At Brickhouse Run, guests experience all the hearty friendliness and rustic joviality of an English pub in the middle of Old Towne Petersburg. Owned by Drew and Johanna Phelan, Brickhouse Run has authentic pub dishes like shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash, and fish and chips, as well as menus featuring fresh local ingredients that change with the seasons.
Of course, like any good pub, Brickhouse has a wide selection of English beers and ales. “It is not meant to feel like a pub which has been plucked from a town in the British countryside and dropped in Petersburg. Rather, we like to think that if Petersburg, Virginia were part of Britain this is what its pub would be like,” Drew remarks proudly. This jolly pub setting can also be reserved for private parties and events.
Drew, who began working in the restaurant business at age fifteen, says that he and Johanna always wanted to open their own restaurant, which they have now expanded to include a catering service. They also feel very connected to the community, and in that spirit Brickhouse hosts all kinds of fun event nights, from “Quiz Nights” the first Monday of every month to “Thirsty Thursdays”. “It’s really the patrons and the atmosphere that they bring to Petersburg’s local pub,” Drew says. “That’s what makes it such a special place.”