Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Publick HouseSouthampton Publick House
Based on:
43 Beers
6,568 Hads
Place Score: 94
Reviews: 54
Visits: 79
Avg: 4.28
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: 6
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

40 Bowden Square
Southampton, New York, 11968
United States
phone: (631) 283-2800

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @sph40

Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Beers are brewed at / by another brewery.

Draft and limited release beers are brewed at the Publick House. Distributed bottles are brewed elsewhere.
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Photo of mgbickel
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Decided to take the drive out to the Hamptons on a recent trip to Long Island. My first impression of this place was...huh, is this a funeral home? Once you get inside the hedge wall, you understand that you are entering a quaint brewpub.

You enter past the outdoor patio seating and find yourself inside the main bar area. A short bar lines the back wall and some high top tables sit in the middle of the room. The main dining area is off to the right where some large kettles and nautical items are part of the décor.

The beer selection was very good for a brew pub. They offered all of their regular selections as well as some seasonal beers. The food was very, very good also. I had the lobster ravioli...highly recommended!

The service was awesome! Our waitress, Crystal, was cheerful, super helpful and very knowledgeable...she made the experience that much better!

If you find yourself in the Hamptons, this is a must stop. Worth the drive, especially when you combine it with some <insanely large house> sightseeing!

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Photo of smithflipper
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

visited on the rattle n hum brewery tour.

nice brewhouse/ restaurant in a very nice part of town.

our grroup a got a great little tour of the place from the brewer. tried all the tap selection - well made tasty beers, but the real treat came when the brewer went down to the cellar. brought out the biere de mars, and a tripel. bothe excellent.

great atmosphere, feels like a brewhouse by the sea should. nice dark wood, with golf and nautical trinkets on the wall. friendly service.

well worth the visit if you are down that way. good beers, nice place with friendly people.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Nice restaurant/brewpub. I've been there twice in the afternoon and both have been good times. The food is pretty good and service is excellent. They have 5 beers on tap year round and 2-3 seasonals ($5-$6 per pint). Plus they have their bombers and 750s available. The atmosphere is quite pleasant and they have several large TVs with sports on regularly. Realize that this brewpub is quite far east on LI and sometimes it's hit or miss with their seasonals. But if you are nearby, it's a fun place to go.

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Photo of hopdog
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I made the long haul out here for the Russian Imperial Stout release (February 2008) - 3 hours each way (headed out from the Philly area)! My first thought was, nice place. I didn't plan on coming out for food, so I sat at the bar and drank while the wife had the kids at a table. The kids enjoyed their pasta and I enjoyed the beer and my 3 bottles of RIS (win-win, well almost, as it was a draw for my wife!). I would definitely stop in again if I'm ever in the area and spend some more time driking the beers and trying out the food. I had a great time since there were a lot of beer geeks from BA and RB around on this day!

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Photo of Umbra
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

The atmosphere has been described pretty decently by those before me. It was a sunny, warm day, so we chose the raised outside porch to enjoy some goodies. It was open, got some breeze, and allowed you to look out on the manicured lawns of this strange surburban town.

Only a couple rarities available, with Fleurs being in big bottle. We kept away from the heavy hitters--it was still a couple hours from home either way. got a couple of pints, including the Belgian Wheat and casked conditioned summer brews. I assumed they'd be on teh site, so I didn't get more specifics. they were tasty, with the belgian being banana goodness and the summer being extra hoppy. Service, except for a grumpy bus girl, was friendly and knowledgable. They even helped with directions, which is important as these towns aren't in straight lines.

The food was the only disappointment, being just well done pub grub. Given the atmosphere of the location, the quality of the beer, and the vibe of Southhampton, one would have expected more.

Overall, excellent beers and a great location make for a perfect opportunity to pass the time away while others shop.

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Photo of Damian
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

My visit to the Southampton Public House on July 4th weekend was impressive, to say the least. Set just a stone's throw away from the idyllic Southampton town center, the brewpub echoes all the quaintness and charm that is to be found in the Hamptons.

Taking on the look of the many austere mansions that line the town's main street, the brewpub was constructed from what seems to be a historic home, complete with weathered wooden shingles and eight foot tall hedges surrounding the premises. There is even a serene garden area in the front yard with chairs for six or so people to sit and enjoy a beer.

The inside of the brewpub, including the bar, is canvased in dark mahogany and has a traditional "yankee" look and feel to it. Off the bar room is a lounge area, furnished with leather chairs and ottomans, as well as another dining area in the rear.

My friend and I decided to sit on the raised front porch and enjoy some beer and food. We started off with a bottle of Cuvee Des Fleurs, which was outstanding and paired nicely with my crab claw appetizer. For our main courses, my friend ordered a burger and I had the tuna steak. Both were quite good. With this course, we shared a bottle of their Biere De Mars, which was also excellent.

Even more impressive than the food and drinks however was the outstanding service and warm hospitality we received from everyone at the Southampton Public House. Our waitress was incredibly friendly, attentive and helpful. We were also lucky enough to meet up with a gentleman named Spencer, who is in charge of sales. Both Spencer and our waitress did everything they could to make sure that out visit to their brewpub (and our stay in the Hamptons) was an experience to remember. Thanks again. You guys hooked us up big time and we really appreciate it!

Although the food ($8 for the burger and $22 for the tuna) and the beers ($15 for each of the bottles) were not cheap, they were appropriately priced. Expect to pay the same prices (and get the same quality food) at a mid-tier restaurant. Besides, lest we forget, this is the Hamptons.

If you are visiting the Hamptons anytime soon, I would definitely plan a trip to the Southampton Public House. My recommendation would be to sit on the porch and watch the sunset with friends. Great atmosphere, great people and great beer - what more can you expect from a brewpub?

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Photo of meatyard
3.48/5  rDev -18.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

This was my second trip to SPH. The first had been a better than average experience but this one was less so, though still similar.
I mainly went, with friends on the N Fork where I was staying over the 4th of July weekend, because their website listed the Imperial Russian Stout as being on tap. When I tried to order it the server said that they hadn't had it in over a year. I said it was listed on the website and she just said the site was updated each week.
Then I asked for one of their year round beers, the Southampton IPA but they were out of that. I ordered the Bavarian Wheat, a very nice beer, and it came quickly enough, with a lemon wedge. I know it's not unusual to have a lemon wedge with a Hefeweizen but a place like this should ask if you want one or put it on the side. I also had the Bohemian Pilsner which was tasty as well.
The food was still good though a bit higher than what you would like to pay for what you get. The ambiance is nice in the restaurant area and the bar seems friendly. All of the SPH beer I've had have been very good but the restaurant could use some work. I won't be going back or recommending it until I hear of improvements. I still highly recommend their beer though.

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Photo of fredandboboflo
3.58/5  rDev -16.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Rated this awhile ago, but just deleted that text in favor of reporting my latest experience. The atmosphere and quality (in terms of freshness, presentation, etc.) were both very solid, everything in order, a nice place to sit down for a beer or some grub. Service and food were just a little above average: food is good, but sort of at an awkward level between really solid pub grub and slightly more interesting cuisine, sometimes resulting in not terribly stellar attempts at fish and pasta; service is amicable, approachable, but for a beer geek in particular, not terribly good at describing the beers available. Selection I can't really say was anything above average. The regular line-up of taps consists predominantly of beers that seem to be intended to wean folks off BMC, their seasonals (for the second time running) were nothing to write home about, leaving all the best beers in 750's that you can get cheaper at beer stores. In short, for a local brewpub, a nice place to frequent, but as a destination, just ok.

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Photo of leftmindedrighty
3.65/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Made the trip to Southampton for their RIS release, and that was pretty much the high point.

Very nice looking bar area, quaint, subtle, quiet. The beer they had on tap wasn't very impressive, except of course for the RIS they had on. I was hoping to catch the Saison, Bierre De Garde, or Grand Cru on tap, but no dice. All of the beers I did have though, ESB, RIS, and the IPA were fresh and very good as to be expected. When we arrived, they had a Black Lager on, but it kicked as I walked up to the bar to order one.

Food was average at best. Prices were also a little high for run of the mill bar food, but I'll credit that to the area. Amongst four people, we shared the Brewer's Burger, Pulled Pork Sandwich, and the Irish Nachos. Again, good pub food, but not something I would want to eat everyday at my local watering hole.

Overall, I've wanted to see Southampton for years, so I enjoyed humming the scenery and drinking the RIS with friends. But overall, I don't see myself coming back unless there is another beer release, and its something rare and worth the 3 1/2 hour drive.

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Photo of Nutleybeer
4/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

We stopped by off season...things are much cheaper in the area then. This place is the last leg in the Long Island brewpub crawl, past Black Forest and BrickHouse.

Nice location. We went in the winter, but they do have plenty of outdoor seating for the summer (apparently an outdoor bar too). Decent selection of beers on tap, incl IPA, Montauk Lite, Double White (tasty with a nice blend of spiciness), Pumpkin and their flagship beer the Secret Ale (a darker color with an almost caramel-like flavor).

They had bottled beers, ranging from $7 to the reserved bottles at $12. I went with their Tripel. Not the best Belgian style I ever had, but enjoyable. Hints of honey, mingled in with the yeasty overtones.

The food was good. I had the full rack of ribs for $22. Not a giant menu. Sandwiches run from $10 to $18.

A nice atmoshpere in the dining area. Pub-ish, with a slightly classy, upscale feel to it.

A cool, relaxing bar area. Sort of broken into 2 areas. The bar section, with pub tables and the bar itself...then a rear area with couches. I believe they have DJs in on the weekends too.

They sell t-shirts, pint glasses and other assorted items.

Cool place. Check out the local wineries too...especially Wolffer (awesome place).

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Photo of shaebs99
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Finally made it out to Southampton Publick House on a Sunday night (8pm). Place was not crowded and quiet. Sat in the restaurant for dinner.

Nice looking room decorated with old brewery trays (like Old Knickerbocker) and golf signs. We sat in sight of brewing apparatus and most importantly the sign of available beers. Unfortunately only two non-year round selections available and one was the Pumpkin (which I do enjoy, but was not in the mood for).

I started out with the Golden Lager, which I enjoyed. I only wish I took notes on it so I could raise its rating. My friends got an IPA, Secret, and Double White. The waitress was helpful when my girlfriend was split on what food to get. We started out with "Irish Nachos" and Potato and Pale Ale soup (quite good) Collectively we got a burger, a blackened chicken sandwich, a pulled-pork sandwich and rigatoni a la vodka. My rigatoni was surprisingly good.

After dinner I went to the bar to load up on some growlers and other goodies. The bartender was very helpful and knowledgeable as I asked questions and he filled my growlers of IPA and foreign extra stout.
Besides the beers on tap (I think 7 different total) they also offered beers from their 750ml series. I picked up some 10th anniversary (sold out around me) and some Old Herb 06' (not available around me).

I thought the prices were reasonable for a restaurant. And since the food was better than regular pub food it seemed reasonable to expect higher prices than a pub since it is a nice restaurant.

I originally intended to give them a 4 for selection, but I was probably just bitter that they didn't have their winter on yet or some other exciting beer. They had several great beers to choose from as well as 2 beers that I couldn't get else where. Plus the only selection I needed was the Gold Lager and IPA.

As I said we went late on a Sunday so traffic was non-existent. Even so the trip took an hour. I will try and go here once a month or maybe once every 6 weeks or so.
Great beer and great food

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Photo of Hautacam
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Visited on Sat. of Columbus Day weekend. Got there just after it opened , so very few people were there. We sat at the bar and had lunch. The bartender was very friendly ( Brady ?) and when he saw that we were having a hard time deciding on a beer , started pouring us samples of everything he heard us discussing. Burton Ale, Oktoberfest, Secret Ale, Pumpkin...I decided on the Burton and my girlfriend had an Ocktober fest...both very good. Had the Bratwurst sandwich and she had the crabcake sandwich ..both good..not the best brat I've had , but OK. My girlfriend noticed a woman getting sweet potato fries and said that if she knew that they were on the menu she would have ordered them instead of the regular fries. About five minutes later , Brady handed us a big bowl of sweet potato fries w/o charge.
I had an Espresso stout next, which was very good too.
A good experience ...too bad it's located so far away. The traffic that day was absolutely awful....not a lot of options for alternate routes to avoid it. The Publick House was the highlight of the day.

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Photo of softcough
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

After much anticipation, I finally made it out for dinner. The place was nice, a historic structure in a beautiful town. The beers, as already known, are quite good to excellent. I skipped all the regular stuff and had some of the specialty bottles. Abbot 12, Grand Cru, Old Herb. All excellent and worth the trip. The service was fine. The only complaint I have is that the food really was not good enough. This is a nice restaurant, not cheap, incredible beer with a huge reputation. The food really let me down. Maybe they were having an off night, but the place was almost empty and nobody at my table of five had much good to say about their eats. Oh well, still worth the trip for the beer and atmosphere.

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Photo of madmanjf
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

My first trip to the hamptons .... so obviously, this was a required stop for me.

Nestled in the heart of town, Southampton Publik House was a welcomed stop to make, and worth the diversion of the LIE.

The selection of brews is somewhat overwhelming, and I really didn't know where to start. So, when in doubt, do a flight. I enjoyed several year-round brews as well as a few seasonals. I've had beers from here before, but never so many in one sitting.

After the flight, it was time to buckel down and make a choice.... so I order up a pint of IPA. A great choice (especially since I'm an IPA guy).

I really can't offer up any constructive criticisms, which for me, is unusual. The service was fine, the food was good (had a great burger), the atmposphere was really nice, and the beer ... well, you just can't go wrong here.

My only regret is that this place is so far out on the island.

Hmm, there's a constructive criticism ... open up second location a bit more inland :)

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Photo of ChrisDotson
4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Jason’s (Knightly Spirits) assertion of Southampton as the best brewery in the world raised my expectations quite a bit going into the publick house. Despite my preconceived notions, my expectations were exceeded by 20 times. The ambience & Food were great & most importantly every beer I had was a perfect 5. As far as Beer, I started with what seemed like a frustrating selection as they were out of the cuvee du fleur & Russian imperial stout which is what I really wanted to try the most. Brady recommended the maibock & the Bavarian Weiss, & ended up sharing his personal stash of grand cru with us. We talked brewing with Spence for a while who was a really cool guy & obviously an amazing brewer himself (Sidenote - also very humble as I was later told that the double white we were so impressed with was Spence’s design & not Phil’s but he never said so) & shared quite a few beers with us out of his personal cellar. The greatest of these was 2003 Trappist pale ale & the double white. Most special to us, we were able to share several of our own beers with him. If you love beer especially if you brew, & want to meet other beer geeks this is the place to be!! Spence showed us the entire brewery & we just had a good time. We ended up paying for almost nothing. Needless to say, we walked out of there with several cases of amazing beer & a magical night of unbelievable craft beer.

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Photo of drseamus
3.68/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I went pretty far out of the way to go to Southampton Publick House, so perhaps my expectations were a bit higher than expected. The food was up to expectation but the beer was way below expectations. It seemed like they had all their normal (boring) beers on tap and nothing special. They also seemed to all taste the same.

On the food side though, we were seated immediately and a waitress brought us menu's and bread immediately. The soup was really good and the burgers were ordered were excellent as well. It was a bit pricey, but that is somewhat to be expected for the hamptons. All in all, I would go there again if I was close, but I won't drive out there again.

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Photo of lehows
4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Ah...the gool ol' Publick House. Whats more to say? If you havn't been here yet, go now. My Dad remembers this place as Herb McCarthy's, and now it's home to Southampton Publick House. The pub room and bar are to your left, dining room to your right when you walk in. There's also a 2nd bar in back of the dining area that opens when its very busy or for private parties. Another small outdoor bar on the porch opens often in summer. As many of you already know, the beers here are spectacular. My favorites are the French Country Christmas Ale (AKA Biere De Garde), Espresso Stout, and the Saison. You'll find great variety here as seasonals change frequently (usually 2 to 4 per month). Also, the hoity-toity types you find at places like 75 Main rarely venture here. Of course, it is busier in summer but as far the clientele goes, the crowd is pretty much the same during summer and winter, which is great. Food is certainly way above your typical brewpub fare (Tuesday nights are 2 for 1 entrees), the ribs here are amazing and a local favorite. Worth a trip from anywhere.

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Photo of KATE12
4.28/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Located in the upscale town of Southampton, I wasn't sure what to expect. Having visited in January the Publick House was very quiet, which was actually somewhat nice. The bar area was large with what appeared to be some regulars enjoying a Saturday afternoon. The bartender, Brady, was very friendly, knowledgeable and quick to offer you a taste or see if you needed a refill. I had the Southampton IPA and the Yorkshire Pub Ale, both of which I loved. I also tasted the Winter Warmer. While it wasn't my favorite I can see why it got such favorable reviews. Upon leaving we bought a growler of the IPA, a growler of the Secret Ale ,a Biere de Garde, a Grand Cru, three 750's each of the May Bock and the Double White to enjoy at home. I'm really looking forward to drinking them and to visiting Southampton Publick House again. I'm hoping to go when the weather gets warmer to experience the different brews and to see what the summer crowd is like.

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Photo of oldirtycaffrey
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I stopped in on an October sunday afternoon to try out Southampton Publick House. I was very impressed with the overall look of the place -- there's a patio outside and the landscaping is beautiful. Inside, dark wood, comfortable booths and tables, and a small-medium sized bar makes up one half of the place, while a restaurant area makes up the other. There are plenty of TVs around, and the vats are viewable behind the bar.

There were about 10 beers on taps, including the Belgian Amber, Octoberfest Lager, Secret Ale, Burton Ale, and Scottish Ale. Unfortuantely, there were no stouts on tap. They also had some of their special beers (10th Anniversary Ale) available in bottles.

I tried the Belgian Amber, Secret Ale, and Octoberfest and really enjoyed them all; the Belgian Amber is one of the best smelling beers I've ever had. The bartender was nice and seemed knowledgeable about the beers on tap. I was hoping to try one of their stouts, especially the Espresso Stout, and I was also expecting them to have Pumpkin Ale on tape (it's widely advertised right now on their website), but that too wasn't available.

However, this was a great stop and I hope to go back there soon!

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Photo of JMD71
3.68/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Vacationing in the area, I was thrilled to be able to finally make it to this location. It lived up to all my expectations, aside from the service. Located in a quaint town in an old inn, the exterior is very inviting with a huge wrap-around porch & nice gardens surrounding.

Once inside, the bar area is spacious & inviting. Waiting at the host stand, my family & I waited a solid 5-10 minutes on a quiet afternoon before anyone showed up to seat us. We were seated at a table overlooking the fermenters below, which was a great additon to the interior decor. Once seated, the waitress did not show up for another 10 minutes to take drink orders. When she did, she was not familiar with the seasonals & confused the cellar offerings with the seasonals. I therefore chose from the standard lineup of beers offered year round.

The food & beer were wonderful. A sampler provided a good overview of their offerings & the food was delicious. Growler fills are available on site, & bottles are for sale although more expensive than local retailers.

Overall, this was a very enjoyable visit & would definitely return.

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Photo of warriorsoul
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Grew up on Long Island and I am sad to report my first visit was just a month ago...things are going to change from here on out...
Conveniently located off of Rte. 27 and down the street from Peconic Beverage.
Convenient parking in front or across the street...walk in to view the bar area to your left and the dining room to the right.
The bar has a couple nice size flat screens plus at least 4 other smaller TV's to catch random sporting events. About a dozen or more tables, ranging from one large seating area to 10 or so tables to seat 2 or 3 persons...tall tables within the bar area and regular seaters around the perimeter.
The dining room is casual, but fitting...great views of the tanks with illustrations showing the stages of brewing.
Nice range of brews on tap...on this day, there was the Golden Lager, Light, IPA, Secret Ale, Steam beer, ESB, and the seasonal Bavarian Wheat...I enjoyed a couple samples of the ESB, Bavarian Wheat and a full pint of the IPA. All were super fresh and delicious.
Additonal cellar brews were the Old Herb, Imperial Porter and May Bock.
For our meal, we had a couple appetizers...the calimari and sweet potato fries...both were very tasty. For lunch, my wife enjoyed the Gorgonzola salad and I drooled over the scallop caesar bit drenched with dressing, but still delish.
Our server was friendly and heading to Bean for college...she was nice enough to throw in a taster and pint glass for free, as I expected them to be added to the bill.
Overall, a great time...can't wait to return.

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Photo of Hibernator
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

UPDATE / EDIT [12-26-06]

My second visit, but this time during the cold winter season. Enjoyed several great beers including the Imperial Porter & Old Herb Barleywine (finally!). Also enjoyed an excellent dinner in the pub. Our waitress and bartender were GREAT. Service rating has increased.


After spending two days in Patchogue it was time to get in the car and head east. A quick 30 minute drive lead us to Southampton Publick House in the heart of Southampton. Upon entering I got that small town, upscale village feel.

We were greeted by the hostess and given the option to sit inside or outside on the patio. Since it was a beautiful July afternoon, we decided to chill outside on the patio.

The beer selection was presented nicely on the menu. There were four regular staples that included the Montauk Light, Southampton Pale Ale, Southampton Secret Ale and Golden Ale. The "seasonal" options were the IPA, Espresso Stout and Steem Beer. The Steem beer was described as "like the Anchor Steam beer, but lighter." There were also 4 oz sample options too.

I also noticed that there were "cellar" options available. This consisted of such beauties as the Double White Ale, May Bock and Imperial Porter. It was around 90 degrees outside and the Double White Ale sounded like a thirst quenching option.

I tried the Espresso Stout, IPA, Southampton Pale Ale and the Double White Ale. Wow! Every beer I tried was so incredibly fresh and well crafted. The Double White Ale was presented in a 22 oz brown bottle and served in a nice tulip shaped pilsner glass.

The menu offers options like salads, wraps, sandwiches and entrees. The party that I was with sampled a variety of food including the fried calamari, chicken wrap and salad.

I tried the mussels, which were described by someone I was with as "out of the world" and I fully agreed. Every bite of anything I ate was so friggin' good. Without question, the food here is above average from any brewpub that I've ever been to. I had the tuna burger with remoulade and it was awesome.

Service was solid. Our waitress was friendly, responsive and welcoming. The bar inside is borderline perfect. I would love to re-visit and clock in some quality time there. A big chalkboard outlines all of the info for draft and bottles selections available.

There is a mini fridge that has beer to go. The IPA & Secret Ale were there in six packs and then the impressive beers like the Grand Cru, Old Herb Barleywine, May Bock and Imperial Porter in either 22 oz or 750 ML bottles. You can also purchase shirts, hats, glassware, etc.

This place is phenomenal and strongly recommended if you are out east on Long Island. I was super impressed with the overall quality of beer and food at the Southampton Publick House. Check this place out.

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Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Located just off Main Street in downtown Southampton. The brewpub is housed in an old restaurant, which from what I have been told used to be the place to be seen in Southampton. The structure appears to have originally been an 18th century colonial.

The bar boasts full line of Southampton taps - I would guess 10 in all. There is no other draft beer sold. There is ample seating at the bar as well as several tables. While I didn't eat in the restaurant, I did peek my head in. A very nice looking dining room which is tastefully decorated.

There is an outdoor patio as well, which runs 3 or 4 taps. Upon entering, you can purchase six packs and bottles of the seasonal brews as well as some nice Southampton swag.

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Photo of PopeJonPaul
4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

It's not every day that I get out to Southampton, but I rarely miss a chance to hop in Slander's Jeep to make the 90 minute trip to this fine establishment.

I love almost everything Southampton brews, and there's nothing like it fresh from the tap. They've always got a great selection of regulars and seasonals on about 8 taps and a cask, not to mention the chance to pick up a growler (or two. or three) of all the stuff you just can't grab off the shelf at your local beer distributor. The food is some of the best hearty bar food you're going to find anywhere, the service is top-notch, and the place has a quiet, old-school "British polo club" charm that makes it the perfect place to kick back on a rainy afternoon. While the rest of Southampton (the town) may be an over-valued enclave of the uppitty upper-class (for Christ's sake, the town has a posted clothing ordinance), their namesake brewpub is the real deal.

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4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Coming here basically took up my entire day, yet I am still glad I made the trip. Phil was not there unfortunately, but the bar staff was very attentive and I was able to meet another brewer, a great guy named Spence. I gave him a bottle of Batch 7000 and he proceeded to give me a bottle of 2002 Old Herb and a test batch bomber that he thought might be Abbey Single. Was a bit disappointed to find zero Belgian styles on draught, but what was on draught was very well-made and tasty. I enjoyed my cajun sandwich which came with a generous serving of guacomole. The inside decor was nice. If you are in Manhattan and are considered coming here, make sure you really love Southampton, because, mostly likely, Phil won’t be there and the selection won’t be everything you imagined.

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Southampton Publick House in Southampton, NY
94 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.