Typically large brewpub offering up a large bar area and plenty of seating throughout. If youíve seen one Iron Hill location, youíve pretty much seen them all. House beers were definitely good and they offered a sampler tray of just the seasonal beers which is nice if youíve already had the regular lineup before. Pretty standard menu offerings, but the quality is good. Good service even when they were busy. All around solid place.
cheap (226) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | December 27, 2012
This place has pretty good ambiance. However, the prices are quite high since it does pawn itself off as a higher end venue. A small pizza was $13 and was the cheapest thing on the menu unless you can get by with appetizers for $10. Anyway, on to the beer and service. They had 14 beers on tap spanning a wide range of styles. Youcould sample any beer you want for $1.50. Food tasted pretty good but not as good as the money would indicate. The service was top notch. Except for the price, this was a good overall beer drinking experience. They even had a folder listing special 750 ml brews to go, none were under $20. The place is clean and well manicured. Seperate bar and dining areas.
You know what youíre getting with IH -- great food, good service, and tasty beers. Very kid-friendly as well. We came here on a Sunday night and were very happy with everything that made it to the table. We wonít hesitate to come back the next time weíre in the neighborhood.
visit 6/10/12. shiny modern digs. odd location with a decent view of campus. 10 house beers on tap spanning quite a few styles (having a berliner on tap is kinda cool) and tasty grub. like others have stated it is on the pricy side...actually, very pricy....in lancaster of all places??!! but everything is quality and hand crafted if youíre into that kind of thing...
Located in downtown Lancaster, across from Franklin and Marshall college. Surprisingly the crowd when I was there on a Sunday night was a little older (definitely not a college crowd atmosphere). They had a huge tap list, maybe 15 beers, ranging from an imperial stout to a pumpkin stout to a number of Belgian offerings, etc. The pumpkin stout I got was the best Iíve ever had. Wow. It was so good I had to get 2 pints, instead of trying something else. The food here is great (I got the chicken pot pie). Overall, it is on the pricier side, but you canít get much better quality than this. Iíve only been to one other Iron Hill location (Wilmington), and this is pretty comparable although they had more beers on tap here, so I guess I would say itís better. A great must stop!
MrChopin (100) Baltimore, Maryland | November 7, 2011| Updated November 11, 2011
Easily the best IH location, fastest rotating taps, seasonal-heavy each time, great variety always, fantastic food specials and events. The food is terrific here, definitely take advantage of mug club membership and enjoy it frequently. Atmosphere reminds of Southampton, swanky dark wood with one large TV at the bar, often playing golf. Service is decent-good though Iíve seen some weird customer-server tiffs before (granted the customer was a dbag).
Brewpub restaurant. Nice place, good bar area with tvís and nice high top tables. Not a quiet place for a beer, but for the style and what it is, I enjoyed it. Food was excellent, but expensive. Beers were quite good and service was good. Given the type of place, I wasnít surprised that the wait staff didnít know much about the beers... but if you accept that and the pricing, itís a good place.
Finally made it down here again, this time long enough for a proper look around. This is one large space. Very nice looking, inside and out, with three separate seating areas and the bar area. It feels sophisticated yet laid back and casual. The quality is good. The beers are served in their proper glasses and the food has always been top notch. The location is awesome and the overall construction of the restaurant is great. One of the nicest looking brew pubs in the area. The first time I went here was during the recent sour event and the place was packed. Our server was good but he told us we could only order one sampler tray per table due to a shortage of glasses. Right, that is why the table right across from us had three people get them at the same time we did. This most recent trip I ordered sweet potato fries as my side and when my food arrived, normal fries. I understand forgetting to put in the order right but he only had two tables at the time. How do you forget that? Not a huge deal but another misfire in the service department.
The selection has always been good. Lots of different things to try. They like to take chances and more often than not they pay off. From their sours and award wining stouts to their amazing hoppy beers you really canít go wrong. Both times I have eaten here the food has been great. So far I have gotten the goat cheese pizza, meatloaf, turkey burger, and half of a pulled pork sandwich. The pizza was excellent, as was the pork. The food has always been well prepared and I canít wait to try some of the other offerings. Overall this is another great option for the local beer lovers. The beer and food is awesome and they are always having special events. Canít wait to stop down here again soon.
came here with my wife for lunch. Food is upscale gastropub fare that is pretty expensive IMO. Beers were very good and decently priced on tap but the take home bottles were outrageous at 20-25 dollars per 750ml.
Probably the biggest of the Iron Hills that Iíve visited. Itís literally across the street from F&M. Thereís no way I would have attended classes senior year if I attended a college with a brewpub across the street. Sat in the bar area which didnít have the best service on the day. I hate having to ask for water repeatedly and my friends waited 20 minutes before the server returned to take our order. They had a berliner weisse which was excellent. very crisp and Tart, it didnít need syrup. The prices were a bit much $12 for two pints seems a bit excessive. But Iíd definitely go back if Iím in the area, as long as I can find someone else to pay.