United States > Pennsylvania > Lancaster
DiarmaidBHK (732) Pennsylvania | May 30, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
Probably the biggest of the Iron Hills that Iíve visited. Itís literally across the street from F&M. Thereís no way I would have attended classes senior year if I attended a college with a brewpub across the street. Sat in the bar area which didnít have the best service on the day. I hate having to ask for water repeatedly and my friends waited 20 minutes before the server returned to take our order. They had a berliner weisse which was excellent. very crisp and Tart, it didnít need syrup. The prices were a bit much $12 for two pints seems a bit excessive. But Iíd definitely go back if Iím in the area, as long as I can find someone else to pay.
BeerandBlues2 (640) Hanover, Maryland | January 28, 2013
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Another Iron Hill location, but with some great beers of their own. The appetizers were good, and our service mediocre. There was a nice selection of house and chain beers on tap to keep us occupied. A bit pricey for the area.
JoeMcPhee (502) Toronto, ON, Ontario | May 13, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
This was my first visit to an Iron Hill, and itís pretty clear that they spare no expense on the place. Cavernous interior, high ceilings, huge oak bar, brass, and all the upscale bells and whistles. Despite this, itís a bit ostentation and sterile-feeling. A large bar area and a semi-separated restaurant area as well. Our service was pretty crappy though, waited about 10 minutes after being seated before we even saw another server. After she brought our food and beer, I didnít see her again for another 45 minutes. The place wasnít busy at all when we were in, so there was very little excuse for the neglect. The beers however, were incredible. High quality from virtually every style I sampled. The sampler is a great deal too, at 7 bucks for a taste of everything theyíve got. Definitely worth going to.
Drake (476) Free Union, Virginia | July 15, 2010| Updated November 9, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice stop. Open space but filled with rich wood that gave it a cozy feel. The parking is ample. My server was very helpful and knew a good bit about the beer. Prices for food are on the high side but still reasonable, and the food is pretty damn good. The beer ranges from solid to very good, and it is priced well, with the exception of the bottled reserve series, which are $17+ for a 750. Pretty astronomical, especially direct from the brewery. Other than that, though, a very nice place, and Iím happy with my first ever visit to an Iron Hill. .
Lubiere (449) Ottawa, Ontario | April 28, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Similar to the other location i visited a few years back, this is a modern and vibrant brewpub with great beers, lovely food selection, good service and good sampling opportunities (1$ a 4 on. sample)...As with all IH locations, a must go!
LilBeerDoctor (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | December 4, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Located in downtown Lancaster, across from Franklin and Marshall college. Surprisingly the crowd when I was there on a Sunday night was a little older (definitely not a college crowd atmosphere). They had a huge tap list, maybe 15 beers, ranging from an imperial stout to a pumpkin stout to a number of Belgian offerings, etc. The pumpkin stout I got was the best Iíve ever had. Wow. It was so good I had to get 2 pints, instead of trying something else. The food here is great (I got the chicken pot pie). Overall, it is on the pricier side, but you canít get much better quality than this. Iíve only been to one other Iron Hill location (Wilmington), and this is pretty comparable although they had more beers on tap here, so I guess I would say itís better. A great must stop!
Nate (283) Indiana, Pennsylvania | January 4, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Stopped in for a sampler around 5pm on a Friday. Sat in the bar area and got a seasonal sampler. Service was sketchy but not rude at least. It has been a while since I have been to an Iron Hill, but I imagine they are have a formula to their design. The beers were fine and the menu looked pretty good though I did not order food. Good location and not hard to reach - a bit more interesting than Lancaster Brewing.
argo0 (216) Washington DC | August 22, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
You know what youíre getting with IH -- great food, good service, and tasty beers. Very kid-friendly as well. We came here on a Sunday night and were very happy with everything that made it to the table. We wonít hesitate to come back the next time weíre in the neighborhood.
cheap (158) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | December 27, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place has pretty good ambiance. However, the prices are quite high since it does pawn itself off as a higher end venue. A small pizza was $13 and was the cheapest thing on the menu unless you can get by with appetizers for $10. Anyway, on to the beer and service. They had 14 beers on tap spanning a wide range of styles. Youcould sample any beer you want for $1.50. Food tasted pretty good but not as good as the money would indicate. The service was top notch. Except for the price, this was a good overall beer drinking experience. They even had a folder listing special 750 ml brews to go, none were under $20. The place is clean and well manicured. Seperate bar and dining areas.
orangesol (154) Pennsylvania | August 31, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Finally made it down here again, this time long enough for a proper look around. This is one large space. Very nice looking, inside and out, with three separate seating areas and the bar area. It feels sophisticated yet laid back and casual. The quality is good. The beers are served in their proper glasses and the food has always been top notch. The location is awesome and the overall construction of the restaurant is great. One of the nicest looking brew pubs in the area. The first time I went here was during the recent sour event and the place was packed. Our server was good but he told us we could only order one sampler tray per table due to a shortage of glasses. Right, that is why the table right across from us had three people get them at the same time we did. This most recent trip I ordered sweet potato fries as my side and when my food arrived, normal fries. I understand forgetting to put in the order right but he only had two tables at the time. How do you forget that? Not a huge deal but another misfire in the service department.
The selection has always been good. Lots of different things to try. They like to take chances and more often than not they pay off. From their sours and award wining stouts to their amazing hoppy beers you really canít go wrong. Both times I have eaten here the food has been great. So far I have gotten the goat cheese pizza, meatloaf, turkey burger, and half of a pulled pork sandwich. The pizza was excellent, as was the pork. The food has always been well prepared and I canít wait to try some of the other offerings. Overall this is another great option for the local beer lovers. The beer and food is awesome and they are always having special events. Canít wait to stop down here again soon.
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