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Birch Hill Tavern

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Taps: 9 / Bottles: 50
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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8 Ratings
Ratings: 8
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.41
pDev: 9.52%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1320 Manchester Rd
Glastonbury, Connecticut, 06033-1857
United States
phone: (860) 430-5550

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @birchhilltavern

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(Place added by: reyalp5 on 04-07-2013)
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Adammleonard

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +13.4%

06-23-2014 22:01:16 | More by Adammleonard
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -9.3%

06-15-2014 16:45:06 | More by Casterbridge
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DJScottJ

Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

This is a great place to grab a beer for any occation whether it's after work, or for a special occation. There aren't a lot of taps but they are all top notch. The staff is also very knowledgible about their beers and even have started to brew a couple things themselves with a partner. I believe the lastest was the Birch Hill Coffee Stout. Food is great as well especially the chipotle bbq wings.

02-23-2014 15:57:23 | More by DJScottJ
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carkus

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$

Only 9 taps (that's why they got a 3 for selection) but all of them were solid, solid craft selections. Leaned a little IPA heavy, who doesn't these days? Several bottle selections too. Beers were very reasonably priced and proper glassware used.

I ordered Chipotle honey BBQ wings, which were tasty, plentiful, but overly saucy, IMO.

My only criticism, and it's a mild one, is they have too many stools jammed in at the bar... It's a small place, I get it, and they're trying to accommodate as many as possible, but I like to have just a little elbow room when I'm bellied up to the bar. And this place did get pretty crowded during my visit.

Other than that, it's a great little spot.

02-23-2014 15:31:32 | More by carkus
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ScottieD

Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Birch Hill is tucked away in a shopping plaza. A smaller restaurant with a cozy bar area. Although they don't run a ton of taps, it's all quality. Maine Brewing (they do get Lunch on draft), Green Flash Palate Wrecker, Stone Enjoy By, etc. have all rotated on draft. Very good bottle selection as well. A wonderful find!

01-25-2014 20:36:57 | More by ScottieD
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BigJimSlade

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +7.7%

11-21-2013 17:15:43 | More by BigJimSlade
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GuitarIPA

Connecticut

4.63/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

Birch Hill Tavern has become a favorite of my wife, family, friends and me. The service is consistently excellent; the restaurant itself is filled with dark wood tables and chairs, making it very comfortable, but not too dark. The menu focuses on comfort foods and quality is consistent. The fish and chips (best I've had in CT) are a stand out item. The pulled pork sliders and corned beef reuben are also quite good.

What makes Birch Hill Tavern great, is the beer selection (bourbons too), and knowledge of it's owners. Elite beers can be hard to come by in Connecticut, but great beers, of all varieties (Founders, Maine, Green Flash, etc), are consistently rotated through. John, one of the owners and frequent bartender, is a pleasure to speak with and always happy to talk beer.

08-07-2013 20:46:42 | More by GuitarIPA
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reyalp5

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$

This place can still be considered a "hidden gem" as it's less than a year old and not fully on the radar. The beer selection is great (they get all the limited allocations from Founders, Maine Beer, etc.) and if you ask you may be able to try a few special beers that are kept off the list - they've been know to keep a pretty good stash. Beer dinners are hosted monthly, most recently Stone, Cisco, and Sixpoint. Which leads me to the food, which is what sets this place apart. Top Notch. Absolutely worth checking out.

05-04-2013 06:26:49 | More by reyalp5
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