The Churchville Inn

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The Churchville InnThe Churchville Inn
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

1500 Bustleton Pike
Southampton, Pennsylvania, 18966-4602
United States

(215) 357-3967 | map
thechurchville.com

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Added by hhkal17 on 08-04-2012

PLACE STATS
Score:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
21
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
3.23%
 
 
Taps:
25
Bottles/Cans:
300
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 21
Reviews by Gavage:
Photo of Gavage
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

This is a real nice comfortable place to visit. Plenty of stone, wood, and dark wood furniture is paired with some colonial style decorations and flat screen TVS. There are two floors here - the first is more of a dining area with a small service bar that can only seat about 6 people. The upstairs is a more relaxed area with a a larger bar, plenty of tables, and numerous TVs to enjoy sports. An interesting picture of the fire that gutted the place a few years ago is mounted next to the first floor bar.

There was a great list of beers here - about 30 on draft and over 100 bottles. The draft list was impressive to me with the likes of Founders All Day IPA, Alesmith Horny Devil, Victory Moonglow Weizenbock, Ommegang Rare Vos, Ballast Point Victory at Sea, Sly Fox Odyssey, Bell's Amber, and Southern Tier Old Man Winter. Beers from Lancaster, Allagash, Goose Island, Mad Hatter, Brooklyn, and The Shed were some of the other ones. Bottom line there is a nice number of styles represented and an easy to navigate menu. The beers we had were all fresh.

Food was good as was the service. We didn't have the burgers, but others that ordered them looked very good.

This was my first visit here, and I will definitely be back. The beer selection would please any BA.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of HopBomb515
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of ctylinebeer
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Corner of Bustleton and Bristol Roads. New looking building, really bad fire ripped through the place.

V - nice group of drinking people. No one was rowdy, just very chill. Acoustic guitar player by the fireplace jamming, not too packed but just people mulling over drinks. Age demographic is between 25-35. This is also from the upstairs bar that is open later. The bar to the left of the entrance is very small, so just go right up the stairs and that's where the big long bar is.

Q - The menu is vast and is rather pricey, but the bar snacks and late night food is reasonably price. I ordered the chicken finger platter which was around $10 and it was a very generous portion. The beers are typically priced for what they have, but Churchville Lager drafts are $5, can't beat that!

Service - I have been there twice and already friendly with the bartenders there. They love their drink and love talking about it. Certainly get tied up in multiple guests but thats to be expected. Very good group of bartenders and staff.

Selection - I would give it a 6 if I could. Very good connections, almost always will have a particular Vermont beer on tap. Lots of bottles/cans. Their whiskey selection is also very good, but steep in price. Again, that is to be expected.

F - pricey but good portions. Nothing basic but their late night menu will satisfy the food craving with your beer.

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Photo of epyon396
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ShanePB
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Rifugium
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

I've thus far only been to this place once, for the PBW'15 Funky Buddha event. Modernistic setup, clean, spiffy. Very small downstairs bar, and a much larger upstairs bar. with plenty of seats for a big crowd. The staff was on the ball during the whole event, and though I was lucky enough to get a bar seat, it seemed like everyone in the overpacked room was doing okay and getting their beers with no problem. For food, brisket lover that I am, I went with the brisket sandwich. I wasn't too impressed, as it was more of a "pot-roast sandwich," and I prefer brisket shaved or pulled (a la pulled pork). Didn't really make sense to serve it this way on a sandwich. It was okay though, and the fries were tasty anyway.

This place seems to have some great beer connections, as they always get great events and beers brewed specifically for them. I was glad to finally get the chance to visit this year. I'd definitely go back if a good event beckons, but I doubt I'll be back any time soon, just because it's really inconveniently located for me.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cheah
4.79/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Sarge3130
4.85/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of micromaniac129
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

I like this place both food and drink wise, plenty to offer.
Last time there during Philly beer week they had a funky budha tape take over. It was crowded.
The down stairs area is a little more reserved with a nice sized bar area.
They do a good job of beer rotation. For me it's worth the drive.

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Photo of Kswan53
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

I've been here about a dozen times and have come to the conclusion that the food is not good at all. Stick with burgers and fries and the other bar basics. The reason I keep coming back is the beer. They always have a great taplist.

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Photo of sludgegnome
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Casper1346
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The food was good but the beer was great. Three dining rooms with the main bar being upstairs. Lots of imports on draft. There events are top notch and you will most likely see numerous beers on the draft list you haven't tried before. The staff was helpful and really knew there beer. If your in the area a must try.

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Photo of QuinnKremp
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of InspectorBob
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of NYR_Rob
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jeffreyjpa
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of sammyt728
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

I was on a mission when I visited here with my wife. They had heady topper and I wanted some. LOL. As you walk in you are greeted by the hostess kind of hidden to the right. A very big open dining area to the left and right. The left side is more a bar atmosphere with t.v's around the area. The right side seemed to be more of a restaraunt type feel. We didn't venture upstairs but from what I gathered there is another bar and dining area. Nice decor as you look around, Ben Franklin painted on the wall with his little dog and a couple of other Bucks County themed paintings.

Service was decent. We were handed menu's immediately and a nice loaded beer menu. Other than that our waiter was kind of MIA most of the time and it was not a busy day. No biggie I don't really like people coming over every two minutes asking how everything is.

Food was amazing. In terms of bars,brewpubs, chain restaraunts in the area. This one is setting the bar high. The best burger I've had yet. I asked for a well done burger and wouldn't ya know it I got a well done burger. So funny how something so simple can be messed up by expensive city restaraunts and chain restaraunts. This was done perfectly.

And onto the beer. So nice to see 25 tap handles and not see one Miller Lite or Budweiser tap handle. ( Ok a bit snobbish there ) A solid selection to what most area bars have but a little bit more on the expensive side. The good thing about the beer menu is they have a discount bottle section. This one really intrigued us as none of it was really out dated or bad beer. Some good ones on the list ranging from $2 to $4 a bottle. As for the rest of the beer menu very nicely done splitting the beers up by style, another plus.

Overall this place is as good as any. The food is Amazing and a solid offering of beer. The only problem I see with this place are the prices.

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The Churchville Inn in Southampton, PA
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.
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