Union Jack's Inn on the Manatawny
Taps: 17 / Bottles: 250
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 42 | Display Reviews Only:
4.05/5 rDev -11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
I love this place.
It is located in an out-of-the-way setting along the banks of the Manatawny Creek. Inside, it's a nice dimly lit pub. Outside, you can sit on the expansive patio at umbrella tables.
The food is great traditional pub food, fairly priced.
The tap list is always interesting and changes often. The draught menu is descriptive, informational, and often includes staff reviews. And I love it that they have Yuengling for the unadventurous, but the description just says "Duh." The bottle list is big and outstanding. And the staff is knowledgeable.
One of my favorite things is the free music on Sundays in the summer out in the band shell on the lawn. Bring your family and some chairs or blankets, sip some great beer, and listen to music. It is absolutely one of my top places to hear a band.
I go here every chance I get, and regret every time I have to drive by the road which leads to it and don't have time to stop.
07-06-2013 21:28:46 | More by candcholt
4.38/5 rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Had dinner and beer here on a Saturday night with some friends.
We sat in the bar area, not the dining room which had a nice pub feel to it, although a pit cramped, they fit in as many booths as possible. L shaped bar. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great so we didn't get a chance to check out their patio.
Quality of beer on their tap and bottle list was excellent, with an array of American craft beer and Belgian imports. An array of styles, so easy to find something for every palate- including some craft hard cider for my wife.
Service was good, our waiter was friendly and checked on us often. Food was tasty, our group stuck with standard bar food of wings, sandwiches, burgers, etc. They had some dinner entrees on the menu too.
My rating of $$ was based on the draft prices that were reasonable. Menu clearly indicated size and cost. Some of the limited release bottles on their list were a bit pricey.
09-25-2012 15:34:46 | More by jmdrpi
4.64/5 rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
Stopped in here for their Hoppy Easter event. I was expecting to get some Pliny the Younger that day but apparently they couldn't get a keg which sucks. The place is a lot larger than I thought it would be. The pub area is tiny but the dining area is a little large with a nice banquet area in the back. There is plenty of decor on the walls to look at. The selection of beers is very impressive. The service was very good, incredibly friendly people there. I wasn't able to get any food there that day. The only gripe I had about this place was that when we pulled up it was a cash only event. I'm not sure if it's like that all the time or if it was just because of the event they were having. Overall, I would hit this place up again one day in a heartbeat. I really enjoyed it there and would love to experience more of it soon.
05-15-2012 03:59:40 | More by Knapp85
4.5/5 rDev -1.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This is my go-to pub. It takes some driving to get to, but that is part of why I like it. Union Jack's is located in the heart of Berks County farmland and, as the name suggests, is settled alongside the Manatawny River. This is especially nice in the spring and summer when they have their patio open and you can enjoy some open-air dining/drinking. Other seating options are the dining room or the bar area which are decorated in dark wood and English pub signs.
The menu is typical English Pub style with the highlights being fish and chips and a nice selection of burgers. They also offer a nice selection of wings with 8 or so different flavor selections.
The beer selection is second-to-none for Berks County with 10-12 selections on tap and probably 100 more in bottles. This may seem overwhelming to those new to the craft-brew world, but the knowledgeable wait-staff are great at making recommendations that match your taste. They are also skilled at recommending brews that you may have overlooked otherwise.
Union Jack's is a haven for fans of IPA's and Belgians and the beers are very fairly priced.
03-19-2012 12:57:31 | More by Doorman1810
Union Jack's Inn on the Manatawny in Boyertown, PA
99 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.