This was an unexpected surprise - a country inn feeling, attached to a chocolate shop, or maybe the other way around. Tap selection had a good variety of their own stuff, mostly very solid. Lobster rolls were really good. Worth going out of your way to try.
Marthas is housed in an old downtown building that used to be a candy shop, and you can still buy candies at a walk-up counter. The interior is spacious and there is outdoor seating for good weather days. The food was particularly good and the beer slightly above average. Our server was friendly, attentive and prompt.
Classy spot with two restaurant sections. It might be a single bad day, but our waitress seemed to keep her smiles and good service for more important patrons on that day. Despite its classy outfit, the place offered 8 beers on draught and another one on cask even! I was quite disappointed with my food, I had a Philly Steak Sandwich which was not steallar and annoying since every other of the 5 plates on the table looked quite appetizing and several other items on the menu interested me (varied range of original paltes outside the pub far usual range). Just donít pick the specials of the day. The beers were of varying quality, but some of them were excellent. Iíll come back once every couple of years, but if I lived in NH, Iíd come by from time to time to try their new offerings.
Pleasant small town brewpub, on a pretty and historic long street. Good sized patio, well kept, above average service. The brewmaster is relatively new here, and experienced and his lineup was above average and a bit adventurous. Good turnover in beer keeps it fresh. Early part of lunch, really not to busy for summer, perhaps reflecting the economy though traffic was fairly buzy. A worthwhile stop if you are passing through. Guest taps would be appreciated to encourage the trip for others, certainly not key for me though.
This place is really noce, ample dining area, with a circular bar area, circular booths, a good selectiom of beers, but nothing really special. A nice touch with the candy store. Service was friendly if not a bit innatentive. 8 samplers for 8.95$.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | December 19, 2007| Updated June 30, 2009
This classy restaurant also has a bar section if you do not feel like getting a dining room experience. The food Iíve had here over a few visits (crab cake salad, jambalaya, sweet potato wedges) was always good and the beer selection was definitely interesting with Smoked Porter, Scotch Ale, Winter Warmer, 2 different Brown Ales (one on cask), etc. The standout though for me still is their McGannís London Ale, a beautifully-rounded and balanced bitter golden ale that truly showcased this brewerís potential prowess. I will surely keep coming back through here and would recommend it for those beer lovers looking for a brewpub restaurant to which you can bring your significant other. The sweets shop at the entrance is sure to please their desserty needs too.
I went there a few times during the after-noon for beer and food so I cannot comment about the late-night pub atmosphere. The place itself looks like a nice restaurant (between intermediate and classy) with a large bar counter in the middle. A lot more upper class feeling than 99% of the brewpubs. Except for a few so-so dishes so far the food has been mostly delicious, must superior to you average pub fare. There can be up to 10 beers on tap (1 cask) and they ranged from disappointing to excellent. Of the 9 beers I tried my ratings range linearly from 1.9 to 4.1 !!! (from the pathetic Apathys Reward to the stunning McGanns London Ale). Worth a detour and next time Iíd like to try a dinner and night time atmosphere. Service is good but once we got the worst (and I mean THE worst) service Iíve ever had in a restaurant. The waitress wasnít bad looking at all and I think she was obviously in need of a good fÖ
I stopped here on a Tuesday afternoon for lunch and it was pretty quiet. The place has a sports-bar feel with several large TVs tuned to ESPN. They had 7-8 of their beers on tap, which were pretty basic styles (I tried the stout which was decent and the pilsener which was pretty good). The food menu is fairly extensive, featuring most of your typical pub fare. I had the soup and salad which was tasty. Overall, a decent stop although there is really nothing about the place to stand out in my head and Iím sure Iíll forget I ever went here in a few years. Would I come back? Meh...maybe, but probably not.