Visited last August while camping up in Peterborough. Our group of four took a cosy table in the back but the place seemed quite large after looking about a bit, lots of pub-feel. Beer selection was tasty, their own being quite good and the food was good too (interesting menu). Would return if in the area.
Great brewpub in the heart of downtown Peterborough. I believe that they are linked with Hot Belly Mama’s. It was incredibly full, had to wait 20 minutes for a seat (not because of bad service, but because it was packed). There were literally no empty seats left. Food was better than I expected. I had the Brewbpub Stack (or something close to that). Excellent food. The peameal bacon was great. Being the beer drinker I am, I automatically ordered the darkest ale they had after scanning through their menu. I believe it is called the "Wild Olde Ale". Great beer! I was quite impressed. I’ll spare the ratings on the beer as I have done that in the appropriate section. But the service was excellent! Great beer, and great food! I definitely recommend going there. It’s very noisy though, so heed that warning if you’re looking for someplace quiet. A very limited selection of beer, but the point is to try out their privately brewed beer. Check it out if you’re in the area! One of the must-see places in Peterborough.
Établissement visité le mercredi 27 septembre à l’heure du diner. Suivant la suggestion de MDS je suis allé du côté droit chez Hot Belly Mama’s (À gauche c’est la brasserie Old Stone. Tout comme MDS je crois que les 2 endroits appartiennent au même propriétaire. Ambiance: Musique blues en sourdine, décoration aux accents blues et cajun et dessus de ma tête un gros drapeau acadien. Service: Le service fut bien à l’exception qu’on a oublier de m’apporter ma soupe. Dommage j’aurais tellement voulu y goûter. Selection: Evidement les bières de Old Stone sont en évidence. J’en ai goûté 2 : Or Dubh Stout et Red Fife Wheat Ale, la 2e était ordinaire. Nourriture: Étant de descendance acadienne je me suis laissé tenté par le Acadian Clam Po’boy et ma blonde par le Cuban Beef Sandwich. Nous avons bien aimé les deux ainsi que leur accompagnement soit une jambalaya (très épicée) et des patates douces frites. (30e rating d’établissement)
Went here before a tasting at a local Peterboroughian’s place. I walked in and didn’t really pay attention to the branch-off at the entrace...I guess I was just thinking that they both led to the same place. So I ventured off to the right into a place called Hot Belly Mama’s and I’m glad I did because it’s not too often that I have good Cajun-style food.
I had the blackened chicken sandwich with sweet potato fries and baked beans; I’d highly recommend those two sides, especially the baked beans. They had five beers available from the neighbouring Brewpub so I guess they have a good working relationship or maybe they just are the same place after all?
Started out with a deuce of half-pints and then moved onto a sampler after speaking with our server who seemed quite receptive to our Rating-ways. The beers were average for the most part except for the Olde Ale and the Stout which I very much enjoyed. Also a couple of mediocre guest taps. It’s also worth mentioning that it was very dark in the area that we sat in. I wouldn’t necessarily drive 1.5 hours to just come here from Toronto but if I’m ever in this 75,000 person town again I’ll definitely consider a re-visit. The location within the city isn’t really much of a selling point because it’s area is so small anyway but for what it’s worth it’s downtown and within stumbling distance to St. Veronus.
Atmosphere was well, pubby. Plenty of wood, cozy booths. We should have sat outside though as it was about five degrees warmer inside (it was the August long weekend) than outside. Service was friendly and available without being pushy. Food was decent, I had the Old Pickwickian wrap (bit dry but good), and some solid pub fries. Others seems happy with their food as well. Beer was a bit of a let down, but still pretty good - ranging from average to quite servicable. The Or Dubh Stout was a big disappointment, but perhaps its not moving as well as it could be in the hot weather . I will go back if I am in the area, and recommend it to anyone who has not been, but probably would not go out of my way for a second trip.
I try to make it out here once a year - usually to sister spot next door, Hot Belly Mama’s, where you can grab the Olde Stone brews. Grab some authentic cajun and sample a couple of these - I tried the Coffee Porter and Or Dubh Stout, both of which were thick and excellent. Don’t pass this place by.
A narrow, deep brewpub with an exposed brick wall, long benches and a small elevated split-level booth. Many pubfare offerings with above average presentation and portions. I ordered the Chicken Club with homemade peppercorn-gravy and fries. The food was outstanding. The beer was better than expected. I THINK THIS COULD BE THE MOST UNDERRATED BREWPUB IN THE PROVINCE. (I have no idea why Sammy was sampling the guest taps at a brewpub???)
There were only three home-brewed available, and they were passable. The stout was sold out, and apparantly for popularity reasons. Service was functional when they noticed you. It was clean and bright and easy to find parking. The guest taps were weak, and very possibly outdated beer.
Great place, casual, good beer,good staff, good service.
radiomgb (31) Peterborough, Ontario | February 13, 2004| Updated February 29, 2004
An nice brewpub in Peterborough. Solid linup of beers with a rotating seasonal beer as well. If you are looking for spicy food go next door to "Hot Belly Mamas" as all of the Olde Stone beers are available there as well.