Man Of Kent Tavern
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Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
A few quick thoughts on my trip to Man of Kent:
* The prices are very reasonable
* Several good English taps
* The feed is pretty good, though not mind-blowing
* The interior is a cool mix of English and European decor, lots of soccer (futbol) jerseys and Euro banners. Things hanging from the walls and ceiling all over the place.
* The water had a sulfur flavor to it. Not the tavern's fault, but they should offer either filtered or bottled water.
* Our server was terrific.
* Nice crowd; cozy and middle-aged.
* First there was no music, then some soft, unobtrusive music.
This is a cool, cozy bar that feels like a great place to go on a Sunday afternoon.
02-11-2009 02:41:15 | More by williamherbert
4.05/5 rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
A place I seeked out on my trip to New England last weekend and I am glad I found it.On route 7 not far from the VT border it comes up on ya pretty quick coming from the west so you really have to look for it, a smaller parking area out front with a sign of an English fox hunter on horseback out front.Its a charming looking place blue with some fall decorations adorning the outside of the place almost like a charming little cottage,small on the inside as soon as walked in the old owner of the place a very nice Englishmen greeted us and and told us to sit wherever we liked a nice long bar takes up a good bit of room there was a few tables on the rustic patio as well to sit.There were about 14 or so taps didnt count about 80% UK offerings including:Old Speckled Hen,Tetleys,Fullers ESB,Belhaven,Green King Abbot,and Smithwicks.Local micros came from Troy's Brown's Brewing with there pale,oatmeal stout,and whiskey porter,they also had an extesive bottle list of around 40 bottles.A wide variety of sandwiches on the luch menu and the food was sustaining and quite good,great comfy feeling in the bar a few locals were in there and it just seemed homey, if ever heading to VT from Albany you should hit this place up.
10-09-2007 14:39:08 | More by oberon
4.2/5 rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
This is one of my favorite places to go. If considering how close it is to where I live, it is my favorite place. You will find this place to be very warm and friendly. The type of place you always leave feeling like you made a friend. It is located in the middle of nowhere. Many people probably drive by and never know what they are missing. The decor is influenced by the former owner who is from England. Hence a lot of futball(soccer) items. There beer selection is outstanding. They have many offerings from DFH, Stone, Sam Smiths, Troeggs( at one point they had nugget nectar on tap) and many many more. They have a whole shelf of Belgian beers. They even carry some of the BMC's to appeal to everyone. For the most part there taps are British but they will sprinkle in some other things here and there. The menu has really improved with the new owners. If they are serving the wild wings when you visit I would suggest getting them. All and all you won't be disappointed with your visit.
10-09-2009 18:35:31 | More by nopucophop
4.26/5 rDev -3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Two of my college buddies and I were on our way to Albany for the ECAC hockey tournament when all of a sudden we got a flat on Rt. 22 just outside the village of Hoosick Falls. Oh shit. After taking care of that I felt the need to stop at the Man of Kent for a nice brew. Hockey can wait, Adam needs a beer. You really need to pay attention while on Rt. 7 for this place or you'll miss it. It's almost a small house, but trust me, there's beer in there. Bar on the left, seating on the right and in back. Walls are plastered with soccer jerseys, hats, bar towels, t-shirts, and pennants. HD tv hanging above the glass windows in the back of the dinning area. Luckily it was the first round of the NCAA men's bball tournament so were able to watch some of that. They have about 10-12 taps, all of which are english styles. I got the Brown's Oatmeal Stout and my friends ordered some Samuel Smith beers in bottles, after all, it is an English pub. They have a pretty decent selection of bottles. Highlights include Rogue, Dogfish Head, and Stone. We didn't order any food as we were planning to get something to eat at the Pump Station, but it looked like basic pub fare. The atmosphere or this place is one of a kind, especially in the area that it's in. Definitely worth the stop if you're traveling down/up Rt. 7. Small in size, but big in heart.
03-24-2008 20:51:59 | More by BeerTruth
4.28/5 rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
After a scenic drive through the woods, there's the Man of Kent. Situated alongside a little river, the location is nice & scenic especially during the warmer months when you can sit out in the garden area.
Enter the pub & it's, well, it's a pub. Low ceiling, dark, lots of bar towels, soccer memorabilia, etc. I was here around 11am on a monday so things were a bit quiet with retired four locals hanging out at the bar shooting the shit. Lunch was a notch above the standard pub fare and at reasonable prices.
On tap was good ole English ales including Charles Wells & Abbot, as well as more common Newcastle & Smithwicks. There appears to be a really diesel bottle selection of British beers as well, but did not get an oportunity (or was not provided) with a listing.
05-21-2009 13:17:43 | More by Avryle
4.28/5 rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Man, talk about a lazy Sunday. We've been on the road from Burlington now for at least 3 hours and change. We're to meet Rapopoda at Albany Pump Station for lunch but he got a late start heading North from Cooperstown so we've got a little time on our hands, not a lot of time, but a little time, just enough time, to stop, in Hoosick Falls, for a beer...
Vlad & Mary always go on about this place. Hoosick Hoosick Hoosick. I'm not sure about this address numbering scheme out there on Rte 7, I thought we were well out of the range of where it was supposed to be, but then suddenly there it was, a stand alone structure on the side of the road.
On entering, they've got a 12 seat "C" shaped bar to the left, a small greeting area to the right with benches and a coffee table, and 7 tables of various sizes and shapes to the rear. There's also an exterior side garden with 8 tables, some in nooks amidst the flora and trees. It's not a terribly large place, but surely sufficient. A small arch ceiling, flags, shirts & tapestries overhead, framed cricket and horses pictures, stuffed animals, figurines, mugs, bar towels, hats, bric-a-brac, a display of hanging ladles & spoons, and a large wine rack in the corner. There's a TV above the large glass windows to the rear of the room, overlooking a babbling brook down below, with geese, doing whatever the hell it is that geese do.
13 taps across a couple of towers, mostly imports (Abbot Ale, Youngs Special London Ale, Old Speckled Hen, Fullers ESB, Trojan Pale Ale, Belhaven, Whitbread, Weinhenstephan Lager & Hefe, Stella, Smithwicks), a local micro (Brown's Oatmeal Stout), and Michelob Light. Also coolers holding some 70 bottles, imports and micros.
Man of Kent's been here for 20 years now, bartender John, attentative, knowledgeable, chatty, for probably just as long. With lunch less than an hour out, we didn't eat, but they do traditional English pub fare. I think they're pretty much as real a deal as you're going to get if you're looking for a traditional English pub.
08-14-2005 18:24:55 | More by slander
4.31/5 rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$
It doesn't appear that much has changed from the previous reviews. Lots of soccer and golf memorabilia on the wall and lots of English beers on tap mixed in with Smuttynose and Southern Tier. Decent selection of taps 10 in total I believe and a great bottle selection. The bottle selection runs from some great Belgium, Germany, English, and domestic craft beers at least 100 bottles to choose from.
The service was great as soon as I sat down at the bar the bartender said I have a great English Ale as he poured me a sample before I could say anything. I decided on a Young's Double Chocolate Stout which was good.
The food menu was great I went with Ahi tuna with sesame seeds and a szechuan sauce. Ahi tuna and chocolate stout might not go well together but I was done with the beer when the food arrived. The place was packed for lunch on a Wednesday so they must be doing something right.
If you happen to be traveling on RT. 7 going to Vermont from Troy NY it's definitely worth a stop great food great beer selection in a friendly English style pub.
06-13-2012 23:52:06 | More by shueyy
4.33/5 rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This place is the perfect excuse for me to stop for a beer anytime I'm headed to Albany or passing through on Route 9 in the Western part of Vermont. It's just minutes over the border from VT. A true beer oasis.
MOK has a great selection of classic English beers on tap, and a cooler full of bottles that will make your head spin. There are the regular standard hand craft beers as well as an assortment of gems that we don't have access to here in VT.
The service is friendly, the crowd is mostly local, and the ambiance is reminiscent of an English pub, although you might find baseball on instead of soccer if the Yankees are playing.
It's got good eats. Basic pub grub, English style. It' also family friendly which is a plus. It really a great place to stop if you are passing through. So next time you find your way on the way to OR from Vermont pop in. You won't be disappointed
05-21-2009 16:24:42 | More by deanhead
4.38/5 rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
A great little place in the middle of no-where ... and I mean that in a nice way.
The place is LOADED with memorabilia on the walls and ceiling... mostly beer towels with some sports equipment mixed in.
There's a decent amount of taps with a focus on English Beers and Browns from Troy.
The bartender that I had was knowlegable about beer and very nice.
The food menu is diverse and inexpensive with some tastey dishes coming out.
I had a Tetley's Ale which can be difficult to find. It's an awesome sessions beer.
A great little place to hit.
10-19-2008 21:43:59 | More by madmanjf
Man Of Kent Tavern in Hoosick Falls, NY
96 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.