The Victoria Freehouse is offering a special happy hour today of Christmas Ales. For $15 you can get a flight of British holiday beers plus “Devils on Horseback,” stilton stuffed dates wrapped in bacon.
The flights include:
- Reindeer’s Revolt – English Strong Ale
- Criminally Bad Elf – English Barleywine style beer
- Pickled Santa – Winter Warmer style beer
- Lump of Coal – Foreign Stout beer
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Big news for the geeks in the crowd. As I’m sure you are already all aware, the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is on November 23. And while I can totally understand those of you who want to just climb into your dalek costumes and spend the day at home in front of the TV, for those of a more social bent, there’s this:
On Saturday, November 23, the Victoria Freehouse in Old City will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary (Whoniversary?) in style, with themed food and drinks (jelly babies, jammie dodgers, fish fingers and custard–you know, that sort of thing) and the 50th anniversary episode showing on two separate flatscreens, starting promptly at 2:50pm.
You probably want to get there early to score a good seat. And to get a jump on celebrating the stunning, five-decade run of one of the best science fiction TV shows ever. And if you have one, don’t forget your fez. Because fezzes are cool.
Victoria Freehouse [f8b8z]
Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
the Gunpowder Treason and Plot…
Yes, tonight is Guy Fawkes Night, and they’re celebrating at the Victoria Freehouse by kicking off their Whiskey Week celebrations.
So what’s on tap for tonight? Whiskey flights–with ten-year-old Laphroig, Macallan and Glenmorganie all sharing the table for $15, plus plates of Devils On Horseback (dates wrapped in bacon, for those of you unfamiliar with British culinary delicacies).
On Thursday night, they’re doing straight Macallan flights (the 10 year, 12 year and 15 year) for $20 (plus pub snacks) as a run-up to a Macallan pairing dinner at 7pm that’ll set you back an additional $50 for 5 courses plus pairings. Check out the menu after the jump.
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It’s Fall and apples are springing up on menus all around town. Here are six apple dishes or drinks that we’re coveting.
How ya like THESE apples? »
Are you a Dr. Who fan? Do you like trivia? And beer? And fish fingers? Then man, do I have the perfect night out for you.
On Monday, October 7, the Victoria Freehouse in Old City is doing a Dr. Who trivia night complete with prizes, drink specials and a sci-fi themed menu (which, under normal circumstances, I would say is just unconscionably cheesy, but what kind of humorless twerp doesn’t want to wash down their Protein 1 Stew and Jammy Dodgers with a Sonic Screwdriver cocktail while guessing how many colors there were in the 4th Doctor’s scarf?).
Anyway, the details are thus: Monday, October 7 at 7pm. $20 prix fixe sci-fi menu and $8 cocktails fit for a Time Lord. Three rounds of trivia. Prizes for first and second place, best team name and (wait for it, geeks…) best costume. So yeah, you should TOTALLY plan on dressing up in that Cyberman outfit you’ve got hidden in your closet.
Oh, and one last thing? Reservations are strongly encouraged. Because this event has sold out every time it’s been held in Haddonfield, and often very quickly.
Victoria Freehouse [Official]
Thrillist lists some secret menu items that you can order that don’t appear on any menu. Did you know you can get a dill pickle juice glaze at Federal Donuts? Or a nutella pizza at Osteria? How about Welsh rarebit chips at Victoria Freehouse? Check out the full article to see who offers foie gras-stuffed lobster tails.
Know any other secret menu items around Philadelphia? Share them in the comments.
Secret Menu Items- Hidden Menu Items at Restaurants in Philadelphia [Thrillist]
The Victoria Freehouse in Old City is offering a bloody good deal on Friday, August 16 during happy hour from 4-7 p.m.
Patrons can treat themselves to four 10 oz. pours of UK imported draught beers plus Welsh Rarebit and Crispy Chickpea Fries, all for just $15/person.
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The Victoria Freehouse in Old City has introduced a new happy hour. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays through Fridays the British pub offers $4 snacks, $5 British pints, $6 wine and $7 cocktails.
Snacks include UK inspired fare like curried cheese chips with Madras curry; Sausage Roll with grain mustard; Welsh Rarebit with an English Cheddar ale sauce and Devils on Horseback – Stilton stuffed dates wrapped in bacon.
For summer the cocktail menu has been inspired by British gardens and features drinks like Rhubarb Lemonade, Pimm’s Cup and the Double G&T – Gin, ginger, thyme, tonic with lime and mint.
Replacing bubbly with “bloody,” the Victoria Freehouse officially opens today (after a couple days of unofficial soft-opening) in the former home of Swanky Bubbles in Old City. The second location for the owners of Haddonfield’s The British Chip Shop, the Victoria Freehouse serves traditional English fare for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.
And traditional it is. The menu reads like a Monty Python sketch satirizing an SNL skit mocking British, uh, “cuisine”: mushy peas, potted gammon, country fish pie, sherried liver parfait, and with dessert refusing to be upstaged, a blackboard that broadcasts the pudding special of the day. What is that stuff and why do they eat it?
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When it opens next spring in the club formerly known as Swanky Bubbles, The Victoria Freehouse will add an old-school European vibe to Old City with classic British cocktails (shaken, not stirred, we presume) and a beer lineup consisting exclusively of English and English-style draughts–which, coincidentally, are not traditionally very bubbly.
The UK-themed restaurant is being opened by the Brit and the Yankee step-son who operate The British Chip Shop in Haddonfield. The menu’s not posted yet but the pair is billing the Freehouse as an authentic restaurant and bar, and their nascent website shows pics of fried green beans and curried coconut mussels. We take this as an indication that owners are allowing some colonial influences to seep into their offerings–happy news for those diners who prefer options beyond break-your-teeth scones and mushy toad-in-the-hole.
Entrees will range from $10-$30, dress is casual, and if any of the servers act snooty, go ahead and make fun of their teeth.
The Victoria Freehouse [Official]