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The Cambridge House Brewpub

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The Cambridge House BrewpubThe Cambridge House Brewpub
BA SCORE
89
very good

56 Ratings
Ratings: 56
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.85%
Active Beers: 51
Beer Ratings: 298
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: 10
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

357 Salmon Brook St
Granby, Connecticut, 06035-1804
United States
phone: (860) 653-2739

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(Place added by: Jason)
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Reviews by BlueHammer:
Photo of BlueHammer
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%

I arrived here on a Tuesday evening around 8 pm for dinner with a friend. We walked around back to go in the main entrance and were greeted with a packed house. After waiting about 5 minutes we were shown to a table near the bar.

Cambridge house was serving four of its own brews as well as a few others such as Farmington River. Between my friend and I we sampled each of the four brews they offered. We started with their award-winning Kolsch. Excellent. We followed with the IPA (me) and the ESB (my friend) and I finished with the stout (also excellent).

As for the food, they were out of onion rings, so I suspect they are quite good. Garlic bread was awesome. I recommend you do NOT order the $5 tortillas and salsa. It's clearly bagged chipps and jarred salsa and not worth the five bucks. The food was a little on the expensive side but most of it was pretty good. They do charge a fee if you make any substitutions (my friend wanted fries instead of veggies with his steak). The french fries WERE great!

The service was good but not exceptional, even when the crowd thinned out a little. The waitress was friendly and accomodating, though.

The atmosphere is more "bar-like" and less "restaurant-like". The back room was set up for a dart tournament and therefore couldn't be used for eating, which may have contributed to its crowded feeling.

If not for the beer, it wouldn't be an exceptional place, but of course, doesn't good beer make everything worth it?!

BlueHammer, Feb 03, 2008
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qcbrewer, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%

My GPS thinks this is on the other side of the street but we manage to find it anyhow. I stopped here last week for dinner while on vacation with the family. Maybe a half mile outside of town this unassuming building looks like a converted house from the outside. We arrived later for dinner to find a full parking lot, but luckily it was not a totally full restaurant and we were seated quickly. Loud boisterous seating area with a bar off to the right side of the building and tables off to the left and around the bar and on the deck. 5 house brews on tap and maybe the same number on guest tap make the selection decent enough. The food is standard pub fare and tasty enough, the service was attentive and at the ready. Loud local vibe adds to the ambiance, pricing in line with everything else on the trip. The beer was hit or miss, with one a huge mess. I might go back if I was in the area.

johnnnniee, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of TheMan
1.25/5  rDev -68.5%

I used t go there and have lunch, almost every day, it was OK , nothing special.
But then after the owner told me they have gluten free pasta and bread, I decided to go there for dinner with my son, who can not have Dairy or wheat.
We asked if he could have gluten free pasta and grilled shrimp with olive oil and garlic. ( How easy is that to make).
After waiting a half an hour, here comes his gluten free pasta with non gluten free breaded shrimp. How dumb is that?
So, we send it back. I get him a salad until they remake his meal.
In the mean time I get my meal and have to wait another 45 minutes for his meal.
Long story made short.
He finally gets his meal and says it taste like butter is on the shrimp (NO DAIRY I SAID)
So now he is afraid to eat it.
Then they charged me for the whole meal. I called the owner over and finally he deducts my sons meal.
Tells us to come bake another time and he will make sure it does not happen again.
The next day we go back and order a really easy thing to make.
A hamburger on a gluten free bun. He says sorry no gluten free buns, after he told me the day before they had them. OK a hamburger NO BUN, a vegetable with NO BUTTER, an onion slice and lettuce, and french fries.
He gets a hamburger on a wheat bun, no lettuce no onion, no french fries.

They charge me for everything with all of there mistakes.
My son eats the hamburger with out the bun, but still has a allergic reaction because
some of the bun was probably still stuck to the hamburger. I should sue them.

This place is good for nothing. I would give it zero stars if I could.
They should just serve beer to the locals and nothing else.
Don't go there unless you want to be dissatisfied.

TheMan, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of inanity
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Food was great, beer was fantastic. Atmosphere was nothing special, though not unappealing. Service was among the worst I've ever had. Nobody at the entrance to greet us, so after a short wander we were told to find our own table. Our server was unfriendly, unpleasant, and either unwilling or unable to answer any of our questions. Maybe if you're a regular, it gets better. But based on this visit, I cannot imagine WANTING to be a regular

Overall, I would recommended stopping in here to sit at the bar and try the beer. The food, while excellent, is not worth dealing with such bad service.

Note: an email to the Brewer was sent, and we were given an apology and were told the server in question would be spoken to. While the initial experience was still unpleasant, this goes a long way. The fact that he responded personally, and quickly, really means a lot! Thanks, Scott

inanity, Jan 08, 2012
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The Cambridge House Brewpub in Granby, CT
89 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.