Located directly off the main road, parking is rather limited and somewhat sketchy (drive carefully so you don’t bottom out anywhere). Once inside, the place is fairly traditional and rustic, almost dive-bar feeling, with plenty of seating. I sat at the bar and was serviced very promptly. Excellent beer selection, all of which are available in single taster pours for a reasonable price for a pub. I ordered food too, given that they had a vegan entree (much appreciated); it was tasty, but also somewhat underwhelming and way overpriced ($14) given for the small portion. Despite the food gripe, I highly recommend the place for the beer.
Something of an English pub decor, but the beer list is quite impressive, with both local brews and quality Danish, English and Belgium beers. Efficient but not very personal service in the restaurant -- might be better at the bar.
We came here on 15.2.2016. Was one of the few classic beer places in San Diego area we have not visited so far. Very nicely decorated with many brewery memorabilia and Churchil pictures. A combination of an English Pub and an US beer bar. Impressive bar with more than 40 taps, whereof two are hand pumps and several nitros. Beer selection is very rich, mainly beers from the region. We had Alesmith Nut Brown, Alesmith/Mikkeller IPA and a Gose from Sierra Nevada - Otra Vez, Societe - The Pupil IPA and Rip Current Palomar Chocolate Porter. Food also quite good, had Fish+Chips and the IPA burger. Service was mediocre, very commercial, not too much interested in beer. Overall for sure a good place, even I know better beer bars in the area.
I’d heard good things about this place so I figured we should definately stop by. Place has a ton of taps, which was awesome. Pliny on draft had just sold out an hour before we got there, so that was kind of a bummer. Lots of good beer and an interesting, almost dive-bar environment makes for a fun experience.
British pub styled bar with awesome and eclectic decorations. Food was superb; the soft pretzel kicks ass. Service was extremely knowledgable and friendly. They offered tasters and had many local sd county beers.
A nice quaint joint on a busy San Marcos street with not much parking, though I scored one up front. I sat at the bar and was treated to prompt and frequent service. There was a food menu but I was headed to a friend’s house for dinner so I passed on this visit. There is a nice tap selection and fairly large bottle selection.
Visited between 3.30 and 5pm on Friday 14th November ’14, thanks to GT2 for the wheels.
Churchills, as the name dictates, is an English themed pub with a traditional UK red telephone box out the front.
The place was pretty busy, despite us being in there between the traditional lunch and dinner feeding times, but there were still a few tables to choose from.
The decor is nothing fancy, almost akin to a UK pub, wooden flooring, mix of booths and open tables with a garden out to the rear side.
The tap list was super solid on our visit, I didn’t even need to peruse the bottle list as such but remember there being a number of rare and vintage offerings some of which were for on site consumption only.
Of note on the tap list, 4 or 5 Societe beers, one off specials from Great Divide, Lost Abbey and Modern Times plus a number of high ABV beers from Avery amongst others.
4oz tasters available on all beers.
Service was prompt and efficient.
In all an excellent tap list and well worth venturing out to.