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Hulmeville Inn

Not Rated.
Hulmeville InnHulmeville Inn

Taps: 20 / Bottles: 70
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
95
world-class

32 Ratings
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

4 Trenton Rd
Hulmeville, Pennsylvania, 19047-5602
United States
phone: (215) 750-6893

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @hulmevilleinn

Notes:
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(Place added by: strangefate on 12-07-2006)
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MikeRa

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $

I've been coming to the Hulmeville for a while now (and always pass by it back when it was Marek's Cafe), and I can tell you, there are some great microbrew here. The micros do get changed a lot, so you can get a choice of what is popular in beers nowadays. you also have the standard beers (Miller Lite, Coors Light, Yuengling Lager, Budweiser) as well.

The food is the standard bar food, which makes it even better. The staff also knows everything about the beers that are served.

There is not a whole lot of parking, but that due to the fact of when The Hulmeville was first built, back in 1803 by John Hulme Jr.

08-16-2008 07:53:20 | More by MikeRa
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sknorr

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

07-03-2014 03:18:58 | More by sknorr
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Sarge3130

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

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New Jersey

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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

01-20-2014 01:59:53 | More by NYR_Rob
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slander

New York

4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

On a rec from he who Bakes and she who knows, too. Heard about, known about, and have wanted to see but so seldom ever never out this way. Up in the ‘burbs I have to work for a bit. Easy navigation from points to & from points elsewhere, having gotten out early this Saturday, for Philly play...

It’s one of them old inn at an intersection type places. I wonder if they house here, as I’m on the ground floor of something with more than another floor. Enter from the back and find the bar to the far; a backwards ‘J’ with a marbled laminate top, wood lip, panel base, & foot box; seating for 18 on leather topped stools. The first thing that jumped out at me was the black plastic ashtrays every 3 feet along the bar. Oh, I see, they’re not ornamental; no. Well liquor and cooler space bordering three sides around. Bar island piece in the middle there, and stacked glassware and a Jager machine on a cooler housing bottled selections below. Upright racks behind the bar with non pint glassware stacked or dangling, and a rear corner kitchen space where the magic happens.

Reddish square tile floorings, wood slat ceiling and plank overhang tracing Brick walls and some stucco towards the front side. They’ve got, well, they must be fans but they look like roulette wheels out over the floor; haven’t seen that one before. Ping pong ball lamps running the bar overhang, and house growlers a-danglin’ from the top side. Flats above the bar and on every wall everywherewhichway; exciting golf on most of them today. Light brewery tins, pub signs, and an old town map of somewhere called ‘Middletown’ (I think we may be in it). Shwag showcase inlayed below the largest flat, and draft & bottle boards to each side. Juke box over there (me, pointing).

A dozen or so tables about; 2 seat rectangular hightops & shorty low boys for the push together, and bar counter space on the far wall with countered gaming there. Plus the small front side step down room with nearly a ½ dozen tables. And I can see a far side room through the across the bar on the other side, done up with some brewery tins, 2 pool tables, Phil’s golf game, & electronic darts.

20 taps spread across a stainless steel barbell tower of 10, a pair of upright cylinder towers of 4 each, a solo Lindemans handle, and a hand pump. Mix & match PA play (Weyerbacher Heresy, Victory Summer Love, Yuengling Bock & Lager), craft regional (Ommegang Aphrodite, Allagash White), and elsewhereables (Founders All Day IPA & Rubaeus, Leininkugel’s Summer Shandy, Avery White Rascal, Russian River Damnation, Bruery Bois, Firestone Walker Union Jack & Double Jack, Stone Ruination), a few imports (Lindemans Framboise, Guinness), macro wahs (Coors Light, Miller Lite), and a single hand pump (Yards IPA). I drank the Firestone Walker Union Jack due to its inherent goodness & the ‘when in Philly’ cask Yards IPA.

Beer menu lists tap date, brewer, beer, style, ABV, origin, serving size, & price, including that for pitcher & growler fills. And 4 dozen good bottles (Oh, hello Deschutes, Great Lakes, Port, Russian River, Brewer’s Art…), and 2 dozen+ macros, meh imports, maltos, & N/A, which they refer to as ‘everything else’.

Let us not pretend food won’t fix my head; you know it, and I know it. I went with the blackened chicken wrap (cheddar, lettuce, tomato, but hold the ranch, please). It showed up (like) instantly, actually, even before I thought of ordering it; it was that quick. It was warm fresh off the grill and you could tell they made that shit with love, yo. Killler wrap, it had some nice heat but it wasn’t over the top. And thank you pickle spear and chips of crunchy, accompaniment.

The clientele is a mix of old Saturday guys and inked pierced tough guys, or a blend of. It’s good crowd; they’re talking beer. The Bruery Bois came up, I expressed interest and was poured a shorty glass. It’s a 15% beast of a barrel aged old ale. Good grief! A wrap and 2 beers for $17, oh yeah. Hell, my 2 pints ran less than $10. Just like NYC pricing. In the 90’s. Good food & drink. Someone knows what they’re doing here. Like!

01-10-2014 04:40:37 | More by slander
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BulletToothJake

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$

I am a smoker so the fact that I can smoke at the bar is a plus for me.

I have been to this place more times than I can remember over the last 10+ years. There's only been a handful of bartenders over the years and they are all very pleasant and knowledgeable. A couple of them are even home brewers with above average of knowledge of craft beers.

I find that Monday nights are sometimes the best nights with their specials on craft beers. Weekends are usually the mix of patrons but don't let that stop you.

I feel their food is above average for a bar. The wings and cheesesteaks are some of the best in the Philly area.

The beer selection at The Hulmeville Inn cannot be summed up in one visit. The taps rotate constantly. If the owner happens to be around, he is usually talking to a patron as if they were a close friend. He loves to talk beer and is always open to suggestions for beer to put on tap. There's almost always some brewery or special beer event planned.

The owner hosts a monthly meeting of the local home brew club as well.

If you don't like the smoke, go for lunch when it's not as crowded.

08-21-2012 13:54:09 | More by BulletToothJake
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shueyy

New York

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

This is a great beer bar in a city known for great beer bars so the stakes are high. They have 20 taps that can range from Moylaner IIPA to Russian River Pliney the Elder and Younger. The day I was there they had a great selection of beers from New Holland to Russian River to Yards and Weyerbacher etc. Great selection on the juke box and they had the Phillies game on the large screen TV. They have a great outside patio but it wasn't open yet they have 40+ micro brewer in cans out there so if it's the summer give it a try they also have a separate food menu for the patio. The food is decent bar food the wings are good the Firehouse burger is one of the best I've had. Overall a solid bar the only negative is it's a smoking bar.

04-08-2012 23:20:35 | More by shueyy
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UDbeernut

New York

4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Stopped by here for beers in between in laws. 20 beers on tap, some bmc but most were offerings from victory, voodoo, Troegs, etc. Also had old crustian, and a handle from ballast point.

Beer was served in clean and appropriate glassware. Food smelled good, but we did not eat. Food was average pub offerings.

Service was pretty quick and efficient despite on one bar tender for a full bar.

Atmosphere was a mix of hipster and local low lows. I thought it was fun.

Prices were fair, growlers to go. What more to ask?

12-31-2011 21:12:15 | More by UDbeernut
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Hulmeville Inn in Hulmeville, PA
95 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.