I went with my friend, Gustavo to lunch in Mount Kisco, NY the other day. He wanted to go to a particular place, but unfortunately it was not open that day. So instead, we went to Stonefire. Anyone who reads this blog will know of my interest in cemeteries. Stonefire is directly opposite the entrance to Oakwood Cemetery (See: A Cemetery in Mount Kisco). I’d noticed it as I was leaving Oakwood and thought that it might be nice place to try. Apparently, Gustavo thought the same think. We had a very pleasant lunch.

When we left Gustavo suggested that we pass by the place he’d originally chosen – the one that was closed. As we were driving by I noticed that the door was open, so we decided we’d check it out. Gustavo parked the car and off we went. It’s called The Ambleside Pub and its website describes it as follows:

The Ambleside Pub is an authentic British pub in the heart of Westchester, NY. We are proud to serve real cask ales, a selection of draft beers, cocktails, wine and imported British non-alcoholic drinks. Pop in and immerse yourself in a little British culture for the evening.

I’ve been to other pubs around the area and indeed they often look a little like English pubs, but they don’t serve English style beer (there’s nothing worse than a fake English pub that only serves Budweiser and Budweiser Lite). This one apparently has an arrangement with Old Glenham brewery in Beacon, NY that provides them with authentic Bitter and Mild beer (I haven’t had either for a long time), which they serve in English 20 oz glasses. You also order English style at the bar (both for drinks and food) and carry your order back to your table yourself.

We each had a pint of bitter and then went back home.

Apparently, the owners also have a British store, also in Mount Kisco. It’s called The Hamlet. I must check it out sometime.

Taken with an Apple iPhone SE II.

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