Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Active Beers: 327
Beer Ratings: 3,063
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 14 / Bottles: 20
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 30 | Reviews: 25 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by madmanjf:
3.5/5 rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
I stopped here after attending the Victory Fall Fest.
I had a pint of the Pale Ale and an Entree consisting of a Fried Chicken Breast with Mashed Potatoes and a Corn-Leek Gravy. The dinner Entree was great, and I enjoyed it throughly.
The beer I had was disappointing. I was curious how their other brews held up to the style, so I asked for a sample of their IPA.
I won't review these beers individually since I didn't really drink enough of either to warrant a fair review; however, I just wasn't impressed with either.
This place is GREAT if you want to go to a nice fun restaurant and get some freshly made local beer. If you're a beer snob though, I'd have to say you'll probably think they're nothing special.
09-28-2008 21:53:23 | More by madmanjf
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Transcribed from notes dtd F, 10 Dec 2010.
My uncle and I were in town for Sly Fox's 15th Anniversary and it seemed as if a slight detour on the way home might be in order.
A long east-west running windowfront led to the entry at the corner of Bridge Street and Church Avenue and coming in, I passed the brewhouse on my left, followed by the m.d.s., then the lavatories and by turning right, the the restaurant area with its sea of standard tables and chairs. Just past the last of the tables was the busy kitchen.
Backing up, taking a right just before the m.d.s., put me in the bar area with the abbreviated "U"-shaped dark wood bar as its centerpiece. A shoulder-high partition divided the bar from the bar service area which sat in full view of passersby through the aforementioned long window. I am not a fishbowl barfly and so I took a seat at the bar near a friendly couple who saw fit to pick my addled brain when it was established that I was a beer writer.
Beers: Beyond the five (5) standards which I seldom bother with any more, they also had eight (8) CO2 taps, one (1) N2 tap and a cask going on the occasion of my visit. Variety is the spice of life.
Ambiance: It was a welcoming, clean, well-lit place for beer IAW company standards. I always enjoy visiting Iron Hill, no matter which location.
Return? Oh, yeah!
11-09-2011 16:12:39 | More by woodychandler
4.05/5 rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I went to this Iron Hill once. Parking was street only and was difficult. There were no nearby garages that I knew of. Once we arrived, we were seated immediately, which was nice. The atmosphere was not quite the same as other Iron Hills I've been to. It was much more cramped and loud. I definitively did not enjoy myself as much as I did at the others.
However, as I've come to expect from Iron Hill, the quality and selection of food and beer was very good and consistent. I do recall service was pretty good as well.
08-13-2011 22:08:32 | More by SolipsismalCat
3.6/5 rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$$
There always seems to be an abundance of "beer snobs"/ hipsters at any of the iron hill's I've been to.
The food is usually spot on (love the pizzas), and the service is mostly very good.
As an alumnus of U of DE, I've been enjoying their beers as long as I've legally been allowed to drink them. Pig Iron Porter and Anvil Ale have sentimental value beyond the usual ratings.
Overall, I enjoy going here. I'd rather go at an off time to avoid the crowds and just enjoy the food and the beers.
01-22-2011 03:46:19 | More by prg1976
4.83/5 rDev +21.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I visit the Phoenixville Iron Hill about 30 times a year and it is the most consistently excellent restaurant in all catagories in this area. The bonus for me is that Tim (Head Brewer) and Matt brew flavorful and interesting beers that they take pride in and are excited to talk about and share with their customers.
Two highlights for me are the Beltgian Triple and most recently the Rauchbeer...it has the aroma of an Islay Single Malt!
A beer destination will not make it in the long run on beer alone. Iron Hill in Phoenixville does it right in all areas in my opinion.
12-05-2010 23:43:26 | More by bobfinkenaur
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Phoenixville, PA
90 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.