A few months ago when my wife was involved in a car accident, she was med evacuated to Tampa General Hospital on Davis Island. Davis Island was one of the first islands populated around Tampa. There are two main islands in the Tampa area: Davis and Harbour Island. I’ve talked with many Tampa natives who say that Davis island is old money, while Harbour Island is new money.
Digressing…While my wife was waiting for one of her many surgeries, me and my buddy walked from TGH to downtown Davis Island. The word “downtown” might be a little grandiose, but there is a cluster of shops and restaurants. When we spanned the lot of restaurants,and the one that stuck out was a British pub, Yeoman’s Road Pub.
You know its going to be a good place when right outside the front door is a classic English red phone booth. When you walk into Yeomans, it is a little dark and dank like most classic pubs. (I’ve walked into some British/Irish pubs that look like Irish themed college dorm rooms.) There are Guiness and Harp mirrors adorning the walls. And I was pleasantly surprised to see a very nice beer selection on tap and in the bottle. (Did I mention that I like good beer and don’t want to be relegated to Bud and Bud Light.)
My buddy is a sucker for fish and chips, while I like a good corned beef reuben. So that’s what we got. Both meals were solid. Not fantastic. I’ve had better of both. And french fries weren’t included in the price of the sammich, which was a little disappointing. The service was fantastic, even though they seemed a little short staffed. And the prices were reasonable.
All in all, I would most definitely return. Have any of you been there? Thoughts? Do share with with other The Florida Blogger readers. So, if you’re looking for an island British pub experience head on over to Yeomans