For a taste of old England in the mountains, try this place. Located on Main Street in Blowing Rock amidst the shops, it is warm and cozy on these fall days with the full bar to the right of the entrance and table seating on the left. Decorated with mementos of UK, it is a fun place to hang out and eat.
They serve American fare, homemade soup, and British specialties like Bangers & Mash, Shepard's Pie and Beef Guinness and Mushroom Pie. I usually have the Fish and Chips - very well done, as you would expect - nice flaky batter on the fish. My Mom always liked the Shepard's Pie which reminded her of her Canadian background. The food is well prepared and hearty, just right for colder days during fall and winter. Prices are in the moderate range.
The bar is open until 2 a.m. and they serve 10 beers on draught. The pub is open for lunch and dinner year round. For more information call 828.295.3155.