Poor Richard's Wexford Ale House & Grill
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Taps: 40 / Bottles: 30
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
3.48/5 rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3 | $$
I went to the Wexford Ale House for the first time last night, and really enjoyed it. It wasn't anything mind-blowing, but it was just about the most ideal yinzer place that a guy could ask for (and that's a compliment).
From the outside, the place looks tiny, more like a house, but after you drive around it and park in the back where the lot is, you're like, "Actually, this place looks like it could be pretty big." But nope. Mirage. You'll see what I mean.
For atmosphere, it definitely leans more on the bar/pub side that the restaurant side. When you first come in (Did I come in the main door? Back door? I don't really know. The door when you come in from the parking lot), the bar sits right in front of you, and it's a great size bar, which takes up pretty much the whole place. There are two smaller seating areas with about 4 - 6 tables each, some high bar tables.
Our waitress was very nice, got our orders right, was helpful, and tried her best not to make us wait for too long at any time, but she wasn't overly attentive. Take your drink order, take your food order, anything else? No? Here's your check. If you are planning on having multiple brews, you might have to flag the wait staff down here and there.
The beer list was excellent, and I like that they do some beer flights (I didn't, but it's good if there's things you're looking to try). The actual prices for the beers were a little high, but it was $3 for anything normally $6 or less during happy hour, which is when I went, so there was about 15 awesome beers to pick from for $3. I had a East End Smokestack Porter. They give you the appropriate glass, which for me isn't all too necessary, but I know some people are into that, so I figured I'd might as well comment that here.
Food was typical bar food. I had a reuben and fries, and it was great.
Overall, I would recommend this place for a beer lover who wants to watch sports and have food that makes you feel like you should run the next day. Especially during happy hour. If you live near the place (which I don't sadly) make yourself a regular.
02-08-2014 05:04:39 | More by justindandoy
4.03/5 rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
The Wexford Ale House will always hold a special place in my heart, as this is where the proverbial light bulb went on for me, and my love affair with craft beer was born. The selection is phenomenal and I love the way they have the drink menu laid out, as well as the chalk board on the wall. The normal prices are very reasonable, but the happy hour and daily specials are fantastic.
The food is above average for a pub/bar. I've had at least half a dozen different things and have yet to be disappointed. The service is typically average to slightly below average. The place is not big by any means, but they still usually seem a little understaffed.
02-06-2014 15:58:19 | More by glass_house
4.23/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25 | $$
The only bad thing about Poor Richard's is finding your way into the parking lot from Route 19. Other than that the food is tasty, the tap selections are very good and the staff is accommodating. One feature of their beer menu I really appreciated was having the BA and Rate Beer ratings printed right on it beside the beer listings. At the risk of sounding like a d-bag, it saved me the hassle of looking it up on my smartphone myself to see if it was something worth trying. I recommend the Blast Furnace Burger. Definitely a place I will begin frequently for lunch and happy hour.
07-14-2013 14:22:43 | More by DWolf
3.73/5 rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $$
Perhaps I came at a bad time?
I went out of my way to visit here and it was not worth the effort.
This spot almost looks like a house on the side of a very busy road. Clean decor. The chalk board along the wall is a good touch. Selection, as many others have noted, was heavy, with a lot of taps. Lots of quality stuff. They had Namaste on-tap, amongst other things of interest.
Service was not very welcoming. I was hungry, but suddenly felt like I didn't want to eat there anymore. All the better after some of the silly behavior exhibited by the middle aged dudes next to me fawning over the bartender, who suddenly became all smiles. When I finally got my bill I paid and got the heck out.
This place has practically the same rating as North Country and ShuBrew? I don't see how that fits at all. In the future I'll just visit North Country or ShuBrew instead.
06-04-2013 03:23:41 | More by RblWthACoz
3.23/5 rDev -22.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Been to the Wexford Ale House several times with varying degrees of satisfaction and success.
Atmosphere - Pretty standard small pub atmosphere. Decent amount of TVs playing the relevant sports events of the day. Two small dining room areas as well as a nice bar.
Quality - The space is small but nice, not too crowded. Entrance to the space is very confusing as it's located on a busy highway and you have to actually cut through a used car lot to get there.
Service - Generally okay, nothing special although I've had a couple of really poor experiences with slow wait staff.
Selection - Beer selection is good, BUT I feel as though they do a very poor job of keeping their menu up to date. They advertise a nice selection of 22 oz. bombers, either to open at dinner or to take to go. I'd say the list has about 20 bottles with about four of them listed as "when available". They had a couple that I was interested in, so when dinner concluded I asked about a couple to take home. Turned out they only had about two from the list and several they were "out" of could be found across the street at Whole Foods. Disappointed, to say the least.
Food - Normal bar/pub fair with sandwiches, salads and a few entrees. Food is generally solid but unspectacular.
Value - Again, nothing outstanding or out of the ordinary. Pretty average prices for a restaurant of this type.
11-25-2012 05:49:15 | More by Preluderl
Poor Richard's Wexford Ale House & Grill in Wexford, PA
92 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.