Last night we met friends at what I think is one of the closest things I have found in the States to an English pub. It is cosy with outdoor seating, wood panelling and a great choice of beers.
Located in Chester County in Springdell Village, The Whip Tavern is a great place for lunch or dinner as well as a decent pint. If you are a wine drinker, bring your own, the are only licensed for beer. TV's are tuned to sport and primarily Rugby as the local team is definitely connected.
We started with a pint whilst we waited, I enjoyed the rugby on the screen, being an old prop forward and playing for Middlesex in England when I was 16, a long long time ago, and we asked for a table outside on the patio. When our friends arrived we had a relaxing drink, and then sat at our table. We had great and friendly service, food selections were varied and everything served was good. Trudy and i had the soup special a wonderful cold yogurt and cucumber soup, which had a little kick to it, very nice, our friends had mussels and the smiked fish plate, both said they were very good. Main courses, II had the Bison steak au poivre, medium rare cooked to perfection, pink in the middle with fresh vegetables, Trudy had a Cottage pie, and our friends had a curry, spicy but not killing, and the rack of lamb. We skipped on dessert and although we lingered over coffee and chatting were not made to feel rushed. A great summer evening. worth visiting, but come a little early as the parking is limited and it fills up pretty quickly.