Welsh Dip Pub Pretzel
Per the suggestion of my friend Allison, we ended up at The Pub at International Plaza. Allison flew in from Montana about a month ago and surprised me for the Bucs and Redskins game. She stayed at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, and had a great time visiting The Pub. The Pub is a British inspired chain located at a prime corner in the courtyard; perfect for people watching. Throw in servers in kilts, friendly and fast service, and a Tap Wall where you pour your own brew, this is a fun place to hang out. We started off with a Scotch Egg. The egg was wrapped in sausage and parmesan bread crumbs, then fried. You can’t really go wrong here. Besides the Stella, this was my favorite of the day.
We also had to try the Goat Cheese Dip with marinara and almonds. It was creamy, savory goodness served with warm pita.
The Welsh Dip Pub Pretzel was amazing. It was an English version of a French Dip/Cheesesteak on steroids. Sliced prime rib, green peppers, onions, melted mozzarella and provolone cheeses served with au jus on a perfectly soft and warm pretzel. I will definitely be back for this sandy again in the near future. The Husband’s BBQ Burger was topped with aged cheddar, Guinness onions, peppered bacon, and Young’s Double Chocolate Stout BBQ sauce. The kicker here was that it came with a fried pickle, which is Aces in my book. The veggie side for the day was a fairly tasty cucumber salad.
As a Pub, this place meets all criteria. As a restaurant, The Pub exceeded all of my expectations. With that sandwich, it also guarantees a return visit by Allison. Bonus!