Love the Golden Bee. Good comfort food, in a British pub atmosphere. And the piano playing really makes it! We always come when in town.
I'm a local so not the first time to visit. We took a couple of family members for their first visit. Everyone has to experience the Bee when in Colorado Springs! Atmosphere is great, intricate wood and detail in the original bar area is spectacular. Piano man is always a hit and if you stay long enough, the sing-along is sure to entertain. The dining area is expanded and the roof top addition is wonderful on a nice Colorado evening. Food is so-so....typical pub fare. The piano player, bee-flicking, craft cocktails and yards of ale are the trademark at Golden Bee. Be aware, and our server DID point this out, you will have a 20% gratuity already on the bill along with the usual restaurant and remarkable resort taxes. Thus, we had an additional $75+ on our tab when we received it. If you're not paying attention, you may think you need to add a tip to the total.
Although the menu did have one GF item, it turned out the sauce served with it was NOT!! Other than that, it was good.
Not my first time to the Bee, and hopefully not my last. This place is a must do whenever you are in Colorado Springs. The décor and atmosphere are awesome, and the "bees" that the wait staff innovatively attach to your clothing are a special touch. We ate at the Bee three times in our short stay at the Broadmoor (an experience worth the expense), and I had their mac and cheese, chicken pot pie, and house burger. All were filling and delicious.
Really bad food, getting too much like a chain. For a "Pub" like experience you would think they could make fish and chips. The fish was still translucent yet the batter was over cooked.....can you say too hot of a fryer. Terrible!!
The Managers are GREAT there. They will go out of their way to take care of you!
The Golden Bee is great for drinks, food, friends and singing along with the piano player. The food is pub themed and the beer is served in pints, half yards and yards. Watching others drink from the yards is as much fun as drinking them yourself.
Consistently great fare. French Onion soup was outstanding and the bangers and mash Saturday special was straight out of London.
But whatever you eat get the sticky toffee pudding for dessert it is ridiculous.
It's a pub...be prepared for very noisy people who drink...had interesting beer holders...very noisy....piano player was wonderful
Sooooo yummy! And the service was awesome :)
Super fun English/Irish pub with good food and great ambiance! Piano player starts at 7:00pm and the sing-along starts at 9:00pm.
Good Food and service, great Beers..if you are adventurous you can order by the. Yard
It is extremely noisey.
Service and food were excellent!
What a fun night of sing along and fabulous food! Everything was right with this restaurant, including the drink menu. We'll be back for sure!
My sisters and I recently ate at the Golden Bee. They had the fish and chips which they both enjoyed. I had the bacon burger & substituted blue cheese for goat cheese. It was fantastic. The bacon was candied, the red onions were pickled and it had tomato jam. I live in Aurora, CO and would drive to Colorado Springs for this burger again.
The service and atmosphere was wonderful.
A lot of fun with nightly sing along. Daughter loved the pulled pork. Chicken pot pie special was okay. Great and attentive service from everyone. Lots of fun!
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.