The term “gastropub” was coined in 1991, when David Eyre and Mike Belben took over The Eagle pub in Clerkenwell, London. Traditionally, British pubs were drinking establishments and little emphasis was placed on the serving of food. If pubs served meals they were usually basic cold dishes such as a ploughman’s lunch. In South East England (especially London) it was common until recent times for vendors selling cockles, whelks, mussels and other shellfish to sell to customers during the evening and at closing time. Many mobile shellfish stalls would set up near pubs, a practice that continues in London’s East End.
The concept of a restaurant in a pub reinvigorated both pub culture and British dining, though it has occasionally attracted criticism for potentially removing the character of traditional pubs. “Pub grub” expanded to include British food items such as steak and ale pie, shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, bangers and mash, Sunday roast, ploughman’s lunch, and pasties. In addition, dishes such as hamburgers, chips, lasagne and chili con carne are now often served.
In August 2012, “gastropub” was added to Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
Remington’s Gastropub was established in September of 2016, knowing that the popularity of gastropubs has grown dramatically in the restaurant industry in recent years. This restaurant revolution is happening outside of the country’s largest cities — trickling down to smaller towns all across the USA, like rural Malta, IL, home of Remington’s Gastropub.
The line between restaurant and pub is becoming more and more blurred as masses of new places begin catering to an increasingly food aware crowd; patrons are enjoying the unique culinary options and casual atmosphere offered at gastropubs. Remington’s Gastropub brings an incomparable and well-crafted gastropub to the heart of corn and tractor country. With a vast craft beer selection, a few dozen wine varieties, signature “Mad Men” and “Prohibition Era” inspired cocktails, Remington’s has the goods to back it up—in the form of tasty pub staples, albeit, with a bit of culinary flair. Armed with the overarching goal to serve the best in a no-frills, affordable, approachable manner, guests are invited to sit down, have a beer, a few bites, and stay a while.
In Malta, Illinois
Remington's Gastropub is a great hidden gem in the small town of Malta just outside of DeKalb this venue offers fantastic food great alcoholic beverages and a friendly staff that makes every visit great! The food is really what makes this place stand out you can tell they take great pride in the products and selection that they used to make these fantastic upscale comfort food dishes that work!
LOVE REMINGTON'S GASTROPUB!!! Cailey was my bartender tonight, and was very attentive, kind, humorous, and cheerful! A+ service, delicious food, and great drinks!
Great food, good atmosphere, great service. They are doing a really great job here keep it up!
Great place! The food was awesome and the service was great!
Great place, nice to have local food. Kylie is one of the bartenders and she is very friendly and pleasant whenever I walk in. I always have her pick out any IPA for me and she always chooses one I love. She has great taste in the craft and loves what she does and it shows! Thank you!
I love this place. A small, friendly atmosphere. Great food and a great beer selection. Reasonable pricing too. A must stop for the hungry and thirsty.
I've been to Remington's a few times now. The food is AMAZING! The beer selection is outstanding and the employees are wonderful. The french dip, the shrimp tacos and the grilled cheese sandwich are my current faves. I so look forward to going back and trying everything else. I've heard the cheese curds are to die for. That will be a must have on my next trip! Our server on Fat Tuesday was a young lady who was a couple of days away from her birthday. I can't remember her name, but she was awesome! I will definitely be back soon. Thanks for being you Gastropub! Oh, and they serve @whiskeyacres! How awesome is that?! #staylocal #whiskeyacres #remingtonsgastropub Love you guys. Keep up the great work!
We have frequented this establishment several times since they have opened, and it has easily become a family favorite. My youngest loves the cheese curds, as they are unlike any you will find in the surrounding restaurants. We have eaten the fish tacos, burgers, wings, crab cakes and wraps, and every meal has been a home run. Even the presentation of the food is 5 star! My husband has enjoyed many of the beers, and I have devoured several martinis during my visits. It's family friendly and our service has been A+. It's refreshing to be able to have a high quality and unique dining experience so close to home. Thank you!