The Quiet Man
15 N. Division
We followed the Warwick Valley Winery & Distillery with a trip to Peekskill for the Hudson Hop & Harvest Festival. For reasons I will not go into here, we ended up looking for somewhere else to hang in Peekskill. Driving down N. Division, we spotted two things we rarely resist: The words “Public House” & a Guinness sign. Decision made: dinner & drinks at The Quiet Man Public House.
I’m a sucker for Irish Pubs – especially if actually owned by someone Irish. Yeah – they all pretty much look like something out of a Hollywood movie set (dark wood, moderate lighting & various Irish memorabilia) – & usually feel quite a bit like the real thing in Ireland – but they are also usually just what you need on a slightly chilly Fall day. A perfect Guinness pint pour (or maybe two) plus decent fish & chips was my choice. I would have preferred the chips be more “chiplike” – they were a bit limp & definitely frozen – but the fish was solid – not greasy, nice batter with moist flaky fish. If I lived in the Peekskill area, I guarantee this is where you would find me on any given Sunday afternoon.