Big Ben Pub
Haddock was good. Apps were underwhelming. Good Guinness draft and fun space. Nothing to write home about. Also 20% service charge, which I wasnt really mad about, but I wasnt sure if it was a forced tip or from covid. I didnt want to stiff the waitress but sure didnt want to tip 40% either. Maybe put a disclaimer? Maybe im just dumb, Idk.
We stopped in for a quick snack to check it out. Late Sat afternoon, not too crowded. Great service! Had potato skins, then the apple cobbler. Both were delicious. Definitely worth checking out!
The band on the patio is excellent well deserving of 5 stars and the reason I will come back. The male bartender was very rude; cursing, pulled equipment cords out while the band was playing and refusing to serve people since he closed bar seating in whole because he is misinformed on covid regulations. Food was great and the band definitely turned a bad bar experience into a good time, just wish they had more servers outside so we did not have to wait so long for drinks.
Great drinks, good food, and friendly employees! Can't wait to go back.
First time visit was great. Had the Welsh rarebit as an appetizer. Perfect size for two with a great cheddar cheese. I ordered the cornish pasty. The portion was way bigger than expected. The pasty was very light and flaky and cooked perfect. It had just the right amount of rich gravy to accent the pasty and the mashed potatoes. This will be added to the Charlotte must stop list for sure.