Royal Mile Pub
Reviewed By Cynthia Hacinli
Comments () | Published October 18, 2006
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Royal Mile Pub
Address: 2407 Price Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902
Phone: 301-946-4511
Neighborhood: Wheaton
Cuisines: English/Irish/Scottish
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Thursday 3:30 PM to 12:15 AM, Friday and Saturday 10:30 AM to 1:15 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM to 12:15 AM.
Nearby Metro Stops: Wheaton
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Beef-and-Guinness pie; shepherd's pie; burger.
Ian Morrison--son of owners Ray and Joie Morrison, and a trained chef--is carrying on the family tradition of haggis and Scotch eggs at this convivial eatery. The place has charm, from the tiny sidewalk cafe with potted petunias to the dark-wood interior with a fireplace. Another draw is the list of microbrews and imports. Even more awe-inspiring is the single-malt Scotch roster--it runs several dozen strong with entries from the Lowlands, the north, and Speyside.

Those draughts and drams demand rib-sticking fare, and the Royal Mile delivers with solid pub classics--beef-and-Guinness pie, beer-batter fried cod and chips, and Welsh rarebit. The kitchen has winning modern moments, too: crisply fried chicken breast with cream gravy, rich three-cheese penne with pancetta and Parmesan bread crumbs, and strip steak grilled on a cedar plank with mustard aïoli.

Royal Mile Pub, 2407 Price Ave.; 301-946-4511. Atmosphere: Quirkily romantic. Entrées: $7.15 to $17.95. Bottom line: One of the most inviting addresses in town for drinks and dinner. Open Friday through Sunday for lunch, daily for dinner.
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