I was so looking forward to visiting and was immensely disappointing. I will start with the good as that is easy, the beer is very cheap and well made. The ambiance is an effort to please everyone. While my visit, I had people screaming at the sports game, mothers hanging with daughters, teens and a girl so high she was giggling at her bread. The waiter although sort of attentive had no desire to talk about beer. In fact that is where I am at a loss, a good brewery and the focus of the pub is so far from the beer. Just kitchy, tacky and catering to the masses.
Good stop right off Hwy 101, with a decent selection of 12 house brews, 4 of which are seasonals. Beer quality is alright, with very good prices and solid service. Good menu looks decent, with a few options for vegetarians / vegans. Solid spot.
This place was absolutely jammed on a Saturday afternoon when I was in Ė and itís not really hard to see why. Bright and airy space with lots of exposed brick in an old, heritage building in this quaint little town. Cheap pints and high quality (the pale ale and the Indica are particular favourites) brews make it great value. Food looked tasty (although I didnít eat while here). Friendly and efficient service. Me likey.
Visited on a Tuesday night when it was surprisingly crowded and noisy. Friendly attentive service. 7 regular, 4 fruit and abou 4 specialty beers available on tap, as well as Wyderís Pear Cider and Guinness Kaliper. 2 levels. Decent sized bar. Pool table.