Serious aficionados of the island's pubs paid close attention in April 2007, when one of Bermuda's most deeply entrenched bistros, Pawpaw's, was bought and transformed by the owners of the Swizzle Inn. Soon after, a radical transformation altered the place into a woodsy-looking twin of the radically popular Swizzle Inn, its namesake, and a friendly rivalry was established between the existing pub and its newer clone.
Chances are high that a member of the staff will encourage you to pin a copy of your business card to a designated wall, where previous clients are remembered in an equivalent way. Menu items include hale and hearty fare that's designed to go well with beer, ale, and stiff, mid-Atlantic rum-based cocktails. You might opt for a Greek salad or perhaps a bowlful of steaming, rum-laced Bermuda fish chowder, followed by shepherd's pie or fish and chips. The pub offers food designed specifically for children (burgers with coleslaw and french fries). It also stocks board games and an inventory of children's books that parents, looking for a boozy break from their kids, tend to appreciate. There's an on-site gift shop, and bemused, oft-repeated remarks about how regulars tend to "Swizzle In and Stagger Out."
- © Frommer's 2013
- tel: 441/236-7459
- 87 South Shore Rd
- Pembroke Parish
- Kitchen daily 11am-10pm; pub daily 11am-1am
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