Churchill's Pub

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Churchill's PubChurchill's Pub
BA SCORE
87
very good

25 Ratings
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: n/a
Taps: 24
Bottles: 26
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

13 W Bay St
Savannah, Georgia, 31401-1106
United States
phone: (912) 232-8501

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @churchillssav

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(Place added by: oberon on 10-24-2005)
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Photo of oberon
4.14/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Had heard about this place from a friend of mine here in Greensboro,he had been at the old Churchill's before it burnt down.Located right on Bay street a block or so down from Moon River,very warm and quaint inside with a nice long wrap around bar.Although it was very busy there was alot of room in the bar area,somewhat loud with high ceilings but we could hear ourselves so thats all that matters.There is a smaller bar downstairs with billiards tables and fuseball tables,around twenty taps with Monty Pythons Holy Grail,Marstons Pedigree,and Corsendonk Brown stood out most.Like most of the bars around Savannah Sweetwater 420 was on as well a few ciders.The bar staff was very friendl and prompt and told us where to go on our own pubcrawl,had the bacon wrapped scallops wich were good but I didnt wanna rate the food over an appetizer.A freindly place to get a pint,probably my favorite bar that I went to in Savannah.

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Photo of corby112
2.8/5  rDev -25.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 1.5 | food: 3.5

Stopped by here on a recent trip to Savannah for drinks and dinner. Churchills is a standard interpretation of an English pub/sports bar with a pretty poor beer selection.

The place is pretty big when you factor in the upstairs and basement bars. The main floor has a few tables when you walk in and a long bar on the left hand side. There is a massive big moviescreen-like television broadcasting ESPN. There were a lot of locals hanging out here and the vibe was laid back. As a bonus they have pool tables in the basement if you're into that.

As mentioned above, the beer selection was really weak, consisting of macros, Guinness, psuedo micros like Blue Moon, Stella and one or two locals. They had one selection from Terrapin and one from Sweetwater. Other than that it was pretty bad.

The service was decent but nothing out of the ordinary. The bartender made sure I had a beer and glass of water at all times and seemed friendly enough but was not knowledgeable at all about craft beer.

The quality of the food as the best characteristic of this place. I had some French onion soup which as okay but they had a large selection of appetizers, casual pub fare and higher end entrees.

The only reason I visited this place was because the brewery next door wouldn't serve me food even though I showed up wo hours before closing. I wish I would have just skipped this place and headed to the Distillery.

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2

When I first walked in here, I was greeted with cigarette smoke. I thought smoking was outlawed in places where people frequent? The smoke immediately turned me off but I sat down anyway.

The draft beer selection was very minimal and very typical. Nothing going on selection wise.

Service was very collegiate. I had only two beers but the server was tardy on water service. I know they dont get paid on water service, but they get tipped on water service.

I had the house salad with the house dressing (some kind of pomegranite vinegarette) and it was very subpar. It was branches with raddish, cukes, and chewy tomatoes. The salad dressing was full of vinegar and hardly palatable.

With the brewpub next door, I would chose Moon River over this place any day and all day.

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Two sweet things that any visitor to Savannah should know:
1. bars are open until 3am.
2. NO OPEN CONTAINER LAWS SO BARS WILL SELL TO-GO BEERS!

Churchills goes for the British pub feel with a giant wooden bar and a focus on british beer in their bottle and tap selection.

The vibe for me on a Monday night was local hang out meets British pub, not necessarily a really beer-centric/beer bar type of place, but I don't really think that is important.

Guiness and boddingtons make appearances on tap for this reason, but other American craft breweries that included Terrapin Rye Pale Ale and Sweetwater 420 Pale ale. Good but not great selection.

Pretty good service, definitely friendly, not sure if they know their beer or not. A solid little place overall.

Photo of filthyphil
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

when your enter the bar the first thing you notice is the huge dark wood bar, that was imported from europe, probably set the owner back a few hundred thousand. Besides that, your faced with about 25 taps, only 2 or 3 macros, almost all quality american craft, british, and belgian beers. Always have my IPA's and always have my sam smith's. Besides the best craft brew selection in town, the crew of bartenders is very knowledgable, very friendly. Many friends there, i crashed on a few of their couches. Food is good, its typical pub food but quite good. All in all churchill's is a must stop in savannah for any advocate.

Photo of bv74550p
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This place is definitely worth checking out if your making your way down to Bay Street. They have a good amount of quality draft beers including a dogfish head rotating, dead guy, pilsner urquell, and several more known english beers. The bottle list is pretty extensive with the majority being imports from the UK. The bar is about 40 feet long with a nice backbar featuring full liquor. This is not the place to go if you want to watch a tv (sports). There are two big tvs at the bar but they are positioned weird. I have been told that the food is decent, but i have yet to try any. Last time I stopped in I noticed that there was a sign saying there was a terrace bar which sounds mighty intriguing. Stop by....

Photo of ruckzuck
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Popped in here late one evening while in Savannah last weekend.

A very cool pub! The atmosphere/vibe are awesome. Classic British pub feel in a multi-story bulding, which was cool. Beer selection was pretty good for Savannah, and I recall enjoying my food, though I was not in the best mindset by that point =P

We ate on the roof, which was also cool. Would definitely like to hit this place up again next time I'm in Savannah. This and Moon River (which are next to each other) definitely suprised me with their quality, and I wouldn't have hit them without Beerfly, so if you're reading this and visiting (or planning to visit) Savannah, go hit them up!

Not the cheapest place in the world, but as I remarked in my Moon River review, everything seems a bit more expensive in Savannah. Word up. Check it out!

Photo of hoosier222002
4.64/5  rDev +23.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped into this very mice pub atmosphere for a night cap before heading out of Savannah for the day. Very nice selection of drafts to chose from, around 20 or so. ranging from your typical macros to beers such as the 90 minute, Harpoon IPA, and a nice variety of imports. The keg of the 90 minute ran into some issues during our ordering and the bartender gave a another beer while it was being tended to. Once the problem was fixed, I was given the 90 minute at no charge. Very comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff. They were very receptive to offering samples of any beer you asked about and knew their stuff. Would definitely recommend.

Photo of Gavage
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is an obvious stop if you are in Savannah looking for good beer. Just one road over from the river road shops and bars, it is easy to locate. Upon entering you defintely feel the British Pub vibe but in a larger scale. There is a beautiful large wooden bar with plenty of seats. There is an upstair outside deck, but I did not check it out. Plenty of cool art on the wall gives it a funky feel.

There were 24 beers on tap ranging from some macros, some European beers, and some American micros. There is something here for everyone.

The beers we had during our two stops over a two day period were fresh and served promptly despite the crowds. The pints were a bit expensive, but it is probably expected with the prime location.

The wife and I really enjoyed this place and would recommend it to anyone looking for a cool pub feel.

Photo of BertSugar
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5

A great English style pub room. High, tin pressed ceilings. Cool art (Keith Richards is not the coolest...Benny Hill is). Nice long bar with plenty of locals. A fair selection including some Dogfish head products (90 minute hit the spot) and some Lagunitas. All served properly and at the proper temperature. I was taken aback at the prices though...that pint of 90 minute was $6.50 if I remember correctly. I would have to be forced to be content here if I lived in Savannah, especially since - like many southern cities - beer is not their thing.

Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

I was in Savannah recently for work and thanks to Beerfly I knew where to head for some pints.

This is a large multilevel establishment. The main bar is absolutely gorgeous. They also have a smaller bar downstairs in the “game room”. There is a large dining room and a roof deck. There are blessed with a good location with lots of foot traffic.


The bar has very high ceilings, some nice artwork (I really like the Keith Richards portrait!) and seems well laid out. I was there for happy hour and they had a nice sized crowd. The crowd seemed to have lots of locals.

The bartender was a pro. He was friendly and quick with samples and advice. He told us that they have their lines cleaned twice a week. I believe it as the beers were all in good shape.

Speaking of beer, they have a solid tap selection. Sure there are some BMC options, but this is a tourist town. 25 or so taps, lots of UK options, but some real nice US craft choices. The import bottle list was solid the domestic list not so much so.

I did not try the food, but plenty of folks were there to eat.

I enjoyed my visit to Churchill’s Pub and Savannah.

Photo of antzman
4.38/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Thank you Beerfly for helping me find the one good dinner in 4 nights in Savannah. We started out at the bar while waiting for our table. I started the night with a North Carolina brew (I know, I was in an English resteraunt, but this beer is not available in Indiana) a Highland Oatmeal Porter from a recommendation from the bartender. He commented the same thought I had, I've never seen an Oatmeal Porter before. Anyway, I got through most of my beer at the bar and had time to check out the very ornate bar. Great looking woodwork, extremely authentic looking. The meal was excellent. I had the Bangers and Mash, which was like being in England it was so authentic!

OK, beer wise, they had about 20 taps, with 80% focused on British brews, with a few guest spots. I was impressed until I saw the Blue Moon, and then the domestic macros, but once you get past them, its a nice selection. The bottle list had approximately another 20 or so brews as well. For Savannah, this is Beervana.

Photo of BeerPilot
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

A good draft and bottle selection, ESPECIALLY for Savannah. Brightly lit with good atmosphere. If you're in town between sand gnat/mosqito/black fly seasons, sit at the rooftop bar. Inside, sit near the bar for a more lively time or in one of the rooms off the bar for a family dinner. The pub is right next door to Moon River Brewery which adds even more options. I was there for a party downstairs in the basement. The room was great for the 50 of us, but unfortunately there wasn't nearly the selection as upstairs and if the event includes alcohol, the upstairs bar doesn't count.

Photo of aleyeast
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Went for lunch and was quite impressed with beer selection, highlight included Loose cannon Hop3 Ale. Generally there were plenty of varied beers to choose from. I had OSB Pale Ale which was not very impressive, 420, and Hop3. Corsendonk was apparently on tap recently as it was on the menu but not available. Also, several other Belgiums in the bottle

Food items included many english specialties which are probably best to stick with as the Meat and Mushroom was quite tasty, but the steak sandwich was not too flavorful. Kids meal of chicken tenders were huge and tasty as were the fries. i would definitely come back.

Photo of MSchae1017
3.43/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

I stopped by this place Saturday afternoon while in Savannah to cool down after waiting in line for reservations at Paula's restaurant. The sign said wait to be seated but no one came for a few minutes so we sat down at a nearby table. The bar wasn't too busy except for a large group of about 10-15 people dressed as old fashion scottish golfers. I am not really sure what was going on. When you walk in, the bar is along the left hand side with some tables in that room and more tables in another room off to the right. Downstairs their is a pool table and a small bar but it wasn't operating at the time. Overall it has a very English Pub feel to it. The quality overall seemed above average. Teh service was a bit slow especially since they were not busy. The waiter who saw us knew about the beers but seems to be reciting what he was told to say rather than actually knowing or being passionate about beer. They had your normal domestic and imported beers with a few extra English beers and other imported craft beers. The best selection of craft beer will come from the guest beers of the month. I started off with an Old Savannah Pale Ale which was a decent English Pale then I had a Loose Cannon which was a guest beer and quite good. Not a bad option if you are in the Savannah area. I thought it was a bit pricy at 4.50 for a draft pint and 4.00 for a bottle, but not too bad.

Photo of asabreed
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

This bar sits literally next door to Moon River, or maybe a building or two over, rather.

I think it was burned down in the day but it ended up being rebuilt. High ceilings, nice wood paneling, and I think there's an upstairs bar also. It wasn't smoky either, which was nice.

The beer selection wasn't out of this world, but it was decent. Deadguy seems to be a staple. There are also a few local Savannah brews which is cool too. Also I think they have most of the Ommegang brews in bottles, and probably a few more decent craft or micros (in bottles) that I'm forgetting (you can check their website for that, which is pretty nice also).

Not a bad place to have a brew for sure. I'll check it out when I'm down there again.

Photo of Jredner
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Very nicely decorated. Decent tap selection for a British Pub, but not exactly earth shattering. Food was decent.

The decor is very wood paneling, gentleman's study like. There is a smaller upstairs bar and the larger main floor bar. The beer selection is decent, but not huge and don't expect anything rare or any unusual styles. The food was pretty decent and the crowd seemed pretty laid back...watching football on the big screen.

Outside of Atlanta Georgia's beer scene is pretty woeful so this is a nice place to see...and there is a good brewpub almost next door.

Photo of chrisp
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Churchill's does a nice job playing to both the tourist trade that drives Savannah's downtown and the locals who appreciate good beer, excellent food, and a warm, comfortable atmosphere. The fact that the proprietor is himself British is apparent in all aspects of his business: welcoming environment, excellent draft beer selection, hearty food - as well as some terrific gastro-level offerings, and fooseball, darts, games, and British soccer downstairs in the entertainment hall. Having spent a lot of time in British pubs, I found this one to be similar in spirit in a setting that reflects a lot of the American brew pubs I've visited in California, Colorado, and Virginia with their exposed brick walls, warehouse-height ceilings, and plank flooring.

As I mentioned, the beer selection is the best in Savannah, with standards such as Newcastle and Boddington's supplemented by good lesser knowns such as Tetley's and Hobgoblin. The cider selection - a real thirst quencher during the miserably hot summer months down here - is terrific, and further reflection of the owner's British heritage. Stopping through to check out the mahogany bar is worth the trip alone, and pulling up a stool for a pint will make your departure even more difficult - especially when there are so many options in such a pleasant atmosphere.

The menu leans toward a gastro pub selection, and I haven't been disappointed by anything I've ordered. I recommend the steak and mushroom pie, chicken and stilton pie, British sampler platter (lamb, sausages, bacon, etc.), and, of course, the fish and chips. Desserts are terrific.

Given so many positive attributes, you really can't go wrong. Stop through for a delicious, hearty supper, take in the scene from the bar, or head down to the pool and darts section for some entertainment. Regardless of your preferences, you should check out this pub - one glance at the beer menu and you won't want to leave.

Churchill's Pub in Savannah, GA
87 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.