Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Iron Hill Brewery & RestaurantIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
4,176 Ratings
Iron Hill Brewery & RestaurantIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

147 E Main St
Newark, Delaware, 19711-7313
United States

(302) 266-9000 | map

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Reviews by rodrot:
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3.86/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon while visiting the area on a work related trip and was pleasantly surprised to find the pub virtually empty, except for a few folks at the bar. The inside decor is typical for most brewpubs. Lots of wood, a large rectangular bar with a board showing whats on tap, a glass wall with some brewing tanks behind it and chalkboard showing what's in the tanks. I only had time to try a couple of the beers, but they were excellent. The Anvil ale(on cask) was very tasty and sessionable. The Pig Iron porter was dark and roasty. I didn't try the food, but the folks sitting next to me said the food is quite good for a brewpub. My only complaint, and it's a minor one, was that the bartender seemed more interested in conversing with the waitresses than taking care of the customers. Regardless, next time I'm back in the Wilmington/Newark area I'll definitely be back.

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Photo of Aegelis
3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3

A great new experience place but with diminishing returns. Points always for a local brewery putting in the time and effort it takes to create an adventure. I cannot be sure, but it seems the Raspberry Wheat which was my favourite went through a change to a lighter, less flavourful and more trendy IPA. This was my greatest disappointment, but they have more than just home brews to offer. On a work catered event, Iron Hill nailed it in spades with plentiful and fantastic appetizers (especially the cheeses). No one was confused as to where to go and what to do for the event. There was plenty of space, clarity of menu and friendly service to go around. I felt ambitious, getting the Chicken Teriyaki because although simple in concept, seems difficult to execute. The flavours were clean but boooorrringgg, as one might expect in cooking for the 'typical American palate'. Give me at least a side of some honey, brown sugar, soy sauce, wasabi, srirachi, anything, seriously. Restaurants need to learn us Americans on the whole are a lot more adventurous. All this said, go at least once, maybe on a date night and sample a bit of everything. If they've got a brew or dish that tickles your fancy, surely it's worth a return visit.

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Photo of sbuchert
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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3.98/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

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3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Went to the one in Newark, DE right by the University of Delaware. This was right around Easter 2015 so I think school was a bit slow at the time and the place was about 75% full. Noise was acceptable, service was attentive, and the beers were OK. Maholo, Apollo! was our favorite. Had the Pig Iron Porter on cask and it seemed weak.

The place looked like a normal restaurant + bar. There wasn't really anything that made it stand out or seem like a brew pub, I think the Wilmington location is better for that. Food was actually pretty good, though.

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3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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4.35/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Unfortunately it seemed like this place is a restaurant first and then a brewery. None of the beer strayed away from what would be considered old standards. IPA's, Lagers, Wheat, no stouts on tap. The pizza I ordered was great and the food along is worth it, but don't expect anyone pushing the envelope of beer.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, DE
Brewery rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 4,176 ratings
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