Six Pence Pub

Not Rated.
Six Pence PubSix Pence Pub
BA SCORE
89
very good

13 Ratings
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: --
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

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

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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 12
Photo of tlema1
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Nice staff, cool place in a little mountain town...decent selection of local beers on tap and several bottled domestic and imports

Photo of thehooksman
4.84/5  rDev +23.5%
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.

Photo of RichieRich5640
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Photo of kwakwhore
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of rodrot
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
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!

Photo of ByTor2112
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
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

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +2%
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./

Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
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.

Photo of gosurfobx
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Photo of Enola
3.56/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

Photo of oberon
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

A nice place to stop into while the wives are walking around the shops of Blowing Rock,has a very English country feel to it alot of wood and nice wall decors of English paintings and old ale signs.Nice long bar for with some interesting taps that you dont see everyday,Belhaven on nitro (a favorite of my wife),Old Speckeled Hen also on nitro,Whitbread ale,and your standard Bass,Guiness,and I noticed Blue Moon wich is becoming popular around NC.Not mind blowing taps but a little out of the ordinary.Very friendly bartender a student at ASU and resdent of Greensboro and what you know he wasnt a hippie!Didnt try the food that may come at a later time,5 beers came to $24.00 so a bit pricey.I liked the experience its a place I know to stop into when in Blowing Rock again.

Six Pence Pub in Blowing Rock, NC
89 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.