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Pet Peeve--Pub areas that don't serve pub food

hiddenboston | Sep 26, 2005 09:52 AM

We went to Honeypot Orchards in Stow yesterday, and by 2:30 were hungry and wondering why we didn't bring picnic food. So we headed down Route 20 east until we got to the Coach Grill in Wayland (which is in the old Red Coach Grill building).

We went into the pub just before 3:00, waited awhile for service, and while we were waiting, I looked at the brunch and lunch menus. Then the waiter came over and said they weren't serving brunch or lunch, so we had to order off the main menu. Well, the main menu had no sandwiches, little in the way of appetizers, and a whole lot of entrees at $30 each. We walked out hungry and frustrated.

Why don't more upscale places do what 75 Chestnut on Beacon Hill does and offer pub food and lighter fare in the pub area? I'd think they would do more business (the pub was nearly empty at that hour) and, as has been shown with 75 Chestnut, it would bring in people who wouldn't ordinarily go to an upscale restaurant.

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