The Filter Room Ale and Cider House

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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 6/20
highlandlad  (52) Napier, New Zealand | October 11, 2007
Thereís a lot to like about this boutique brewery on the outskirts of Napier. Thereís a comfortable new tasting room with a range of about 10 beers brewed here on draught, plus about five ciders and a couple of alcopops. The staff the day we visited were friendly and enthusiastic. The samplers of six 140ml tasters for NZ$9 are exceptional value. Thereís a cafe attached. Thatís all the good stuff. The problem is that the beer and ciders are mediocre at best. The fact they produce both of those plus alcopops suggest a business that is hedging its bets. Thereís loads of potential here with the right brewer. It felt more like a tourist destination than a brewery. Thereís plenty of product available for take-away in plastic bottles if anything takes your fancy. I had a sampler of six and left empty-handed.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • OVERALL 11/20
TimE  (294) Tokyo, Japan | September 28, 2011
Other comments below are spot on. Worth a stop if you are in the area and not really into wine.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
Vas  (17) , New Zealand | December 7, 2010
If you approach this place as spacious cafe with garden bar where you can get a beer with your meal then your expectations are about right. The tasting trays are a bargain but sadly none of the beers (or ciders for that matter) are anything to write home about. Has enormous potential but the beers are just not that interesting.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 2/10
  • SELECTION 2/15
  • FOOD 2/10
  • VALUE 3/10
  • OVERALL 2/20
trentacle  (1) , New Zealand | October 22, 2010
The beer isnít great, the building is tacky and thereís a great view of the car park. But itís all Napierís currently got for a microbrewery. The seasonal wheat beer made the trip worthwhile .

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