southern California twist (some Mexican style dishes, salads)- with the expected Fish & Chips, Shepherd's Pie, Scotch eggs, etc. Good food, not spectacular, but I've had appetizers and dinner several times and have gone away satisfied.
I have not had any problems as described by the previous reviewer- service isn't the best I've seen, but I have seen much worse elsewhere.
At this writing, this is the best place to go in Riverside.
12-30-2004 21:57:06 | More by Dukeofearl
The Royal Falconer in Riverside, CA
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.