Watching England vs. Paraguay at 7 AM, by Audrey Eschright
Like a real British Isles public house, the M&S is really visually interesting. Or overwhelming. I prefer to think the former. Beer signs elbow photos elbowing bookcases and chalkboards and beer towels.
They have wine, and obviously the full bar (specialty drinks are $4.75-$6), but this place is about the beer on tap. Though the last time I was there, there was a large group of guys drinking Kokanee ($2) from bottles.
There are 20 taps, served generally in imperial pints. These are listed on a chalkboard behind the bar with name and alcohol by volume. Here's what they had when we were there.
- two Belgians (Lindeman's Framboise and a rotator, $5.50 a glass)
- 2 casks (North Coast's Red Seal and a rotator, $4.50)
- imports ($4.50)
- Newcastle Brown
- Stella Artois
- Strongbow Cider
- and of course micros ($4)
- Terminal Gravity IPA
- Deschutes Inversion IPA
- Boont Amber
- Mirror Pond Pale Ale
- Anchor Steam
- Elysian ESB
- Amnesia Porter
- Pelican Cream Ale
They also have bottled beer, sorted by style, ranging from $2-$12.50, including 22 classic belgian and farmhouse ales, and 6 trappist ales.
They do have food here, but it's british pub food, and not gastropub food by any means. Things like the fish and chips (these being not-quite steak fries) and sausage rolls are reliable and tasty. Snacks are under $5, cold sandwiches under $7, entrees under $9.