Coddington Brewing Co.
Active Beers: 11
Beer Ratings: 106
Beer Avg: 3.5
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 31 | Reviews: 31
3.85/5 rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Nice little pub/restaurant. Their brewing room is visible through a huge glass window, where you can see the huge mash tun, fermenters, and bags of grain etc. Went here for late company lunch, and of course got the sampler, which is 7 beers in 7 oz. glasses.
Decent pub food and selection, including some sea food which is common for the area. A bit pricy but very reasonable for the area. Service is great, nice, no complaints.
They rotate a few beers seasonally and have a few year rounders. Overall I was let down by the beer. Every beer was a bit below par, a bit weak. Definitely worth stopping by once if you're in the area though.
11-30-2012 04:30:33 | More by Proclarush
4.83/5 rDev +30.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
This was a very pleasant first time experience! The beer selection was nice, the beer quality was excellent, the food was delicious, and the service was exemplary. The prices for everything did seem to be just a tad high, but you definitely get top quality for what you pay.
About the only thing I can say that they can improve on is to maybe have at least one imperial-style beer in their selection. Don't get me wrong, all of their beers were fantastic (their stout and scottish ale were two of the best that I've ever had!), but I also enjoy "big beers". It's a personal preference, and should not be a reflection on this establishment. I will not hesitate to go back there again when I am in the neighborhood.
09-27-2012 14:16:00 | More by tcbl1007
3.58/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Was camping in Burlingame State Park, and we made a trip into the Newport area to do some roaming/exploring. Just down the road from Newport Storm brewery was Coddington, and since we needed some grub, too, we went there first. It's your standard brewpub setup when you walk in, with a ton of seating and a clear view of the 7bbl brewing system they have. The beers were pretty solid, and they were still serving a few of their summer seasonals, which is a big chunk of their taps that they rotate. Growlers were available to go, and prices were based on ABV, from what the waitress explained to us. The staff was nice enough, but our waitress struggled a bit with some pretty basic questions regarding the beer, styles, and questions about growlers, all of which should be pretty straightforward in that setting. The food was great, all fresh and very tasty. Plenty of different things on the menu, and not all standard pub fare either, so you will likely find something for everyone. If we find ourselves in Rhode Island again, we will likely be seeking this place out.
09-09-2012 04:04:24 | More by GarthDanielson
3.78/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
One of the many beer destinations on a run from NJ to RI. We had planned to eat dinner here, but we weren't that hungry and just got the nachos. Those were pretty good. The menu had a decent line-up of appies and entrees. What we saw looked good and the patrons eating looked like they were enjoying the food.
The wait staff was very attentive. The place was empty when we got there, but was full when we left. The level of service never changed. We made a few requests on the nachos and they made them exactly as asked and even brought a good size side of jalapenos when we requested some extra ones.
The sampler is the seven beers they offer. Instead of a board, paddle, carrier, etc., they have the spots for each sample laid out on the place mat. Not a bad idea, but it's impossible to slide the place mat anywhere once the glasses are put down.
They had some year-rounds: Golden Ale (very pale and light, not much to it), blueberry blonde (like the pale ale with a slight blueberry taste, served with blueberries dropped into the glass), India pale (unimpressive IPA) and a hefeweizen (tasty, served with a slice of lemon but a little heavy for a hefe). There were also three "seasonals": watermelon ale (served with a micro-slice of watermelon, good aroma and flavor, light but too watery), nut brown ale (flavorful and nutty with a good body) and an oatmeal stout (very tasty, but a bit thin for a stout).
The vibe is almost that of a Bennigan's or Friday's without the flair. There's nothing that makes it stand out as a great place to go for a pint. Feels like a family restaurant that just happens to serve beer.
08-14-2011 16:04:05 | More by Naugros
3.33/5 rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$$
Stopped here with two buddies after a day at the casinos. We all ordered the sampler, 7 7-oz samples for $14. Not tooo shabby. Had the Irish Stout, Scotch Ale, Hefeweizen, Watermelon Ale, IPA, Blueberry Ale, and Golden Ale.
The atmosphere is nice- typical NE decor, long bar and big dining room, the 7bbl brewhouse is visible.
Food was OK- my buffalo chicken sandwich was kind of mundane, fries were good. The other people in my group ordered a pizza and a burger and both looked better than mine.
Prices were OK- Newport prices in Middletown, but what you gonna do. Most beers are available for growler fills. Growler with tax + dep. was $14.
Service was excellent- many people on shift and they were all very helpful.
Unfortunately, most all of the beer is middling to good, and none were great. The IPA is going to be my regular, not too much else jumped out at me.
My friend just moved about a mile away so I see this becoming a local hangout for us. Not great, but def. worth checking out, if only for a sampler and a quick bite.
06-19-2011 01:17:07 | More by ShogoKawada
4.15/5 rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
A. Walk in and have a view of the brewing equipment and dining area. Walk a little more and there is nice bar that has about 10 seats. Couple of more tables and a pool table in the bar area. Above the bar it has a TV, grain bags and varied brewery decorations.
Q. All the beer was fresh.
S. Bartender was helpful and attentive.
S. Selections was limited to what they brew in house.
F. Never had a bad meal here.
V. Prices we reasonable.
This used to be a nice Sunday ride for me and my wife and grab some beers and good food. With more local beer bars to go to I only hit this place up couple times a year. They have a sampler rack. There beer here is brewed for the masses and not for the extreme beer geek. The have some interesting mixology going on with there beers and other liquors that are available.
01-23-2011 17:55:19 | More by Burt
4.2/5 rDev +13.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I frequent the island about once a month. Its the only place i've found that serves good food and decent beer. They don't do anything fantastic with their beers, but I would highly recommend the ESB. The GF loves watermellon and blueberry when they are in season. Growlers are inexpensive. We usually go and get the worlds largest nachos which are $10 but more than enough for dinner for 2. Its also away from the hoity toity society of downtown newport. If you get bored, Coastal Extreme/Newport Storm is right next door, and they usually have something intresting worth trying
10-02-2010 04:03:25 | More by msnow34
4.28/5 rDev +16%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
The brew pub as mentioned by others is very reminiscent of a family chain restaurant. I would site this as the establishments only real flaw.
The only food item we had was the potato skin sampler, which consisted of: Broccoli and chesse, Chili, steak and several other tasty toppings. A couple next to us ordered the nachos, that is on my list for next time, it looked ginormous.
The beer sampler is quite large. 8oz pours which we were not expecting. I will not review any one particular beer, but would say their beer is quite good. I took a growler of the IPA home.
Prices were very reasonable.
06-05-2010 02:16:42 | More by nickdago
District of Columbia
2.78/5 rDev -24.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $
a little out of the way but ultimately not too difficult to find. this place has a serious family/applebees atmosphere going on, which is not quite a compliment, i reckon (i was on business and therefore alone; i would not come here for an outing with friends. sterile). the bar was granite--nice touch--though i think the proprietor clearly has a subscription to a knick-knack of the month club
codington bc offers growlers though i don't remember seeing anyone buying or refilling them. this perhaps is related to my concerns for the quality of malt used in the brews
the service was certainly adequate in terms of bartender attentiveness but they were head pourers, thereby guaranteeing wasted and wimpy aromas. i suggest that be put to an end
09-12-2009 15:42:03 | More by bruachan
3.88/5 rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
We visited here after a day trip to Newport. We were very pleased with the overall experience of this brewpub. My wife and I sampled a few of the beers. While they may not have been at the top of their categories, they were certainly decent enough. My wife and I both opted for seafood while we were here, and we were not dissapointed. She opted for the stuffed shrimp and I went for the stuffed scallops. They make their own stuffing here which was excellent. They also had a decent enough kids menu for my daughter. The decor was a little bland, but then again they weren't trying for the expensive ambiance.
05-03-2009 21:11:28 | More by Boto
Coddington Brewing Co. in Middletown, RI
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