Taps: 20 / Bottles: 70
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
4.68/5 rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $
One of the reasons why I purchased my current home was its proximity to the Hulmeville Inn. This bar is easily the best beer bar in Bucks County. Amazing selection of bottled beer, first class revolving draught beer, and you can still get a $2.50 Lager. The regular bar tenders are excellent, but sometimes their substitutes are not as versed in beer. New menu is fantastic; I love the Brisket, and the deep-fried green beans. Two pool tables and dart board. My only complaint is that it is a smoking establishment.
11-22-2009 20:04:43 | More by DrKnoskelson
4.43/5 rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $
I found this place in philly beer week.org for the Weyebacher night.I knew about it but never went in. Parking is a little tight we had to park by another building that was closed. You first walk in and it seems a very tight fit. Decent size bar area.A little crowded when we went I guess do to beer - week and the weekend. (Then all of a sudden some big guy stumbles grabs hold of a chair the chair goes down then he stumbles some more trying to regain balance then boom falls flat on his ass). Small room when you walk in to your right with pool table's. If you walk straight there is a dining area that stretches the length of the bar.
Was very impressed with the selection of brew on tap probably right around 15-20 taps. I seen Founder's Breakfast Stout, Dogfish head, Troegs, Weyebacher and free tasting but none of us had any. My first beer was Palo Santo, second was Manage a Frog, Third was an Allaghdash white I believe. All served into the proper glassware which was a plus. A new hot spot for me.
03-15-2009 18:33:33 | More by TheFightfan1
4.05/5 rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
Old building located at a busy intersection. Very limited parking on premises, and some street parking is also available. The bar area is very old looking with plenty of wood. There is an open kitchen behind the bar which is shaped like a J and sports about 20 stools. Some other table are in the bar area. There were also about 10 very small TVs around the smallish room.
Two boards have draft and bottle listings for easy review. There were 17 taps and about 20+ bottles. Beers ranged from two Sly Fox beers, Founders Dirty Bastard, Anchor Xmas, Walt Wit, Sam Cherry Wheat, Home for the Holidays, Corsendonk Xmas beer, and Russian River Damnation. There is also the standard Yuengling, Miller Lite, Guiness, and Stella Artois.
The food was real low down pub grub. The brisket sandwich was very good, and people were raving about the homemade chili.
Surprising they serve so many good beers since most of the crowd was drinking Bud bottles or Yuengling. This place is a hidden gem.
01-31-2009 20:57:15 | More by Gavage
3.59/5 rDev -16.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I located this place looking through beeradvocate one day and thought I would give it a shot. I thought it would be great to have a good beer bar so close to my house, however like the below reviewer my first visit was a rather unpleasant one. The parking lot is very limited but there is parking on the street available as well. The inside area is setup with some table locations to sit down at as well as seating along side the bar area. They also have another area available to shoot pool and darts. There are several TVs setup and two large magnetic boards with the draft and bottled beer selection. I liked the idea of the magnetic boards rather then your usual chalk board style setup. The draft beer selection consisted of about 15-20 taps with only a few of them dedicated to the usual suspects. Their bottle selection is even larger with about 30-40 different beers from several different brewers. As for the service my first visit was almost my last. The bartender was rude from the start of the night. I ordered at least 6 different beers that were up on the bottled list and was told they were out of stock on them. After ordering several beers that the bartender said they were out of stock on I was then told "go look in the refrigerator that is what I have in stock pick one of them" in a aggressive tone like he was aggravated at me for trying to order a beer. How should I know that you don't have them in stock, if you don't have it take the signs down. I did however decide to go back and give this place another shot and was suprised at the different level of service I received. I ordered a beer and it was actually available. One beer I ordered was not in the refrigerator and they actually went to the back to take a look and found one for me. HUGE difference compared to a few nights prior. I would probably visit this place again based on my last visit however if I go there again and the same bartender is working as the first time I visited my stay will probably be very short.
12-30-2008 05:05:09 | More by f0gg
4.38/5 rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Drove over on a snowy Tues. afternoon. Only 15-20 minutes from my house and pretty close to Oxford Valley Mall.
Good slightly worn interior with lotsa blue collar guys and older women smoking like chimneys, drinking, and talking about the EAGLES! Pool room off to 1 side and plenty of tables outside the bar area.
Bartender was quick and friendly. I didn't eat but the lady next to me ordered a cheese steak. The food is prepared practically in front of you and the cook was really into making her cheese steak and making wings! Excellent tap list included Rogue- Yellow Snow, Lagunitas- Brown Sugga, Victory- Limited ESB, Pliny the Elder, and Mad Elf, to name a few.
Overall- Comfortable and far from pretentious. Excellent bar to hang out and drink! I'll be back here based on its close proximity and excellent tap selection. Worth seeing out if you're within a 30-40 minute radius!
Place was packed! 2 beers (Weyerbacher- Charlie & Delta) cost me $4.75 and there was a free buffet (pierogies)! Awesome place.
Chicken Cheese Steaks are delicious here! and half price on football Sundays! Awesome tap selection, Aleiens homebrew club meetings every month, and an owner who really cares about good food!
12-17-2008 23:37:51 | More by NJpadreFan
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
4.43/5 rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
A: This bar definitely seems to be in transition; from the corner "pop pops" bar, to a craft beer bar. It'll be interesting to see if they go all of the way (I sure hope so, I only live 2 minutes away). Just a little too smokey for my taste, but the draft selection definitely off sets it.
Q: Get there early to find a parking spot. Pretty roomy, and plenty of TV's.
Ser: Great staff. Friendly, helpful, and nice. They were quick to answer any questions, offer suggestions and some were wearing different brewery t-shirts (I thought that was kinda cool). And they filled a growler for me.
Sel: They offer a nice variety, Flying Fish, Troegs, Weyerbacher, DFH, Sly Fox, Stone and Victory.
Food: Yummy!!! Usual bar food, but oh so yummy!
V: Pretty decent.
ASK ABOUT THE DEAD MAN WALKING!!!
On a side note, they have a couple of bottles of Utopias. I've never asked for a glass, but I'm sure if you're paying their pouring :)
12-24-2007 12:27:13 | More by gkatsoris
4.18/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $
Chimay White on draft, on Trenton Road ...Are you kidding me?
Not at all! Be aware, The Hulmeville Inn is slowly becoming the best beer-bar in Bucks County. It might not match the quantity of an Isaac Newtons(yet), but the owner's dedication to beer quality is certainly prevalent.
The latest draft selection is stellar and seems to get better every visit. Weyerbacher House Ale, Stoudts Smooth-Hoperator, Dogfish 60 minute, Brooklyn Abbey Single, just to name a few. Bottle selection isn't too shabby either with beers from the usual suspects; Stone, Victory, Rouge and DogFish Head.
A great city alternative, for the ever growing PhillyBurb Beer-Heads.
06-18-2007 20:37:26 | More by BigMart42
4.25/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
I've watched the Hulmeville Inn slowly, but steadily increase their selection of craft beers over the last few years to the point where they are certainly the best beer bar in the greater Bensalem area. Unlike some other posters, I have consistently found the beers to be spot-on in terms of quality and taste. Moreover, where can you find a Chimay Red for under $5?!
To agree with others, the service is extremely quick and friendly. I always seem to see the same bartenders so it is obvious that they don't have a problem with staff turnover. The food is your standard pub fare but done well and comparable inexpensive to other establishments.
06-11-2007 17:31:50 | More by hopbrew
3.45/5 rDev -20%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Been here a couple times - there's nothing spectacular, but it's there for when you need it, like when I was near the neighborhood and dying for a burger. The food is standard local pub fare, burgers and cheesesteaks, that taste fantastic. You're allowed to build your burger with two toppings and I downed mine with roasted red peppers and fried onions. The fries are delicious and come crispy without being overcooked. I had some wings here that almost rivaled Union Jack's hot wings, they were that good.
The draft beer is nothing to write much about- I usually get the seasonal Sam Adams, which so far has been the Cherry Wheat. Troegs and Dogfish Head are also on tap. There were a few good bottles sitting in the corner like Duval, which were probably woefully neglected. The regulars were mostly drinking out of bottles. Lest I seem snobby, let me say everyone was friendly and nice there. The service was great, no complaints there.
It's not a bad place to hang out. The bar had plently of TVs with sports games on, and it adjoins another room with pool tables. The interior has a junky, dive look that passes for cozy, like the inside of an antique shop. The kitchen is behind the bar and you can clearly see the cook at work, and food comes out fast if they're not busy. I wish they would have better drafts, but I don't think they quite "get it" yet: When trying to pick a beer, the bartender said helpfully, "We have Stella." I think the good stuff goes untouched - my boyfriend felt his 60 Minute draft was off, and when I tried it, I, an IPA hater, was able to drink that baby like it was water.
05-24-2007 19:43:34 | More by StoutHearted
Hulmeville Inn in Hulmeville, PA
95 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.