Franciscan Well Brewery | Cork,
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Franciscan Well Brewery
Good based on 19 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

14 North Mall
Cork, Ireland [ print map ]
21 4210130 | facebook

Mayor: beerbomb65 (1) | Taps: 6 | Bottles: 25

Franciscan Well Brewery

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Franciscan Well Chieftain IPA 81, Blacks Model T 89
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19 reviews for Franciscan Well Brewery
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  79%
 Selection  64%
 Food  90%
 Value  73%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  77%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
boroie  (5) , Ireland | February 13, 2013
Simply a great, great bar. The ambience and service is top notch. The draft beers are mostly all brewed out the back and are excellent quality. Their beers have won many awards. You can get pizza out the back, fresh cooked in a stone oven on thursday/friday nights. They have many festivals highlighting Irish craft brewers. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Altogether a wonderful place to visit.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
PRBeer  (411) Parsippany, New Jersey | March 7, 2013
I really enjoyed this place. Very original...great feel to the place. The people are very welcomimg. The night I was there they had somebody visiting that was making wood fired pizza which they insisted I would like even after I said I was from NYC...they were right! The beers were very good compared to the syles I had been finding in Ireland during this visit (hard for me to find the hoppy beers I love from back home). I would highly recommend this place to anyone in the area...even worth a special trip.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick  (797) Columbus, Ohio | December 31, 2012
(Visited 11/2012): Franciscan Well is located on North Mall right near the water across from Bachelor’s Quay. Parking is available along the street.

The entry is through an arch and down a short alley. The interior opens to table seating with a bar in the rear. The space is split level with more seating on the upper tier and a beer garden in the back. Dark red and worn wood motif, with hanging Christmas lights. Brewery tanks are located right behind the bar.

The brewpub features 7 house beers, all of which are available in a sampler. These included an Irish Ale, ESB, Pale, Hefe, Lager and Kölsch on our visit. The beers were all average to decent, with no real standouts. Two guest taps as well. There are around 25 bottled beers available from brewers like Sierra Nevada, La Chouffe and St. Peters.

Service by the bartender on our visit was friendly and knowledgeable. He also made recommendations on other places to find craft beer in the region. The brewpub also does regular festivals, and there are a bunch of posters on the wall from past events.

This place does not serve food to my knowledge.

Overall this is a worthwhile visit if for the simple fact that there are so few actual brewpubs in Ireland.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Clembo1957  (101) Smethwick, England | July 10, 2014
Very quiet on a lunchtime, opening is 1pm. A good selection of the breweries own beers, a Blonde, Pale Ale, Stout, lager etc. a good choice if you’re not looking for the traditional oirish (I.e tourist) experience
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier  (75) Maryland | January 16, 2015
Great hidden brewpub. After-hours they don’t serve food but the bartender gladly helps you find a pizza place to deliver right to your table. Nice atmosphere and great local brews.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
mayordenis  (3) | May 21, 2009
Lovely little spot - Hosts Seasonal Beer Festivals - Brews a decent range of it’s own Beers, and a fair amount of beers from the continenent. Great Staff, who know there stuff.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog  (793) Phoenix, Arizona | September 19, 2009
September 2009 - Visited early on a Sunday evening. With its huge outside sitting area, this place was a nice break from the routine in Ireland, offering 5 solid German-style house beers. The lads at the bar were friendly, and the crowd was an interesting mix of European tourists and young, hop Corksters. With no food of their own, they ordered pizza for us from down the street, a good pie, but pricey at 20 Euros. Fun spot.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
tomciccateri  (133) Albuquerque, New Mexico | September 30, 2013
Nice layout with both outdoor and indoor seating. Attractive copper DME brewhouse with 4 fementers, 4 conditioning tanks, 2 brite beer tanks and 3 serving vessels. Outdoor patio with multiple covered and uncovered areas. Smoker usually hang out in the uncovered areas. Glass-walled brewhouse . Brewhouse tour reveals imported malts, 2-roller mill, 6-head manual bottle filler, and 4-head keg filler. Since being taken over my Molsen-Coors, new production will begin near old Beamish brewery in Cork. Popul;arity now increasing for beers that include Rebel Red, Jameson Stout, Jack Daniels bourbon, Friar Weisse, and Pale Ale. Nice patio and semi-late night bar. Sucessful brewer. Wosh them well in the corporate worls.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada  (29) Compostela (Galiza), | April 30, 2014
A nice place with amazing own draft beers. The service on the pub is very friendly and kind. The place itself is a must to go visit on Cork.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock  (437) , England | April 2, 2012
Enter via an alleyway, through into the main bar area. Three redundent coppers straight in front of you behind the bar, all had crisp boxes sat on them. The front room is square with a raised portion to your left, through there you enter a huge semi-covered courtyard/garden area. To your right as you enter the garden you can see the brewing equipment. Upstairs they were holding a ’Polish Cultural Evening’. I didn’t venture up there but I could hear the dancing from the toilets. 6 of their beers on tap, 3 handpulls (none in use). Too busy to chat with any staff, but they were pleasant enough when serving you (at the bar). The bottle list was poor, 11 boring beers with heavy prices. I liked the copper lightshades, the wall to your right as you enter (displaying beerfest adverts) and the overal feel of the place. Certainly worth the walk out to it (via the Bierhaus of course). Friendly, noisey, upwardly mobile group of customers, no riff-raff in here. Wooden floors, with tiles around the bar, for spillage reasons I’d guess. The music was at the right level on my visit, just above background volume. They were playing Irish/British Rock, semi-heavy metal stuff like ’Stairway to Heaven’ and the likes. My only complaint, no cask beers!

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