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Six Pence Pub

Six Pence PubSix Pence Pub

Taps: 10 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
89
very good

11 Ratings
Ratings: 11
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.39%
$$ - reasonable


[ Bar, Eatery ]

1121 Main St
Blowing Rock, North Carolina, 28605-8280
United States
phone: (828) 295-3155

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Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 11
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thehooksman

North Carolina

4.84/5  rDev +22.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$

Wife and I stopped in during a trip for an appetizer and a pint. It's a great place if you like atmosphere, and that atmosphere being the old English pub. There's lots of wood and dark earthy colors and the decor is mostly things from the UK. The beer selection is a good mix of UK and US with several local offerings. The food menu looked impressive as well. As I said, we only had appetizers because we had dinner reservations elsewhere for our anniversary, but I look forward to going back for the an actual meal.

07-27-2013 00:54:02 | More by thehooksman
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RichieRich5640

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

Great taps with a emphasis on British Island selections. (no surprise) Focus on IPA's and a good selection from around the US. Fish and chips top notch and a great Rueben Sand. Pub food! Great atmosphere and Bar serves until 1:45 no matter what!! The great goto for late night Blowing Rock.Knowledgeable Bar staff can point you in the right direction for all activities in this fun town.Blowing Rock can be unpredictable for Drinking hours but this place doe not vary. Late night food available but limited insomuch as the bar staff has to prepare it.

08-06-2011 06:41:50 | More by RichieRich5640
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kwakwhore

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$

Nice little pub on Main St. in downtown Blowing Rock. Came in for dinner. Small space was a little claustrophobic. We were seated promptly and our server was friendly and attentive. No smoking was a serious plus for me, especially in NC which coddles smokers more than any state in the US.
Not a large selection of beers on tap, but there was some serious quality in there. Since this was an English style pub, Guinness and Old Speckled Hen were no surprise. Foothills ESB, an excellent beer, Lagunitas IPA, and DFH 90 minute IPA were all there. Foothills and DFH were both outstanding.
Food was good. My girlfriend had the pot roast and I had the Shepherd's pie which was very tasty. Only minus was the accompanying salad which was full of iceberg lettuce.
Prices were a tad on the high size, $6.50 for the DFH 90 was a little high, and I thought that the entrees were maybe a dollar or two overpriced, but it was the only place in town with 90 minute IPA so I guess it was worth it.
I'll definitely be back the next time I'm in town, it's definitely worth checking out.

08-20-2008 13:28:34 | More by kwakwhore
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rodrot

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Cool place in downtown Blowing Rock with a very nice pub feel to it. Inside decor has plenty of wood and a dark, old world ambiance. Tap selection wasn't stellar but still pretty good. Speckled Hen, Boddington, Bass and Guinness along with Chimay White and Leffe Blond on tap as well as Sam Adams and Lagunitas Ipa. Plenty to satisfy a beer geek like me. I also noticed a nice selection of liquor and single malt scotches. We didn't eat, but typical Brit fair such as Bangers and Mash, Shepherds Pie and Fish and Chips stood out. The guy sitting next to us said the Shepherds Pie was excellent. Overall, cool place to check out if you're visiting beautiful(but VERY touristy) Blowing Rock. Watch out for the Floridians. They can't drive worth shit on the twisty mountain roads. As a side note: NO SMOKING HERE! Very cool!

07-20-2008 01:11:13 | More by rodrot
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ByTor2112

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

I ate here with the family this past week-end. They had Speckled Hen and Smithwycks, Guinness, Blue Moon and Harp on draft. They also get props for having Foothills ESB on draft-I had the Foothills. Would like to have seen a few more NC brews on tap. Our server was very nice and she had the coolest southern accent and was very attentive. Good food and they had a Chicken Tomatillo soup that was very good as well. Rather busy but service was good and we were tired from a day in the moutains. I would definitely return here for food and drink

11-19-2007 22:08:21 | More by ByTor2112
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

Stopped in for a pint while the family ate some Ice cream. This was a nice little english pub from the outside and inside. I thought it had a great little charm about it. Had a pint of wynchwood whileI was there. Seemed to specialize in english ales and it was decently priced as well. Did not really have time to try the food, but it smelled and looked good from what I could see.Overall this was a quick stop for me, only maybe 15 mins but it seemed nice, if I had more time I would defintly have to check it out a little better, but it did seem pretty cool./

11-04-2007 16:07:02 | More by mikesgroove
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$

After a horrible experience at Mellow Mushroom, I jutted in here while my wife was looking at some clothes. Nice location, in the heart of Blowing Rock, and right next door to one of my most favorite ice cream shops in the world. I bellied up to the crowded bar and just had a Guinness. They had Speckled Hen, Boddingtons, Harp, and the typical English beers.

I got what I expected and was happy with that. I will certainly come back in the winter, hopefully during the middle of the week, when it isnt quite as crowded.

09-07-2007 19:23:49 | More by SaCkErZ9
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gosurfobx

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$

Place is designed to look like a english pub. Food is moderatly priced pub fare, nothing on the menu to rave about but most of the food is decent. Something like 10 beers on tap, mostly english with some american macros thrown it. Only place in blowing rock that I know of to get Old Speckled Hen or Belhaven on tap. The service usually realtivly quick and good, however I have had some bad service while eating there. The food selection is a little sparse, but I don't go there for food. Prices are in line with what would be expected at any other pub.

11-24-2006 01:59:26 | More by gosurfobx
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GCBrewingCo

North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | $$

The Six Pence Pub is a breeze to find smack dab in the middle of Blowing Rock on Main Street. The interior is wood with a tin ceiling and the bar is adorned with all sorts of those Royal Dalton mugs.

The menu had some really good looking items on it, but I didn't have time to partake. The draft list is compact, but mostly is English, Irish or Scottish. It was nice to see Old Speckled Hen on draft. The two American taps of the 10 handles were Killians and Miller lite. In the bottle they have a few interesting selections, but nothing too exotic.

One of the few English bars in NC, and it could certainly use a handpull. I'd drop back in, but I don't think it would be worth going out of your way to visit. However if you are in the Blowing Rock/Boone area, drift in and give it a try.

11-01-2006 22:32:08 | More by GCBrewingCo
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Enola

North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$

I had drove by this place several times and decided to stop in tonight. The atmosphere is an English Pub. This is a fairly small pub but tonight there was not many in the place. The tap selection was your standard Guinness, Bellhaven, Old Speckled Hen as well as a few others. They had a fairly large liquor selection and a few wines. I did not try any food but it did look good. I may stop in here again sometime. This place is easy to miss because it is in a row of buildings and is so small. Drive slow and you should see it on right side of the road if you are driving north. And be carefull because there is a small ledge coming to the front door just off the sidewalk. It will cause a stumped toe in a heartbeat.

03-04-2006 02:31:51 | More by Enola
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Six Pence Pub in Blowing Rock, NC
89 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.