Last Weekend in July

This summer is whizzing by.  Typical hot temperatures are here for this Saturday.  Did you know eating spicy food was good for cooling down?  Ask an Indian!  Bill’s excellent Chicken Tikka Masala is great any season of the year but it works especially well in the summer so come enjoy it with a cold pint or a crisp, off-dry glass of Shine riesling (from the Mosel, 1 of our feature whites) for Curry Saturday.

Weekend dinner specials are fresh trout from Mountain Springs Trout Farm in Highlandville and slow-braised beef short rib from Blackgate Farm in Vanzant.  We’ll be serving these with beautiful local green beans and special chef touches.  This weekend’s feature dessert is a very pretty trifle which is an English dessert that goes way back.  Ours will be layers of blueberry coulis, lemon curd and strawberry compote.

At the bar, we have Boulevard’s Ginger-Lemon Radler, a very refreshing session beer at 4.1% ABV and 12 IBU.  It is highly rated!   Also check out Apotheosis from Urban Chestnut in St. Louis.  This one is a French-style saison at 5.3% ABV, 18 IBU.   Let our bartenders guide you in a beer tasting.  Choose 3 or 5 different beers and compare them side by side.  Cheers!

21 American Craft Beers on Tap

We think we have the best lineup of draught beers in Springfield!  25 handles of quality craft beers.  21 of which are American craft beers including: Mother’s and White River from right here in Springfield; Leaky Roof Meadery from Buffalo; Urban Chestnut & Schlafly from St. Louis; Boulevard from Kansas City; Core from Springdale;  Avery from Boulder; Deschutes from Oregon; Firestone Walker from Paso Robles;  Kona from Hawaii; Lazy Magnolia from Mississippi and Tallgrass from Kansas.  The 4 remaining handles are for Original Extra Stout Guinness, Magner’s Pear Cider, Old Speckled Hen from England (Bill’s favorite!) and Kronenbourg 1664 (Europe’s favorite!).

We can add to the celebrations going on in Springfield this weekend for American craft beers with some great deals!  $1.00 off all American craft beers, Friday and Saturday, day and night. (does not apply to happy hour prices Friday). New handles are Opal Farmhouse Ale by Firestone Walker; Urban Chestnut’s Mercador, a red sour brown; Boulevard’s Saison Brett and White River’s Buck Hollow Blonde Ale.

Our bartenders know their stuff so come in to talk beer.  We have a beer paddle for 5 x 4 oz pours.  Choose 5 of any of our beers on draught for $7.00 this weekend (regularly $8.00).  It is a fun way to learn about different styles and different breweries.


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Sunday FIFA Final

It’s here!  We will be showing the final in the 2014 World Cup between Germany and Argentina.  The game starts at 2:00.  Our brunch menu will be in effect as usual from 11:00 – 2:00.  At 2:00 we will offer a World Cup Pub Menu along with the full monty bar service! Come cheer with us!

Saturday Specials

All day today we have Bill’s Chicken Tikka Masala and a hearty Vegetable Curry.  Tonight’s Pub Bistro Specials are fresh wild-caught Alaskan salmon and Circle B Ranch pork chops.  We have some new wines and beer handles to try too.  And for dessert, you will love Chef Peter Tinson’s famous flourless chocolate cake which pairs beautifully with a glass of port!  Cheers!


4th of July Hours

Come start your 4th of July off early at the pub!  We will be open from 11:00 to 7:00.   $1.00 off all local beers and local spirits, all day!  World Cup Quarter Final Games on at 11:00 and 3:00.  Big sales at the mall!  Our first dry-aged KC Strips from Blackgate Farms will be on offer as well as Pan-Seared Haddock with Tarragon Beurre Blanc and a very pretty Red, White and Blue Berry Salad with Terrell Creek Feta Cheese.   Let’s celebrate!  It was after all one Brit throwing over another!  Nothings changed much in the United Kingdom today – they still fight with each other!

Saturday Pub Bistro Specials

For dinner service tonight we have fresh grouper and  double-cut pork chops from Circle B Ranch. They are as good as they look! We also have a decadent flour-less chocolate cake dessert special.   And on tap, we have the one and only keg available in Springfield of the highly rated Boulevard Saison Brett.  Cheers!

Circle B Ranch Double-Cut Pork ChopGrouper in the pub

USA v Germany FIFA Game

We will open at 10:00 am, Thursday, June 26,  so that you can be seated for the 11:00 am start of this very important game.  Come for lunch and cheer on the USA! Cannot help but think of  Basil’s famous line,  ”Don’t mention the war!”  (Fawlty Towers, Season 1, Episode 6, The Germans).  Cheers!

FIFA World Cup Games

FIFA World Cup kicks off in the pub tonight at 5 PM with Brazil V Croatia.  We will show all the games.  Friday’s games  start at 1PM, 4 PM and 6PM.   Saturday’s games are at 1PM, 4PM and 6PM (THE UK V ITALY).  The first USA match is on Monday, June 16, at 7PM!


Welcome Chef Peter Tinson!

We are delighted to have this opportunity to work with Peter Tinson.  He is an accomplished, talented and well-respected chef who fits in with our concept exceptionally well, not only because he’s half Brit himself but because he shines when given free rein to create dishes from scratch with quality ingredients.  As Development Chef,  Peter Tinson will create the menus and bring back the “Bistro Specials” with a passion for the “Farm-to-Table” concept.  Catering on and off-site will be in his capable hands too.


Chef Peter Tinson