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Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
401 W Duke Of Gloucester St
phone: (757) 293-6478
(Place added by: bushycook on 06-18-2012)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 9
Reviews by zee3are0:
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
A - Way too loud, even downstairs.
Q - The beer quality of selection wasn't all that impressive given that they've probably got the best selection in Colonial Williamsburg. Still good, just not what I would have hoped.
S - Our wait staff was slow, and one of my beer orders came out wrong.
S - The beer selection was diverse; they had everything from obscurist American IPAs to decent German, British and Belgian ales and lagers.
F - My father-in-law wasn't blown away by his meal, but everyone else at the table was. Outstanding food made it worth the wait. The second-best food, unto itself, in Colonial Williamsburg, and given that they have the best beer selection available, it's definitely my favorite place in that neighborhood.
V - Colonial Williamsburg. Ergo, pricey.
08-10-2013 20:40:24 |
More by zee3are0
More User Reviews:
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$$
DoG Street Pub is sort of the 'high end' beer bar in Williamsburg. The selection of draft beers isn't as big as some other places, but it's a very carefully thought out list. There are some really cool beers that you rarely see on tap in this area. They have a huge list of bottles.
The food is great, and has a lot of English influence, with a good selection of pub standards, such as burgers. I've had a number of things here, and it's all been great. The menu also changes seasonally, so it's interesting to see what they have to offer. The appetizers stay pretty exciting, as you can get things that are typical of English food, but are rarely seen here, such as Scotch eggs and Welsh rarebit. The Cornish pasty, and any of their curry dishes are excellent.
It's a fun atmosphere, with a large common table in the middle and regular seating elsewhere. Sitting at the common table allows you to intereact with other patrons. I've met tourists and locals this way. The only drawback is that this place get really busy during the tourist season and that it's very loud in the main restaurant area. It's a large, high ceilinged area, and it echoes a lot.
The theme here is to provide a high quality pub experience. This place respects beer, and is a fun visit. If it's packed, you can walk to the nearby Green Leafe, which is still great, but not as fancy.
10-14-2013 15:20:24 |
More by nortmand
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
The atmosphere was interesting. I enjoyed the bartenders willingness to converse about the many beers and were very helpful in choosing the correct flavors for my taste. The food was outstanding. They have a great menu with many interesting choices. I enjoyed the Bangers and mash (twice). The fried green tomatoes and the hummus appetizers were fabulous as well.
09-10-2013 00:02:01 |
More by ZenPanda69
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3 | $$$
This place is slightly hard for me to be objective for two reasons: a) I try to avoid touristy and/or popular spots that just happen to serve craft beer and b) my wife, in particular, had a horrible experience. Went there on a Saturday night at 9 and the place was booming with tourists and locals and yes, it's tourist based pricing. What happened to me is that the (as we were later told "brand new") server forgot my drink order so I waited about 20 minutes for one beer. Aggravating, somewhat, but compounded when the three empty tables next to us when seated but filled shortly after received their drinks first. The real kicker was that the server forgot to put in my wife's order and only realized then apologized and rushed said order after 55 minutes...for a burger. That was terrible for her and of course did not make me feel so good. The manager and server apologized for their mistake and wiped the whole (about $35-$40) bill so I can't say it was bad service but just made us frustrated. As for the beer, quantity wise they have a good bottle selection of imports and domestic but nothing outstanding and they do frequently rotate taps with some hard to find gems. So beerwise this place is a must, at least one time, but be forewarned they run out of stuff/rotate pretty quick (my first beer selection off bottle menu was out). So that was my experiece and review - if you're a local or on vacation I would check it out, maybe save for lunch when less crowded (I assume) after walking around the colonial properties.
07-14-2013 14:41:41 |
More by clayrock81
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Classic English Pub. I had cask ale. A White IPA brewed in Maryland. Loved it. I had steamed mussells. It was the type of place you would meet one of King's men at. It was primarily an adult crowd considering it is located in the center of touristy historical williamsburg that was somewhat surprising but welcome. i would recommend the english desert called spotted dick.
07-13-2013 12:15:09 |
More by rtrasr
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
This was our second time going to Williamsburg so we were more than excited to see this place open up in Market Square. The beer list was awesome and they had a very diverse well thought out range of styles. I order 3 5oz tasters and one which included FW DDBA which sold out instantly in Nova so I was very happy to see it on tap and so easy to get!
The food was good although my girlfriends pot pie was a little cold in the center. The Fried Green Tomatoes were outstanding.
The prices were fair for the area. The beer was actually pretty well priced but the food a little expensive. Some of the beer seems to be priced a little high but you must notice that much of it is served in authentic 20oz Imperial Pints.
If you are in the area on vacation of not it is the best beer place in town.
08-22-2012 22:12:42 |
More by Eriktheipaman
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
I went here for dinner with friends, and I was impressed. The food is pretty good, although nothing amazing, but the beer is why I will return.
The bottle list is three pages long, and includes some hard to get items. A decent mix of American, Belgian, and English beers. The tap list is only about 15 or so, but it is varied enough to be interesting. On tap, there were several local beers, as well as some very interesting Belgians.
I had a Flanders Red Ale, which was excellent, followed by a Belgian Saison, again very good, and finally a nitro tapped Scottish stout which was enjoyable. How can anyone complain about a place that has a sour and two different saisons on tap. I shall return for the beer, and incidentally, the good food and atmosphere.
08-07-2012 11:55:48 |
More by ebby82
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Went to check this place out on vacation based on the reviews on both this site and trip advisor. They have about 12 taps with one reserved for the cask ale. The Firestone Walker Velvet Mirkin had just kicked, so my wife and I enjoyed a pint of Heavy Seas Loose Cannon on cask which was excellent. The entrees lean very English with traditional English fare. We split the calamari and crab dip which were both excellent and my son's cheeseburger was great as well. The fish and chips also looked great. The one complaint was that my son's hot dog came out cold and that service was slow - that was the one mark against it. Otherwise, the building and ambiance was great and I would highly recommend this as a place to hit up for a great beer in the heart of Williamsburg.
07-27-2012 23:14:46 |
More by paddyfitz
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
This establishment in the heart of the Colonial Capitol, Williamsburg, VA, is a new venture for the proprietor, David Everett. His long standing place around the corner, Blue Talon Bistro, is one of the top restaurants in the city. The DoG(Duke of Gloucester) Street Pub is his reimagining of an upscale British gastropub that have become ubiquitous in the past decade across the pond. First things first, when you walk in, you will definitely say "Wow, this space is amazing!". The building was converted from a circa 1930's bank building, with a lot of the features reclaimed for use in the pub, such as old wrought iron bank teller grills. A 50' or so cathedral ceiling with a skylight at the cap gives a great impression. This was the first week in business, so the place was packed, but we had reservations so were seated promptly. So beerwise this place has a great selection, not as crazy as the Birch, but 20 or so rotating taps and a big bottle list. The food is awesome, classic pub fare modernized with some quirky entrees included such as chicken tikka to represent the U.K.'s obsession with Indian food. It was all awesome and the beer's were served in appropriate glassware. If you're in Williamsburg and want great pub grub and a killer selection of beer, hit it up, you won't be disappointed.
06-22-2012 22:33:01 |
More by bushycook
DoG Street Pub in Williamsburg, VA
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