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BA SCORE
89
very good

13 Ratings
Ratings: 13
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: n/a
Taps: 17
Bottles: 12
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

265 N 1st St
San Jose, California, 95113-1014
United States
phone: (408) 947-0497

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Photo of Lothore
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Immediately when I walked into the pub I was digging the vibe. Very laid back atmosphere unlike many of the noisy bars in downtown San Jose. They had a dart board which really added to our enjoyment of the bar. The bartenders were very attentive and friendly. I was impressed with the fact that they had 3 cask beers which no other place in san jose (to my knowledge) has alongside quite a few selections of brews on tap. A bit pricey however I liked the feel none the less. If you are in the mood for a laid back place to hang out with friends and knock a couple cold ones back, this is your pub.

Photo of Troyone
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Located in a quiet part of downtown San Jose, this place is all British style. There are British Isles flags all around, high ceiling with fans, long L - shaped bar, some dining in the front and in the back, and seating outside in front of the establishment.

Appeared to have mostly stainless steel tap nozzles unless some were stained. Could not see the kitchen and the restroom was clean. Wood tables, chairs, and bar, part of which was in a narrow walkway, gives this place some British Pub character.

Service was prompt, knowledgable, and informative.

Mostly UK brews on tap and the three cask beers were English Ales from Marina, CA. Fat Lip, Prince Porter, and Monks Brown were the some what tasty cask beers.

The food is good and made from scratch here.

reasonable

Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

I stopped in at Trials back in February. I only tried their handpulled offerings, and all of them were very good. They had a beer that was not pouring correctly from the handpull and of course gave it to us for free. I did not try the food, but it looked good. All of the handpull beers I tried at Trials were from English Ales Brewery.

Trials Pub in San Jose, CA
89 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.