Australia > Canberra, ACT
Beer Available At Wig and Pen (arranged by most recent)
Wig & Pen Multigrain , Wig & Pen Velvet Cream Stout 96, Wig & Pen Thirsty Worm Cider , Wig & Pen Marvís Manís Mild , Wig & Pen Sour Blonde , Wig & Pen Rumpole Pale Ale 75, Wig & Pen Pale Ale 82, Wig & Pen Kiandra Gold Pilsner 44, Wig & Pen Midas , Wig & Pen Goatee , Wig & Pen Russian Imperial Stout 98, Meantime London Stout 77, Wig & Pen Big Brown Beaver , Wig & Pen Lambs-go-Baa , Wig & Pen Dubble Trubble , Zywiec Porter 98, Bourgogne des Flandres BiŤre Blonde 53
Bif (64) St. Louis, Missouri | September 15, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Pub is located in central Canberra near the university. It is not much to look at from the outside but inside looks more like a Engish pub with low ceilings. It is fairly small but never seems crowded. In the back is where the beer is produced. The bartender is very knowledgeable about the beers on tap and will provide a sample if you are not sure about a particular beer. There is a small menu of pub grub, but everyone is here for the beer and good company. Too bad that Canberra is so far off the beaten track. Worth checking out if you are ever in the area.
fletchfighters (41) , Australia | July 20, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Best brewpub in Australia. Bar none.
English style pub with three hand pumps. Nice.
Food is very average at best.
Good pricing and some creative beers that are on tap
blackbock (6) Shoalhaven NSW, Australia | January 28, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Whatís going on guys? Not open until 2:30PM!
From the outside, this place looks pretty ordinary, and blends in well among the corny Irish-style pubs which surround it.
Once inside, the atmosphere is transformed and it is more like a traditional English pub with exposed beams etc. Excellent selection of well-made house beers on tap and food is available.
Jotaigna (2) , Australia | August 15, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Real ale pub which probably triggered my interest in beer. It tries to be like an English pub with rustic furniture and low ceilings, but its not cosy enough. Being able to see the brewery vats is good and so are the potato wedges.
ndon (52) London, England | January 24, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Laid back, comfy seating, good beers, good selection, decent food. Loved this place!
Vas (17) , New Zealand | December 6, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Such a delight to discover this place in central Canberra on a Monday night! Great range of beer brewed on the premises. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Good, reasonably priced food. A rare place that I could park up for a few beers on my own and not feel out of place. A top spot, almost worth going back to Canberra for (almost).
Mjollnir (10) Canberra, Australia | August 13, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Small English themed brewpub, complete with false exposed beams in the ceiling and the microbrewery visible behind glass doors. Simple but good value food, a reasonable selection of year-round brews and a revolving door of seasonals and specials. They also have a selection of bottled ciders and occasionally a bottled Belgian menu. The value of the beer is a bit worse than that of the food but in the context of Australian pubs the quality is decent in most cases.
davidm (52) Melbourne, Australia | January 26, 2010
94 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Exceptional selection of home brews. Their regular stout is top of the top, and they always have imaginative and tasty seasonals. I was very impressed by their imperial stout.
The staff is always friendly, and the atmosphere is nice and quiet, except for Friday nights, when it can get busy.
About the food, I only tried the cheese plater, which was very nice.
TimE (216) Tokyo, Japan | January 1, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Comfortable place with nice English pub atmosphere. Staff was friendly. Kitchen was closed for the Holidays, so never tried the food. Beer was served too cold. Prices were reasonable. Samplers avialble on the 13 taps. The only real let down was the quality of the beer, which fell considerable low of expectations. With a couple of exceptions all the beer is very average. Certainly worth a stop for ticks and it is a pleasent place, but just donít hope for great beer. I should add that depending on your feellings on ACDC, rating could change significantly. Three hours of nothing but ACDC - at moderate levels- while I was there.
feirit (4) , Australia | July 8, 2009
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
A good selection of beers. The Velvet Cream is great and there is also some experimentation during the year like the Hopidemic and Wobbly Boot which have a fan base. On a thrusday or friday get there by 5 as there usually is a queue to get in. The place does empty of people about 8.30 and then is packed again by 10. They should serve the imperial russian stout in a pint.
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