Excited about Eating by Ernie & Dora Hiers

This edition of Excited about Eating takes us to a British themed pub in Blowing Rock, NC, Six Pence Restaurant and Pub.

Six Pence Pub Fiction Faith & Foodies Ernie & Dora Hiers

Located right on Main Street in downtown Blowing Rock. Park for free on the street or in a garage a couple blocks away.

Dora here. Located right on Main Street, you’ll be lucky to snag a spot on the street. But, parking is free in Blowing Rock (as of this post), and there’s also a two-story garage a couple blocks away, also free. If it’s nice, take our cue and sit outside. The inside is cramped and a bit divey. Considering their other locations, an update here is long overdue. But even Old Man Winter and being forced to eat inside doesn’t stop us from choosing this place. lol.

Six Pence Pub Fiction Faith & Foodies Ernie & Dora Hiers

If it’s nice, be sure to snag a table on the patio. The inside is a bit cramped and divey. An update is long overdue.

For an appetizer, I chose the soup of the day, a beer cheese with bacon and andouille sausage. The soup was great, not real thick like most beer cheese soups, more like a brothy soup. The bacon and sausage was plentiful and it was served with corn bread. Dora here. Soooo good, even at 80 degrees outside!

Six Pence Pub Fiction Faith & Foodies Ernie & Dora Hiers

Soup Special: Beer Cheese with Bacon and Andouille Soup. Sooo good. Even at 80 degrees outside.

For my lunch, I chose the small order of the Fish & Chips, two large cod tenderloins and pub fries. Now this fish was some of the best I have ever tasted, the beer batter fried crispy, but inside, tender and flaky and meaty. If you really have an appetite, order the large and you get one more fish plank. Dora here. Whenever I crave Fish & Chips, this is the place I want them. The BEST ever! Not greasy at all, and sooo meaty and pull-apart tender. YUMMILICIOUS!

Six Pence Pub Fiction Faith & Foodies Ernie & Dora Hiers
Fish & Chips, the best EVER!

Still Dora. Whenever we visit Six Pence, I always alternate between the Fish & Chips and the Shepherd’s (or cottage) pie. Today, I was craving the pie. Comfort food for sure, and it’s especially satisfying in the winter. But even in the middle of summer the rich tomatoey meaty base, that big puff of mashed potatoes, and cheese that pulls with your fork calls my name. lol.

Six Pence Pub Fiction Faith & Foodies Ernie & Dora Hiers

Shepherd’s (or Cottage) Pie. Pure meaty and cheesy goodness! Comfort food for sure!

If you’re craving something sweet at the end of your meal (because you surely won’t be hungry!), skip the dessert menu and head a couple storefronts down to Kilwin’s. Toasted Coconut Ice Cream, oh YEAH, baby! But that, my friends, is a blog for another day. ❤

Kilwin's Six Pence Pub Fiction Faith & Foodies Ernie & Dora Hiers

Toasted Coconut Ice Cream. OH, YES!

What about you? Do you have a favorite restaurant you visit mostly in summer? What about winter?

We rate this restaurant 5 forks out of 5 for a family friendly pub serving outstanding food.

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16 thoughts on “Excited about Eating by Ernie & Dora Hiers

  1. I love fish and chips and this look wonderful! Ernie looks quite happy with his soup…cute photo! Although we don’t eat out a lot, we tend to go out more in the winter months than during the summer. Toasted Coconut Ice Cream…YUM!

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  2. We tried this place a few years ago based on a recommendation from some couple we knew, I just can’t recall their names 😂 Been going there every time we are in Blowing Rock since. I keep wanting to try something different but somehow end up ordering the fish and chips every time!

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