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Mr. Pickwick's Gastropub and Steakhouse

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Mr. Pickwick's Gastropub and SteakhouseMr. Pickwick's Gastropub and Steakhouse
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 16.17%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

433 Mountain Rd
Stowe, Vermont, 05672-4628
United States
phone: (802) 253-2106

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Notes:
Located in Ye Olde England Inne.

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Reviews by mltobin:
Photo of mltobin
4.18/5  rDev +4%

Located on the mountain road, not far from Route 100 in Vermont. It is an English restaurant and hotel / inne.

The atmosphere is Vermont with a big dash of England, fireplaces, wooden booths, with photos of random quirky British things.
Service is excellent, I have great experiences with the wait staff in the restaurant as well as the bartenders.
Selection is large ! The majority of the bottles are nothing to write home about. However on a tap selection of 18 or so, they typically have a handful of great beers, such as Goulden Carolous Tripel, mmm.
Prices are high, but most of Stowe is expensive, thanks AIG !

mltobin, Apr 25, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

SkiBum22, Jun 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

chippo33, Jun 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

leojhartiv, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of klc17111
4.61/5  rDev +14.7%

Amazing place-- Beer Selection awesome- had 5 casks when we were there! Old English style setting.. Owner Chris is a very knowledgable Beer man...The Bar setting was comfortable and the staff were friendly and also knowledgable on the beers... he also has a great scotch selection. It was the best feeling after a few hours in the Pub- we could walk upstairs to our room :)

klc17111, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of Hibernator
4.14/5  rDev +3%

I spent this past weekend at Ye Olde England Inne while on a weekend trip to Vermont. I logged in several hours at Mr. Pickwicks on Friday & Saturday night. It's always a nice luxury to have a 30 second walk and be in your room. This place is much better than your "typical" hotel bar.

Mr. Pickwicks clearly pays homage to the English pub scene and English culture. The atomsphere is rustic, comfortable and cozy with really good service during my visits. The bartenders were friendly, responsive and attentive.

The draft selection featured about 25 draft beers with options that included Fuller's ESB & London Pride, Old Speckled Hen, Marston's Oyster Stout, Cain's Bitter, Youngs Double Chocolate Stout, Gulden Draak, Urthel Hop It, Victory Whirlwind Whit, Cisco Brewer's Grey Lady, Harpoon Rich & Dan's Rye Ale, Bershire Brewing Drayman's Porter, Stone Vertical Epic 2010, Acme California IPA, Sierra Nevada Summerfest and Stoudt's Smooth Hoperator. They also offer about 60 bottles too.

It was my first time having Smooth Hoperator and it was delicious on tap. I also tried the Stone Vertical Epic that was really good too.

I had a good time here and appreciated the craft beer selection. Can't ask for too much more in a hotel/motel bar.

Hibernator, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of SFLpunk
4.14/5  rDev +3%

Stopped in today after an event up the road. Decided it was high-time I had a pint myself at Pickwicks!

The place is pleasantly decored. Classy English pub feel, clean and shiny tap columns, nice selection of proper glassware hanging over the bar, lots of tables, a fire place and a big screen tv.

Fred was my barkeep, a great gent as well as attentive and friendly. He was honest with me about what was good, what wasn't so great and what he liked himself. It's important to me that barkeeps don't just give me the answers that I want, but express their own opinion unapologetically.

1 cask, 3-top Belgian tower, and maybe 15 or so other lines. Draft ranges from VT to German, to English, Belgian and California. Bottle list is solid and seems to be expanding in the Belgian areas. Would like to see some more off-the-beaten-path domestic craft beers though.

Had one 12oz pour of Brooklyn's Old Ale, a 4oz pour of Delerium Tremens and a 4oz of Stone's Double Bastard. All great pours, all from pristine tap lines, all tasty.

A great place and worth a stop. Cheers to Allen and Fred!

SFLpunk, Mar 31, 2009
Photo of steph1974
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%

Visited the bar in late Jan 2009. What a great find. The bar is inspired by an English pub, has a great fireplace, a flatscreen, a sick selection of scotches, and a beer menu that is literally a 10+ page book grouped by beer-type or region.

On tap were some very favorable selections: Three Philosophers, Brooklyn Black Chocolate, Dogfish Indian Brown, Anchor Christmas, Brother Thelonious...and we were informed they were planning on adding a new tower with Delirium taps very soon. All beers served in appropriate glassware - a much appreciated method.

The bartenders are quite friendly and professional. Samples are offered if you ask. We visited 3 times in one week, and didn't get comp'ed anything which seemed a little unusual...but you can't expect anything for free, right? The food menu was also impressive, with selections of traditional English pub fare to rabbit, elk chops, and ostrich filets. A little pricey on the food, but the elk was worth every dollar.

I see some reviews about the prices of beer. Tap beer is priced about right. And, yes, the bottled beer menu does have a decent mark-up, however, it is not any different than a typical markup on a bottle of wine. If you keep that in mind, and remember that most of these beers are not available at any retail store in Vermont...it's worth it for those who may not have the opportunity to try those bottled gems elsewhere.

I look forward to going back on our next trip to VT.

steph1974, Feb 02, 2009
Photo of scottg
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%

Located on Mountain Road in Stowe, this is a great place to stop after enjoying your favorite outdoor activity. There is a large horseshoe bar with some tables as well. The dark wood, dim lighting and a stone fireplace set the mood.
The selection here is absolutely fantastic. 21 lines running and over 150 bottles in the cellar! On a recent visit, there was some amazing Belgian beers on tap: La'Chouffe, Mc'Chouffe, Houblon Chouffe, Maredsous 8 & 10 all served in the proper glassware. This is the only place in Vermont with these on tap and one of the few in the country.
The bartender was friendly and extremely beer knowledgeable. We had a couple beers and samples of others were offered.
We didn't eat anything but did scan the menu. The prices were expensive, but remember this is an Inne located on Mountain Road in Stowe, so it's not surprising.
I've read some pretty bad reviews of this place on this site and don't understand them. A place with this type of selection is definitely worth a stop.

scottg, Sep 02, 2008
Photo of RunawayJim
4/5  rDev -0.5%

I stayed at the Inne this past week and ate here one night, had breakfast every morning, and had drinks and dessert another night. The first thing I noticed is that it was very expensive. That was a HUGE turnoff, as 12 oz bottles started at $4.50 and pints of draft beer were $6.25! That was a bit outrageous. Nothing on the food menu was under $20. That being said, and because I'm reviewing it as a beer place, the beer was served properly and the bartender we had one night was outstanding. He knew beer and was more than willing to give us samples of whatever we wanted. They had some fairly uncommon beers on tap, including Brooklyn's Dopplebock, which was excellent. They had Harpoon's 100 bbl series on tap as well. The bottled beer list was quite extensive, though they claimed to have "rare" beers, but nothing was overly rare (at least not for RI, though perhaps for VT). The food was excellent, especially breakfast, though dinner was awesome as well. The biggest turnoff, however, is the cost. It was far more expensive than any other bar I've been to.

RunawayJim, Jun 15, 2008
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Mr. Pickwick's Gastropub and Steakhouse in Stowe, VT
90 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.