Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Active Beers: 351
Beer Ratings: 3,471
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 10 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 40 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by orangesol:
4.2/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Finally made it down here again, this time long enough for a proper look around. I have been here when it was packed for an event and again at lunch time on an off day.
Atmosphere - This is one large space. Very nice looking, inside and out, with three separate seating areas and the bar area. It feels sophisticated yet laid back and casual. The bar area is sort of like a mini pub. I could hang out here often, although my wallet might protest that.
Quality - The quality is good. The beers are served in their proper glasses and the food has always been top notch. The location is awesome and the overall construction of the restaurant is great. One of the nicest looking brew pubs in the area.
Service - The first time I went here was during the recent sour event and the place was packed. Our server was good but he told us we could only order one sampler tray per table due to a shortage of glasses. Right, that is why the table right across from us had three people get them at the same time we did.
This most recent trip I ordered sweet potato fries as my side and when my food arrived, normal fries. I understand forgetting to put in the order right but he only had two tables at the time. How do you forget that? Not a huge deal but another misfire in the service department.
Selection - I am going to base this on the cumulative visits I have made here. The selection during the sour event was great. Six different sour beers from all over the spectrum, from a brett IPA to a sour cherry quad. They like to take chances and more often than not they pay off. On my most recent visit they really didn't have too many "great" offerings, more or less just their typical solid lineup. I did have a chance to try the Big Rye Wibby on cask and it was very nice. I plan on making it down for the IPA event in a few weeks, can't wait to try some of their famous hoppy beers!
Food - Here is where they got me back. Both times I have eaten here the food has been great. So far I have gotten the goat cheese pizza, turkey burger, and half of a pulled pork sandwich. The pizza was excellent, as was the pork. The turkey burger was good but the cheese and bacon really dominated the flavor of the burger. Either way the food has always been well prepared and I can't wait to try some of the other offerings.
Overall this is another great option for the local beer lovers. The beer and food is awesome and they are always having special events. Can't wait to stop down here again soon.
05-22-2011 19:11:04 | More by orangesol
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This was a good find because it was both microbrew oriented and kid-friendly. The food was upscale chain quality, with some inventive choices. (We enjoyed Octoberfest egg rolls and fried Brussels Sprouts)
On the beer side of things, they have a nice in house brewed tap selection and some cask/ reserve bottle choices. I drank the American Pale Ale, the Dy-no-mite IPA (their name, not mine), and the nitro Russian Imperial Stout. (My wife tried the kith lager and the "honey do wit" wheat beer) The Russian Imperial Stout was the winner of the bunch for me but the IPA was good as well.
Overall, this was a good find in a vacation area.
07-06-2014 16:45:17 | More by EdwardK77
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Lancaster, PA
92 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.