JB175 (43) Bucks County, Pennsylvania | February 17, 2007
Nice looking place that is in the ’happnin’ area of West Chester. Wait time on a Saturday night was nearly 1 1/2 hours for a table. Bar service was good, but very busy. Offerings varied a bit from what was on the website, although I can’t complain with both the porter and APA on cask. Food was very good as always with Iron Hill. My wife really enjoyed it, which says something about a beer place. Low point of the night - My wife orders wine, they give her barleywine, I taste and confirm its barleywine, I have to watch the bartender pour the barleywine down the drain in order to make room for my wife’s wine. Ouch.
Similar description as most of the Iron Hill reviews. Same typical clean and “square” Iron Hill layout. Average Iron Hill size, which means it is a pretty big brewpub. We had food, again, typical Iron Hill food, which means above-average brewpub fare. Just like other Iron Hill locations they have many of their own beers on tap (around 10) and just like other Iron Hill locations the quality was there. Some classic styles and some more experimental brews. Just like other Iron Hills you can get growler fills and they have 750ml bottles for sale at high $. This is an Iron Hill brewpub, if you’ve been to one you know what they fill like. And because each brew their own beers, you want to visit them all even though they all feel a bit the same. I love all Iron Hills.
Ambiance was a tightly spaced chain brewpub. Service was solid but nothing great. Selection was pretty good, with a decent amount of solid offerings. Prices were pretty reasonable as well. Worth stopping if you’re in the area, but wouldn;t go out of my way to find.
Came here for dinner on 25/05/12. Beers were Iron Hill only, pretty typical brew pub range. I tried two an IPA that was pretty dull and an ok ish Saison. Wasn’t inspired by the beers so overall rating at the lower end. Service was decent enough and every one seemed to be there for the food. Burger was excellent. Can’t say I’d head back here with the Side Bar a few blocks away and Victory and TJ’s 10 or so minutes in the car!
One of our stops on RBSG 2011. Interior is very nice- loved the decor and ambiance. Food was quite eclectic and very delicious. Our service was mediocre to poor. The place was crowded, lively, very hopping. Fun to visit. Beers were very average with a few brewmaster reserves and seasonals that were impressive to excellent. Worth going to, though there a many locations and this is the only one I’ve been to so have no comparison.
Interesting location, this one is a collection of a crowded front bar, then overly spacious rooms running the length with booths/tables sticking out oddly. Selection isn’t Lancaster, neither is food, but still very nice sample deals. Service is mediocre, a bit distant.
Another stop on the RBSG 2011 bus trip. Weren’t here overly long, and it seemed as though in spite of the group having made contact with the place ahead of time to let them know we were coming, the were not expecting us. I guess the person who had been contacted wasn’t there that day, and hadn’t actually told anyone else to expect 50+ people all at once. The did handle the group fairly well though all things considered. The place is fairly sizable so they were able to accommodate us all. As we heard a lot of grumbling from the servers going by about everyone ordering samplers, our table opted for full pints of a few things and just made our own super sampler. Worked out well for us as we got our beers rather quickly and ended up with a happy server because of it. Beers were pretty solid, but we weren’t there long enough to get food or anything. I’d stop in again provided that I wasn’t with a huge bus full of people.
Visited during RBSG bus tour 2011. Pretty sweet place and I really wish we had some Iron Hill’s down south. Maybe I could franchise? Great service, above average to great beers, and lots of younger folks. I should move to Philly.