Churchill's Pub & Grille

Churchill's Pub & GrilleChurchill's Pub & Grille
Churchill's Pub & GrilleChurchill's Pub & Grille
Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

887 W San Marcos Blvd
San Marcos, California, 92078-1107
United States

(760) 471-8773 | map
churchillspub.us

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.49
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
106
pDev:
6.9%
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Reviews by Beerandraiderfan:
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Beerandraiderfan from Nevada

4.15/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Located in San Marcos amidst lots of good breweries, this place is a natural fit for the clientele that make the area the best beer city in the world. The usual stuffy English bar layout, lots of wood, I think when you enter, its bar to the left, dining area to the right, patio area even further to the right.

I really like the ambience on the patio, there's some fire pits, very nice, where I'm from there'd be some BMC douches getting wasted and falling into the fire pit, suing the establishment and voila!, no more fire pits, but thankfully, this place doesn't seem to enable such people, so instead, we just had a nice cozy night by the fire with pleasant people around us. Its true, good people do drink good beer.

Quality of the beers was awesome, almost everything I drink there are things I've never had before. And most of those turn out to be pretty damn good too. Drank a lot of Societe and Iron Fist taps while we were there. Disappointed by the lack of Alpine, also disappointed that they never, NEVER have Churchills Finest Hour bottles available when I'm there, despite some BA's claiming they always have it, its been my exact opposite experience. Who knows, maybe I'm not local or cool enough to get a bottle, or maybe the waitress I get is always the clueless one, because the last one I had acted like she didn't even know what I was talking about, then when I informed her a little more, she kind of guessed that it was only available one day a year. Who knows, disappointing in the end, regardless of the reason.

Did enjoy a Cascade Figaro out of the bottle. $40 for something I couldn't order online, that was $25 I believe before shipping, seemed like a good deal. Was quite enjoyable. Food was decent, typical pub stuff, I think we had some irish nachos or something, was like potato skins with bacon and cheese on it. They offer smaller pours, but really kill you on the price per oz when you do it that way.

Really hate the slanted driveway out front, I only had about a gallon of gas in my truck, and because of the incline, I had to walk to a gas station, buy a gas can, fill up the truck. Nobody from the bar, not even the doorman who watched the entire time, offered any help. Not a big deal, but damn, last time I park in that spot again, we missed our reservation at Stone because of it!

In the end, I can see how Churchills could be a big favorite, especially if you have access to their unique offerings.

Dec 27, 2012
More User Reviews:
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slasich from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

May 17, 2020
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wilymobastardo from California

4.69/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Sep 27, 2018
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QuakeAttack from California

4.18/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

After visiting Rip Current, we went and had dinner at Churchill's. Very good food (fish and chips) and I had a Cellarmaker Brown which was good. Not too busy for a Friday. Staff was friendly and efficient. Good tap list of a mix of local and other breweries. Worth a visit.

May 02, 2018
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cmrillo from North Carolina

4.63/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Oct 23, 2016
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Agentveba from North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Sep 02, 2016
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tshanahan from California

4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.25

Aug 30, 2016
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SDRedDevil from California

4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Aug 24, 2016
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deniserat from California

5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Jun 16, 2016
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BDeibs from Colorado

4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Dec 02, 2015
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t2grogan from Arizona

4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Nov 27, 2015
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MickeyHops from California

4.36/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Nov 14, 2015
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TNeedles from California

4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Nov 02, 2015
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MjBrewhouse from Idaho

5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Tap and Bottle list are off the hook. Great vibe! if you are in the area and enjoy really good beer you need to check this place out.

Oct 23, 2015
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Phil-Fresh from California

4.59/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Love stopping by here when I come down to check out some North SD Breweries or when I have an engagement at Lost Abbey or Stone. The special events have insanely delicious beers and usually really good food to compliment said beers. However, on any given day the tap list and food are solid.

Oct 18, 2015
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mabermud from Washington

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

I finally got around to rating this joint. I grew up 15 minutes away, and it has always been a rad place to drink. Great vibe, quality place, good service, and world class selection.

Jul 08, 2015
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Suds_With_Buds from California

4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Jul 07, 2015
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ShanePB from Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Jun 24, 2015
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ClavisAurea from New York

4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Had my first Pliney here so that says something. The beer selection is world class. When The Lost Abbey makes an exclusive beer for your bar you know this is a great place. I ordered some appetizers and they were pretty good. You really go here for the amazing craft beer.

May 20, 2015
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jaydoc from Kansas

4.51/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

May 14, 2015
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Steffano from California

4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Apr 10, 2015
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mig100 from Texas

4.49/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Mar 08, 2015
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dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

4.71/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Feb 10, 2015
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BoozyCollins21 from California

4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Jan 06, 2015
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ac24 from California

4.58/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Dec 20, 2014
Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA
Place rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 106 ratings