Gardner Ale House | Gardner, Massachusetts
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Gardner Ale House
Exceptional based on 8 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

74 Parker St.
Gardner, Massachusetts United States 01440 [ print map ]
978 669 0122

gardnerale.com

Hours: Su-Th 11:30am-11pm; Fr-Sa 11:30am-midnight





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8 reviews for Gardner Ale House
 Ambiance  72%
 Service  75%
 Selection  71%
 Food  73%
 Value  72%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  76%


72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops  (113) Epping, New Hampshire | July 18, 2013
After my second visit, my overall feel is decent. The food is very average. Both times my meal was average or slightly above. The brews themselves seem to be average with a few standouts here and there. They also have a few great guest taps. Slumbrew, Element, BBC and even Macro if you are traveling with people who donít understand true beer. If you in the area give it a tryÖ you donít have to make a pilgrimage for it though.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | April 4, 2010
Gardner is a rather ugly little town, seems to be a former industrial town. Some semi-abandoned buildings around the pub. But the pub itself is rather cute, almost classy. Big places, sits well over 100. The pub is separated in two sections. One section being more restaurant, the other being more pub/bar. Food ranges for standard pub greasy food to more elaborate meals at $25. As appropriate for a quick snack as it is for a nice meal. Buffet until 2pm on Sundays. Sadly, no patio. Tap selection was 5 homebrews and 4 interesting guest beer. Food was good and offers a good quality price ratio is good. Most beer are solid. They donít go far off the beaten path with their beer but youíll find a few interesting ones. Overall this place is worth the detour.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
WHYB  (1) | November 25, 2009
I purposely saved my first review for the Gardner Ale House. I just discovered this place a little while ago and have been there twice. The pub fare is way above average (Iíve had the pizza, wings, and burgers), but itís more about the beer. The Chair City Pale Ale is a very solid American Pale Ale and worth the trip for me, and I love the Dopplebock. But whatís going to keep me coming back is the Face-Off Double IPA. Outstanding!
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
smcolw  (11) Boston, Massachusetts | November 15, 2009
This is a friendly place where conversation is natural and unpretentious. Iím told the food is quite good, although I didnít have any when I visited. The beer is well above average and the price is excellent ($4.50 for a sampler of five beers).
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90  (48) Wilton, New Hampshire | November 8, 2009
Nice little brewpub/restaurant in downtown Garner. Had a little trouble finding the place at first. Had to stop and ask directions. Cozy, warm ambiance with exsposed brick walls and dark stained beams. As far as food goes, they had everything from basic fried pub food to full coarse dinners. The wife and I put together an all appetizer supper. The plate of nachos was huge. The beer was solid and well made. We had sampled some of their beer at a beer fest and decided to check the place out. Itís really not far from were I live.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud  (33) , Massachusetts | August 9, 2009
A comfortable restaurant with a full menu of standard fare. The pizzas looked really good though we didnít order them but saw alot going to the tables near us. The beer is just average, my favorite being the chair city pale ale which was nothing spectacular but still very drinkable.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | July 8, 2009
This cozy pub and family restaurant is laden with brick walls, which conveniently contain many glassless windows that look onto adjacent rooms and kitchen. Service we had was very friendly but not knowledgeable. The food was your average pub grub quality and the beers were nearly all decent quaffers. Since this is quite out of the way, I donít see myself coming back out too often, but I canít knock this place for offering sub-par products.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75  (83) Largo, Florida | February 25, 2007| Updated April 18, 2008
A nice new establishment in downtown Gardner. 6 beers on tap and they were all well made, the doppelbock being the standout beer for me. Got a cool tour of the place and great descriptions of all the challenges they faced installing their brewing system from the brewer. Worth a stop if you are in the area.

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