From High Tea to Fish and Chips, Seven Places to Get a Taste of Britain in Metro Phoenix

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In case you don't remember from last time the Olympics rolled around, watching athletes burn hundreds of calories can really get you thinking...about dinner. And since we're about to be bombarded with "English this" and "London that," here are seven places to get a taste of the UK without leaving the Valley of the Sun.

Traditional English fare

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Cornish Pasty

The pasty (pass-tee) originated in Cornwall, a region in southwestern England known in the past for its many tin mines. Reminiscent of a potpie, but made to be eaten with the hands, we assure you food doesn't get more stick-to-your-ribs than this. In addition to the classic "Oggie," Cornish Pasty in Tempe has more original options like "The Mexican" that would make even the Queen swoon.

British Open Pub

They're serving classics like Bangers and Mash and "Wallys," or deep-fried dill pickles at this Scottsdale pub. And though it may be located in a city known more for bro-mance than English fancy pants, the neighborhood bar atmosphere will have you buying pints for the whole place before you know it.

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George and Dragon

Okay, so George and Dragon might look a little rough around the edges -- but with the Union Jack flying high outside, we have to give them credit for authenticity. They've got prize-winning fish n' chips, a memorable steak and kidney pie and a satisfying selection of imported pints. Because life is better with a beer in it.

Rose and Crown

This pub welcomes you to drop in and say "'ello" right on their website but it's the good ol' fashioned British cheer that keeps us coming back, pint after pint. Anglophiles will love the British-themed décor; pop-style paintings of English icons such as Winston Churchill and James Bond grace the walls at this downtown dive.

Location Info

The Cornish Pasty Co.

960 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

The British Open Pub

1334 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

George & Dragon Pub

4240 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

The Rose & Crown Pub

628 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

English Rose Tea Room

201 Easy St., Carefree, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Curry Corner

1212 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Taylor's Chowder House

3538 W. Calavar Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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 I am a British ex-pat and do not like George and Dragon, it's highly over rated by the clueless and pretentious.


I have to put in a word for my neighborhood Brit hangout, The Codfather.  Fish and chips, bubble & squeak, mushy peas, special meals and TV viewing during big British sporting events and a British grocery section. 


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