English Ales Brewery

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
larryLSB  (78) La Selva Beach, California | April 22, 2009
Visited on a Tuesday nite with a couple of co-workers. Nice cozy little place with the brewery in front. Excellent service and good pub food. Ordered the beer sampler which was quite impressive with 12 of their brews. Kind of off the beaten track in Marina, but worth making the trip. Much better than the other brewpub on the penninsula.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis  (754) Sunnyvale, California | July 14, 2016
Stop on the way to Monterrey. Not far from Hwy 1 on a lonely street. There is a small shared lot, but you may well be street parking. The place was doing a decent business on a Tuesday afternoon, looked to be 100% locals. Bar was full, but there were some tables open around the perimeter. I ordered the flight, which was all 10 of their house beers on tap, served in these cool little skinny tall mugs at about 4 oz per. This is obviously an English style brewery, so put yourself in that mindset. Beers seemed a bit too chilled for the style. I did not try the food. Unfortunately, to my taste the beers were all pretty uninspired. I worked my way through the 10, but was not impressed for the most part. Service was good and friendly, however. I donít see myself going back.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
SinH4  (67) Garching b. MŁnchen, Germany | June 24, 2015
Classic English Pub looks with mostly classic English Pub beers. Mostly locals around here. Prices are nice and portions of food and samplers are generous. Beer quality is solid, but beware that most of them are very english-styled. A nice place to visit if youíre here like we were, but not worth planning your route around.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb  (558) Woodland, California | June 14, 2015
Not a huge venue. Pubbish decor. Clearly something of a local. Decent beers. Good service. Worth a stop on the way by.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Foxbush  (120) Richmond, Virginia | October 25, 2013
This was stop added to our brewpub visits. We had Big Sur in Carmel and decided to visit. Karen was our bartenter. The bar was small with food offering. We were on a stop while heading back to San Jose. This is an easy stop off 101. Mugs for regular drinkers were hanging from the ceiling. The beer offering was good. Two of the beers I had in town. This is a small brewery. I saw 19 barrel fermenters in the brewing room. I enjoyed their sampler flight of four beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
t0rin0  (1516) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 10, 2013
Stopped in on a Thursday afternoon on my way back from SF beer week. The place isnít hard to find if you have good directions but itís in a very unassuming little shopping center in a very quiet part of town. The people inside were all very nice and seemed to know each other. I didnt realize right away that there were personalized mugs hanging from the ceiling. The nice bartender periodically would take a long stick and remove one from the ceiling for a customer.

There were 10 taps going and I got a 4 oz sample of each. The only one that was out was some stout that I canít remember. The beers were all in the "alright/decent" range. After taking notes on my 4th or 5th sample the 2 guys sitting next to me at the bar started talking to me and asking my opinions on the beers. It turns out that one was the brewer and another was an employee of some sort. Both were nice guys and introduced themselves. We had a discussion about English ingredients (malt and hops mostly) and I was greatful for a professional opinion on English beers as I know so little about them at this point.

10 samples was only about $8, $10 after tip. It was a nice place to relax and have a conversation and the beer was light and enjoyable but I canít comment on the food as I didnt order any.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 4/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
IrishBoy  (113) Bakersfield, California | June 13, 2012
Small local brewery with a restaurant; food looked good but I had already eaten in Monterey. Beers are good but low alcohol and not really all that flavorful.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
MattH  (67) California | April 4, 2012
Nice little pub about a half mile off Highway 1 in Marina. Beers are all British Style Ales from the brewery in the 4 to 6 percent alcohol by volume range. Samples cost $1.50 each or you can get a sampler set for $11.50. Pours for the sample were about 5 ounces. A full menu is available. Prices are cheap and portions are big. We got a huge order of curly fries for $4.75. Brewery is next door to the pub.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
csaso  (168) Missouri | September 24, 2011
Great little local place. They do serve food, but did not get any. Had about 6-7 of their own beer on tap. Good variety and quality. The bartender (older gentelman) was super nice and funny, great guy.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Braudog  (824) Yorktown, Virginia | July 10, 2009
June 2009. Stuck in an odd corner of an odd shopping area, this place tries to replicate an English pub feeling but doesnít quite get it. The day I visited, the clientele was obviously small group of regulars. We had a beer or two from their pretty good house lineup and went on our way, so not much of a visit. Worth a visit if youíre in the area.

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