The Royal Mile

Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines
  • Abby K.
    "Best fish and chips and shepherds pie balls!"(3 Tips)
    Martin F.
    "Be sure to check out the upstairs for Belgian beers at The Red Monk"(3 Tips)
    Ryan E.
    "Comfort food, scotch, and a new & improved fireplace... Perfection!"(12 Tips)
    Chris W.
    "Get the Scotch Egg! Delicious!"(3 Tips)
94 Tips and reviews
  • scotch
  • beer
  • fish and chips
  • shepherd's pie
  • old speckled hen
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  • Juice Magazine
    Juice MagazineApril 24, 2012
    Royal Mile/Red Monk was voted #3 in our reader-determined Top 50 Bars poll. Stay downstairs for a Scotch or a selection of UK beers or head up for high-alcohol content Belgian beers on tap. Read more
  • Michael G.
    Michael GeeMarch 18, 2015
    Ate lunch on St Patty's Day here. It was super packed because of the parade. If it hadn't been for a wonderful group of regulars in the booth next to the door, we never would have found a seat.
  • Tom H.
    Tom HunkeleOctober 17, 2013
    I tried the shepherd pie balls they gave a very good sized portions and they were very rich make sure you share best tasting full stomach I've had in awhile
  • Ryan E.
    Ryan EllsworthJanuary 5, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    This is the place you want to be on a cold winter night! Comfort food, scotch, and a new & improved fireplace... Perfection!
  • Nitefall o.
    Enjoy some tunes after your beer. Head on over to Nitefall on the River, located at Simon Estes Amphitheater to see great live music. Slightly Stoopid & Atmosphere perform 8/4.
  • Susan W.
    Susan WellfordSeptember 22, 2014
    Fun Scottish bar, dark & moody, as it should be. Great tap beers and a Sporting KC watch house. What's not to love?!
  • Jordan J.
    Jordan JepsonMay 13, 2014
    The hand soap is to die for! Watch out for crazy hobos that broke up with their imaginary friends and want a cigarette.
  • Jason H.
    Jason HoffmanMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Beware of Dennisio Von Huvenstein he will steal your unfinished drinks and then ask you for cab fare. He is also the 4th street pizza Barron. He secretly loves Pizza Hut.
  • Jon M.
    Jon MartinMay 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for a toasted sourdough bun. Place your chips/fries in it then add ketchup/hp sauce. Congratulations you just made a chip butty!
  • Jay F.
    Jay FernandezNovember 1, 2015
    If you're wanting to watch sports just a heads up they have around 4 24-32 inch TVs you can barely see anything on.. You might want to think twice!
  • Victoria D.
    Victoria DavilaMay 2, 2013
    The place is small but the atmosphere was cozy & the decor fit right in. I loved the British telephone booth!
  • g o.
    g oconnorMay 11, 2015
    Scotch selection and their rotating taps. Great stop on way out of town.
  • Sean C.
    Sean CourtneyNovember 24, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The Beefeater: half pound burger, roast beef, corned beef, fried onions, and Fuller's cheese sauce. For the gastronomically adventurous only, but delicious, oh yes.
  • Desarae V.
    Desarae VeitJuly 6, 2012
    Organic apricot cider, it's not on the menu but it's delicious.
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RothmanNovember 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The scotched egg is fantastic...unless you have cholesterol problems. Still, probably worth it anyway.
  • Jody
    JodyDecember 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    I've enjoyed fish and chips across England & Ireland. The fish and chips here are quite good; easily the best I've had in the States.
  • Donald B.
    Donald BurkeFebruary 29, 2012
    Great selection of international beers here. Try the piraat belgian ale, it's delicious.
  • Robert (+LP+) M.
    Robert (+LP+) MullenbergDecember 21, 2014
    #rowdy #bawdy #hascharacter #wallart #darkatmosphere #scotch #wideselection #goodservice #bar #desmoines #iowa
  • Nick
    NickAugust 1, 2012
    Two words.....Banger Sauce. I usually special order that with a double order of fries.
  • Rhiannon H.
    Rhiannon HelferJune 25, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the cucumber salad...chunky cucumber, cashews and red onion bits. Yummy!!
  • Brian M.
    Brian MurphyApril 24, 2013
    Ask for the Guinness Stew ON TOP OF the mashed potatoes. Amazing!
  • Rhiannon H.
    Rhiannon HelferSeptember 13, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the shepherd pie balls. Yum!!!! Also, they have the best spinach artichoke dip with toast...
  • Juice Magazine
    Juice MagazineOctober 5, 2011
    If a beer is made in the United Kingdom, The Royal Mile will probably have it. Follow the link for more about the pub: Read more
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BurkeMay 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    the veggie burger and sauteed vegetables are fantastic!
  • Esquire
    EsquireFebruary 1, 2011
    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Order a shot of Zwack Unicum, the national aperitif of Hungary, with a beer back. Read more
  • Ian O.
    Ian O'ConnorJune 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sheppard's pie balls are freaking delicious and such a good deal!
  • G C.
    G CocoJune 25, 2013
    There are definately twelve beers available on most weekdays.
  • Kathie H.
    Kathie Hixon-SmithApril 8, 2012
    Portions are big. Split or come hungry unless you have a big appetite.
  • Jeff K.
    Jeff KwiatekDecember 23, 2010
    Arguably the best bar in Des Moines. Pick a mid level scotch at random and enjoy!
  • Evan[Bu]
    Evan[Bu]July 21, 2013
    While at Royal Mile a Boddington's is quite necessary. Spot on!
  • Hillary B.
    Hillary BrownNovember 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Have yourself a Hobgoblin English Ale or an Old Speckled Hen Ale (on tap) You won't be sorry!
  • Beth P.
    Beth PJuly 17, 2011
    Upstairs has a brand of vodka called Effen. Flavor black cherry. A must have!!!
  • Steve
    SteveMarch 5, 2014
    The Guinness sirloin pot pie is the reason I eat here.
  • Scott P.
    Scott PogemillerMay 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good food and great drink selection...they do it right here
  • Steven C.
    Steven ChristiansenNovember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Fish and chips and a Fullers ESB (or tea on lunch)
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DemastusDecember 11, 2010
    The grilled duck breast and Guinness stew over mashed potatoes are both phenomenal!
  • Kent B.
    Kent BachmanOctober 27, 2013
    Great atmosphere, try the shephards pie
  • Maddi S.
    Maddi SarconeJune 9, 2015
    Awesome beer selection. Amazing food.
  • Kathie H.
    Kathie Hixon-SmithApril 8, 2012
    Try the crisp in cider and shepards pie! Yummy
  • Nic G.
    Nic GraysonJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    So many English Bitters you can't easily find in the states.
  • Robert (+LP+) M.
    Robert (+LP+) MullenbergDecember 21, 2014
    #scotchselection #draftselection #importselection #tvs #upstairsroom #redbullvodka
  • Jason N.
    Jason NocksJuly 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing selection of single malt!
  • Amy
    AmyFebruary 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fish and chips! Must have.
  • Carrie M.
    Carrie MartinMay 2, 2012
    For a true British experience, request the HP sauce
  • Aaron P.
    Aaron PriceMay 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Beefeater sandwich was so good I might leave my wife for it!
  • Abby K.
    Abby KesslerMay 25, 2013
    Best fish and chips and shepherds pie balls!
  • Jaime B.
    Jaime BernalFebruary 22, 2015
    Pub food. Draft beer. Scotch
  • Richard
    RichardMay 25, 2013
    Check out the Belgian bar upstairs.
  • Slakingfool
    SlakingfoolMarch 15, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Weekend breakfast! Do it.
  • Brant G.
    Brant GilbertJuly 19, 2010
    The Earl of sandwich and a black/tan. Good lunch or dinner combo
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