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tienm23 (1) London, Ontario | March 18, 2011
36 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 8/20
They say that character is who you are when no one is looking. Given this definition, you may want to reconsider visiting The Alehouse restaurant on Dundas Street given the attitude of their management.
A few of my friends and I decided to go to the Alehouse yesterday to celebrate St. Paddyís day with some food and drinks. We are regular customers and every Thursday they have drink specials. Normally, they charge $10 a pitcher and truth be told, itís a big reason that we go there. At the end of the evening, when received our bills, we noticed that they were charging more than they normally do.
We would have just let it slide, but the when we asked the waitress about the discrepancy, she said she told us at the beginning of the night and that they raised the price because otherwise "they would not have enough kegs to fill the orders"?? We asked to speak to the manager and politely asked him about the price change, he said they changed it on the placard outside. I pointed out that even if they did do this, the signage on the tables, menus, and even on our bills should have been taken down for the day. I told him that we are regulars and was it really worth losing customers over a few dollars. He got very belligerent at this point and said he wouldnít help us now that we were threatening him.
So, needless to say, I will not be returning and encourage everyone to think twice about supporting this business.
MrManning (60) Hamilton, Ontario | August 10, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
A new addition to the London Beer Bar scene, London Ale House invites both the beer newbie, and the somewhat seasoned.
There is a small out front patio, and a larged private backdoor patio which I frequent because it is shaded. The place itself is huge and has many booths and tables. Lots of room at the bar.
The beer list here isnít mind blowing, but Iíve had Tankhouse, Steamwhistle on tap, as well as Cobblestone stout. Bottles are increasing and are approaching the 100 mark. Many micros are available, from local Ontario stuff, to some of the US guys as well. Iíve had Muskoka Cream, Anchor Steam, and KLB Raspberry. Each menu item is paired with a beer, and a lot of items are made with beer. I recently had a pulled pork strudel, which was excellent and very filing. The pork was cooked in beer. I also had a ceasar salad with original ceasar dressing. All food here is fresh not frozen. Service here overall is pretty good, though I have had a couple of occasions where Iíve been left out on the patio to dry, but the waitress apologized, so it is all good. On another occasion, they were simply understaffed. They have some pretty good specials here, so while I wonít always come here for my first choice, Iíll gladly end up here from time to time and enjoy my visits.
cratez (198) Toronto, Ontario | July 11, 2010| Updated February 16, 2014
50 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 10/20
The bottle list rotates occasionally, with stuff from Flying Monkeys and other crafters popping up every now and then, but the draught list remains sub-par (Cobblestone, Tankhouse, Steam Whistle, and *sometimes* McAuslan). My rating stands, and I should note that this place is more of a íbeer friendlyí sports bar than a proper beer bar. Go to Milosí, Beertown, The King Edward, or Black Shire instead.
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