The tiny town of Caspar might not be where you’d expect to find an authentic English pub, but that’s right where it is. Located in a historic roadhouse, which has been a bar since the early 1900s, the Caspar Inn, as it was then known, was famous for its live music, attracting musical artists from far and wide, and its long, rowdy, fun-filled evenings. The Caspar Pub House is the latest incarnation of this venerable local institution, bringing true British hospitality and culinary specialties to the Mendocino Coast.
The latest incarnation of a venerable local institution, Caspar Pub House brings British hospitality and culinary specialties to the Mendocino Coast
The menu includes fresh variations on classics, like Scotch eggs made with cage free eggs, wrapped in chorizo, and napped with rich Bordelais sauce, or Welsh Rarebit, made with Parmesan and garnished with savory bacon and onion jam, lightened with a dash of crème fraiche speckled with fresh mint and basil. Of course, you’ll also find traditional favorites like fish and chips, served with the very English sides of mushy peas and gravy, and bangers and mash, pork sausages with mashed potatoes. Vegetarian options include salads and Portabella mushroom sautéed with caramelized onions and spinach. And don’t miss the Chicken Tikka for an authentic British staple done right.
The wine list tends to the local, and the beers on tap tend to be imported from the owners’ native England.
English pubs are gathering places for their communities, including families, and the Caspar Pub keeps this grand tradition, welcoming families with child-friendly menu items like burgers and chicken tenders along with their famous, English-style chips.
Open mic night is on Thursdays, and there is live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Don’t miss the Sunday brunch, with its $3 mimosas and traditional English Sunday roast lunch.
The Caspar Pub House is located at 14957 Caspar Rd in Caspar, just south of Fort Bragg. The pub is open Wednesday through Sunday. Hours are 4:30 to 9:00 on Wednesday and Thursday, 4:30 to 10:30 on Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 to 6:00 on Sunday. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.