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You can have a traditional English Holiday meal, just like in the novel by Charles Dickens. The Victoria Freehouse is offering up a Dickens Christmas Roasts every Saturday this month of December up till Christmas. The Dickens Christmas Roasts are offered from 5 p.m.-10:00 p.m. each Saturday.

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The Dickens Christmas Roasts are three courses of traditional british fare for $25 per person. Each week the menu changes, and each week The Victoria Freehouse offers an optional beer or wine pairing in addition.

The menus for each week at The Victoria Freehouse include:

Saturday, December 14


1st Course- Lancashire and Pear Tart

2nd Course- Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding with herb roasted potatoes and vegetables with a horseradish sauce

3rd Course- Gingerbread and Butter Pudding served warm with a spiced rum ice cream

Wine Pairing Menu $20

  • Cava, Condes de Subirats N.V
  • Riesling, Millebrandt 2011
  • Primitive, Cantele 2009
  • Makana Iqhilika Herbal Blossom Mead, South cape Africa

Beer Pairing Menu $15

  • Fullers London Pride
  • Wells Bombardier
  • Christmas Ale

Saturday, December 21


1st Course- Wild Mushroom Tart

2nd Course- Herb Roasted Game Hen with roasted vegetables, clotted cream mash, English stuffing served with an apple jus

3rd Course- Figgy Pudding, stewed fig cake with toffee sauce and spiced rum ice cream

Wine Pairing Menu $20

  • Cava, Condes de Subirats N.V
  • Riesling, Millebrant 2011
  • Gamay, Domaine Foretal 2011
  • Pedro Ximinez

Beer Pairing Menu $15

  • Old Speckled Hen
  • Wells Bombardier
  • Christmas Ale

The Victoria Freehouse takes inspiration from the traditional pubs of Great Britain and is the perfect destination for Brits, Yanks, out-of-towners, and Old City regulars. They offer classic British fare, in a causal but refined pub atmosphere with rich wooden tables, a comfortable bar, an ornate ceiling, and authentic British décor that pays homage to The Queen and the British countryside. Popular favorites include Fish & Chips, Welsh Rarebit and Sticky Toffee Pudding. The cocktails are seasonally inspired by English gardens using fresh herbs, the draught pours are all UK Imports and are offered in 20 oz. Imperial Pints. Happy Hour is every weekday from 4-7 p.m. with $4 snacks, $5 beer, $6 wines, and $7 cocktail. Weekly specials include Wine Down Mondays, Industry Night Late Night Happy Hour on Tuesdays from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Quizzo on Wednesdays, and British Beer Tastings on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. with flights and snacks for $15. The Victoria Freehouse is the best place in Philadelphia to watch real football, with all of the Premier League games broadcast on the TV in the bar. The Victoria Freehouse plays every Thursday Night NFL Game, with sound, complete with beer, wings, and Yankee things offered from 8pm-close. Weekend Brunch is offered with traditional English breakfast selections and a traditional Sunday Roast offered every week after 4pm on Sundays. The Victoria Freehouse is open from noon-11pm Monday-Wednesday, noon-midnight Thursday, noon-2am Friday and Saturday, and 10am-midnight Sunday.

The Victoria Freehouse | 10 South Front Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-543-6089 | @TVFHPhilly



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