UPDATE: Carleton Grange Pub closed its doors as of Monday, September 6, 2010 due road construction in front of the restaurant and a weak economy. For more information read the article on JSOnline.
Named for a hostel in England, Carleton Grange Pub is styled after a traditional English pub from its casual, friendly atmosphere and offering of classic pub games, to its menu of fish and chips, pub sandwiches, international beers, and more. Carleton Grange Pub serves brunch on every non-holiday, non-World Cup Sunday, so Jered and I hopped on the Vespa and headed to St Francis.
We were greeted by a friendly hostess who asked if we wished to dine inside or out. Since this was one of the first dry and not swelteringly hot Sundays in a while, we opted to dine alfresco at a partially shaded table. The patio was charming, although would have been slightly more so had the brown and wilting roses been better tended. Also missing was the lovely music of the Jazz duo performing inside. Piping the music to the outdoor guests would have been a nice touch.
While much of our delight that morning came from us actually being able to enjoy brunch on their regular schedule, Carleton Grange Pub delivered an enjoyable experience. The service was great, and the meal, with the exception of our drinks, was satisfying and delicious. We will be returning to sample more English inspired goodness, and suggest you do the same! My advice - check the soccer schedule when planning your trip! Cheers!
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All the details you want to know: (on a five star rating)
Carleton Grange Pub ****(very good)
3807 South Packard Avenue
St. Francis, WI 53235
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Atmosphere: *** (pretty good)
Food: **** (very good)
Service: ****(very good)
Drinks: ** (ok)
Price: **** (very good)