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J. Timothy's Taverne

Not Rated.
J. Timothy's TaverneJ. Timothy's Taverne

Taps: 20 / Bottles: 28
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N

15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.35%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

143 New Britain Ave
Plainville, Connecticut, 06062-2021
United States
phone: (860) 747-6813

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @jtimothys

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(Place added by: necoadam on 05-13-2005)
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Reviews by RedChrome:
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4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$

Checked this place out a few days after they reopened from the remodeling. I always liked it before, but was amazed at the additional area they opened up. The bar is about eight feet longer, and they added a few booths.

The two hundered year old building has a very comforting feel. The hardwood floors and rich dark colored wood. Dining room area is nicely wamred by two fireplaces.

The food is fantastic. They offer a few wing selections which are their best sellers. I recommend the dirt wings. Many other appetizers, entrees and sandwiches are just as good.

The beer selection is quite nice. They rotate their bottle selection to match the season. IPA's in summer, Octoberfest...self explanatory, etc. They carry a dozen tap beers, but mostly macros. My one reservation is seasonal bottles run about a dollar more per bottle then other bars.

Service at the bar is quite quick, however, if you are at a table in the lounge or the dinning room, you get only average service. Waitstaff will get you what you need from the kitchen, but not be as attentive to empty glasses.

Overall a definite winner in an area of chain food and family bars. Come for the beer selection and wings, and I promise you will find yourself coming back to get take out wing buckets for home gatherings. You will also like to stop in every few weeks to check out beer changes.

08-23-2006 18:57:57 | More by RedChrome
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-19-2014 15:20:21 | More by mccrackrlm
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

07-04-2014 04:02:51 | More by GriswoldR3
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

07-03-2014 18:23:05 | More by SimonPuggle
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-30-2014 22:13:22 | More by bellb
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3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

02-27-2014 12:36:48 | More by brewcifix
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4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

Great restaurant right outside of my hometown. Real comfortable atmosphere, dim lighting, all wood and stone interior, like eating in a log cabin. Three places to dine, a basment (which is probably my favorite), main floor including a lounge, and an upstairs. The service is always good, even though the place is packed at all times haha there's always somewhere to sit and the waits are always bearable. The brew selection in this place is fantastic with about 17 drafts and over 30 different bottles to choose from (Including there Belgium beers for two menu.) Ontop of there great beer selection the food there is fantastic. Great selections from beef to poultry and of course fish. But don't go there and not try there famous "dirt" wings. They are IMO the best wings i've ever had, whenever I go there i always get a bucket to go they're that good. Overall if your in the area or just looking for some good brews and exceptional food. This is the place.

01-30-2010 16:55:10 | More by Arenbeer
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4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$

What a great place. A decent line up of taps and bottles, only a few rotate but they seem to put on some good stuff that go with the seasons. This really really old building creates a great atmosphere that fits well with chilling at the pub and sitting down for dinner. Location is a good spot for me, because its right across from the movie theater so you can get a few pints then go across the street for a movie.

Last time I went I got a flying dog doggie style ale and a titan IPA that were excellent and fresh. Their glassware consists of only big dimpled mugs, which are really interesting and fitting for just about any beer they had there. Better than just straight sided pints. I also got a beer blend called chocolate covered apricot, which is a blend of young's double chocolate stout and magic hat #9. One of the most interesting black and tans I've ever had, and a really nice dessert. They have a whole menu of about ten different draft blends/black and tans which rotate from time to time.

Service in the small bar area was very attentive. Beer knowledge was acceptable, they aren't going to get into a beer conversation with you, but this is not a "beer geek" type bar. The bartender did have suggestions for their beer blends.

The chicken wings were the best I've ever had. I got honey bbq "dirt style", which means they fry them twice. This is the way you need to order the wings. They had a big burnt meat flavor while still being tender, really sweet, and juicy. Yum. Haven't gotten around to entrees here yet, but these wings are good enough for me any time I go.

Overall, this is a great place to get some good beer, great pub food, and an old pub atmosphere.

08-02-2009 16:09:53 | More by jeffthecheff
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4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

Located in Plainville, which is not far from Hartford, CT.
This restaurant and bar has been around for over 200 years as mentioned by other reviewers, so the place has plenty of character and seems to get a good amount of traffic. Some couples, some friends and some solo diners/drinkers of all ages seem to make up the mix of their clientele. The carry Ten Penny, Guinness, Palm, Bud Light, Flying Dog Doggie Style, Sam Cherry Wheat and some others on tap. For bottles, they carry opa-opa ipa, kona wheat, anchor steam summer and some more. As far as food, they carry the typical pub grub. I enjoyed their "dirt wings" very much and recommend them, their burgers and sandwiches looked tasty as well. This place happened to be near a business meeting and I am glad that I had the opportunity to check it out.

07-27-2009 02:21:45 | More by mltobin
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New York

4.7/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$

This place has been in existance for 218 years (198 of them as Cooke's Taverne)

I have eaten ther 6 times and have yet to be disappointed with either the meal or the service, the selection isn't wide but it varies seasonally.

The Ambiance of eating and drinking in an old stage coach rest stop is just plain fun!!!

Stop in, have the cheddar and ale soup, prime rib and a tap beer you'll go away satisfied with a doggie bag, because you can't eat a whole meal !!!

I recommend this place top anyone within an hour's drive to Plainville Ct.

It's worth driving an hour for the freindly expert wait staff and the exceptional food.

11-12-2007 15:53:25 | More by cyberbmcd
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J. Timothy's Taverne in Plainville, CT
93 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.