An archetypal North American brewpub tucked into downtown Moncton within easy walking distance of hotels and the business-government district. Drank and ate there twice during our stay, enjoying burgers, chicken, pizza and appetizers. Made it through six of the current tap offerings (no guest taps or bottles -- just Pump House creations) and all were solid with two true champions (Cadian Cream Ale and Blueberry Ale). There’s a small bar, family-friendly dining areas inside and shaded picnic tables outside. Servers were quick to offer a sample of any brew. The brewpub features an incredibly popular carryout six-pack refrigerator near the entrance, which sells beer for about the same price as the province-regulated NB liquor stores (about $13-$14 CAN/6).
Large place with a central L shaped bar and a covered outdoor space on the curb. More of a family style place, pretty mellow on a Friday night. Even though it’s a big place, the bar is a bit tight. Service was terrific, very friendly. Beers were OK. A decent enough place.
Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Not the best decorated place I’ve been in, but they have the small brewpub equipment there and a nice bar, plenty of seating and a good patio too. Easy access by car. Service was top notch, really friendly bartender. 10 beers on tap and they do flights. Didn’t try the food but heard from family that it was quite good. The beers aren’t out of this world but all passable, the IPA and the pale ale are quite decent. If in town, this is probably a must stop.
I don’t really like the look and feel inside, but otherwise nothing to complain about with this place. Spent many a night here and have always had a good time. They are just adventurous enough with their taps to keep a reasonably infrequent visitor interested.
Originally entry had it listed as "Ontario", edited.
Busy, open, family-friendly brewpub in downtown Moncton. The original Pump House location. Chow is decent pub fare and boasts the only wood fire pizza oven in town. 8 regular and 2 "seasonal" taps (though the lager was one of the latter which is now available in bottles year-round). Friendly service, some more knowledgeable about the beer than others. Nothing out of this world, but a well-done brewpub.
Easy to find location in downtown Moncton. Typical brewery restaurant interior decor with a pleasant patio outside for the summer season. Service was average, The food was poor. The beer was slightly above average. Good place to sample a big selection of Pump House Ales.
Nice place but did not really care for any of their beer. Thought that Picaroons was much better beer.
Oakes (861) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 26, 2008
Been here a couple of times. it’s a fairly typical brewpub experience, though I haven’t been thrilled with the service. Still, they have a wide range of brews, some fun seasonals and a nice patio. Wish this place existed when I was at Mt A.
Only came into Moncton for the brewpub but seems like a nice enough town. The pub is tucked onto a side street. Fun atmosphere. Super laid-back, spacious with lots of wood. Friendly service. Fun array of beers. In short, if you’ve made it out this far there is no excuse not to go.