Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Active Beers: 327
Beer Ratings: 3,062
Beer Avg: 3.81
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 20
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 44 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by DevilDogBeer:
4.68/5 rDev +17%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I had found Iron Hill - North Wales not long after moving into the area. The atmosphere is good for whatever your mood. If you are looking to belly up to the oak counter, there is a nice bar built to hold a great deal of people. If there is not room at the bar, there are side shelves with chairs where you can reside and either go to the bar for your beverage or be helped by the courteous and professional staff. The dining area is large and not over packed with tables. The food selection is creative and has everything from apps to steaks to monthly specials paired with their great beers. The service is top notch; very attentive but not overbearing, orders are filled promptly and any concerns are dealt with immediately. Overall prices are reasonable for the quality of food served.
On to the important item, the BEER! The beer at Iron Hill is excellent. Some microbreweries claim to have a variety of beers but they all taste the same, not Iron Hill. Each beer is true to its style guidelines and offers a distinct taste for the person who enjoys a quality craft brewed beer. The typical selections include a lager, an APA, ale, and a wheat. The seasonals are exceptional and are timed perfectly. For the home brewer, having someone like Larry (the Head Brewer at Iron Hill North Wales) so close is a major asset! He is very approachable and extremely knowledgeable. I am very impressed with Iron Hill all around, with a huge highlight on the beer and the brewer. A great job for an operation that has expanded to multiple locations in the Delaware Valley!
11-23-2005 01:41:07 | More by DevilDogBeer
More User Reviews:
3.76/5 rDev -6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$$
This was my first visit to an Iron Hill. It was close to the hotel I was crashing at, so it seemed like I might as well.
Nice interior. If you've seen one, you've seen them all really. I have passed by many at this point and seen what they looked like, though never went in. There is definitely a formula and system to everything, which is fine. I am glad they've kept a bit of an air of refinement to things. Selection was okay.
I honestly could have dealt with more choices on-tap. Bottles were in the house. I picked up an RIS to take with me.
Food was good enough. About what I'd expect to match the decor.
Service was fine. It was the end of the night, so I think the bartender was wrapping up and ready to get the hell out of there. He didn't seem to care too much about what was going on.
A pleasant enough experience.
06-15-2013 13:31:51 | More by RblWthACoz
3.88/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Been to this place several times before and wasn't much impressed with the beer quality. Its been maybe two years since my last visit and the beer as far as selection and quality are much better.
Took the wife and fam after church there for dinner and while the wife and kids scoped out the stores I stayed back and seeked out a booth in the bar area. Ten minutes later score, see it pays to be a beer drinker.
Sevice from the staff was good, but it wasn,t too crowded either.
Food was good kids got the standard. Thier meals came with maybe 10 french fries, seriously 10.
Had three beers thier house porter, pils, and a seasonal rojo grande( imp. red) all were very good inquality and taste hovering in the 4pt area.
I think in the future we'll be going back.
09-16-2012 10:58:43 | More by micromaniac129
3.7/5 rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
I am a huge fan of the Iron Hill chain but this is my least favorite outpost, though the beer was much improved on my last visit here on 3/18/11.
Layout is quite similar to the Media location, with a large u-shaped bar in the middle and dining areas behind and to the side. The beer definitely took a step backward during the transition to the latest head brewer. Not enough seasonals, and mostly underwhelming. My last visit featured Ramrod, the best beer I have had there in the last couple of years. So I am hopeful this is a sign of good things to come.
I find the bartenders here to be generally douchey and slow moving. On my most recent visit, more than half of the bar patrons had either empty uncleared plates, empty unfilled beer glasses or both, while the staff did not appear to be breaking a sweat.
Food is very good, as at all IH branches, but a bit pricey for a brewpub. I love the chain and I am glad there are four other locations that are closer to my house.
04-01-2011 17:55:23 | More by sholland119
3.88/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
This is the only Iron Hill I have ever been to, but I stop here quite a bit since my wife and I frequent some of the stores in this area.
The restaurant itself is warm and inviting with a very nice U shaped bar in the center. Brewing equipment is visible from along the one wall. Bathrooms are always immaculate.
Service has always been prompt and friendly, but now and then you get a server/bartender who does not know a whole lot about the beers. That is pretty standard for this type of brewpub though.
They have your usual roundup of chain pub styles, a lot of them are pretty boring, but all fairly well made. The special brews can range from "meh" to really cool, and occasionally are exceptional.
My real issue with this place is the food. I know a lot of people love it, but I have eaten here quite a few times and though everything is decent, I find that for the price it is really lacking. It has gotten to the point that I now just sit at the bar and have a couple pints and get my growler filled, getting food somewhere else.
Still, this is one of the better chain pubs I have been to and if you are in the area I would definitely stop by.
11-11-2010 15:19:40 | More by zoso1967
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in North Wales, PA
90 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.