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Inn Of The Hawke

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3 Ratings
Ratings: 3
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: n/a
Taps: 15
Bottles: 20
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

74 South Union Avenue
Lambertville, New Jersey, 08530
United States
phone: (609) 397-9555

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(Place added by: jrancan on 01-16-2007)
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Reviews by donniecuffs:
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3.85/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5

A weekend excursion to the Delaware Valley resulted in a pleasant discovery of this place. Not only is it a pretty, well-kept, colonial-style pub (with an adjacent b&b hotel), but it is spacious, the patrons are down-to-earth, and the hired help is very friendly. Furthermore, they have a quiet outdoor courtyard which is perfect for a pint and sandwich on a beautiful day. The menu is reasonable, and my roast beef sandwich was delicious (my wife also raved about her veggie burger). The beer selection is not as voluminous as one might expect, but what they do have is at least one excellent example covering each beer category (e.g. Fuller's ESB, Stone IPA, etc). All in all, I'd say that the final product is evident of the thought and effort that went into building (and maintaining) this fine establishment. We'll be back.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.88/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I went here with a friend who lives in Lambertville. He recommended this because it was one of the more normal beer bars in the area. We went during the day, and there were only 10 other patrons or less. The place looked cool, 2 different dining areas as well as an outside seating area, and of course a beer bar to sit down to. The place looks like an older style pub, lots of wood and a darker feel to it. The bartender was very friendly and prompt. The food was delicious also. I ordered a gyro with housemade potato chips (thick cut, sea salted and dried shallots). They had about 10-12 beers on tap, including a nice variety. They had guiness, DFH 90, Shiner Bock, Troegs Hopback, Chimay Red, and a number of other classics. I would return here for a couple pints and a burger. They are also known to serve a pretty classy sit down diner.n

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.95/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Based on donniecuff's review I decided to try out the Inn of The Hawk. I get to the Lambertville/New Hope area a couple of times a year, and I thought it might be a nice change from my usual haunts, The Ship Inn and Triumph New Hope.

Before visiting, however, I checked the internet and found a lot of negative reviews, mostly regarding service. What I found was average, and perhaps a bit slow, but certainly not bad. Every employee my party had contact with was friendly and courteous. That said...

It's a charming place. I liked the look of it: wide plank floors; a burgundy, green and brass color scheme; paintings and some other interesting details. There are three distinct sections, and each has its own feel: the bar, the dining room, and the patio. The bar was warm and friendly with a good mix of locals and tourists; the dining room was somewhat elegant and nicely comfortable; and the patio was really nice and very relaxing (but a bit hot for the day I stopped in).

The food was good, and perhaps even very good, but not quite great. Given the prices, which were pretty reasonable given the area (and the decor and service offered), I thought the food was well worth it. I would visit again without question. On to the beer...

There are 12 taps at the bar, mainly carrying basic stuff, but nothing really boring, including:
Guinness
Smithwick's
Samuel Adams Seasonal
Blue Moon
Stell Artois
Pilsner Urquell
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Chimay
Troeg's Hopback Amber
Boulder Hazed & Infused

There's also a list of bottles that includes roughly the same kind of bill, and some that stick out in my mind are Schneider Weiss and Sierra Nevada Bigfoot.

I didn't have trouble finding a beer, but I didn't find anything that turned my head either. One thing that did surprise me was that there were no Riverhorse beers available, given that they're right across town.

So, although there are planty of places to dine in and around Lambertville, I have to give The Inn of The Hawk a thumbs up. Worth trying.

Inn Of The Hawke in Lambertville, NJ
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.