6205 Ramada Drive • Clemmons, NC 27012
(336) 766-9121• TheVillageInn.com
Monday – Saturday: 5 – 10 PM
Closed on Sunday
Whenever I’m invited to visit The Crosby Pub, it’s always an event. My husband is the first to raise his hand to go with me, and our other guests always have the same reaction – there’s a restaurant at The Village Inn?? YES! And my friends, I’ve written it before, but Crosby Pub is THE best-kept secret in Clemmons. But I care way too much about our readers to let it stay a secret! The Crosby Pub is a superb dining experience everyone in the family will love!
From the fun, casual atmosphere to the fully stocked bar to the carefully planned menu – hospitality is the name of the game. The bar manager, David Saltiel, and his team excel at making their guests feel welcome. They are attentive on the front end, while Chef Araceli Cabrera and the kitchen crew are busy attending to the exact details of every plate they prepare.
When we arrived for this review, the first thing David asked us to do was sample some new cocktails from the bar. These beautiful drinks were artistically prepared with high-quality ingredients and unique flavor combinations. First, we tried the Martini Sunrise. This drink, made from peach vodka, pineapple vodka, pineapple juice, and orange juice is just begging to be sipped on the beach. Seriously, the only thing missing is some warm sand between your toes. Fruity and delicious!
Another drink with the tropics in mind was the Blue Lagoon. This drink is just about humming with the sound of ocean waves with a blend of Malibu rum, pineapple vodka, pineapple juice, blue curacao, and sour mix.
I love the combination of blueberries and lemons, so the Blueberry Mojito was not only delicious but oh-so-pretty, too! Almost too pretty to drink, in my opinion! But we persevered… Bacardi rum, fresh lemon, soda, fresh mint, and fresh blueberries come together for a refreshing summer cocktail!
Finally, we sampled the Melon Cooler Martini. This was a light and refreshing twist on a martini, made with Midori, vodka, and lemonade. Excellent.
We sampled a variety of entrees, including the classic Shrimp and Grits. Who doesn’t love shrimp and grits, right? The Crosby Pub’s version of this southern staple is made with fresh shrimp, cheddar cheese, and mushrooms. It’s served with two grit cakes that are made with cheese, beer, garlic, panko, and seasonings. The whole entrée is hearty and filling.
We also enjoyed a Grilled Ribeye with Veggies! If you read regularly, you know I love a good steak. And not only does the team at Crosby Pub know how to grill a steak, it’s affordably priced! A great meal for any steak lover! And their veggies! I love the way they grill them – flavorful, tender, but still firm. They are the perfect accompaniment to a perfectly grilled ribeye!
When the Wings arrived, our table could not get over the platter we were served. I have never seen wings as big as the ones at the Crosby Pub. Plus, the sauces are all house-made. During our visit, we sampled the barbecue wings, and they were, to use a cliché, finger-licking good. Absolutely amazing. Paired with traditional celery sticks and house-made ranch dressing – this is an appetizer to be shared or an entrée on its own!
If a sandwich is more your thing, you may be tempted to order a Club Sandwich and think you can handle it. If you order it, just plan to ask for a to-go box, too. That sandwich is HUGE! Layers upon layers of turkey, ham, bacon, lettuce, and cheese – this is a deluxe-sized club!!! Bonus! It was served with Fried Onion Rings! Onion rings can be so heavy and greasy, and honestly, I have no idea how Crosby Pub manages to fry these without them turning out greasy, but they are anything but. The batter is so good, and the fried taste does not overwhelm the flavor of the onions.
The Crosby Pub is a hidden gem in the community and being a locally-owned restaurant within a locally-owned hotel and run by some of the nicest people you could ever meet – it’s a place you will want to support and add to your list of go-to restaurants. Plus, they have nightly specials (check out the sidebar for the full list!)!
Pop over and say hello, and be sure to tell them that Rosey sent you!
The nightly specials at The Crosby Pub include:
- Monday: Half-priced Wings and $2 draft beer
- Tuesday: $5 Crosby Burger with French fries and $2 draft beer
- Wednesday: $6 Grilled Chicken Caesar Wrap; Half-priced wine; $2 draft beer
- Thursday: $5 Crosby Burger with French fries and $2 draft beer