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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 17
Beer Ratings: 1,131
Beer Avg: 3.43

Taps: 7 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
87
very good

50 Ratings
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

135 Main St, PO Box 118
North Woodstock, New Hampshire, 03262-0118
United States
phone: (800) 321-3985

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @woodstockbrew

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Quafftastic

Virginia

3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | $$

Big place,entered from the front, kept going back to get to the bar area. Rustic charm, awesome fireplace in the far right corner past the bar, imagine that must be a great spot in the winter to sit and enjoy a beer.
Outside seating/ bar area was full, beautiful garden and tables, great spot to sit outside.

Service was friendly but slow. Not sure if it was the waitress or the bartender that was slow.
Had the sampler, most beers were okay, pig ear brown was good, 4000ipa was decent. APA was out , but new batch coming out the next day.

Locals in the bar were welcoming and friendly, chatted about expansion of the place over the last several years and renovation of the bar area.

Overall, a place I would recommend to stop in and have a beer if you have time and meet some locals. Beer was ok, but good variety. Always look to support local beers when traveling.

Cheers

07-30-2013 01:43:48 | More by Quafftastic
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cketchen

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75 | $$

Love the Pig's Ear brown ale @ Woodstock... Always look forward to it after coming off the trail in Franconia Notch. This was the first trip with my son and I was a bit unsure. But they really went out-of-their-way to accommodate BOTH grown-ups and kids. Still the most solid, reliable option when we're in the area.

07-24-2013 01:44:53 | More by cketchen
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75 | $$

decent brewpub with a sort of rustic, homey feel to it; kind of what you'd expect in ski country. the family rents a place in the area every winter, so while we were up one week my wife and I stopped in for dinner. it was a Monday, and we were a little ahead of the dinner crowd so seating was not an issue - plenty of it. food-wise, the menu is essentially American comfort food. I ordered the chili for an app and was sufficiently stuffed by the time my main course arrived (mac and cheese served with pulled pork). wife had chicken and shrimp basilica. everything was good - comfort food good, not award-winning good. no issues with the service, though it wasn't memorable either. as for the beer, they had a handful on tap, all brewed onsite. the pemi pale ale was ok, while their wassail ale was better if nothing to write home about. although I did purchase a bottle from the gift shop to bring home, so that might be a poor choice of words. I was just trying to be a good patron. :) price-wise, not exactly cheap (not much in ski country is) but it won't break the bank. worth a stop if you're in the area looking for some grub and a decent beer, though be forewarned it assuredly gets packed on weekends.

06-13-2013 22:05:26 | More by BostonHops
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sudzweasel

Rhode Island

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

I made a trip during the past weekend to check out the new construction and the crew managed to get the new bar up and running somewhere around 6/30/12. The rest of the building is still in the framed stage. It was the weekend so the crew was not working so the atmosphere was better than it would have been with a bunch of background construction work going on. Everyone still enters at the original entryway and walks up the landing to where the hostess station is but everything from that point on is new. There is a tidy spacious stage area for the entertainment where the original bar stood and the new bar stands on the right hand side. It is sizable and could easily fit 3 times the people that the original fit. There was no decoration to the place as it had just opened. It was purely functional and smelled of fresh cut wood --> Enough atmosphere for me. Wifey and I had some Pemi Pales and I had my pre-requisite chili in the bread boule, my perfect lunch. As the season is just starting the help was busy getting up to speed with the crowds that descend on the place during the summer so we cut them some slack if items came out a bit slowly. I will be going back during the weekend of July 27th and will amend with the latest.

07-05-2012 19:31:39 | More by sudzweasel
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greenmonstah

New Hampshire

3.05/5  rDev -20.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | $$$

Stopped in for a beer. Service was awful, we were ignored for what felt like 15 minutes. Two rounds of drinks and we were there for about 90 minutes.

Oatmeal stout was good and the patio was a nice place for a beer, but we were told that the area was for dining only, for future reference. Unfortunate. Perhaps there is an area for just drinking outside, but I didn't see one. Service was not good, we received a look of confusion form the hostess after she finally decided to address us standing in front of her, as if she was wondering why we would be there. We were then directed to another hostess who gave us similar treatment. Ten minutes after sitting down, we met our waitress, who took 20 to bring us drinks.

Beer was good, as was the root beer. Didn't have anything to eat, we were afraid of what the wait might be like! Good selection of draft beers and a big menu.

The food menu was a bit pricey, but we didn't dine so it had no effect. Beer was reasonably priced. $8 bucks for a pint with souvenir glass included. $4-5 for a normal pint.

Unfortunately the place was being renovated, so the atmosphere was no good. I can imagine it being a pretty cool place normally, though.

04-14-2012 22:57:51 | More by greenmonstah
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sespourteille

Maine

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$

What can really be said about The Woodstock Inn Brewery. Growing up, we skied in the area for over a decade and this place remains a memory of great times and great tastes. The food is great with almost anything to satisfy the pickiest of eaters. But the food is only the accompaniment to the large selection of fine beers offered on a daily basis. Always changing, Woodstock Inn manages to offer a nice balance between their own creations and their competitions best. There is always a new and interesting selection on tap and the classics are available by the bottle for enjoyment anytime. Crowded at times and a long wait on occasion hardly affect the quality of this establishment. If you're ever skiing at Loon Mtn or Cannon Mtn, this is a place you want to have dinner at after a long day on the slopes.

12-10-2011 01:51:36 | More by sespourteille
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

Fairly big building with space for 2 bars and 2 (or 3 depending on your ideas of space) separate dinning areas. Brewpub is on lower floor and is simple, rustic and divey. Upstairs has a slightly more uperscale dinning room attached to a larger space with noisy bar area with some seating, and a decent sized dinning area which screams family friendly.

The house beers cover your standard styles (pale, brown, stout etc.) and most are lighter in body and flavor to appeal to the masses. Seasonal brews appear to be slightly more adventurous.

Food menu is expansive and has something that will please anyone. Simply constructed and just good comfort and bar food.

Service is hit or miss, some of the bartenders come across as surly with the tourists and can be inattentive. Table servers much more friendly and welcoming.

The beer is decent enough and the food tasty enough to make it a good lively spot to hang out at night when in the area, as the remainder of the towns of N. Woodstock and Lincoln tend to shut down fairly early.

10-09-2011 20:55:54 | More by rfgetz
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$

I stopped by the Woodstock Inn multiple times last week with mixed results. Once at dinner which was an ok experience and once at lunch which was excellent. Woodstock Inn is a restaurant attached to an inn. They have a big back room with a small bar, plenty of tvs, and several side rooms. It is a really interesting space. They also have awesome patio seating that gives great views of a nice New England mountain town main street. I really love the atmosphere here. The crowd is a mix of locals, bikers, and hikers. The service is hit or miss. Both servers knew their beer, but attentiveness varied. It is a pet peeve of mine if a server does not stop by and ask if I want a second glass. I was disappointed with the beer selection only because they distribute where I live. They offer about seven different in house brews. Most of which they bottle and distribute in Massachusetts. Many are very tasty and I am a fan of their quality. They set a high standard, so perhaps my expectations were over inflated. I was hoping to find something they did not distribute, but that was not the case. The food was also hit or miss. I loved the mac and cheese and seafood chowder, was indifferent about the chicken parm, and not a fan of the veggie burger. Overall, I did drive 45 minutes to go back and I would go again. The atmosphere is amazing, the beer is tasty, and the mac is divine.

08-15-2011 13:35:37 | More by tigg924
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FrankLloydMike

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

On our way up to a tour of northern Vermont breweries the day before VBF, we stopped in at Woodstock Inn Brewery for lunch. I remember enjoying Woodstock beers at the Strange Brew shortly after turning 21 and I've been wanting to visit ever since.

We rolled in a few minutes after they opened and given the beautiful weather and the great front patio, we sat out under the shade and amongst the gardens by the road. It's really one of the nicest bar patios I've had the pleasure of sitting in--big pine trees, flowers in bloom and breaking up the outdoor space along with views of the slow-paced street and a glimpse into the side of the brewhouse. We poked around the bar a bit, and while it's hard to tell in the middle of the day, it looked like a great place to spend an evening. There are two bars really--the big, main bar and a smaller, lower bar by the patio. Both looked great and the spaces were eclectic and rambling without feeling cluttered.

We got a sampler of six beers, most of which I was familiar with, having had many of Woodstock's mainstays on-tap and in bottles several times. In addition, we tried the cask red, which was very nice. All the beers were good, easily-approachable and sessionable--nothing particularly breathtaking, but all solid and enjoyable.

The food menu was diverse and long, and reminded me a bit of the menu I've seen at places like Vermont Pub & Brewery. My friend ordered a special burger made with local beef and cheese and I ordered the spent grain burger. We both opted for the house-made spent grain bread, which was excellent; as delicious and hardy as the burgers were, the bread was wonderful in its own right.

Service was prompt, friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The food was reasonable, but not cheap, but the sampler at something like $5.50 was a steal.

I'm really glad I finally made it to the Woodstock Inn. I go up to Moat Mountain every summer, and next year I'll definitely look to make a trip across the White Mountains to visit Woodstock again, hopefully having a chance to sit outside as well as enjoy a pint or two at the bar.

07-20-2011 18:04:03 | More by FrankLloydMike
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BrianTheBrewer30

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

I am almost 30 years old. When I lived back east my parents always stopped at the Woodstock Inn after skiing one of the many mountains close by. I always loved the names of some of the beers (Pigs Ear, Weasel Wheat, Loon Golden, Oldman Oatmeal). Most of these names at a young age got me wondering why people would drink beer like Bud, Miller or Coors when there were these beers with such cool names.

When I finally turned 21 I had my dad drive from Lowell MA all the way to N.Woodstock NH to have a beer at the Woodstock Inn. I was so excited to finally drink a beer with my dad at one of our favorite places. The atmosphere is wonderful here. Winter, spring summer or fall. Place just shouts old school NH feeling.

The beer here is pretty good. No it does not make some crazy ass special beers. No they dont make a huge % abv beer for you to go and get drunk on. They make quality beer for anyone to enjoy. They have nice seasonals, a great everyday line up and have some tap only beers once and awhile. A few years ago they started bottling their beer which was great.

The food is good as well. They have great pub apps, 3-5 happy hour, a huge menu with everything you can think of on it.

If you are looking for a place to bring your family on a ski trip, take your family hiking or just want to get away and relax this is a perfect place for a beer lover in NH.

I miss you Woodstock Inn...keep up the good work.

07-18-2011 08:44:21 | More by BrianTheBrewer30
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Woodstock Inn Brewery in North Woodstock, NH
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