The Whip Tavern
1383 North Chatham Road
Coatesville, PA 19320
This comfortable, out-of-the-way English pub nestled in Chester horse country has all the required pub fare (fish and chips, bangers and mash, Scotch eggs, Coleman's hot mustard) and a nod to owner K.C. Kulp's native Buffalo: the "beef on weck," thinnly sliced top round on a Kaiser roll topped with pretzel salt and carraway seeds.
Best of Philly 2007: English
You know what they say about English food? Well, a visit to in-the-middle-of-nowhere Whip Tavern in Chester County disproves the adag...
User Reviews (4) :
We try and visit as often as possible. Sometimes the crowd is too large, must most times we are seated immediately. Great atmosphere and English Pub food & drink are wonderful. Wait staff are very friendly, as is the manager.
Posted by Blair: Aug. August 5th, 2010 at 1:45 AM
The Whip Tavern is one of our new faves.
It is an english pub but with real seasoning and the food is not overcooked. The shepards pie, beef and mushroom pie, steak au poivre, and fish and chips have all been ordered and have been excellent (hint: order the fish and chips on separate plates so they do not get soggy).
There is a great selection of beers both on tap and by the bottle. There are no wines but they will open yours for a mere $2.50.
The bread pudding is tasty but a bit dry. The cake in a carmelized sauce is to die for. Donít think of ordering anything else!
The Welsh Rarebit appetizer is the best I have had but it will fill you up if you are planning both an entree and dessert. Hint: they donít give you enough bread with it and will charge you $1.00 extra to get more!
We will definitely go back although my wife is grousing about the $1.00 for extra breadÖ
Posted by Chet: May. May 28th, 2009 at 4:19 PM
We loved our chance to visit the English countryside - right here in PA - From the moment we stepped in, we were greeted by a cozy fireplace and tempting aromas. The mussels in strongbow cider were just the beginning of a great evening and we will definetly be back to enjoy more as the evenings get more crisp.
Posted by Susan: Oct. October 2nd, 2008 at 10:53 AM
No one can say I didn't give this place a chance. I've been four times and only been successfully seated once. They're content to let you wait hours while they seat recent arrivals ahead of you (friends? regulars? I'm not sure). The food is good, but not worth the hassle, rudeness and confusion that greets you at the door. I'm done trying.
Posted by J: May. May 10th, 2008 at 9:49 PM