Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Dining Room & Microbrewery (The Norwich Inn)

BEER AVG
3.96/5
Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Dining Room & Microbrewery (The Norwich Inn)Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Dining Room & Microbrewery (The Norwich Inn)
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

325 Main St
Norwich, Vermont, 05055-9453
United States

(802) 649-1143 | map
norwichinn.com

Notes:
Located in The Norwich Inn.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
17
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
111
PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
45
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
Taps:
6
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 29 | Ratings: 45
Reviews by Flashy:
Photo of Flashy
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Well worth stop. A great old bar in a fantastic old inn. The beer is better than average, and sitting there on a nice day beats all. I would love to stay at this place and get carried up to my room by my wife or trusty mates, but I don't see that happening any time soon. Nothing like staying where you are drinking.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jhavs
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Has a main dining room and a pub out back. I usually choose the pub room in the back. There is a nice patio area for warm weather months.

There brews are well made and traditional. I have never had one that I thought was a bad brew, but they are not pumping out world class stuff along the lines of the better known VT brewers. Definitely worth a stop and worth a sampler.

The vibe is yuppy VT pub or old fashioned inn dining room. The large front porch of the inn is a nice place to have a brew and sit in their rocking chairs.

Food is upscale pub style and is high quality and well-prepared. Have a nice variety. Prices are moderate, but if you're used to junk like Applebee's then keep driving.

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Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.94/5  rDev +25.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of MaxOhle
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of zotzot
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of ScottP
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of KristopherWKing
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of fastestmanalive
3.99/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of slasich
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of parris
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I always enjoy coming here both for the meal and the beer. They think a little highly of their bottled product, but the prices on tap are reasonable. In the summer, when you can sit outside, it is a nice location and inside is very nice, although a bit tight at times.

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Photo of whitenads
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of jdejoannis
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of wfuqua
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

They don't really do hoppy beers here, but they're pretty upfront about that. It's a very small brewery attached to a 200+ year old inn. The bar is very small, but the setting is incredible for drinking some English style ales on a warm spring afternoon. The bartender I had was incredibly helpful, even pouring me a full complimentary glass after I had accidentally spilled the dregs of my beer.

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Photo of coombski
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of MattTastrophee
4.66/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

I generally go straight back to the tap room to get seated, it's got a nice cozy feel to it. The taps are always changing, and they are always trying their hand at brewing interesting styles. They serve a great burger, and a great veggie burger, so you can order one with your beer if you want. A truly historic inn with great food and great beer. (As a bonus, there is a fine New England general store adjacent to it.)

They have their beer in 22oz bottles for sale. They keep it in a cooler behind the check-in desk.

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Photo of Wukk
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of morebeergood
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped in here this past Sunday with my wife and son to meet an old friend for lunch. We got there right at noon when they open. Inside at the bar, there are mostly small tables, so we sat on the patio so we could have a bit more room. It looks like it may rain, so they lowered the retractable awning, which was handy. Our waiter was OK, but a little slow since he had to handle every table on the patio. I had the Birthday Dubbel and also Dark Humor (black saison), which were good. My wife's Stackpole Porter was delicious. My friend liked his Whistling Pig Red. They also had several other interesting brews on the menu (Kolsch, Weizen, etc), plus they offered a sampler of 4 choices. We all agreed the food was tasty. Prices were decent. They sold bombers to go behind the counter in the main lobby. Well worth a visit, as it was a nice afternoon of beers and catching up.

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Photo of ItinOcean
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

A darned good nanobrewery and pub. They serve their own beer, accompanied by food that really tries to go the extra mile, and usually do well at both. The staff is friendly enough; have gone miles out of my way to pay a repeat visit to this place, and would recommend you do, too!

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Photo of woolybear
2.6/5  rDev -34.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Hit JM while on a VT/NH beer tour. The atmosphere was right out of a J Crew catalog depending on who you are this can be good or bad. We didn't find it reassuring. Food was overpriced as aspire to more than it was really. Had two beer started with the Two Patricks found it weak and watered down not what a stout should be. Also had the Old Slippery Skin. It was a very poor quality beer no one at the table was able to stomach more than a few mouthfuls. The taste was very off almost like licking a ashtray. If their batch was off or had turned or if the beer is really that bad i doubt i will ever find out since i have no desire or intention to return.

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Photo of HikerCT
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I stopped by here when I was passing through on business. I hit it for a late lunch and I had great service, a great burger and a great dunkelweizen that I don't see listed on their website. Overall, I was really pleased and have recommended this place to my friends in Connecticut. The only thing I think could be improved was the number of beers they offered. When I visited they only had a small handful in rotation.

My experience with atmosphere and service might not be typical since I hit it at an odd hour and had the place to myself. But I have no reason to suspect that their service would be bad during the lunch rush.

I would visit this pub restaurant again and maybe even stay at the inn.

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Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse, Dining Room & Microbrewery (The Norwich Inn) in Norwich, VT
3.96 out of 5 based on 111 ratings.
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