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Beer Available At Cambridge House Brew Pub (arranged by most recent)
The Cambridge House Cream Ale , The Cambridge House Rock Bock , The Cambridge House IPA (Abijah Rowe) 94, The Cambridge House Pale Ale , The Cambridge House Alt-45 60, Back East Palate Mallet , The Cambridge House Dirty IPA , The Cambridge House Lime Rock Red , The Cambridge House Single Barrel Series #1 Big Hoppy , Victory DirtWolf 99, The Cambridge House Mosaic Pale Ale , The Cambridge House Oktoberfest , The Cambridge House Wet Harvest Ale , The Cambridge House Steel Cut Oatmeal stout , The Cambridge House Double D Scotch Ale , The Cambridge House Farmerís Daughter , The Cambridge House 5 bbl Bitter Blueberry Blonde , The Cambridge House Old Mill Pond ESB 88, The Cambridge House Copper Hill Kolsch 93, Back East Porter 48
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LilBeerDoctor (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | August 18, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A cozy brewpub in western CT. This is actually a fairly large place with an outdoor patio and plenty of indoor seating (looks like at least 2 rooms). The crowd on an early Friday evening was quite local. There were about 6 house beers on tap - the IPA and kolsch were excellent, the ESB was pretty decent too. There are also around 6-8 guest taps (generally local CT or MA beers, but not exclusively). Beer prices were reasonable ($4/pint, could have been a happy hour special). The food was around average to above average pub food quality, but the prices were a bit high. $12 for a chicken salad sandwich which was mostly bread, lettuce, and tomato...Overall, I did enjoy my stop here and found the beers to be better than expected. Worth a stop if youíre nearby, although the bill could be pricey.
johnnnniee (88) Bedford, New Hampshire | August 17, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
My GPS thinks this is on the other side of the street but we manage to find it anyhow. I stopped here last week for dinner while on vacation with the family. Maybe a half mile outside of town this unassuming building looks like a converted house from the outside. We arrived later for dinner to find a full parking lot, but luckily it was not a totally full restaurant and we were seated quickly. Loud boisterous seating area with a bar off to the right side of the building and tables off to the left and around the bar and on the deck. 5 house brews on tap and maybe the same number on guest tap make the selection decent enough. The food is standard pub fare and tasty enough, the service was attentive and at the ready. Loud local vibe adds to the ambiance, pricing in line with everything else on the trip. The beer was hit or miss, with one a huge mess. I might go back if I was in the area.
Dogbrick (677) Columbus, Ohio | July 11, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
(Visited 06/2013): Drove to Granby from BDL based on an airport advertizement for this place believe it or not. Located on a scenic road called Salmon Brook. There is ample parking all around the house.
The outside does look like a house. There is a deck/patio in the rear where the entrance is, along with a decorative horse. Inside opens to a host stand, with the bar immediately past, which has table seating around a central bar. Brewing equipment is visible, as is a rather large bottle collection. Large chalkboard listing the available beers.
Cambridge House has 5 house beers on draught. On my visit this included a Black Lager, Pale, KŲlsch, IPA and "Steam Boch". The beers are all average to above average, and are available in a sampler. In addition there are guest taps from other regional craft brewers like Narragansett and Berkshire.
Service at the bar on a busy weekday evening was pretty good. The bartender was knowledgeable about the beer and friendly.
I did not have any food on this visit.
Overall this place is not really worth going far out of the way for just for the beer, but the scenery coupled with the selection makes it worthwhile.
Braudog (697) Hampton, Virginia | January 15, 2013
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Unfortunately I could only afford a blazingly quick drop-in here. I liked the "big old house" feel of the place and the staff was friendly. The menu was inviting enough, if standard New England pub fare. I only had one beer -- it was just OK, but I thought their offerings looked sturdy and relatively varied. Would like another chance to visit. (Brewery #595)
rocbyter (61) Waterbury, Connecticut | June 20, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Finally made it the the original Cambridge House. Good sized bar. Staff was friendly. They had about five beers of their own on tap and five or six guest beers on tap. I only ate the buffalo wings but they were very good.
Ernesto987 (104) Connecticut | September 23, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Solid brewhouse, the best in CT so far. The food was above average, the beers are much better than I remember them being. Would return.
Reynolds314 (26) Connecticut | August 30, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice little place with the brewpub atmosphere. limited selection of only 4 of their beers but they were well done and reasonably priced. Food was great, Jambalaya was spicy and tasty. Nice small town stop if youre around.
DiarmaidBHK (720) Pennsylvania | April 22, 2011| Updated May 5, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
If it looks like from the picture that some guy built a brewpub in his house, then thatís exactly how it feels. Instead in of a laundry room, thereís a brewery. I think this adds to the places charm. They only had three of their own beers on tap, because they were out of everything else although they had a number of guest taps, mostly regional craft brews. It was too bad I enjoyed all three of the selections I had of theirs. The pizza I had was very nicely done, i liked that I could hamburger as a topping. Everyone seemed very pleasant, even for lunch. Iím surprised the score ended up being so low because if Iím ever in the area again, this will be a definite stop.
Maltajo (36) Tucson, Arizona | September 1, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great place. Lots of fun. Full of nice people and the service was tops! So much good food on the menu that I must go back and try some other dishes ( as well as drink more of there tastey brew!) Find it and enjoy!
Sammy (517) Toronto, Ontario | August 20, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
I took a scenic route to Hartford to visit. A nice place,patio focussed, minimal bar. Lucky to get a seat post-lunch. Loud regulars haveing a beer. Beers are average, product line is conventional. Worth a stop if in the area.
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