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Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille

Not Rated.
Flying Goose Brew Pub & GrilleFlying Goose Brew Pub & Grille
BA SCORE
88
very good

43 Ratings
Ratings: 43
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.72%
Active Beers: 25
Beer Ratings: 162
Beer Avg: 3.4
Taps: 16
Bottles: 0
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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Reviews by fdrich29:
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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

fdrich29, Aug 28, 2007
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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.

Mothergoose03, Jun 21, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +3.8%

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!

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3.56/5  rDev -9%

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.

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

k_clarkie, Dec 16, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +9.5%

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!

jstout26, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of donkeyrunner
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%

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.

donkeyrunner, Feb 25, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

gdkersey, Jan 23, 2012
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4.14/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

Flounder57, Nov 27, 2011
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3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

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!

duchessedubourg, Sep 30, 2010
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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

tmitch75, Dec 22, 2009
Photo of NEhophead
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%

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.

NEhophead, Apr 13, 2009
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Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille in New London, NH
88 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.