I would recommend the Golden Bee for any of the above. We chose the Golden Bee to celebrate St Patrick's Day...this is now an annual event for my husband and myself. The service is impeccable, the ambiance is charming and warm, and the smothered french fries are x-rated. We need to come more often!
Loved the atmosphere
Great food as always. Service was great too! Always enjoy going to the Golden Bee when I am at Broadmoor.
Randy the waiter was fabulous. He was very attentive to our needs. The food was great except the fries with the fish and chip which were cold and over cooked.
Great service. I had the Bangers and Mash and it was delicious. The serving was large, so no worries on not getting enough.
Great place to take friends visiting town! Always a great ambiance!
Good place to gather with friends. Ridiculous that this has to be 50 characters in length.
Service was excellent in the beginning; we had reservations and the table was waiting for us; initial order for beverages and food taken promptly; once our dinners had arrived, service was very sketchy; we were never asked if we wanted another rounds of drinks; we had to wait for someone to finally come over to see if dessert was needed; when only coffee was ordered, it was a long wait for a refill at which point we were ready to leave; then again had to wait an inappropriate amount of time for the final check.
While the food was good, it was nothing spectacular; disappointing that the service went down hill as badly as it did; and having to pay a 20% 'service charge' for poor service was also disappointing.
The atmosphere is fun and the service is outstanding. The cheddar ale soup is a big hit. We love the crackers and cheese spread that greets us before we order our dinner.
Our server Jervis was friendly, prompt and attentive. Menu is authentic British pub. Had the fried avocado starter, mussels and fish and chips - all delicious. Clientele was all ages, some children. Live piano which was amazing. Table for two was uncomfortably small. Would recommend a larger two person table top.
This was our first visit though we've lived here for many years. The Broadmoor just always seemed too out of the way. I'm glad we made the trip. Beautiful interior, fun atmosphere, excellent service, and good food. It is a bit pricey for pub food, but I still thought it was worth it. Give it a try, I think you'll be pleased.
The Golden Bee no longer has the full menu they were known for. Some of their specialties, like Shepherds Pie, are only available once per week. This leaves their menu wanting. Having visited the Golden Bee many times I was surprised at the change and was left with very few options. Hopefully they go back to their original menu, otherwise they have taken a step backwards. They cannot survive on reputation alone.
We visit the Golden bee at least once a year and have always loved the atmosphere and service. The food has always been good. This visit the food was not as good. Fish and chips was very good. My wife got a burger and it was terrible. It was in multiple pieces, had no flavor, and the sauce was not good. The bacon was very sweet which made it worse. I hate to say this about a pub but don't get the burger.
Came back with friends after several years away from this restaurant. Found it energy-filled, as the Super Bowl was wrapping up on several TVs. With the in-house energy, the cheering for the teams, the close proximity to the piano player, and the persistent checking of our satisfaction by the wait staff, it became sensory overload. I ordered fish and chips. A little pricey. The fish, lightly battered and moist was excellent. The chips, however, were dried French fries. Would have preferred Wendy's fries. Had to shout to be heard. If it's like this all the time, I'd prefer to dine elsewhere.
For anyone staying in CS a visit to the Golden Bee is a must. Authentic pub, raucous and vibrant, good selection of beers, I couldn’t imagine a stay at the Bro^dmoor without a late dinner at the Golden Bee. There are many highlights in a stay at the Bro^dmoor, but a late night meal with the fabulous sing-along is at the top of the list.
We ate at the Bee after our daughter’s gymnastics meet being held at the Broadmoor Venue. It was great, as always. Lots of fun and our waitress made it rain with Bees on my daughters backpack. She loved it!
The ambiance was very nice and our server was thoughtful. The salad was fabulous. My Onion Soup had a burnt after taste to it so I switched it out for the Cheddar Soup instead. I found these entrée's to be on the salty side and would have preferred less salt so I could season my food according to my tastes. Otherwise I had a very nice time catching up with my friend in this lovely environment. She got the Fish 'N' Chips and she liked them a lot.
Unfortunately, the food this year was underwhelming compared past years.
This was a bit of a disappointment...food, although it came out incredibly fast, was lukewarm. Server was obviously overworked and underpaid which appears to be a pervasive issue at the B'moor. Although everyone waited around for the sing-a-long to start at 9:30, many were underwhelmed (including us) and left early. Drinks are pricey and our first one needed an extra shot just to taste like an alcoholic drink. The 'Bee' as cool as it once was, is now a bit overrated. Menu and music both in serious need of an update. The piano player's penchant for changing the words midsong caused our tablemates' eyebrows to raise a few times...
I'd recommend a lunchtime stop at the Bee when things aren't so crazy. The beers are quite awesome and the people watching is amazing...but that's a pretty expensive outing just to people watch when the same can be done from the Broadmoor lobby. C-
Love this place. Brought my mom for her Birthday and we were treated very well. Great food, cocktails and service.
Food was just ok. Felt cramped due to tables being so close. Limited menus choices
Great little English pub! The food was okay- but my comparison is to to actual pubs in England. The ambiance is really cool- the piano starts at 7:30. Loved all the intricate wood designs. Would recommend this as a great place to meet up for drinks
Really like the atmosphere, the Golden Bee is a unique experience. They rolled out a new, somewhat limited menu on our latest visit, so a finicky eater may struggle. The gratuity is added to the check, but the service certainly warranted the amount. We're going back.
Very limited options for Gluten Free customers especially for the price of eating there.
The Sing-Along at the Golden Bee is an absolute must to do. There is nothing quite like the Broadmoor. The Golden Bee is fun and festive. Go for the Sing-Along and it will become your favorite new tradition. Everyone should experience the Sing-Along at the Broadmoor’s Golden Bee at least once. It is fun for date night, special occasions or bring the family. Completely worth the drive to Colorado Springs anytime. It is a warm and fun atmosphere with a lot of history, fun pub food and the best entertainment around.
We always have such a special time at the Golden Bee. Everyone is so friendly. Whether we are there on a date or with our kids, the environment is always great.
The Broadmoor is a special place and the Golden Bee is one of my favorite at the Broadmoor. I love the Victorian setting and the service is superb.
Awesome experience. Make sure to make a reservation early. They are always booked
The service is friendly and courteous. The food is delicious. The atmosphere is quaint. The only drawback is the noise level which makes makes it difficult to carry on a normal conversation.
Always great fun and one of the more casual and affordable restaurants at the outstanding Broadmoor Resort. The menu is concise though should be good for everyone and the beer selection is as authentic as the restaurant itself which many British brews on draught. Piano music starts nightly at 7:30 with audience participation and sing-a-long an hour later (after a few more beers making it easier!). Tables are somewhat compact but service is naturally great so empty glasses and dishes are quickly removed. And make sure you get "bee'd"...you'll see.
Air temp too cold. Somewhat crowded to move around. I was hit in the head several times by other patrons leaving the bar seats. Ambient noise made it difficult to have a conversation.
went out of their way to get us their wonderful shepards pie which was not on the menu for this night but accommodated our special request.
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.
We have been coming to the Broadmoor for many years and always like the Bee. Nice and Casual
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.
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.
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.
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!
We chose the Golden Bee because it is one of more affordable restaurants if you want to eat at the Broadmoor, but we cannot say it is a good value: $16 for a basic burger and fries or fish and chips. The tables are close together so, although the building is unique, I wouldn't rate the atmosphere as great. Then they will automatically add 20% to your bill. Some time later four of us went out to Maggianos and paid about the same as just two of us at the Golden Bee for great food and a very good atmosphere. Bottom line: Maggianos is not at the Broadmoor. You can visit the Broadmoor without a fee, so I'd recommend you eat somewhere else in the Springs.