Gay St. (Across the street from Iron Hill Brewery)
West Chester, PA
Rating: 2 silver spoons out of 5
Overview: A chain Irish pub in the center of West Chester. Crowded and noisy on the weekend, but manageable for a slightly older crowd.
Food: Irish Pub fare — Sandwiches, Fish & Chips, Guinness Stew, etc… Solid for what it is.
Bread: Maybe it is just the Guinness talking, but the soda bread is to die for. Sweet and crumbly, and could be eaten even without the butter.
Ambiance: Noisy Irish Pub, but a fun place to hang out that isn’t too over the top. Can be difficult to find a seat at the bar on weekends (if you’re just drinking or waiting for a table). Some seating out front on the sidewalk (sturdy wooden tables/chairs too, not the normally flimsy stuff you’ll see outside a bar in Philly).
Service: Fine for this type of place. Some smokin’ hot waitresses, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Value: They’ll fill you up on food & Guinness for about $20 per — I’d say that’s pretty good.
# of times we’ve eaten there: 3
Locations also in KoP, Manayunk, Media and Philly