Visited here recently. Food was above average... service was good... beers were average, except for the the Oatmeal Stout, which was outstanding. Quite a way off of the main travel routes, unless you are sightseeing in Northern NH, but well worth the day trip.
Stopped by to have some lunch before heading home after a nice vacation in the White Mountains. Much bigger place than I was expecting. The bars (thereís 2 of them) are both nice. They have a kind of "dive" element to them that works out nicely with the whole atmosphere of the restaurant. Rooms are located across the street I believe. The outside seating was very enjoyable. Nicely decorated with greenery everywhere. Staff was very attentive and the food was excellent. I canít remember the prices of the growlers but they are affordable. They offer special "Meet the Brewer" Hotel Packages that Iím going to have to do one weekend. Overall I was happy to finally see the first Micro Brewery that I found and liked. Itís always been on my brewery bucket list and I wasnít let down. Kind of touristy, but that just means is good.
Visited with family on the way to see the ice castles on Railroad road in Lincoln. Distressingly, I found this unimpressive and not worth the gas. Itís the only inviting spot for miles and was confusedly in the middle of what looked like a residential cul-de-sac neighborhood. Outside it appears to be an unassuming train junction with locomotive insignia on the sides (curious, but did this location move? I donít remember seeing any white V-roofed house when I visited North Woodstock in Early March). Inside itís very pretty: has a huge, shiny wooden bar, dangling Overlook Hotel chandeliers, and just about every conceivable road sign imaginable plastered on their walls. The bar was a handful: extremely crowded and noisy; some of the customers here came off a tad obnoxious -- cutthroat, even. I left for the restroom for three minutes, and my stool was already taken when I got back. I found that the casual dining area in in front made for an easier-going time, but the table we got had dried liquid on it and was surrounded by a 5 year oldís birthday party, so lots of screaming kids and irritated adults. I decided I needed to eat something, and ordered a sandwich with my beer. The burger was partially burnt, expensive for what it was, and ultimately unmemorable. I just donít see myself ever recommending this place or going back. I donít do noisy environments, so I may already be biased in this regard, but I didnít find their food to be worthwhile and I donít see what all the hubbub was about. Iíve seen lots of their limited beers in bottle shops around northeast NH, so this presents another reason not to return here again.
It was nice to finally visit this place. They have a huge footprint with multiple dining rooms. they have a bar & brewpub which for some reason are 2 different rooms with the same beers and same food. staff is nice, the patrons are not beer geeks which is pretty refreshing. i had a nice time here but itís a very busy spot. My only complaint is the food is very expensive for what you get.
Small pub in a fairly tourist rich area of NH. Only had one beer there, the Vanilla Bean Stout on cask. The beer was a fine example of the style and was served at the correct temp. Unfortunately it was served by a less than enthusiastic bartender, not unfriendly, just seems like he did not want to be there. I had a burger, and for once I ordered it very rare and it came out nicely seared with a cold centre, this earns them a 10 for food. I like a bar that will serve you a raw hamburger without cramming all that FDA crap down your throat. Not sure I would make a special trip to go there, but it did provide a good beer and a tasty lunch.
Nice little Inn/Brewpub in North Woodstock NH. Had lunch here while in Lincoln for the New England Brewfest. Ambiance was just ok. Itís an old building with a lot of wood and wallpaper with huge flowers on it. Looks like an old lady lives there, which maybe one did at one time. Tables are kind of crowded together. Service was average to good. Our waitress was attentive and the food did not take long. Speaking of food, there was an excellent selection and it was very good. The beers were ok. Nothing special. It was nice to have a couple that were not bottled.
chriso (558) London, England | March 28, 2010| Updated April 9, 2010
A very convenient Sunday lunch stop on our way across the White Mountains area travelling from Vermont to Maine . Extensive food menu, although nothing too innovative and what we had was decent. Not too overpriced for a Winter sports area. Beers were mediocre but serviceable. Service was efficient but perfunctory. Nice old building with various areas. The bar area might have been more convivial than the dining area where we sat but there were no seats free, which suggests this place might be a bit packed on Friday & Saturday or at the height of the season. Worth a stop if in the area but probably not a special journey. One downside is that the sampler gives you only 5 beers (your choice) when they usually have 7 on tap.
Cletus (233) Connecticut | November 14, 2009| Updated November 15, 2009
An inn, a brewpub, a jack of all trades/ There are 3 places at the inn that serve their beer. The restaurant which is high end, the bar, that has some nice brewpub specials for food, and the brewpub, which is a small area that showcases the brewery, and has their cask offerings. A fun place to visit.
This was a pleasant stop in our travels. Easy going town, laid back with shops and sites. Our service was okay, couple of the beers we wanted to try (seasonal) were already off the menu. Beer was average with the Red Rack as a favored choice. Brought a growler along but they wouldnít fill it due to some BS state law?! Place was comfortable with seating inside and out. Food good and prices reasonable, varied food selection.