Seven Barrels is a brew pub that is very easy to get to off I-89 in West Lebanon, N.H. It is the first exit after leaving Vermont. You can see their sign from the interstate (at least coming from Vermont) so I don’t think you can miss it. It is located next to a shopping plaza so there is free parking nearby. There’s a nice, traditional Brit-pub style interior and a menu that is typical for pubs and taverns with burgers, other assorted sandwiches, appetizers, and cheese and gravy fries somestimes known as Poutine in Canada. They are definitely appealing to the Dartmouth College crowd, which is just a few miles away. You can buy growlers of their brews for $10.00. The brews are not bad. Nothing extraordinary but seriously, not bad.
Stopped here for dinner as I was here for the night for work. Pretty decent sized ground in the bar for a Wednesday. I had a flight plus a pint of some pretty mediocre to poor beer, then oatmeal stout was the best. It also happened to be wing night $0.50 each. Those were pretty good. All told the bill was $13 before tip.
Been driving by here for years and finally stopped in. Nice enough atmosphere. Has the look of an old building, with rough hewn beams and such. Don’t know if it really is an old building or just built to look it. Easy to find. Right off the highway. Good food. Beers were pretty good. Nothing outstanding. Prices were nice. I was there during "Happy Hour" and it was $3.00 a pint or $3.50 for a pint of the high gravity beers. Not a destination brewpub, but if you’re in the area, check it out.
Very a much a generic American brewpub. Beer-wise, nothing very exciting. Run-of-the-mill options, nothing interesting style-wise, and the beers themselves are very middle of the road. Atmosphere is very small-town pub vibe. Homey, friendly, welcoming, etc. The best part about this place was the prices. $8 for a flight of 8. Nice. The food was well priced as well. Like the beer, nothing insanely delicious, but I felt like I was getting my moneys worth, for sure. All together, this is a fine place to visit if you’re driving through or in the area, but not really worth going too far out of the way for. I had a great time, but if I’m back in the area I’d probably opt to try somewhere new rather than re-visit.
Always changing taps, they’re experimenting with higher gravity beers lately. I’m one to stop in and try new things but they don’t have enough exciting beers to satisfy a beer geek. Mostly a local watering hole with decent food.
An alright spot. The place itself is nice and the location convenient. The food is good and reasonably priced. The beers are, at best, average, though on the positive side none that I’ve had have been bad. All just pretty ho hum to average. The prices are fantastic, though, so you can’t really get worked up about the beer quality. The bartender was great during my visit and let me try small samples of most of the beers for basically the price of one pint (and I think a pint runs about four bucks). They cover a good range of beer styles at this place so it’s fun to sample their creations. Since this is the only brewpub (that I know of) for miles around, it’s a must visit for any beer-lover who’s visiting the Upper Valley.
The beer was good, I think there were 8 on tap. The Coffee Stout was good, thin for an imperial, but tasty. The red was very drinkable. Only had wings to eat so can’t really judge the food. Service was exceptional, very fast and friendly. Even with the growler to go and 2 pints in the bar the total was 40ish, so it was a great value as well. It was VERY loud in the pub, but there was a Harley Rally in town so I guess that is ok.
Stopped here many times, as it’s a good option surrounded by chain restaurants in the shopping district. The beers don’t change much, and they’re not particularly inspiring, though they’re certainly drinkable. The food is solid enough, and the staff has always been great.
Located in strip mall territory just off I-89. Had the feel of a place going downhill. Very quiet at 8.30 on a Saturday evening. Homely feel. Extremely friendly service. Mediocre beers and food. As we were staying the night in a nearby motel we had assumed we would spend most of the evening here but, in the end, we left by 10pm. The shortage of customers and atmosphere made a few bottles back at the motel a more attractive option. Don’t know whether there is still a connection with the Vermont Brewpub in Burlington but that place was infinitely more lively and inviting. OK if passing.
Run of the mill brewpub at the North entry of NH. Beers are not Greg Noonan classics as they were, rather ho-hum. Basic pub fare, friendly service. Not worth a stop unless its on your route. 5.65$ for 6 samples (got 8).
This run-of-the-mill brewpub was full of locals when I visited, and most of them were not drinking beer. Figures. The house selections were just a selection of colours and lacked inspiration and depth. For some reason, with the setting and country music, I felt like I was in southern US. Everyone stared at us as we walked in to the bar area?!? Anyway, the quality of the beers here were mediocre at best, so I don’t see myself coming back anytime soon.