Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille

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3.45/5
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32 Beers
188 Ratings
Place Score: 89
Ratings: 52
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: n/a
Taps: 16
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

40 Andover Rd
New London, New Hampshire, 03257-5901
United States
phone: (603) 526-6899

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Photo of Tchuck
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A friend of mine and I stopped by on our way up Route 89. The atmosphere was better than average: while it had the "typical" outdoorsy bric-a-brac, it did have a beautiful view of nearby Mt. Kearsage out the back window. If you sit at the bar, as we did, you will view the taps and the mugs hanging from the ceiling.

The bartender was friendly and mellow. With so many beers on tap, we asked him what was tapped most recently, and he named the three that were. He recommended the IPA, which my friend tried, and it was decent--a bit heartier in terms of body than most IPA's, decent amount of American hops, but not an unbalanced beer by any means.

They were out of at least two of the beers on the eighteen-beer menu. I think the beer menu lists every beer they offer, not necessarily the ones on tap. They may wish to offer a daily beer list, because stating what you don't currently have on tap is not very useful.

We each had two beers. I had the Bock and the Strong Brown Ale. I wasn't overly-impressed with either--they each had some off tastes that I could not place--but both were better than average. My friend had the Stout and the Barley Wine. The former was pretty decent, but the latter was excellent. The Stout had the appropriate roasted barley/chocolate malt nose, slightly on the thin side body-wise, but tasted pretty comfortable. The Barley Wine was the stand-out of the four we tried--despite the high alcohol, it didn't cross over into sickly-sweet land and stayed well-balanced between malt and hop, a rarity for many brewpub Barleywines.

For lunch, I had the Texas sausage sandwich. Now, while the Texas sausage was made locally, I realized it was named due to its girth and spiciness. It looked like a straight kielbasa, and had a decent amount of red pepper flakes to turn the heat up. The caramelized onions were a nice touch. The fries were better than typical, but fries don't excite me much anymore. My friend had the pulled pork sandwich. It tasted good, but had too much sauce. I find that oversauced pulled pork usually is a coverup for pork that wasn't smoked but cooked some other way. It still tasted very good.

We got a couple of growlers to go ($8 apiece/ $1 for deposit). Unfortunately, they won't fill a growler of barleywine, though we would have paid twice the asking price!

I would go again if I were in the area. Good time.

More User Reviews:
Photo of RobWhiting
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Incredible beer selection from a small brew pub in NH. Their IPAs are great and their Milk Chocolate Stout is outstanding! Food selection is excellent as well. If you are in the Lake Sunapee region you should check in out!

Photo of SawDog505
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

My first love. Was my watering hole for many years in the late 90's. They always have a good beer selection, with some special rotating or seasonal choices. Service is always better around the bar, but what ever. Excellent pub menu and with excellent daily specials. Excellent pub!

Photo of Mothergoose03
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

My wife and I stopped here for lunch and to try the beers. The pub is situated in a great hilltop setting so that a scenic mountain view is available across the valley from the dining area. The pub is decorated with stuffed moose heads, beer signs, etc. so that it was a cozy feeling that I like in a brewpub setting.

We ordered a sampler flight of 5 beers of our choice. Each one was brewed very well to style and exceeded the style guidelines so that our scoring system gave the beers an overall grade of a B. (It's unusual for our scoring mechanism to get a score in that realm, so this brewery is doing some good things.) A Flanders Red was our favorite, and the Double IPA was right behind.

The food menu was a little better that typical pub fare, and we enjoyed our meal. If we're in the area we'd definitely go back here again.

Photo of 2ellas
4.06/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Beautiful view and a bunch of good beers made in house. We were driving back from Ruggles mine and were lucky enough to stumble upon this place. Definitely worth a stop in if within driving distance! Food was good though may have been a bit on the expensive side. Great ipa's and they fill growlers. I'll absolutely be back!

Photo of Carpentiere
3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Food is very flavorful. They brew their own and do an excellent job of it. Their food options are unique. they offer beer savers and growlers. Their best, my opinion, is their pulled pork....but they also offer a sampler platter that also includes ribs. We drive 45 minutes to get here...so it is worth it.

Photo of jstout26
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Great place with a great selection of beer. Tavern/bar food with some nicer dishes mixed in. If you get a chance to chat with the brewer, do it, he's very willing to talk about what he's brewing up next. Also, the mug club is a steal for a local brew pub and the selection is changing regularly!

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I often go here when hiking or trail running in the NH lakes region. It's cozy.

The bar has a ski lodge theme with animal heads and ski signs mounted on the wall and a sweet view or Mt. Kearsarge from the back window. Lots of wood like a log cabin and most of the taps protrude from a wooden barrel. A fire roaring in the fireplace would be the cherry on top.

I've only ever had the same bartender but he's friendly enough without being intrusive. The lunch crowd appears to be primarily locals and I think I stick out like a sore thumb. That or I just stink from hiking/running.

Most of their beers I've tried are better than BA reviews would have me believe. I was expecting butter bombs and yes, some of their beers are loaded with diacetyl, but others aren't bad or don't have any butter at all. Lagers are a bit messy with plenty of fruity esters when it isn't supposed to be there. They do have 15 different beers of their own though and that's a lot for a brewpub. They'll also let you sample before ordering a full pint so you can steer away from the butter.

The chili is hearty for a vegetarian chili. Burgers are excellent and you can tell they've been on an actual grill and not a flat top. Giant sweet 'tater fries with more 'tater than fry.

FYI 25% of their energy comes from solar.

I'll continue to go here when I'm in the NH lakes region. Easy to get to off 89 and if you're hiking Kearsarge or Ragged you'll pass right by it.

Photo of gdkersey
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Based on what some older reviews say and what we experienced last night, I have to think this place has relatively new management and/or they have a new brewmaster. Whatever the case, we really enjoyed our visit to Flying Goose.

The building looks relatively new, and comes across as a modern restaurant. We sat on the bar side of the restaurant, which was full of hunting trophies (read:animals and animal heads) and some other cool pieces around the walls (some showing the brewery).

They had 12 to 15 of their own beers on tap, including a pilsner, Alt, IPA, pale ale, oatmeal stout, barleywine (and a vintage), and a hefeweizen, to name a few. I had the oatmeal stout, which was very good, but also had tastes of the barleywine and pale ale. Clean, flavorful, and well-crafted beers!

We didn't get much food, just a couple soups and a caesar salad, however it was all very good. The service was extremely friendly and our food/beers were served in quick fashion.

Flying Goose is just off I-89, so it's convenient for anyone traveling up to VT or down to Boston. I take that route a few times a year, so I'll be stopping in again.

Photo of Flounder57
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

We were told to stop in here from friends and family on the way back from VT yesterday and it was listed in the ASN and Yankee Brew News. Also, very easily located 1 mile off of 89 at the corners of 11 and 114.

We sat at the bar to enjoy our flights since we had just eaten lunch down the street at Peter Christians. The bar has about 15 seats and there is some high tops, tables, and tables overlooking the White mountains. The view of the scenery behind us was spectacular. A lot of animal mountings, skis, and vintage signs hanging up all over the place. A couple of flat screens loacted in and around the bar too.

We had a flight of beers each that we could choose from the 15 beers they have on tap that they brew on site. I got the hefe, honey ale, oatmeal stout, Long Brothers IPA, and '09 barleywine. The quality of the beers were decent for some and good for others.

Service was good, but it was slow too. Hopefully they have two bartenders and more servers on during busier times. The selection of beers was good for a brewpub. They had seasonals available and an '09, '10, and '11 barleywine on draft. As for most barleywines, the older, the better as in my case.

The bartender says they do growlers to go and they are working at bottling some of their beers to go in the future too. This will be my new stop off of 89 whenever I go snowboarding up in this area. Very close proximity to Ragged, Sunapee, and Whaleback.

Photo of duchessedubourg
3.9/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I used to go to this place whenever I'd drive from Burlington over to Portsmouth & up to Portland. Then the beer quality kinda hit the skids. Two weekends I was headed home from Portland on the highway and had already hit Portsmouth Brewing on the way over, so decided it was time to give it another try. Had some of their beers at the VT Brewer's Fest in July that were great, so was curious if things were different since the new brewer stepped up.

I was not disappointed: 18 house beers on tap, of which I tasted a sampler of 5 - not a dog in the bunch. Smoke on the Horweizen - a lightly-smoked wheat beer. Heidelburg Hefeweizen - a slightly hoppier hefe than usual. Alexandria Alt - my favorite because you can really taste the grain. Blueberry Wheat - thankfully seems to have the wild b-berry extract that doesn't taste like Pop-Tarts - nice dry finish. Pleasant Lake Pils - the one I enjoyed so much at VT Brewers Fest, a nice clean, low-sulfur pils.

It was a Sunday so I sat at the bar while the game was on, and my seatmates were all very cordial and not loud, even though the game was a big one. I ordered the BBQ beef brisket plate because I recalled the great porter BBQ sauce they used to have, which seems to still be on board. The food was yummy, the price very reasonable, and the barman who served me very nice to this solo female traveler.

I wanted to post this review to advise people to give this place some love, because they seem to have emerged from their previous doldrums, and the beer is right tasty these days!

Photo of tmitch75
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I actually had business in Concord and had a few spare hours so I flew up here for a quick mid-afternoon bite. It was pretty slow, but it was also about 3pm on a Wednesday so I wasn't surprised.

From the entrance, there is a dining room to the left (that almost looks unrelated to the brewpub) and a bar area to the right. I went straight for the bar. Nice seating area looking out at a nice mountain vista, but I was surprised to see no visible brewing equipment. Maybe it was in the dining area but I don't know.

Atmosphere was pretty cool and relaxed. Had time for two beers, Alexandria Alt and Ragged Mountain Red. Both were decent but nothing to write home about. I didn't take notes, but the Red seemed better than a "D".

I had the Ginger Steak Nuggets from the appetizer menu, steak tips marinated in ginger and baked with cheese on top. It was very juicy and quite tasty. I'm going to have to try that at home, it seemed pretty simple and really hit the spot.

Service was good, I never had to wait for attention but they weren't in my face. They also seemed to know the product. My only complaint was that the table was a tad sticky when I sat down but it wasn't too bad.

Overall a pretty good place if you're ever in the area. I'm glad I had the chance to check it out.

Visited 12/16/09.

Photo of NEhophead
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Stopped in for lunch and a few brews on our way back from a long weekend in Vermont.

Located about 1 mile off of Rte 89 (exit 11, I believe), Flying Goose has a nice backdrop of the mountains behind the restaurant from the road. The establishment itself appears to be divided into a dining room (off to the left) and a brewpub (to the right). The seating for the brewpub section is pretty cluttered due to the large wrap around bar. The vibe of the place is definitely a 'local hangout', and I question whether the crowd really heads to the Goose for the brews. Twelve brews on tap including a barleywine, oatmeal stout, pale, IPA, strong ale, alt, etc. A pretty healthy selection; however, most seemed on the lighter side. Both the barleywine and the oatmeal stout were adequate, but not offerings that I would likely re-order. The waitress was pleasant and prompt. Food was pretty standard for a brewpub with entress boasting a barbeque bias. In addition to a vast selection of average-tasting housebrews, the one thing that really stands out to me about this brewpub is the pricey food menu. Seriously, the food is not as good as the menu prices indicate. A very out of the way brewpub that is not worth the trip unless you live within 10 minutes.

Photo of Brad007
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped here on way to Boston to see Strangefolk.

They have a nice selection of beer. I regret that I couldn't review more than 2.Growlers are also offered at $15 each including deposit the selection is quite diverse..

Food is excellent. I had their buffalo burger and just how often do you see buffalo burgers?

Service was very reasonable. They weren't busy and the orders didn't take long to arrive.

Atmosphere was ok.A bit bland but otherwise tolerable.

Not a bad place to stop at if you're in the area.

Photo of tcbl1007
3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I'm definately not a regular, but I like to swing by various brewpubs during my trips from New Hampshire's Seacoast region to Burlington, VT. I've made it to the Flying Goose three times in the past year and a half, each time hoping my experience would be better than the last, but alas, it just isn't so.

First of all, the staff is very friendly, albeit a bit slow. I think it's more because they are understaffed than anything. The bartender had a full house on two of my visits, and he was pouring for the bar and for the dining room. And I never saw more than two or three waiters/waitresses for a fairly full restaurant/bar.

The one really bright spot, I think, is the food. I've had the BBQ pulled pork, and a hamburger on two of my visits, and both were absolutely delicious, as well as reasonable priced. The third time we just had appetizers, and they weren't phenomenal, but they were pretty good.

Now even though they have a very large selection of beer, it's almost the same story with everyone - they are all very thin. Most of their beers have a fairly low ABV, but the Long Brothers Strong Ale, and the Robert Strong Brown Ale, were very tasty, but they too were also very thin. The only beer I give a thumbs-up to is the Isle of Pines Barleywine. It has a nice taste, and it is the only beer they have that has a decent texture.

Overall, if you're not picky about a truly complex and meaty beer, and you like good food, then the Flying Goose is worth the trip. If your priority is tasty beers with nice texture, then don't bother making the trip.

Photo of mshallah
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Although not quite a regular, I know this little brewpub well from my many visits to the region. Walk into the main entrance and your choices are left or right. Left is the main dining room for the restaurant which features wooden tables and chairs arranged in front of large windows. Mount Kearsarge is a striking view in the distance and the brewers hop crop can be seen in the foreground. Menu is the type that tries to please everyone with items such as BBQ(ribs,chicken,pulled pork), steaks, chicken, seafood, pastas, soups, large dinner salads and changing daily specials. Desserts are also a treat. Through the main entrance and to the right brings you to the bar area with it's flat screens for the Sox and lots of stuff hanging from the rafters including a few flying geese. The beer menu is large and takes up both sides of a card placed on the tables.Some of my favorites include the Isle of Pine Barley Wine which is hoppy and warming, the Perley Town IPA which is lipsmackin with hops, the Long Brother's Strong Ale- a beer unique in it's overall strength and the Hominy Pot ESB with it's balance of hoppy, sweet and fruity flavors and aromas. Most of the beers are available in growlers to go. The barley wine unfortunately is not. The bar has the same menu as the dining room and includes an indoor porch-type room with more views of the mountain. A must try for beer and food lovers alike.

Photo of slander
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Hopscotchin' back and forth across the state line, we're now in New Hampshire again. Not surprisingly, we find it's later than we thought; somehow, the day got drinked away. I'm experiencing a certain dimming of the day and it's still light out. I'd almost prefer to just push on without stopping so soon again. Almost, but not quite. A fact finding mission involves going about finding the facts after all, and I'm always more curious about the places I know less nothing about...

Long wood building in open country New Hampshire. Dining room to the left, but the bar to the right makes might. This end holds a 10 seat, high "J" shaped split log topped bar with a copper rail, in a ski chalet style room. 6 goose head tap handles running out of a center barrel on the arched bar back unit, and then 3 more to each side on copper towers, all above a curved catch basin. 2 shelves of booze and a shelf of glassware below. On the bar, another pair of towers of 3 each goose head tap handles with small nameplates on chains around their necks round this out to, I don't know, I think like 18 taps. I haven't seen this many house taps in a brewpub since Great Dane. Above the bar back tap barrel sits a wood plank balancing a pair of TV's, glassware dangling there, and 3 crossbeams holding ceramic mug club mugs. A large mounted deer head and a whole lot of ornamental everything else tucked up high on the crossbeams, bordering shelves and sills. A buzz saw blade, skis, a bowling ball, typewriter, lanterns, wash basins, snow shoes, a bike pump, an old camera, a watering can, trophies, a sled, crates, books, a tractor seat, cigar boxes, a giant shoe, a flag, pictures, beer trays, a moose head and more; to say nothing of the geese suspended from the ceiling. The walls peach, yellow and blue, spots on beams above, and basketed plants over all the windows. 3 bar tables sit adjacent to the bar, nice large old soda tins on the near wall. A room off the bar holds 4 booths & 4 tables, a single flatscreen, brewery prints on the far wall & World Beer awards on the rear wall. Nearly a dozen tables in the sunken room to the rear with great views of the mountains off in the distance somewhere.

16 taps in all, but only 12 come on the sampler and I had some help. The Wiegelman's Wildflower Honey Ale was sweet, with a hint of honey; the Split Rock Golden Ale was light, sweet; the Potter Place Porter was chocolatey & nicely roasty; the Crockett's Corner Oatmeal Stout was hearty & oaty, quite nice; the Hominy Pot ESB had a nice maltiness, came in at 6.3%; the Hedgehog Brown Ale was light, but had a decent maltiness to it; the Harvest Wheat was filtered, not a lot to it, same thing with the Perley Town IPA; the Weetamoo Raspberry Wheat was not cloyingly nasty like raspberry beers often are, but I liked the Blueberry Wheat better just the same, lightly fruity & sweet. Also tried the Long Brothers Strong Ale, Mt Sunapee Ale, Flying Goose Pale Ale, Ragged Mountain Red Ale, Loon Island Lighthouse Ale, and the Gak, which was some sort of an American/German hybrid. The bartender was good about letting us try the beers we were missing on the sampler. I enjoyed the Porter & Oatmeal Stout the most, and the ESB didn't suck. Otherwise, the beers were not too distinct and the range so great, but they sure do make a lot of 'em.

Okay, it's that time, gotta get out and going, as we're only midway to the end of wherever else this day is going to take us. All in all, it's an interesting little brewpub in rural New Hampsha'. Silly goose!!

Photo of fdrich29
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

My wife and I happened upon Flying Goose quite by accident as we were coming home from Montreal along route 89 recently. We were following the blue "Food" signs along the road, which were actually pointing us away from here, but I caught the words "Brew Pub" in the corner of my eye and pulled right in. We sat in the restaurant section and there was a great view of the mountains in the back. We could still see, but were on the street side of the restaurant. I ordered a Honey Ale, which was decent, but nothing special. I only drank half of it, as I had a lot more driving to do. I had the French onion soup made with ale for an app, it was really quite good. My wife had a salad, which she liked as well. For dinner she had the vegtable raviolis, which were huge and full of excellent flavor and I had a bacon cheese burger. Our waitress grabbed me a pint glass and growler of their IPA and all said and done the bill was about $55.00, before the tip. I would stop by there again on the way home from Montreal, but wouldn't make a special tirp.

Photo of jdhilt
3.13/5  rDev -20.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Easy to find on Route 11 just off I-89 exit 11. On a hill so the view is mountains. Inside funky decorations like pans and rolling pins. Service was very slow, maybe because it was Sunday afternoon with only a few customers and two wait staff. The beer selection is very good with 15 taps going. Hoping for their barleywine but it is a seasonal in December. Porter was good but the Oatmeal stout was disappointing. Good food selection too, steak, seafood etc. Did not try but they do have buffalo burgers @ $8.99. Fried scallop dinner was $16.49.

Photo of waughbrew
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Convenient location, easy to find. Nice outdoorsy decor in pub half, which is the only section open for lunch. Huge selection of beers looked to be about 18 or so! I tried a handful of them, and have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. The reviews had prepared me for bad beers, but I did not find them that way. Right away they impressed me in two ways - first, they had the biggest selection of true session-strength-beers that I have seen ANYWHERE (keep in mind that I have not been to many English pubs). The majority of their beers were between 3 and 5 percent! Secondly, the beers were served at true cellar temperature! Due to the low amount of malt in the beers, they came off thin and spritzy, but not offensive. I enjoyed their light quality, especially for my lunchtime drinks. Try the porter. I was even happier with my sandwich, which was a turkey BLT wrap and was very tasty and a healthy size. My wife had buffalo tenders and really enjoyed them.
Our waiter was more of a bartender-type, but served us fine. He made a mistake on a drink so he gave us a freebie, which is always a good move.

I will be happy to revisit this place and drink some of their light beers and enjoy their tasty food items.

Photo of MikeRoy
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This place has always been a good stop off for me anytime I'm traveling up I-89. The building is very homey, lots of wood, makes me feel like I'm staying in a mountain side cabin. Great views from the pub all year around, I've never eaten in the dining room but it looks nice and cousy on inspection. The Goose has up to 16 beers on tap most times I've been but the lineup is usually pretty locked up with year around offerings, there's usually a tap or two for a seasonal or specialty. Service has always been good as has the food. Value wise they are also good, I would say a higher end pub menu with a few culinary treats thrown in here and there. If you're traveling up or down I-89 this is a great place to "refuel" on some food and have a pint.

Photo of Jason
2.73/5  rDev -30.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

A top of one of the rolling hills in New London, NH ... great view from the back of the pub. What can I say, they had about 17 beers on tap ... sadly selection means nothing when the quality lacks. Out of the seven beers I tried none of them stood out as being at least half decent. Most beers were hazed over, quite lifeless and old; odd malt flavors with a definitive diacetyl in all. There was not one I could finish let alone really enjoy.

The service was friendly, but I always question why brewpubs sell Bud ... I'd say about half the people were drinking their beer and the others were drinking Bud & mixed drinks.

Photo of WanderingFool
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The Flying Goose is split up in 2 sections. The left side holds the restaurant patrons, while the bar is to the right. In the bar there is a very large moose head and heads of several other animals watching over you as you drink and eat. It has a high ceiling and lots of windows which offer a great view of Mt. Kersarge off in the distance.

I was surprised to see 18 different brewed beers on their menu. Many of the brewpubs I've visited typically have 5 to 10 offerings. I tried their strong brown, red, strong ale, and stout. All of which were excellent and served in pint glasses filled to the brim. My wife had their porter, wheat and alt and enjoyed each one. We were both a bit disappointed that their seasonal octoberfest was already gone.

The food we had was good. I got a chicken wrap and fries, while my wife had some chowder and a fish plate. The serving size of the chowder bowl was a bit small, but other than that everything was fine. Prices were about average and items on the menu ranged from burgers to salads to fish to BBQ. Service was great too. They brought us everything quickly and correctly and checked in on us from time to time to see if we needed anything.

I don't get up to this corner of NH very often, but now that I know the Flying Goose is only 1 mile from the highway I'll be sure to drop in again when I'm in the area.

Photo of BadBadger
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

If you are in the area of New London, New Hampshire, and thirsty for some descent beer and food, then the Flying Goose should be your destination. With over 16 brews ontap, the selection should please just about any desire. The food menue is also vast offering a wide selection of eats. The beer seems a bit expensive for a pint at $3.75, when considering that you can get a 64 oz growler filled at the bar to go for $7.00. The beers I sampled were rather nice, and I look forward to returning for more.

Photo of BillyBrew
4/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

One of the best beer joint I have come across since moving north of Concord and into the highlands. A relatively short 25 minutes from Franklin and only two from the I-89.

The bar area has all of the 'outdoorsy' novelties on the walls and ceiling, you know, the old taboggins, saws, signs and of cours, stuffed animals of all kinds. The restuarant is more formal with flowers, real and silken and no moose heads. The hop vines grow out the back windows in front of a long slope leading back up to a mountain. Very nice.

15 beers on tap with about 20 or 25 total listed on the beer menu. I have never been let down but have only had maybe half of them. Lots of various pales. The brew that stands out the most is their red ale with it mellow body and smooth chocolate tones.

Restuarant service is solid, the bar is mixed from conversational to absent.

I will rereview after a more recent visit as my memory fades and feel I am not giving full justice.

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Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille in New London, NH
89 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.