Conveniently located a few miles from Hill Farmstead, the Parker Pie allows you to draink a full pint of Edward or whatever HF beer they have on draught at the moment, a possibility you can’t get at the farmstead itself. So it’s a fortunate way to mood yourself for a long waiting line. The spot itself is tiny, but feels homey and welcoming. We went on a cloudy, wet Autumn day and seating was available.The pizza was perhaps lauded a bit too heavily before my visit and I ended up not appreciating it as much as it deserved, but it remains a tasty pie, just not in the American Flatbread range for my fork. I would not recommend driving to this place on its own, but there are not any better alternatives closer than Waterbury a solid hour away. Note this has changed a fair bit if you come for beer. Pizzas are still really good, but the number of tap lines went down from close to 15 to less than 5.
chibuck (555) Chicago, Illinois | August 11, 2013| Updated August 18, 2014
Arrived at 530 on a Saturday, big mistake with roughly a 2 hour wait for pizza. I get being busy, but the staff was just slow about whatever they did. I talked to a few locals and they said that’s just how they run things. You don’t have many choices in the area so plan to go for awhile, drink some great beer, and don’t have any place to be. Draft list was ok, some local VT stuff but then some out of state like Humulus Lager. Edward was there but the only HF on tap, and it poured so slow it took 20 minutes to get my beer with a 15 beer wait list. The bottle list was stellar with great prices. Lots of tables inside and out back, so you can choose where you want to be. The pizza was great, wonderfully buttery crust. My only complaint was the people we went with and that ordered 2 minutes before I did got their pizza 45 minutes before us. Kind of makes it tough to enjoy dinner with your table mates when that happens. I’d probably head back to a Positive Pie before here, but I’d go back if I was in town for a longer period of time.
2nd time here and this time for a HF post FOFA event. Great beer and food, but again the servers just didn’t want to be bothered with beer crowd or non locals being there. Really frustrating.
Very pleasant little Vermont restaurant at the back of the very pleasant country store. Great home-y pizzas, very nice beer board (Hill Farmstead and a few other stellar offerings), friendly service... Perfectly authentic New England village restaurant; loved it.
2013-04-26. Arrived for lunch time on a Friday afternoon and it was relatively quiet. Enjoyed a couple of Hill Farmstead beers on tap and shared a small pizza. I wish we had been hungrier as the pizza was great. The crust was a bit different, in a good way. We got the Green Mountain (?) special which had and interesting mix of toppings and drizzled with maple syrup. It was delicious but made me wonder what the more traditional toppings were like. Yumm! Pretty decent tap selection for a small pizza place in the middle of nowhere! When driving look for the general store, the pizza place is around back. We actually drove past before realizing it was the same place. Will definitely be coming pack if we are in the area again.
I’d heard good things for years about the place and when I went after FoFa I had high hopes. The taps for me were dull (Hills Farmstead & Cantillon but after FoFa I was looking for something maltier/hoppier) and the attached general store had been pretty much stripped bare. Pizza was good, vibe was family restaurant (tons of kids running around) but service was brusque. My friends rave about it but I wasn’t impressed, probably much nicer on a non-FoFa day.
Visited on a Friday afternoon after Hill Farmstead with the wife and AdamChandler. Pretty good recommendation, Adam. The place certainly doesn’t look like much more than an old, run down general store out in the middle of nowhere. Inside is a bit of a haven for beer nerds and pizza craving folk alike. Luckily I was both that day. Their draft list consist heavily of Hill Farmstead and a few other Vermont breweries. Lawsons and Alchemist were there, as well as bottles of Cantillon Classic. The pizza was excellent here as well. I tried the special of the day as well as one other, and both were phenomenal. If you are in the area, especially after a visit to Hill Farmstead, definitely come here. It is worth the time it takea to get here.
Visited before the HF Harvest Festival. Beautifully set very deep in the Vermont countryside in a tiny community. Has a bit of an old general store feel to it all, great ambiance. Staff was friendly all throughout and service was good. The food is mainly pizzas and they are really good. They have quite a selection of them made with farm fresh vermont ingredients which is fun. As far as beer goes well they always have a keg of Hill Farmstead on, plus several other fun rotating choices. If you ever drive remotely close to West Glover, Vt I highly recommend you stop by, I doubt you’ll be disappointed.
J’ai vraiment eu un coup de foudre dès que j’y ai mis les pieds, c’était prévisible, l’after-Zwanze se préparait dans la cacophonie. Les pizza sont plus que respectables et plusieurs ambiances cohabitent. Un must chaque fois que j’irai chez HF.
Came out here for dinner after a festival at Hill Farmstead. This place certainly feels like Vermont. Sort of a combination of market and pizza place, with indoor and outdoor seating. There was some live music going on when we came in as well. Good local beers on, including some Hill Farmstead stuff. Pizza was rather tasty, service was quick, friendly (there’s a lot of that in Vermont it seems). Now a part of my must stop list for anytime I’m up at Hill.