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Southampton Publick House

Not Rated.
Southampton Publick HouseSouthampton Publick House

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 39
Beer Ratings: 5,954
Beer Avg: 3.93

Taps: 8 / Bottles: 6
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
95
world-class

66 Ratings
Ratings: 66
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.39%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ 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

Notes:
Draft and limited release beers are brewed at the Publick House. Distributed bottles are brewed elsewhere.

Beers are brewed at / by another brewery.

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SkunkWorks

New York

5/5  rDev +16.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$$

I took my girlfriend here when we went on a little weekend trip out east together.

First, with the atmosphere. We sat outside for our meal and it was really nice. It was a really nice day and we had a nice view. It was also very quiet. After our meal we sat in the taproom and had a few beers there and again, very nice atmosphere. Neither was particularly crowded.

The food was really good. I had the NY steak, which was covered in amazing onion rings and served with sweet potato fries and some salad. My girlfriend had a turkey and goat cheese wrap. We were both really happy with our choices. The beer is also quite good. We ordered the sampler, which was good and gave us a shot at everything they had on tap. We both chose for the rest the North Fork Fresh Hop and were both satisfied with it.

The waitress we had was very nice and was one of the nicest waitresses I've had in recent memory.

The selection is also good but remember its just their stuff. They had a good selection of beers on tap and also had bottles available.

I also filled out the satisfaction card at the end of our meal and so they just sent me a 15% off all of our entrees coupon, which is groovy. I'll definitely be going back and am really looking forward to the return trip.

09-07-2010 20:27:58 | More by SkunkWorks
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socon67

New York

4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$

Made it out here on a trip to the Hamptons.

Place looks kind of like a beer garden. The fornt area looks unassuming with a long bar area. A regular crowd of people flowing in but not rowdy; at least on the Saturday afternoon I went.

Good service as the waiter knew all about their beers. You come here for the Southampton beers specifically. I had the 10th Anniversary from the 750 series, plus a new belgian variety. Good thing I had my wife to drive home.

Food is a plus as well. You will get a nice meal here. And they can recommend something to pair with your beer choice.

Overall it was a little pricey but worth it. If you want to get a good feel for Southampton beers you really need to come here to try them. Obviously they are better here than in bottles at the store.

08-15-2010 21:22:25 | More by socon67
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
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!

08-06-2010 13:43:38 | More by mgbickel
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smithflipper

Australia

4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

06-26-2009 05:29:24 | More by smithflipper
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.73/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

01-01-2009 18:13:33 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
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!

11-18-2008 01:54:26 | More by hopdog
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Umbra

Maryland

3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

07-22-2008 16:27:23 | More by Umbra
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
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?

07-10-2008 04:11:37 | More by Damian
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -18.9%
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.

07-09-2008 14:23:40 | More by meatyard
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fredandboboflo

New York

3.58/5  rDev -16.6%
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.

07-06-2008 21:58:39 | More by fredandboboflo
Southampton Publick House in Southampton, NY
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