John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

John Harvard's Brewery & Ale HouseJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale HouseJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1 Worcester Road
Framingham, Massachusetts, 01701
United States

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Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.66
Beers:
187
Reviews:
596
Ratings:
944
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PLACE STATS
Average:
3.64
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
51
pDev:
12.91%
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Reviews by DrJay:
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DrJay from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I stop in here fairly often with my family when we're in the area shopping. It's pretty kid friendly - we haven't had any trouble bringing our preschooler here in the past. Most of the time we've sat in the dining room, but the same solid service is available when seated in the bar area as well. The beer selection covers about 7-8 offerings, with a few of these being seasonals or occasional releases. Beers tend to be solid, ranging from mediocre to quite good. Same with the food, with some of our favourites being the pot pie and beef stew. A great place to stop in for lunch and a beer to break up the monotony of shopping.

Jun 12, 2010
More User Reviews:
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costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Mar 19, 2017
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mickyge from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Dec 29, 2016
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MilaMila from Massachusetts

3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

May 11, 2016
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emottram from Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Jul 05, 2015
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dwatulak from Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Mar 07, 2015
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Sweffin from Wisconsin

2.66/5  rDev -26.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 2.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 1.25 | food: 3.75

The place was solid, but this is some of the worst beer I've ever had

Dec 21, 2014
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kettleandcask from New York

2.85/5  rDev -21.7%

Dec 04, 2014
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lordofthewiens from New Mexico

4/5  rDev +9.9%

Two reasons to like this place:
The bar area with all the TVs is separate from the dining area. The best of both worlds. You can go watch your game, or you can bring your family and sit in an area that's relatively quiet.
The food is quite good, at least what we were eating. The veggie burger, Greek salad, and vegetarian pizza were excellent.

Oct 28, 2014
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Resuin from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Oct 18, 2014
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harsley from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

Oct 08, 2014
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JKV96 from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.6%

Sep 20, 2014
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WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Large, massively-facaded brewpub on the back side of a shopping center. large bar area with a plexi-glass view of the bright tanks seats about 30. Also large dining area. Only 8 beers on tap, nothing to write home about. Fast, friendly service and typical pub fare at a reasonable price.

Sep 12, 2014
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WoostaBia from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.6%

Sep 05, 2014
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LutherBrau from Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%

Sep 01, 2014
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JohnofUpton from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Aug 16, 2014
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Dicers from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3%

Jul 04, 2014
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MattGrimley from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

Jun 21, 2014
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mbonugli from Maine

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Jun 18, 2014
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geocool from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.6%

Jun 09, 2014
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bumchilly25 from Canada (BC)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

May 30, 2014
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

May 23, 2014
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

Apr 27, 2014
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Wizzman from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Dec 14, 2013
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GonzoHomebrewer from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +19%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

If I'm going to drink in Framingham, this is really the only place to go. Prices and poor draft maintenance keep me from BBC.... and that's about it. Not too many options in the immediate area, though I still haven't been to the Framingham beer works due to the fact they were delayed in brewing on the premises

The beer is at the worst always true to style and a respectable representation of style and on occassion they hit one out of the park, some of their IPAs are worthy of more praise and the rotating cask selection has recently been a lot more experimentive and fun.

The service cannot be beat. I'm generally here on Sundays after work and it is usually the assistant brewer bartending, "Baggles". Always on top of everything, never waiting for a pour and is quite passionate about brew, the best attributes in a brewpub 'tender

Food is alright, typical american grill/pub style, but the cheap late night offerings are what give it a bump

Quality spot in a bit of no mans land for beer in Framingham.

Aug 06, 2013
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House in Framingham, MA
Brewery rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 944 ratings