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Royal Mile

210 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2206
+1 515-282-2012
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (27 reviews)
“bangers” (9 reviews)
“scotch egg” (9 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
210 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2206
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in Des Moines for a quick business trip so I looked for some places that were walking distance to my hotel. Royal Mile is one of those places you stumble on every so often that are incredibly memorable. I sat at the bar...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stumbled on the Royal Mile looking for a good local pub and loved it. Felt just like a Scottish Pub with good food and of course the beer. I could be a regular if I lived in Des Moines.

Thank Bob_Haight
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in Des Moines for the night during a motorcycle trip. After getting settled in our hotel, we looked for a place to get an early dinner. After choosing the Royal Mile, we set out on foot to find it. Google...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This is one of our favorite bars to drink at. It's casual, and laid back. We've eaten here a few times as well and have always been satisfied. If you're looking for something more low key, but still want to be downtown Royal Mile is...More

Thank brietzke
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Went in for lunch with some family. Lots going on downtown, so we ended up here. Service was pretty slow and one order was incorrect. The food came out in a timely manner, but I was not very impressed with the food. The shepherds pie...More

Thank DTJB8000
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is decorated like an old English pub with lots of dark wood. My Cornish Pastry with vegetables side was delicious. Hubby enjoyed his potato soup and turkey BLT. The waitress was sweet but I was put off by the nose and lip ring....More

Thank Melodycthomas
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Mediocre food and service. Ordered poutine, shepherds pie and Guinness pie. Everything was super salty. Multiple beers not available but overall breadth of selection was extensive. Too many TVs...

1  Thank Elisha K
Reviewed 9 April 2018

for the dinner I had Shepherd's pie, which happily, actually had lamb in it. Nice sized portion, flavorful, and will be a standard order, I think Service was friendly, but since the waitstaff are also the beer/alcohol deliverers, you may have a bit more of...More

Thank JohnnyB33
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

I’ve only just found this place in the last year but it has quickly become one of my favorite places anywhere. Their selection of scotch and whiskey is pretty solid. If you combine this with the traditional Scotch Eggs and fish and chips. how could...More

1  Thank Troy M
Reviewed 16 February 2018

This is a British style pub with a very interesting interior. The menu has a good variety and everytime we have eaten here the food has been excellent. Great service. Even better selection of Scotch whiskys with reasonable pricing.

Thank Jim1133
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 4th St, Des Moines, IA 50309-2206
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
  • Phone Number: +1 515-282-2012
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