Franciscan Well Brewery | Cork,
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Franciscan Well Brewery
Exceptional based on 17 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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

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Franciscan Well Brewery

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Beer Available At Franciscan Well Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Franciscan Well Chieftain IPA , Franciscan Well Blarney Blonde 25, Franciscan Well Rebel Red Ale 49, Franciscan Well Purgatory Pale Ale 50, Franciscan Well Shandon Stout 69, Franciscan Well Eggenstein Bock , Franciscan Well Spring Fusion Ale , Franciscan Well Friar Weisse Wheat Beer 67, Kinnegar Scraggy Bay 62, Kinnegar Rustbucket Rye Ale 77, Franciscan Well IPA 49, Franciscan Well Rebel Lager 28, Franciscan Well Coffee Porter 78
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17 reviews for Franciscan Well Brewery
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  79%
 Selection  64%
 Food  90%
 Value  72%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  77%
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78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Clembo1957  (67) 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
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada  (19) 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.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
tomciccateri  (127) 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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
rickhall28  (248) Denville, 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.
100
  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.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick  (701) 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.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock  (312) , 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!
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
bmerz  (121) Brooklyn, New York | March 15, 2012
Lovely place and clearly not your average establishment here. They care about beer that isn’t Guinness or Murphy’s (not that doing so is bad). The beers were (~2 years ago) quite respectable.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine  (707) The Sunshine State, Florida | March 9, 2011
Atmospheric little brewpub in Cork, it’s not outside the city as another rater said, it’s just across the river from the cutsie old town...very casual and comfortable interior with good opportunity for conversation. Quite a wide range of house beers, none are particularly exciting but most are well-made.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
redsandwiches  (10) | January 14, 2010
good store, great staff

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