Visited on June 23, 2016, at noon. This is not my first visit, but the last time was when they were called Brasseur et Frères and the pub called Public House, that was in 2008, two years before the change. So now they have new co owners, new beers (since the ones from B&F are discontinued) and about a month ago, a restaurant. Other than the new beers, who were very good and the restaurant (small menu but the food was also good), not much has change. Located in an old stagecoach inn in the centre of town, a nice causey pub in the old Public House, a rusty dining room at the restaurant, medium size intimate patio that is divided for the pub and the restaurant. They also have beers to go. The place, like their beers, are an upgrade from Brasseur et Frères!
Évaluation basée sur mes deux visites lors des Bottle Release de mai 2015 et 2016. Belle place situé au milieu du village de Dunham. Ambiance festive, terrasse ensoleillée (et maintenant plus grande). L’intérieur est un peu petit et il y fait très chaud. L’attente à l’intérieur pour commander est fastidieuse lors de ces évènements, malgré qu’il y a eu une nette amélioration du service cette année. On y retrouve en tout temps quelques-unes de leurs bières en fûts, possibilité d’acheter des bouteilles sur place, dont certains brassins limités plus difficiles à trouver, ainsi que d’y remplir des growlers. Je ne pense pas qu’ils y servaient de la bouffe mais ils viennent d’acquérir le restaurant voisin, donc c’est sur le point de changer. Ma note est un peu biaisée par le fait que mes visites l’ont été lors d’évènement spéciaux mais je n’ai aucun doute que c’est un bel endroit à visiter en tout temps.
Stopped in to meet Tommy and Julien and have a couple of beers. This a very beautiful little bar with a deck in a really nice small rural town. Parking is a bit extreme. All beer were excellent, the service was nice but very slow, prices were good, you should definitely stop if you’re near!
Dunham is one of the top 3 brewers in Quebec right now and you can enjoy a beer in their brewery. I’ve been here twice now and really enjoyed my visits. Dunham is a very pretty little town with lots of tourist attractions (cycling and hiking in the monteregian hills, hunting, a wine trail and so on) so if you happen to be in the area, you need to stop by this brewery. They have pretty much everything, cask beer, beer to go, growler fills, live music, wifi, and so on - except for food. However, you can bring your own, and the staff will even suggest a few local places for you (there is a tapas restaurant in town I need to try next time I’m around there). The brewer and the owner are around and available for a chat which is always fun. The place itself is small but very enjoyable, nice patio to enjoy a beer outside, small but comfortable inside area as well. Most of the beers they brew are widely available in stores around Quebec, but I still think these guys are worth a visit.
Visited on a Saturday (May 2nd 2015) around 6 p.m.
Ambiance: Place was totally empty except for the waitress, 2 locals and three musicians making sound test for the show later that night. Seems like a fun place and the terrasse is nice but the ambiance was lacking a bit.
Service: Super friendly and fast but we were the only one there.
Selection: Dunham’s beers only. Interesting tap selection with a few of their regular offerings (which are available in bottles in almost every specialized beer stores in Québec) as well as some special beers and tasty hoppy beers. Most of what is available is high quality. Some bottles available "to go" at good prices but there was not much left when I visited.
Food: No food and the small restaurant in the same building is now closed. You can bring some food though and the options are either ordering some fast food or taking a 5 minutes walk to order some tapas to-go at La Bodega (the cod fishcakes were especially tasty).
Value: Prices are good both for draft offerings and bottles to go.
Overall: I will visit again for sure. Hopefully there will be a little more ambiance and I will be able to increase my score for this place as Dunham is probably my favorite Québec brewery currently.
NOTE: Be super cautious in the parking, it’s a minefields.
Je suis vendu, même si ça me coûte cher de gaz pour s’y rendre ça vaut la peine! Une micro qui ne cesse de m’épater avec leur diversité et leur imagination. Petit bémol, le goût de leurs bières varient souvent d’un brassin à un autre
Bel endroit un peu rustique avec une belle terrasse. L’intérieur est un peu petit. Bon choix de bières en fût qui sont pour la plupart excellentes. Le service est efficace et les prix sont plutôt bons. Je n’ai pas mangé, mais leur poutine semblait délicieuse.
Bien pour l’emplacement, terasse extérieur entre de jolies murs, mais autre petit restaurant collé. Service asse lent et, durant l’action de grasse, peu de bières disponibles. Tout de même sympathique et vaut le détour pour une petite bière rapide. Au niveau de la bouffe, nachos de l’épicerie avec un petit pot de salsa de l’épicerie, donc très moyen de ce côté là.