United States > North Carolina > Asheville
jbruner (98) Athens, Georgia | January 30, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
Feels like an old school English pub with lots of wood and low lighting. Service was a little overbearing, came to my table every 2 minutes asking if we were ordering food and it became frustrating. Beers selection was decent, dominated by Green Man, but a lot of other good local stuff. Food was the highlight, I got the bison nachos and was more than satisfied. Price was average, although beer prices arenít listed on the menu or board, so thatís strange. Pretty decent overall, worth a stop, but I donít think I will seek this place out again next time Iím in town.
Boudicca (621) London, England | March 27, 2014
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Jack of the Wood has the comfortable, traditional feel of an English pub. Thereís a central bar with red fairy lights, lots of dark wood and brick walls with some nice decorative touches - a wooden Benskins sign, a rustic beam with green man faces and a cute wooden cherub with a winged collar. They have 21 taps, 19 of which were on. We popped in for a nightcap on a Sunday evening and had a nice relaxing time listening to the band playing in the corner. I think the staff and the band members outnumbered the customers but that suited me as, after a busy RBWG weekend, it was nice to relax and wind down.
(Last visited 10 February 2014).
loveobeer (13) Asheville, North Carolina | October 3, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
We like the bluegrass Thursdays have a pint in the old dark pub while rocken out to some good ole mountain music love it
Cybercat (174) Georgia | May 24, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Interior is dark and cozy, unpretentious, clearly a loved neighborhood bar. The bartender is friendly and makes you feel welcome without overdoing it. All the beers I saw offered were craft brews, with emphasis on local offerings - nary a drop of industrial or overly popular beer. I received my lunch in good time, and it is most pleasing. One of the best veggie burgers I have ever stuffed in my pie hole! HIghly recommended.
Kinz (59) Glen Allen, Virginia | February 2, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Stopped in here sort of randomly when LAB was closed the day we tried to visit that. Had originally intended to just get some beers. I had the sampler of Green Man beers, and they also had a nice selection of mostly other North Carolina micros going. One cask as well. Decided to give the food a try after glancing at the menu and seeing that it didnít look like the typical pub fare. Nice Scottish egg. But the rabbit ragout was absolutely incredible - priced at $14, it would have sold for double that in a more "upscale" place. Friendly prompt service, we ate at the bar. Small band doing primarily acoustic bluegrass was actually pleasant rather than annoying. Really liked this place.
Westmeister (58) Atlanta, Georgia | October 15, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
The bar had a nice feel and was always crowded when I went of walked by. The tap list was not impressive, but still had some high quality brews. Nothing bad to say, just not in the same league beer wise as Monk or Barleyís
Travlr (1381) Washington, Washington DC | July 14, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch black, dark wood, made for a cave-like experience. Great live band on a Saturday night. And a first for Asheville - air conditioning! Woo hoo! Solid beer selection, but the same Green Man selection that we found at Green Man.
changeup45 (109) Mount Dora, Florida | July 14, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place is located in downtown Asheville. I have to be honest, we walked down this street because of the Thirsty Monk but ended up spending more time here. Itís fairly spacious inside with the bar in the middle and tables/chairs off to the side and in the back. Thereís certainly enough space to fit a large crowd and it was very busy when we visited. They had a band playing, which was pretty good. The service was fine, you know, they were busy and quickly moving through the tables. We didnít eat meals but had a cheese platter appetizer, which was interesting. They had a handful of their own beers on tap and some decent guest taps too. I had a Foothils Pilot Pale Ale; kind of wish I tried some of the Green Man stuff. If youíre going strictly for the beer then you might want to go to the Thirsty Monk across the street or one of the other nice stops in town. But overall I enjoyed this place. Pretty cool vibe.
b3shine (233) Cincinnati, Ohio | July 9, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A cool Green Man brewpub in the heart of downtown that had a somewhat limited selection, but had a good cask-conditioned porter (amongst others) on draft and had a food menu, although we didnít eat. A fun stop.
DiarmaidBHK (720) Pennsylvania | July 9, 2012
54 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
I wasnít feeling this plae at all. A large room with prominent Irish beeranaila, they had a celtic "jam" session that you could barlely hear on the other end of th restaurant. They had 10-12 taps of standard local brews and a couple of national crafts and Guinness as well. I only had the barbecue chips but they were awful. They donít have any tvís so itís a nice place, in theory, to chill with a beer but as a beer destination itís a complete loss.
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