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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:
None, yet.

(Place added by: strangefate on 12-07-2006)
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mingo1968

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$

This place has 21 taps and a cask selection. Always solid choices the bartenders that i encountered were very friendly and seemed to know about the beers that they had. The food menu is basic bar food but not bad i had a Boardwalk Cheesesteak and Old Bay fries and i had no complaints about it. In the back i noticed a pool table. I think they now have an outdoor seating area. This is an old building it looks really cool from the outside. The place is clean also. When ever im up in that area i always make it a point of stopping in. they fill Growlers too. I never been there at night alway around the lunch hour. It seems to have many locals at the bar drinking the Bud and Coors. But they are also friendly. The only complaint about the place is they allow smoking which im fine with just as long as i don't sit right next to a smoker.

P.S i have nothing against the mass beer consumers.

12-15-2011 22:49:20 | More by mingo1968
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NJR19056

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

The Hulmeville is my favorite bar in Bucks County. They have about 20 taps, with 15-18 devoted to craft beer. Selection is unbeatable-I've had Russian River(Pliny+), Hill Farmstead, Ballast Point, Cigar City, Deschutes- the list is endless. When you're seated at the bar you're given a full Beer Menu for draft and bottles with descriptions/ABV/glassware for each beer.Prices are pretty consistent at $4.75/pint- can range about a $1 depending on the beer. Mondays are $1.25 off all craft beers.They also do growler fills of almost everything. I've eaten a few times, only tried burger & fry type stuff but food is solid and reasonably priced. Service has always been great. They also have a website that is updated daily with their current tap list, as well as an email list & Twitter account for daily updates. Can't recommend this place enough. One drawback is there is very little parking- often have to park on street or about a block away. Not a big deal but just a heads up.

EDIT: Wanted to update to reflect that as of Oct 2013, the Hulmeville is now smoke-free.

09-25-2011 12:37:23 | More by NJR19056
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whrice

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

This place is around the corner from me and is probably the best local bar in my opinion. The selection is good with many oddities available. They have special tappings and events regularly. They also recently opened back up the outdoor area and let me tell you this is probably the best part about it. On a nice day it is a great place to spend a meal or afternoon. Fountains, a grill, umbrellas, etc. The food is fairly good the one time I had it. The beer is fairly well priced especially for the area. I'd say the one downfall is the atmosphere inside. It does have the typical things that are associated with a local bar in this area. Smoking, (gasp) normal beer drinkers, etc. It doesn't bother me but I know it could bother others. The service everytime has been good and friendly, from the little conversations I've had about beer they seem to know what they're talking about. Overall I'd like to go here more often and I think it's worth checking out if your just looking for a place in the are where you know you can get different beers.

07-19-2011 20:21:34 | More by whrice
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

So I heard about this place from a friend. I got word that they had a good selection of beers and some harder to find choices as well. I looked online and was surprised and interested by the selection. Hulmeville is sort of off the beaten path if you ask me but was worth the trip. A nice selection on-tap and bottle as well for a place outside Philly. Good prices as well. They carried a good amount of local stuff and the bartender seemed friendly. I dont have much to say about the service as we only had a few minor interactions ordering. I wasn't fond of the vibe of this place. It was layed out strange there which is ok but it was FILLED with cigarette smoke. Maybe I'm spoiled living in NJ and hanging in Philly often but to me this part sucked. It seemed like the crowd there werent fans or drinkers of the craft/foreign beers there either(especially seeing a couple pieces of Coors Light clothing). I feel that this place is worth the trip but the location, vib and smoke knocked this one down a couple notches for me.

03-16-2011 02:08:11 | More by BeerForMuscle
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shamrock1343

New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $

Great looking bar and I love the beer bottle xmas tree. Enough TV's Nice wood accents. The only drawback is the smoking.

Always friendly service and attentive.

The food is good. But it is basic pub food. Burgers, BLT, Chili, Soup.

The draft beer selection is the best north of Center City. I have had Russian River, Weyebacher 15, Dogfish Head Bitches Brew, Olde School, and Worldwide Stout, etc. Jeff always tries to get the unusual.

Some bottles can be expensive but they are expensive outside the bar.

01-16-2011 02:44:43 | More by shamrock1343
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haazer

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -19.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

Was visiting some friends in Levittown this past weekend and we hit up this place for a bite and some good beers. It's located near a kind of funky intersection, and the parking is fairly scarce. From the outside you can see some craft beer signs, Rogues, Lagunitas, and Victory were on display with a Got Beer? sign that I found interesting. Inside is a U shaped bar that protects a tiny kitchen. Some small tables are lined along the walls with TV's in each corner. If you walk to the far side theres a small room with about 4 tables and 2 TV's if you want to escape the smoke(Yes they allow smoking). Jukebox is on the wall as you walk in. A big board with all the beers on tap and a majority, if not all of their bottles are listed.

The service could've been a little better. The bar tenders were very friendly and helpful, but I ordered 2 beers with dinner and 2 beers to go and with each name they looked at me with blank stares. A nice selection nonetheless, but I think a majority of the people there drink Coors, Miller, Yeungling, and maybe the occasional Sam Adams seasonal is probably the most common beers ordered. No servers interestingly as we had to order through the bar(we sat in the non smoking room).

The selection is deffinitely a positive. A lot of stuff they had that didn't have many reviews on here, and its always changing. Their website is very useful as it gives you a daily tap schedule, and you can get on their mailing list for upcoming kegs/bottles. This place is far from where I live but not all that far from my work, and I was REALLY excited to see they have a history of getting both PTE and PTY.

The food you could say was average pub grub, but the its quality pub grub. Not too mention not one food item on the menu is above 9$. They even get a little creative like a chicken cheesteak with bacon, alfredo sauce, provolone cheese on garlic bread(delicious btw).

The food pricing was real cheap, the beer was priced at what you'd expect, I would list this place at inexpensive, but I kicked it up to reasonable due to a 40$ 750ml bottle of Scaldis Prestige! Despite the smoke, this is a cool place to hang out and try some good beer, just gotta guide the employee's a little bit. I recommend this place and will probably be going back at some point.

01-11-2011 01:01:03 | More by haazer
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

Hulmeville Inn is a bit of a drive for me, but I had to check this place out. Located somewhere in Bucks county, I don't know. I came on a friday night and the parking was not terrible. This place has a nice country like vibe to it from outside which is nice and a change of pace. I think this place actually has rooms for rent.

From inside, this looks like a BMC bar and the patrons seemed to be drinking mostly that swill. Im cool with it, whatever pays the bills. There is a nice craft vibe here though with all the usual signs, tap handle collection, and a chalkboard type list up on the wall. Seperate rooms from the main bar/room held dining tables and a seperate pool table room

The service was good from what I can tell. As soon as the bartender realized I was not here for the swill, he promptly handed my a draft and bottle list, thanks, one less thing I have to ask for. I did not see any waitresses or the like for table service and this was a friday night, so I don't know about that. The bartender was prompt both times I went up.

Selection was pretty extensive for a bar that is just getting into the craft game. Nothing really OMG from the bottle list, just a few selections from various countries and styles. Great prices on these bottles and the drafts by the way. While I was there I got a Stateside Saison, Bear Republic Apex and a Coronado Idiot IPA off the handpump.

I did not have much food, just some fries, but I could not find a menu, so I don't know what they offer. I'll have to grab a bite here sometime. The bathrooms could use some work, I don't like all that graffiti on the walls. One other small complaint. They have a TV that shows what currently is tapped and it said Flying Fish Exit 16, so I tried to order one, and he said don't pay attention to what the TV said, and to focus on the "chalkboard". Fair enough, but please try to update your list, I got excited there for a second. My friend also ordered a Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree as it said in the menu, and it was the single version, which is great, but it was not what he expected. These are just minor faults from a establishment that I'll be coming back to quickly.

Edit- I LOVE this place, keep up the great work, Jeff. I've been here over 50 times since i started coming only about 6 months ago.

11-07-2010 17:39:56 | More by BARFLYB
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Hopheadburke

Pennsylvania

4.7/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $

Atmosphere: Ranging from younger crowds playing pop on the jukebox --- all the way over to old rednecks slappin knees playin country. So... it's iffy sometimes.

Beer quality has never been in question, lines appear to be cleaned, they even innovate with pumping beer through hops sometimes!

Service is great, Dillon is one of my favorite bartenders.

Selection of Imperial Stouts and Quality IPAs can lack at times, but they have a very diverse selection and the owner is dedicated to keep bringing in new beers.

Food is standard bar food, but it's tasty, made quickly, and inexpensive.

Overall, cheap, quality beer, food, and sometimes, the company can be cheap. Also, sometimes it's hard to get a place to sit!

10-08-2010 07:00:40 | More by Hopheadburke
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $

This place is great, cool bar with a great selection but they lose so much with service that can't handle the great selection they have. I came in for a victory at sea and when I ordered it the bartender said they didn't have it yet it was on the board and in the menu with todays date so I asked again to make sure he heard me and ordered it by ballast point still no luck. I ordered something else but as I looked around the room I saw what I believed to be the very beer I was seeking. So I sent my girlfriend up to ask and they said sure. Was I not worthy of some of ballast points finest, did the employee not listen to me, or did he just not care? This is the second time the bartenders have not been aware of what they have and didn't seem to care. There's so much great stuff how can you not be excited about the beer. I know I would be dying to work at a place with such a selection. No table service and when we did go to the bar to order food we received it very promptly and it was solid nothing to call mama about but for bar food it was good. Really clean fryer oil and it goes along way to give some great fries out. I then sat with all the empty glasses and empty food trays for as long as I was there, and it was a long time, over an hour before anyone came to clean up and it was dead in there. With some extra effort this place would be a weekly mission bar for me. So reasonable in price and such awesome brews. Just lacking in a few spots. I will keep coming back because I love this place and the selection. Keep up the good work and with a bit of tweaking this place will be world class.

Been back many more times and felt the need to up my review. Service has gotten a lot better and now there seems to be table service. Didn't see any tonight but a few times ago there was a girl crusing around. Bathrooms are all screwed up. Where befor they had been clean enough. Grafiti on the walls, and trash on the floor, but hell its friday night.

Edit-Have to bump them up after another killer night at the hulme. Met jeff himself tonight what a great guy, personable and gratious. He even hooked me up with a little snifter of a very special treat, one I've been looking to try for years. People you must make the trip, its such a cool spot to chill and enjoy some of the best brews on earth. Bye the way dylan is the fucking man keep up the good work dude its always a good night when he's tending.

04-18-2010 01:57:41 | More by oglmcdgl
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joeebbs

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

The Hulmeville Inn is a gem of a beer bar right in between Bensalem and Langhorne. The rotating selection is always great and fresh. They've recently started having weekly Firkin Thursdays which is always a great treat. Plus they have an email list which alerts you do what is on and off tap. This feature allowed me to head over during lunch to grab a PtY. The food is exceptionally good for bar food. If you like spice try the Firehouse Burger.

My complaints are of course the smoking but also the service can be a little slow too during busy times. Usually when I've been there they only have one bartender (who does a good job trying to get to everyone) but it would be nice if they had someone else helping out. Also, the parking is very limited and most times you're parked along the road. But it's a small price to pay for a bar that brings excellent beer to the community.

03-31-2010 20:16:43 | More by joeebbs
Hulmeville Inn in Hulmeville, PA
95 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.