Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

BEER AVG
3.79/5
Iron Hill Brewery & RestaurantIron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(302) 266-9000 | map
ironhillbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
389
Reviews:
1,618
Ratings:
4,133
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PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
55
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
0%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
19
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 55
Reviews by rodrot:
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3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of sbuchert
4.03/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Urk1127
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ROGUE16
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of HookemHoos
3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.83/5  rDev -5%
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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Photo of tobelerone
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +7.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Crentakey
3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
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 -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Newark, DE
3.79 out of 5 based on 4,133 ratings.
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