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Address: 210 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2206
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+1 515-282-2012
11:00 - 02:00
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Great place for bangers!

A family member said this was the best place in the area for burgers. We didn't have those, but my husband did say, "I would rate these among the best bangers I've ever had." He... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2015
Springfield, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We arrived at about 5:45 on a Friday evening and were greeted by friendly hostess that seated us in the perfect place for our tastes. We enjoyed a casual drink and were under no pressure to order until we were ready. The atmosphere and ambiance are perfect for couples to larger groups with anothe very nice bar and dining area... More 

Thank JAMESknoxville
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

We were told this was an English pub so being English we decided to pay it a visit. The place was very dark inside and full of beer mirrors on the walls. Something not seen in England since the 80's. there was a large Scottish flag hanging up, but no English one. Like the previous pub we had been in... More 

Thank John W
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67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Truly an unexpected gem in the heartland. This pub tasks you to Scotland without the need for a passport. Food cannot miss and the beer and whisky selection rocks!! If you're at all close -- GO!

Thank Napaguy68
1 review
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent good and a great vibe for atmosphere. Will definitely go back to try other menu items. Great service and a nice patio area.

Thank Leah G
Des Moines, IA
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

This restaurant reminds one of being in Ireland, Scotland or England. They serve Guinness Beer along with a wide selection of other beers. There menu includes Shepard Pie, Cornish Pastry and Guinness Steak. They have a Kids menu also. It is moderately priced and a fun place to have a meal. They are open on Sundays as well as week... More 

Thank Jody030
Wichita, KS
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016

Stopped in with my son for a beer. Ordered. Waited ten minutes. Never saw our waitress again. Saw our beers on the bar. Either the service sucked or it was a self service bar.

Thank Aircap
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015

And waited and waited and waited on our food, Arrived around 11:30 and place not busy. Placed our food order and the Mile started filling up quickly. Other diners that arrived well after our order was taken were getting their food but there we set. Finally asked our server where our food was and she explained the breakfast orders were... More 

Thank Carol K
Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Make sure you put this restaurant on your list to try. The food is excellent, the staff is great and the beer selection is top notch. We will definitely be going back to try more of the excellent menu choices.

Thank 1111Gerald
Springfield, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

A family member said this was the best place in the area for burgers. We didn't have those, but my husband did say, "I would rate these among the best bangers I've ever had." He liked the mashed redskin potatoes that came along, too. I had mac and cheese which was good and creamy -- I'd like to enjoy that... More 

Thank travelerneedsclean
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Pub atmosphere. Food was average. Fish and chips were kind of greasy. Scotch egg was large but not that good. Kind of disappointing.

Thank Bootsy2

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