Union Jack's Inn on the Manatawny
Taps: 17 / Bottles: 250
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 42 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by rdrummer:
4.85/5 rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I finally got a chance to give UJ's on the Manatawny a visit for an early Sunday lunch. Many things have been said about the location because it seems to be in the middle of nowhere. It is actually not hard to find and the spot where it is situated is beautiful. The building is well maintained and the inside was spotless.
The bar was quiet but it was early. Tom, the Manager (Owner?) was friendly, beer savvy, and easy to talk to. The taps were incredible with two Russian River beers, including Pliny the Elder, Nugget Nectar, and Speakeasy Big Daddy with 7 or 8 others. There were only one or two macros, which is strange for the area.
The food was very good. There were three soups on the menu, salads, other appetizers, a bunch of burgers with combinations of toppings, veggie burgers, and some more hearty platters. We had the crab soup, the Italian Wedding soup, and the pulled barbecue pork sandwich, which came with fries and coleslaw. A very hearty repast, even though my wife and I split the sandwich.
The bottle selection is huge. I wouldn't want to make a guess how many bottles were on hand but it had to be more than 150. I selected an assortment of bottles that I can't get in southern NJ and ended up with 11 bottles. Tom threw in an aged bottle of Cantillon Kriek Lambic that I really look forward to trying. I also picked up two more Russian River beers, Temptation and Damnation, the Middle Ages 10th Anniversary Ale, and the Southampton Cuvee des Fleurs. Tom also took $2 off the bottle price for each bottle since I was taking they with me.
This is a destination place that I will definitely be returning to. I have family in Pottstown and Boyertown so the trip for me is not a long one. In fact, it's a pleasant drive.
02-20-2006 15:23:12 | More by rdrummer
More User Reviews:
4.05/5 rDev -11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
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
Union Jack's Inn on the Manatawny in Boyertown, PA
99 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.