Swashbuckler. What does that make you think of? Swashbuckler, or Swasher is a term that was developed in the 16th century to describe rough, noisy and boastful swordsmen.
Today, it’s the pub and restaurant that’s located on the grounds of the Renaissance Faire. This Bar/Restaurant is home to many year round events at the Ren Faire (which is only open August – October). They have open mic night each Thursday, Trivia Fridays and Entertainment on Saturdays.
Now, I had never been to the Swashbuckler before last Friday, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Did you know that they brew their own beer there? You can see the huge metal vats that they brew in, which was cool. When you walk in, you’re at the bar, which you can see will be opened up once the weather gets nicer (I love to eat outside). I went with a few co-workers, and we got some delish food! The tables inside the restaurant are set up banquet style, a bunch of long tables, so you might get to share your table and meet someone new!
We ordered some appetizers, some Tomato Bruschetta (picutred above) and Crawdads, which I had never had before. They’re little lobster looking things, that you rip off the head, and pull out the meat, resembling shrimp, and dip it in melted butter. Not to bad, but a little creepy that they’re still all intact, including the eyeballs!
I had their soup of the day, which happened to be a type of chicken and dumplings, served in a bread bowl. All of their soups are made from scratch, and I will say, that was DELICIOUS. I heard that the English Apple & Turkey sandwich was really good, and someone else had the Tuscan Chicken, which looked amazing.
I can’t wait for the Spring (which has got to be soon, as the farmers are starting to spread their manure… a sure smell of Spring to come!) so that I can go back, and sit outside to eat – or for March in the Mansion Murder Mystery Dinners. This is one restaurant in Lancaster that you don’t want to miss!