Within the dark and shadowy premises of the former 18th-century cooperage at the Royal Naval Dockyard, the Frog & Onion is the most traditional British pub in Bermuda. It's "named" for the founders, French-born Jean-Paul Magnin (the Frog, who's no longer associated with the place) and Bermuda-born Carol West (the Onion, who is). The place rambles on through at least three rock-sided dining rooms and two separate outdoor decks, so we recommend that you wander around a bit to find the table that best suits your mood. You might opt to relax with a pint of English lager near the cooperage's cavernous stone fireplace, perhaps pondering the majesty of what used to be the British Empire. At lunch there are standard sandwiches, salads, and some tasty bar pies. We especially like the version with curried mussels for a real taste of Bermuda, although you might opt for the shepherd's pie. The dinner menu includes all of the lunchtime choices plus a grilled sirloin steak with mushrooms, Thai-style shrimp or chicken curries, yellowfin tuna sashimi, and melted Brie with walnuts. The food is not spectacular, but it is well-prepared and hearty, and no one leaves hungry.
The Frog & Onion Pub
The Cooperage, at the Royal Naval Dockyard, Somerset Island, Bermuda
Our Rating Neighborhood Sandys Parish Hours Mon-Sat 11:30am-4pm and 6-9:30pm; Sun noon-4pm and 5:30-9pm. Bar daily 11:30am-midnight Transportation Bus: 7 or 8, or ferry from the City of Hamilton Phone 441/234-2900 Prices Lunch sandwiches, salads, and platters $12-$18; dinner main courses $17-$29; pub menu platters $11-$24 Cuisine Type British Web site The Frog & Onion Pub
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