United States > New Hampshire > New London
MaBeer1972 (84) Taunton, Massachusetts | May 20, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Located in a pretty location not far from exit 11 off of I-89. Easy to find. Stopped in for a couple of brews and a bite to eat. Horseshoe bar. Inside is a bit tacky with animal heads, sporting equipment and other junk hanging in the rafters above the bar. I suppose New Hampshire folks like this stuff. Seems to be a good local hangout. Bartender was attentive and very helpful. Threw in some samples that I didnít even ask for. They had an enormous selection of about 17 different brews on tap. I decided on a dunkelweizen which was very good and then had a hefewiezen that was OK. Fish sandwich I had was ok, but not memorable.
AdamJackson (177) Lyme, New Hampshire | January 31, 2012
50 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
I found this place via the BA directory and took the girlfriend here for dinner and beer tasting. I was surprised when all 15 beers active on their site were available to buy on tap. The staff was nice and after asking the hostess about the beer selection, she took us right up to the bar where there were 2 free chairs facing the long row of taps.
I was surprised though to see so many people drinking Bud Light at this bar. I guess they sell other beers but why go to a brewery / restaurant and order anything but a beer made there?
I tasted the 2009 & 2011 Barleywine and it was the first chance I had to show my girlfriend that difference aging can have on a beer. She ordered the Golden Ale. Overall, the tab was very cheap at $4 a beer for a pint and the food was delicious. Iíll be stopping by again.
CaribouBill (9) caribou, Maine | August 20, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
Was not sure what to expect, this was a bit íin the middle of nowhereí, but was pleasantly surprised. Parked the car and saw hop vines behind the pub (I talked to the bartender and found out that they brew a wet hop beer with them at harvest time). The bartender seemed well informed and was very friendly. The english IPA was probably an 8 out of 10, bit too hoppy for the style. The Belgian Single was great, bit spicy, great summer session beer. Roasted corn and pork soup was quite good as well. This place is worth a stop if you are in the area, I went about 30 min out of my way to go and was glad I did.
LilBeerDoctor (319) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | May 14, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
A great brewpub located in rural NH. Stopped by here for an early dinner on a Wednesday late afternoon. The bar was fairly empty. It is a small, cozy place overlooking the mountains. Lots of stuffed game and skiing knickknacks on the walls. They have an impressive tap list with some interesting offerings (they had a black IPA, saison, chocolate stout, and potato beer). The beer was very good, not one disappointment to be found. The food was excellent (Elk shepherdís pie - so good!). Donít skip this one - it was a surprise winner on my NH/VT trip.
AirForceHops (106) Epping, New Hampshire | February 14, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Located in the beautiful NH mountains right off of 89. Easy to find. Great collection of old nostalgic items on the open beams and walls. Looks like an old hunting or fishing cabin. Service was good for a busy afternoon. We even got to speak to the brew master who is there nearly everyday. A friendly person. Good representation of several styles of craft beer. Would be worth a return trip if Iím ever in the area. I Loved the Hefeweizen! Had more then a pint.
LiteWait (13) New Hampshire | February 14, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Located in the beautiful NH mountains right off of 89. Easy to find. Great collection of old nostagltic items on the open beams and walls. Looks like an old hunting or fishing cabin. Service was good for a busy afternoon. We even got to speak to the brew master who was there nearly everyday. Good representation of several styles of craft beer. Would be worth a return trip if Iím ever in the area.
mcox90 (48) Wilton, New Hampshire | October 12, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice brewpub in New London nh. Visited on Columbus Day weekend, so a long wait to be seated. No big deal. Lots of windows offering an outstanding view of Mt. Sunapee. Lots of decoys and fishing suff on the walls. ot the kind of atmosphere I care for. Food was decent if not great. I choose to have a burger, which was delicious. They also have regular entrees. Prices were what you would find any where else. The 2 beers I had were quite good. I live almost 2 hours away, so I wonít be a regular, but if Iím in the area I will definetely come here again.
chriso (350) London, England | July 14, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Cosy, homely, roadside place in the middle of nowhere. Visited on a Saturday lunchtime in April. Not exactly busy but enough punters that it didnít feel empty either. More bikes than cars in the lot Ė donít know whether it is normally popular with bikers. Sort of mountain cabin feel. Proper pubby atmosphere. 17 beers on tap. 5 in the sampler. Didnít have time to do them all but the 5 I had were pretty solid, if not world-beaters. I wondered whether freshness might be an issue with so many taps at such an out of the way place but it didnít seem to be a problem for the ones I tried. Fairly standard US pub food menu. Just had a snack Ė the (appetizer) portion of nachos was huge. Service was a little on the slow side considering they werenít very busy. Iíd call in again if passing, if only to pick up some of the beers I missed first time. Wouldnít make a special trip though.
Lubiere (447) Ottawa, Ontario | January 23, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This place is quite nice, next to a steak restaurant (Four grills), decoy motifs abounding, loads of beers, 16 taps of goodness (included 3 years of the Isle of Pine BW on my visit). Fast service, close to the highway. Tried the soup (Rosemary and ribeye steak soup), very delicious. Decent price for sampler, 5 4 onces for 6$.
Cletus (228) Connecticut | November 15, 2009
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A big place with good food, good service and a decent selection that is not near anything. The bar area and porch are nice. The dining area has a fireplace. The beer is decent. Beer to go available. 13 of their own available usually.
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