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Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

12 Ratings
Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 7.12%
Active Beers: 48
Beer Ratings: 155
Beer Avg: 3.65
Taps: 30
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

646 Germantown Pike
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, 19444-1641
United States
phone: (484) 344-5438

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @barrenhilltav

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(Place added by: hhkal17 on 10-05-2013)
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A - It's hard to give this place a fair review without comparing it to its predecessor (General Lafayette Inn)... The interior is slightly updated and there's a slightly better use of space, but it still retains much of the historic buildings original charm and mystique... A very tasteful renovation in my opinion...

Q - Good beers, good food, friendly staff... No complaints... I wouldn't hesitate eating or drinking at this fine establishment again...

Ser - Service was friendly, but a bit on the slow side... Not a major complaint, but considering it was only moderately busy a slight concern...

Sel - A terrific mix of original and guest taps... The food menu had several appealing options... I could come back for multiple visits and try something new in terms of food and drink with each visit...

F - I opted for the Duck Confit French Fries on this visit and was not dissapointed... They weren't life altering as I had hoped, but they were still really good... My buddy had no complaints with his burger...

V - Quite reasonable... I was surprised by how affordable the check was after dinner with an old buddy a couple of brews...

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IdrinkGas, Apr 06, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +1.8%

Atmosphere: Stopped in here for the first time last night with a group of 8 friends at 6pm. They had table seating but we were in the mood to sit at the bar and eventually enough people cleared out for us to all do so. Place is fairly large with lots of table seating and roughly 14 bar stools. Crowd looked fairly mixed...didn't seem strictly like beer geeks and not many hipsters at all.

Quality: I found most of the beers to be slightly above average quality for a brew pub. I had a pint of the porter w/ vanilla beans on firkin and, while it was OK, I think that it was perhaps tapped 1 to 2 days prior and oxidized. I then had flight #2 the "Mixed Flight" which had 6 of the brew pub's house made offerings. NOTE: They have 3 flight options that are all preselected. You can't choose the exact 6 beers you want to try. Only 1, the "White Christmas IPA" was actually off putting. A couple (Baltic Porter, Rye Pale) were nothing to write home about. A few (Bitter Chef, Biere De Extra, and Chinook Belgian IPA) were pretty tasty. The guest taps were solid and I was very happy to see several De Molen options on draft.

Service: Our bartender was busy, so there wasn't much time for interaction but I never had to wait very long for a drink in spite of that.

Selection: Something like 17 house drafts, 1 house firkin, and 14 guest taps! Lines were clean and (other than the firkin) the beer seemed fresh.

Food: Didn't try

Value: Prices seemed reasonable. I believe the flight was 24oz for $12 which isn't bad.

Overall: The Yelp reviews (as of this time) are pitiful with regards to the table service and food. I keep hearing the brewer Scott "The Dude" Morrison is highly acclaimed, so I'll go back and try some future offerings next time I'm in the area.

koopa, Mar 16, 2014
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SpAiReArGsEonNE, Mar 05, 2014
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Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery in Lafayette Hill, PA
88 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.