A surprising cozy bar in Stowe, VT. I came here on a Friday morning and it was fairly empty. The bar area has a very cozy, ski-lodge feel to it (they also have some restaurant areas - one is red and the other is like a garden room. Strange). They had 5-6 house offerings, including 3 IPAs which was unusual, but they were all tasty so that was good. I didn’t expect to like this place much, but I actually had a good time here.
Judging from the exterior, it appears to be a barn rather than a shed - much less a restaurant/pub and brewery. There are, in fact, two sections: a rustic and informal pub, its décor dark and woody, where flannelled shirt locals greet and grub with tourist, skiers and flatlanders; on the opposite end of the Shed, one may find a quieter, if no less informal, restaurant.
The Shed offers a hearty menu of pub grub that will sate the ravenous appetite of anyone who has just come in from the ski trail, or stumbled in from Long Trail Brewing (See My Review). The nacho plate was mucho grande and the smoked turkey wrap was nicely proportioned and tasty. Of course, let’s not forget the house beers; during my visit, the Shed offered a few selections: their Tell-Tale IPA, their seasonal beer, a mildly sweet ale that is brewed from 2 hops; then, there was the glorious strong ale, called Mountain Ale, a sweet and toasty elixir that left in a growler with us. (Yes. They do have growlers for beer-to-go.) I did love this one. Try it if you can get it. I also wanted to give some props to our server Anna. Thanks!
Stopped in for evening drinks in the pub, and were delighted. Decent beers, several quite tasty. The wings were a bit too spicy for my taste, but we got through them ok. The waitress sort of vanished on us, but the barkeep watched out for us and treated us right.
Fun place! 6 beers on tap and you can get them served as sampler and the glasses come out served on a cool wooden ski! A few of the beers were pretty nice, one or two not so nice. The food is really fresh and pretty healthy..but very flavorful.
We have been to the Shed twice, both times in the off season. The pub is cute and the dinning rooms are very nicely appointed. We have only eaten in the pub and the food is fine, nothing to write home about. The beer is good, nothing outstanding. Both times we had very friendly service. I do feel they are slightly overpriced, but they are in a ski town.
Can’t imagine a more pleasant spot to have lunch in the northern Green Mountains on a cold Vermont February day. Glassed-in porch area, with warm sunny tables overlooking the snow and mountains. Service was perfect, a very attentive and enthusiastic waitress, who was interested in my take on the beers. Food was tasty, and reasonably priced. The beers, if not overly impressive, were at least varied across styles.
A very pleasant restaurant that also has some decent beer on tap. Patio on a warm day was great. Most beers are rather ordinary, and nowhere near the best beer around (L’alchemist 15 minutes away, or the brewer Magic Hat) but the freshest seasonals were as expected their best, with the Black IPA quite good. WOrth a stop if in the area at all, but only worth the drve out from Burlington (about 45 minutes or so) if you have the time.Prices are a bit more than the Vermont average, but less than most cities elsewhere.
I ignored the bad ratings and came here anyway because I’ve had some great beer from these guys at festivals - I should not have ignored them - hunting lodge-looking pub attached to a snooty-looking restaurant (interesting dichotomy) - 5 beers on tap, all unimpressive session ales - seems to cater to the upper class tourists (no surprise considering the golf course and skiing nearby) wanting to "slum it" at a faux mountain pub - I know they can make good beer, but I’d stick to trying it at fests or buying it in growlers at VT stores.
Have been there a number of times. The latest was early on a Saturday night and the place was pretty deserted. We got decent service, but the staff was not "engaged" at all. The place is decorated with lots of memorabilia, bumper stickers and pictures of the rich and famous that have been there. Other than that it was a little dirty. Beer selection was average with 5 of the house brews and a small selection of other brews. Food was pretty good; my wife had desert and it was pretty standard, but did include Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. If the beer wasn’t so good, it probably would not be some place that I would seek out.