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Royal Mile

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Bar, British, Pub
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210 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2206
+1 515-280-3771
08:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 02:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful little place to grab a drink with friends! I really like the environment here and have enjoyed many outings with friends here. Highly suggest this place!!

Thank heather l
Bali, Indonesia
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136 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of beer and cool ambiance. Did not have any food. Nothing amazing, just a simple British bar to have some whiskey or beer

Thank OysterAddict
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've never had a bad meal here. The prices are pretty fair, and their beer and whiskey selection is quite good. The ingelhoffer is one of my favorites.

Thank johnlwood
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The Royal Mile is a dim lit pub, with lots of beer selection and awesome food. I enjoyed a veggie burger that was cooked to perfection, with a nice kick to it. I stop in every now an then to have a pint when I'm in town, young staff is friendly and easy to talk too

Thank drad416
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful beer selection. Food was fun; interesting options. So close to a 5th star. Missing ambiance that would have pushed it over the top.

Thank xamers
Decorah, Iowa
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

While every other place was packed and a zoo the Royal mile was a great find. Sat outside which was quiet and pleasant. Food was great. Best bangers I have ever had. Incredible selection of beers.

Des Moines, United States
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I have had fish and chips in many places but Royal Mile is my favorite. Love the joint. Parking is a Royal Pain but it is worth the walk. Uber. Lyft. Parking ticket.

Thank Patrick W
Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great British food, drink, and a great selection of future ex-wives for your entertainment pleasure.

Thank Warren J
Des Moines, Iowa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Amongst other heritages my Keltic (mostly Black Scott but some Irish too) background is what flows through my viens the most (about 65%). Because of this, I grew up eating Scottish foods such as Scottish Eggs (traditionally a travelers food in Scotland), listening to bagpipes and owning and seeing men in my family wearing Kilts. Scottish Eggs was always one... More 

Thank honest11247
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great menu, had the goat cheese balls and tried a variety of beers, all were good. The bartenders are friendly and there's an outdoor patio area but beware, it's next to a music venue that hosts a lot of metal bands and it's not pleasant to be outside during one of their performances.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2206
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-280-3771

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?