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Erin Go Bragh! British Open Pub Marks St. Patrick’s Day in Style

Scottsdale, Ariz. – British Open Pub wants Valley residents to put down that fake green beer this St. Patrick’s Day and join them instead for an authentic Irish holiday, complete with such Irish favorites as a bagpipe and drum corps, Bushmills drink specials and corned beef and cabbage to celebrate the Irish holiday.

But you don’t need to be Irish to enjoy the pub’s special menu for the day or to sample the drink specials, which include $1 off all well, wine and domestic beers as well as $4 Bushmills “Irish Car Bombs.”

The Glendale Pipe and Drum Corps will spend the day at the British Open Pub, playing two sets of their traditional Irish music for Bop patrons. The evening’s show times are between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

And the menu for the day is a British Open Pub specialty – Mom’s homemade corned beef and cabbage with colcannon (cabbage and onion mixed in along with parsley and kale), Stovies (rough mashed potatoes with corned beef and covered with melted cheese), Scotch eggs (hardboiled eggs encased in sausage, rolled in bread crumbs and deep-fried) and chicken and whiskey sauce (breast of chicken sautéed in a cream and Drambuie sauce) and served with a side of pasta.

“When you combine the food with our drink specials and the pipe and drum band, you could close your eyes and swear you were in Ireland,” said British Open Pub owner Gregg Troilo.

Voted one of the five best English pubs in the Valley in the 2011 Phoenix New Times “Best of Phoenix” readers roll, the “BOP” as regulars call it, has something for everyone. Whether it’s authentic English food like Bangers and Mash, traditional American comfort food, a massive selection of beers from around the world or simply a fun pub to watch the day’s biggest sporting events, the BOP is the spot for foodies and sports fans – especially on St. Patrick’s Day.

The British Open Pub is located at 1334 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, Arizona, on the southwest corner of Scottsdale and McDowell roads.

For more information on the British Open Pub, please visit www.thebritishopenpub.com or call (480) 941-4915. Find the restaurant on Facebook at www.facebook.com/britishopenpub or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/britishopenpub.

Free Food at Scottsdale’s British Open Pub if Prince Harry Visits

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Patrons at British Open Pub will eat for free if Prince Harry visits the Scottsdale pub during his Arizona visit.

Prince Harry, youngest son of Prince Charles and the late Princess of Wales, is traveling to Arizona this October to participate in military helicopter training near Gila Bend.

Prince Harry, who will officially be called Capt. Harry Wales during the training, landed Thursday afternoon at the Naval Air Facility El Centro in California, according to published reports. His training in Arizona is part of a 16-month Apache helicopter training program.

“Sure, Prince Harry can visit all the pubs he wants when he’s in England but when will he get another chance to visit one in the Arizona desert?” said Gregg Troilo owner of the British Open Pub, recently selected as one of the five best pubs in the state by Phoenix New Times magazine.

“And when you think about it, it’s probably pretty hard for Prince Harry to visit his favorite pubs in England without the prying eyes of the paparazzi. We can help him keep a low profile.”

If Prince Harry visits the pub, Trolio said the food will be on the house – not just for Prince Harry – but for all customers present during his visit.

“Why not?” Troilo said. “We’ll give him the royal welcome and the rest of our customers the royal treatment.”

Scottsdale’s British Open Pub has something for everyone. Whether it’s authentic English food like Bangers and Mash, traditional American comfort food, a massive selection of beers from around the world or simply a fun pub to watch the day’s biggest sporting events, British Open Pub is the spot for all things English.

The British Open Pub is located at 1334 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, Arizona, on the southwest corner of Scottsdale and McDowell roads.

For more information on the British Open Pub, please visit www.thebritishopenpub.com or call (480) 941-4915. Find the restaurant on Facebook at www.facebook.com/britishopenpub or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/britishopenpub.

Scottsdale’s British Open Pub Offers English Fare in Arizona Desert

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Tucked inside a southwestern-themed shopping center in Scottsdale is a decidedly un-southwestern establishment – a cozy pub where the conversation is always lively, the food is always tasty and the spirits are always flowing.

The British Open Pub, or the “Bop” as regulars call it, has something for everyone. Whether it’s authentic English food like Bangers and Mash, traditional American comfort food, a massive selection of beers from around the world or simply a fun pub to watch the day’s biggest sporting events, the Bop is the spot for foodies and sports fans.

“We’re known for our food and for our friendly atmosphere,” said owner Gregg Troilo. “If you’re not talking to the person next to you within five minutes, you’ve got serious social issues.”

Troilo is so serious about the food that he and his chef regularly add “off the menu” specials, dishes that debut every Friday as part of the restaurant’s “Exploration of Flavor” and usually have the phone ringing off the hook.

The off-the-cuff entrees are a hit with whoever tries them and have become something of a cult favorite for regulars.

“People are always calling to find out what this week’s specials are,” Troilo said. “They know that we work hard to keep food combinations fresh and inspired. Food is fun here; it’s not just for sustenance. The portions are generous and if it isn’t right, we’ll fix it.”

The restaurant also offers a 20 percent discount to members of the military and it offers breakfast every Sunday morning. And, as the name suggests, there are large doses of food from across the pond, dishes that make countrymen feel at home and Americans feel as if they’ve been transported to the birthplace of their country.

“We have traditional British food and we have food that everybody likes,” Troilo said. “On the British side, we have things like fish and chips, which is our most popular dish; bangers and mash, cottage pie, beef and Guinness as well as chicken and mushroom pie.”

And the American leanings are just as tasty, Troilo said. Chicken Caesar salad, grilled cheese and the house special “Black and Blue” burger (topped with melted Stilton and Swiss cheese) are just some of the more than four dozen dishes available on the British Open Pub menu.

“The bottom line is, whether it’s British or American, it tastes good at the Bop,” Troilo said.

The British Open Pub is located at 1334 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, Arizona, on the southwest corner of Scottsdale and McDowell roads.

For more information on the British Open Pub, please visit www.thebritishopenpub.com or call (480) 941-4915. Find the restaurant on Facebook at www.facebook.com/britishopenpub or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/britishopenpub.