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About Golden Bee - The Broadmoor

What was once an authentic 19th century English Pub has become one of The Broadmoor's most vibrant dining destinations. Fantastic pub fare (including The Bee's famous Fish & Chips), yards of ale and plenty of English charm are just a few of the reasons guests enjoy the lively atmosphere at our cheerful British pub.

A 20% service charge will be added to your total check

1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
British, Gastro Pub, Dining Bar

Hours of Operation:
7 days a week from 11:30 am

Cross Street:
1st Street and Lake Avenue

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(719) 577-5733

Website:
http://www.broadmoor.com/golden-bee

Entertainment:
Live piano music from 7:30PM - 9:00 PM. Stop by around 9:30 PM to enjoy a live ragtime piano sing-along of modern classics. Songbooks are provided and patrons are encouraged to raise their glass and sing along.

Executive Chef:
Adam Dunn

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining

Golden Bee - The Broadmoor Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (28)
Good for a Date (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
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Good for Groups (21)
Great Beer (20)
Fun (20)
Special Occasion (20)
Live Music (17)
Bar Seating (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Authentic (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Kid-friendly (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
People Watching (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Business Meals (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Romantic (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

The salad was very nice, but shepherds pie was very heavy with glue like consistency lamb mixture. Shrimp and grits, served in a bread bowl with strange gravy—not the typical southern style or a very good new style.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

We have been coming to the Broadmoor for many years and always like the Bee. Nice and Casual

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fun, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

So overrated! Food was absolutely awful, so over priced for what it was. Ambience grim, dated staff confused didn’t know which table to bring food too. Manager arguing with staff at front desk. Overall disappointing so many better pubs with nice atmosphere and good food in this town.

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·Dined 4 days ago

I am a Colorado Native and my best friend took me here for my go away dinner before I leave to get my Masters in Europe. I have never been here before but it quickly became my favorite restaraunt in all of Colorado. Our server was Caitlin and she took such great care of us; making sure our wine and water never ran out. Have already reccomended this place to anyone who will listen. Keep doing you Golden Bee, you're doing everything right.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Our table for 2 felt like an afterthought. We were against a pillar and the table wasn't big enough for our drinks, dinner plates and the crackers. We asked to have the crackers removed. My chair was hitting against another one and my husband was in the aisle.

Our salad came out with our dinner. Our waitress offered to put our dinner under the heat lamps until we were ready? Honestly, I expected more.

While I realize that it is Christmas time and there were tons of Christmas parties, if don't have the room, don't try and squeeze another table in.

Overall, very disappointing. We will not return.

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 (Denver)·Dined 5 days ago

As always, the Golden Bee staff was great, and the fare was excellent. This is a very fun spot to come to for great English Pub fare, including wonderful fish & chips, as well as for a half yard of ale. The atmosphere is fun. The dress is very casual. Families with small children are welcome.
Enjoy some fried pickles to start, then go for items like a Bee Burger, shephards pie, or shrimp and grits. You can't go wrong with anything here. Enjoy the live piano entertainment, and the joyous vibe of the establishment. Remember that your server will be tossing a textile bee onto you! Have fun!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great atmosphere, the food was ok, nothing special; service responded to special requests but at times was hard to get their attention. You definitely pay for the Broadmoor brand.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The parking is a nightmare as they have closed the car park across the street to Golden Bee patrons. You have to park by the international center for $6. A long walk a in the cold. Food mediocre and very noisy.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Beautiful restaurant; could have more authentic English Pub decorations. My main complaint is just with what I ordered. The French Onion soup was the worst I have ever had; too dark and a strong taste that stayed with me all day. Very disappointing since that was all my friend and I ordered. She had about 3 bites of her soup and I ate half of mine, so for the price of $25.00, I definitely do not feel it was worth dining at the Golden Bee.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We had the most wonderful family celebration at the Golden Bee. Great food, great service. My only problem with the evening was the fact there is no cell service down there and we had a situation arise where others were trying to get a hold of us and could not.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Piano player was outstanding. Great selection of music and engaged with the children of all ages well. Great team work by the service staff...very friendly (took the time to talk) and efficient!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Fun, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

The Golden Bee was well worth the trip. Food was wonderful, entertainment was great. Atmosphere is amazing

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

The food is good and my mixed drink was good. Just seems really expensive for what you get.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent service and extremely friendly staff. Ale and cheese soup was as good as I remember!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My wife and I were amazed with the ninja skill that the server applied the sticky bee to us.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

3rd time back within the month! Love the yummy food and fun atmosphere!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a wonderful lunch. The service, food and ambiance was perfect. Highly recommend going.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

One of the hostesses did not greet us very well. She assumed we hadn't made a reservation without giving us a second look. Another hostess then took care of us after we said we had made a reservation. We thought the food was very average for the price, the burger was undercooked. Our server was very friendly, however, but we probably will not be back.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Arrived in advance of our reservation time however table was not ready for nearly a half hour following our reservation time Food was average and cooled down upon serving. In their defense I know it is difficult to serve a large table timely. Overall it was a nice evening but I’m not sure I would do it again.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service was excellent! Food was only mediocre. The place used to be a fun pub, now it is just a noisy, mediocre dining hall.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our waitress Heather was awesome and the food was delish !

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food was excellent, service was wonderful. I would definitely recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Went for a quick bite to eat: pleasantly surprised by the menu with great choices and reasonably priced. Definitely a throwback to some of my favorite English pubs.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Service took too long. Servers were not attentive. Food was not that good.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The restaurant is supposed to be an authentic British Pub so one would assume the Fish & Chips would be authentically British in taste and texture as well, but lo and behold, it was awful! The automatic 20 percent service charge added to the bill was also an unpleasant surprise. Disappointing on all levels.

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·Dined on October 23, 2017

The fish and chips were just okay. The fish was mahi mahi instead of the usual cod and was very dry.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was excellent, the service outstanding and the Golden Bee is quite comfortable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fun, Great Beer, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Looked forward to visiting Broadmoor after seeing pictures and great feedback for years. Golden bee would be great any other night however unbearable noise from large group.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Every person I encountered from start to finish was extremely attentive. Above and beyond to make sure everybody was comfortable and enjoying their experience. I was dining alone and never made feel awkward, which is a rarity - as I dine alone a lot on business. . Thank you for a great experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great comfort food and the best most fun atmosphere!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Had lunch on patio. Lovely view. Waiter was slow to greet us. Finally got menus and ordered. Food was good. Service for a 5-star establishment was very subpar. No sugar, no silverware, no refills..

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We hadn't been their in years and since we were going to be in the area decided to have dinner. We were very pleased and happy we stop by. The best fish-n-chips in town!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Having been to the Golden Bee before, I was quite disappointed. The music was only OK, at best. The piano player was not up to par (in fact not good at all) and the sing along was mediocre. When I made reservations I mentioned we would be celebrating my birthday. Although he sang happy birthday to another patron and he received a dessert, my birthday was not mentioned nor did I receive a complementary dessert. The service was excellent and the dessert we paid for was delicious; only the entertainment was disappointing.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We love the Golden Bee! The food and the service were exceptional. We also enjoyed the live entertainment.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Nice evening . Fair prices for British fare. Beer was good. Must have missed the sing a long.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Live Music, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Do yourself a favor and visit The Golden Bee. First came to this restaurant with my parents, many, many years ago and since then it has been expanded and it always was a favorite special spot but more so now. Really love all the historical pieces --- like sitting in an English or Irish pub. Excellent food - fish and chips top notch - lamb burger excellent. Service was outstanding, friendly and just the right tempo! A Five Star Rating! Can't wait to return.

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Family were in town & had never been! They enjoyed the food and the atmosphere! We think it's a cool place to dine!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The Golden Bee is always a fun place to go in Colorado Springs.

Tags: Great Beer, Authentic, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Christina took very good care of us.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Always fun and good comfort food. Wait staff is excelleny

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Casual, Disabled Access, Comfort Food
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