PWalk (10) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | January 7, 2005
Simply one of my favorite places to have a beer. The place has an atmosphere all it’s own. The beers are getting better and better with a mead now being produced as well.
Do yoursefl a favor and stop in.
Had lunch here for the first time last Saturday. Fabulous ambiance, and my server was very helpful and nice. I had 12 three ounce beers, with two cask beers and a double shot of the raspberry mead. Wonderfu; beers, and my meatloaf was very fresh and tasty. This will definitely be a regular stop for me.
This is a must-visit, if only for the creaky 18th-centuray atmosphere. I had a great time in July at the Philly gathering, but I suspect it’d be fun anytime. Big meaty meals, good appetizers...interesting if not entirely successful beer that tend towards the higher ABV territory. Hey, they make a mead; that’s worth something.
Colonial feel in a brewpub. Pretty cool place. The bar has two sides, one is quiet, the other is a larger open area, where you can view some of the brewing equipment and watch TV. There is also a game romm, and a rather large dining area. Food is good, and beer is usually interesting with an abundance of big beers offered year round.
The food here is really great, if you’re prepared for a heavy old fashioned meal! Beers are usually pretty good, and getting the table by the fire place on a cold night, and getting a roasted chicken with a pile of mashed potatoes and a pint of porter, well, that’s the kind of stuff I like.
What else can I do except heap praise on the great folks at the GL Inn for hosting our RB/BA Gathering in June. They gave us a private banquet room at no charge. The beers were great. This place is also a bed & breakfast, so if you need a cool place to stay in the Philly area you cannot go wrong here. Have a few beers and stumble upstairs.
JFGrind (82) Glenside, Pennsylvania | March 3, 2004| Updated May 30, 2007
Chris Leonard the brewer of the General Lafayette has just taken ownership of the brewpub (02.04) and is dedicated to making this brewpub a first place destination. Beers are excellent, food and service over the past two years have had its problems. Worth checking out, easily accessable from the PA Turnpike Plymouth Meeting exit.
Excellent pub, service in the pub area can be a little slow at times, the other rooms of the restaurant seem to be a little more upscale, food is pretty good, beers are excellent, easy to find a few miles off the PA NE Turnpike, no parking problems, colonial atmosphere makes you feel like you're in the 1700's, great place to enjoy a few pints