Originally conceived in 1968 as an English pub, the motif featured coats of arms, oversized booths, and a bar held together by hundreds of wooden pegs. The first menu could fit nicely on a blackboard and featured a few sandwiches, burgers, and steaks.
Committed from day one to providing great food and friendly service, the Pub enjoyed immediate success. When Johnny Carson appeared at the 1968 UMass Winter Carnival, he had dinner here.
The restaurant soon became a local attraction for fine entertainment as well. Natalie Cole made her singing debut in 1972 while a student at UMass. Well-known folk singers performed, encouraging the audience to sing along. And many popular rock and roll bands played the Pub.
Much of the credit for our continued success goes to an amazing Pub family of staff members, past and present. Many are now professionals in the hospitality business, and some have children at UMass. We thank them all for their dedication and lasting friendship.
Our menu has evolved and expanded through the years, but our philosophy remains the same -- great food and friendly service.
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