Friday, October 24, 2014

Ye Old Coventry Pub

1440 S Hanover St.
Pottstown, PA 19465
(610) 323-5790

There are a LOT of beef and beer type places in the Philly area, especially the burbs. I was on a weekend drive and happened to stop by a place I had heard was one of the good ones, and decided to grab a Sunday lunch and beer.

In a place like this, a cheap domestic just seems right.

The best part is always watching the meat master at work. This was no exception. He painstakingly sliced and dipped each piece of beef off of what can only be described as a quarter cow. It was one of the largest pieces of beef I have seen in this type of setting. I was worried that might lead to tough meat, but was happy to be wrong.

As usual, they were served on a kaiser roll.

The beef was perfectly medium, and meltingly tender. You can see the au jus on the bread just helping lube things up so they can slide down. Double slices of prov were a welcome sight.

If you look through the beef crevice, you will see the layers of uniformly hand sliced meat. Just enough salt and juice to keep it moist and flavorful.

They certainly don't skimp either.

The fries were blah, but I was not here to eat fries (though now that I think of it, I should have gone for gravy fries on the side).

While this place isn't something I would leave the city looking for (it's about an hour away), it certainly adds to the charm and allure of the western suburbs. Now if only there was a way around having to take the Schuylkill expressway and 422 to get there.


Mod Betty / said...

Thanks for the heads up - that's not too far from us here in Phoenixville, but I've never seen it. We'll have to check it out. That sandwich looks delish!

Anonymous said...

Any relation to ye olde ale house in Lafayette Hill?

Philly Phoodie said...

Thanks for reading Mod Betty! Not too far from Phoenixville at all! No relation to Ye Olde Ale House, anonymous.

Linda A said...

Thanks for joining us at Ye Old Coventry Pub. We've been there since 1960, and still going strong. It's been a great place to dine and so glad you enjoyed it!