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Medieval Madness

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Address: 710 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3015
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+1 703-329-3075
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Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00

The Medieval Madness Feast is located inside John Strongbow's Tavern. It...

The Medieval Madness Feast is located inside John Strongbow's Tavern. It features medieval entertainment that incorporates the arts and history to join people and communities in fun and good fellowship. Reservations include a four-course feast with dishes like Gallentyn Pye, Chicken Skewers Roasted in Plum Sauce, Three-berry tart and more. Food and seating are arranged family style. Reservations required.

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Good show, good beer

Found a Groupon offer and decided to give it a go-the husband and I enjoyed the night! The show was very good, and I love that everything offered is researched to be as... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2014
Carol M
Stafford, Virginia
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Miami, FL
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56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had visited a couple of times and thoroughly enjoyed the authenticity, effort and fun that went into these productions and meals. It is trite to say that 'health issues' caused the decay of the fun factor and some problems associated with the business, but I received an email on 18 April, 2017 that explained the owner's lost battle with... More 

Thank Sunshineduo
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I have been to Medieval Madness numerous times in the past, have recommended it to dozens of people, and have always had a great experience, but my recent experience is so bad I'm filing a complaint with the Better Business Bureau. I purchased tickets to their New Years Eve show a month in advance. A week after purchase they call... More 

Thank cmsmith0009
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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433 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The first sentence was "I came with an expired Groupon", and that kind of summed up the show. Way too long of a monologue by the "hero" of the show who played more of a mother in law hater than a duke. Food came 90 minutes into the show so eat a late lunch. Ladies and gent were good but... More 

Thank GypsyTraveller94
Mechanicsville, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The show was ok and kind of funny, but we expected better. The food was decent but was definitely not enough food for the number of people at the table. We were hungry when we left (I was really not happy about this). They are very stingy with the food portions and refused to bring us a little more bread.... More 

Thank Keatman14
Erie, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 June 2016

It started off badly because our party was the only one that was not seated across from each other but in a straight line facing a wall it not allow for any conversation. The music playing did not help set the mood at all ( last I knew "The Pink Panther" theme song and Frank Sinatra " Fly Me to... More 

Thank somernaut
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56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Wife and I went on a groupon and was very disappointed. I won't comment to much on the show, except to say if you like Monty Python style skits and comedy you would probably find the show entertaining. However, I can comment on the food, medievil feast? More like mediocre meal! I understood thier concept of authentic medievil meal, but... More 

1 Thank Rob M
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015

I really like what Medieval Madness is trying to do. They are trying to expose the public to medieval customs and cuisine in a way that's entertaining. They use only food and beverages that were available before 1453. Unfortunately, the execution is so clumsy, especially the entertainment part, that I can't recommend it. The events take place in the Great... More 

1 Thank Davanden
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Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Bought tickets for my family online due to the incredible number of 4 & 5 star reviews. What a waste. My party's name wasn't even on the list, but I brought my printed confirmation so they did seat us. The beginning monologue dealt with current politics (what that had to do with medieval times?) I have no idea. The play... More 

1 Thank mamgavin
Stafford, Virginia
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2014

Found a Groupon offer and decided to give it a go-the husband and I enjoyed the night! The show was very good, and I love that everything offered is researched to be as historically accurate as possible. The beer offerings were excellent. The sword fighting was excellent, and it was very impressive to hear they have a martial arts center... More 

Thank Carol M
Axminster, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Title says it all; did like the open mike night. Reformed chicken, or that's what it tasted like. Really good beer tho'

1 Thank Nic C

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