I usually start my nights out on the town with the wife at Union Jack because they have the best tap beer selection in town (if they had Aventinus it would be perfect). Food seems authentic British and I'm not a big fan of that type so we walk down the street for dinner. Staff and service is always good here and I often see the owner conversing with patrons in the bar area.
This was our second visit. The first time the fish a chips were greasy due to them being put directly on the plate and not drained at all, so not a huge complaint. It had potential to be really tasty. Our second visit I ordered the asparagus appetizer which was decent and spinach dip for the kids which they loved. I also ordered the Shepards Pie which was tasty. The best part is the ability to dine outside with the kids which makes the long wait bearable. Overall the food is decent and a place we will go back.
I recently went Union Jacks for the first time this weekend. I have to say it's awesome! It is extremely nice inside. The pub is amazing! The colors inside and the copper bar look so beautiful. It was all very welcoming even though it looks nicer than any bar around here for the average younger person. The bartenders were nice. Suggested some really good beers and at great prices. I have had some of the beers in other places and paid way more!!! I was amazed at the high end products they had. The food was sooooo! good. We just ordered off the Pub menu but I saw dinners going through the bar and I can't wait to go back to try more! We did end our night with a bread pudding that was to die for. The owners even chatted with us for a while. Very down to earth people and it just had a really friendly vibe to it! I think my friends and I have found our new favortie place to hang out.
A friend and I unfortunately passed the Union Jack by after poking our heads in the first time around. We saw the main dining area and thought that it look more like a hangout for middle-aged couples. On the second visit to the mall, we looked in again and saw a completely different crowd. Quite eclectic in fact. We found seats at the bar neat the kitchen. The selection of beer was impressive and eclectic much like the crowd.
We had just eaten dinner about an hour or so previous to visiting the Union Jack, but being near the kitchen got the best of my buddy and he ordered bangers and chips. He quite enjoyed the meal. The service wasn't top-notch, but it was far better than most other pubs we visit.
We returned again to the pub on the rare occassion that we both had a weekend evening free. This time we had dinner at the pub. He again enjoyed the bangers and chips while I tried the beer battered chicken strips and fries with curry sauce. We agreed that the food was excellent. Later that night I also had an order of wings which were also great. The wait staff were friendly enough, but unfortunately understaffed which meant less attentive than preferred. All in all, we enjoy visiting the pub and don't mind driving from Martinsburg, WV to enjoy better food, a better drink selection and better service.
I went in to have lunch on opening day (today) and had a fantastic experience. The food was great, the service wonderful, and they had a huuuuuuuuuuuge selection of beers from all over. I highly recommend this establishment.