Wig and Pen | Canberra, ACT,
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Wig and Pen
Excellent based on 21 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

Canberra House Arcade, Alinga St
Canberra, ACT, Australia 2601 [ print map ]
02 6248 0171


Mayor: fletchfighters (1) | Taps: 8-12 |

Wig and Pen

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Beer Available At Wig and Pen (arranged by most recent)
Wig & Pen Duckamoli Red Ale , Wig & Pen Brewers IPA 80, Wig & Pen Ballyragget Irish Red Ale 26, Wig & Pen Rumpole Pale Ale 71, Wig & Pen Venom 86, Wig & Pen Belgian Blonde Witbier 19, Wig & Pen Bulldog Best Bitter 30, Wig & Pen Pale Ale 78, Wig & Pen Bobís Armpit , Wig & Pen Russian Imperial Stout 98, Wig & Pen Velvet Cream Stout 95
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21 reviews for Wig and Pen
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  78%
 Selection  77%
 Food  62%
 Value  73%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
dmarsha4  (7) , Australia | March 10, 2014
One of the original Australian brewpubs and still one of the best. Iíve been coming here for years and always love the experience. Its in the ground floor of an office block but once inside its easy to forget that you are in downtown Canberra. The low timber beams and dark decor lend a nice English pub feel. Tables on the footpath with hops growing in pots are also nice. The beer itself is all brewed on site and there is always at least a dozen on offer including regular, seasonal and one-off brews.On food, the wedges are great but the rest of the food is average pub style at best and not always available. All up the Wig and Pen is an outstanding venue and must be on the íto doí list of all serious beer drinkers. I love it.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
mcortijos  (24) , Spain | November 3, 2013
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Bif  (80) St. Louis, Missouri | September 15, 2012
Pub is located in central Canberra near the university. It is not much to look at from the outside but inside looks more like a Engish pub with low ceilings. It is fairly small but never seems crowded. In the back is where the beer is produced. The bartender is very knowledgeable about the beers on tap and will provide a sample if you are not sure about a particular beer. There is a small menu of pub grub, but everyone is here for the beer and good company. Too bad that Canberra is so far off the beaten track. Worth checking out if you are ever in the area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters  (66) , Australia | July 20, 2012
Best brewpub in Australia. Bar none. English style pub with three hand pumps. Nice. Food is very average at best. Good pricing and some creative beers that are on tap
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
blackbock  (6) Shoalhaven NSW, Australia | January 28, 2012
Whatís going on guys? Not open until 2:30PM! From the outside, this place looks pretty ordinary, and blends in well among the corny Irish-style pubs which surround it. Once inside, the atmosphere is transformed and it is more like a traditional English pub with exposed beams etc. Excellent selection of well-made house beers on tap and food is available.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Jotaigna  (2) , Australia | August 15, 2011
Real ale pub which probably triggered my interest in beer. It tries to be like an English pub with rustic furniture and low ceilings, but its not cosy enough. Being able to see the brewery vats is good and so are the potato wedges.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
ndon  (52) London, England | January 24, 2011
Laid back, comfy seating, good beers, good selection, decent food. Loved this place!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Vas  (17) , New Zealand | December 6, 2010
Such a delight to discover this place in central Canberra on a Monday night! Great range of beer brewed on the premises. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Good, reasonably priced food. A rare place that I could park up for a few beers on my own and not feel out of place. A top spot, almost worth going back to Canberra for (almost).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Mjollnir  (10) Canberra, Australia | August 13, 2010
Small English themed brewpub, complete with false exposed beams in the ceiling and the microbrewery visible behind glass doors. Simple but good value food, a reasonable selection of year-round brews and a revolving door of seasonals and specials. They also have a selection of bottled ciders and occasionally a bottled Belgian menu. The value of the beer is a bit worse than that of the food but in the context of Australian pubs the quality is decent in most cases.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
davidm  (53) Sunnyvale, California | January 26, 2010
Exceptional selection of home brews. Their regular stout is top of the top, and they always have imaginative and tasty seasonals. I was very impressed by their imperial stout. The staff is always friendly, and the atmosphere is nice and quiet, except for Friday nights, when it can get busy. About the food, I only tried the cheese plater, which was very nice.

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