Woodstock Inn, Station and Brewery

135 Main Street, North Woodstock, NH, 3262, United States
(800) 321-3985
Latitude: 44.03251, Longitude: -71.68687

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Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 3.42 | Atmosphere: 3.75 | Service: 3.50 | Food: 4.00
71.1
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Based on 3 reviews.
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habanero56 (64)
Tuesday 29th of January 2013 12:11:37 PM
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Out cruising looking at the scenery, decided to stop in. Greeted by hop vines on the trellis outside, seemed like a good beginning. Got the sampler and while the lighter beers were okay, things got better when I hit the Pig's Ear brown ale and the Old Man oatmeal stout. The maple in the Kanc Country maple porter was a bit much for me. Overall, not a bad experience and I would go back again.
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4 | Food: N/A
81.7
Overall

deadriver (2)
Wednesday 29th of October 2008 10:19:48 AM
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We thoroughly enjoy visiting the Woodstock Inn, we like it so much in fact that we had our wedding dinner there even though it's an hour away from where we live. It's a Great 8 on the Phantom Gourmet (Boston Restaurant Review Show) and is respected here in NH. I don't think we've ever been disappointed.

Beer: Many of them are award winning. I haven't personally had a bad one there. Pig's Ear is great.

Food: Amazing. Portions are generally more than one person can eat. They have a "death by burger" that could feed four. The prices are decent, especially considering the portions.

Parking: They have a bunch behind the building. Don't plan on parking on the street during the really busy season. Tourists clog the area quite readily during peak times.

The location is beautiful, you can choose to eat outdoors when the weather is nice. They have a small brewpub itself where you can look over the fermenters. They just added a demonstration/testing.
Selection: 4.25 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 4 | Food: 4.75
83.3
Overall
Saturday 25th of October 2008 07:56:10 PM
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While spending time working in the area, Woodstock Station quickly became my second home for many reasons, not the least of which being I love beer and I dont cook.

The variety of beers they brew are excellent and while I can't say I like them all, it is only due to my personal taste (dislike pales or a lot of hops, love the stouts). That being said, I would have to say their seasonals are some of the best I have ever had. Even if you dont like fruits in your beer, they are subtle and not overpowering in their summer seasonal. Fall is my favorite with a slightly spicy twist but again, not at all overbearing. The winter Wassail is a great stout but beware, it packs a punch...perfect for warming the winter cockles! The spring seasonal with the hint of maple is one of my favorites as well. The touch of sweet with the beer background is a perfect mix!

On top of the great beer, the menu is extensive and reasonably priced. They also offer many specials (some seasonal) like $5 homemade turkey dinners, half price apps at happy hour and most nights offer a Bar Special, with is a menu selection that is $5.

I cant speak to the service at the tables, but the bartenders are fantastic, friendly and very helpful with suggestions. You will be comfortable here in blue jeans or coming from a formal affair. If there is a drawback at all, it is the number of people that visit from the big city and forget to put on their small town voice and laid back attitude but thats all of Northern New Hampshire and at least the great beer at Woodstock helps to ease the pain :)

Highly recommend!
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: 5.0
100.0
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Samhell3 (15)
Friday 30th of May 2008 01:39:42 PM
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Though the beer selection was vast nothing really stood out. Well, actually one did stand out, but it stood out because it was utterly disgusting and undrinkable. I had the beer sampler at first, which I normally don't do, but I didn't know what kind of beer drinking mood I was in. The waitress suggested the rasberry wheat, which I declined, not a big fan of fruit in beer, or maple for that matter. Just cuz your in upper New Hampshire and maple is plenty does not mean you should put it in everything. Here is what I thought of each beer:

Red Ale: It was ok, but a bit too malty. I know a read ale is typically a bit malty, but this one is on the edge of overdoing it. I could still drink it but they have better beer here.

Weasel Wheat: Is was horrible. Like budweiser with a touch of maple. I can't think of a worse way to describe a beer than that. I had one sip.

Pemi Pale Ale: This was the most drinkable out of them all. Not as hoppy as I like to see in a pale ale, but it was still good.

Loon Golden Ale: This one was also pretty good, nothing outstanding, but at least this place has two beers I can drink.

Overall this place is worth a stop if you are travelling in the area. The food was fresh and tasted great. I could tell they used fresh produce and ingredients. This combined with the fact that they have two beers that are moderetly good, I will be stopping again. The food was cooked in a timely manner but the waitresses seemed unattentive and slow. I liked the atmosphere as well, good combination of restaurant, bar and entertainment while spaced out enough so you can dine without interference from the bar crowd and vice versa.

Oh yea, and get a changing table in your bathrooms.
Selection: 3 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Service: 3 | Food: 4.25
68.3
Overall

truh (3)
Thursday 20th of December 2007 03:15:08 PM
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We had just finished setting up our tents, Jim and I a four-man, and Kumar his two-man, when John rolled up on his 1978 Honda CB750. Backing his bike up next to our car, John strode up, a rucksack plucked from the back of his bike on his shoulder, and asked, "So where’s this behemoth thing I’ve been hearing so much about?"

"The city lights were calling to you," Jim cracked again, John nodding and sipping his pint in approval. That was at least the fourth time Jim had mentioned it, and I was getting to the point of belting him. We were sitting at the bar of the Woodstock Inn Station and Brewery after an eight hour hike completed earlier in the day consisting of the Falling Waters Trail, over the ridge between Mounts Lincoln and Lafayette, and then down the Old Bridle Path. The hike had been enjoyable, until we reached the ridge and took a breather half way across it. John just couldn’t resist anymore and brought up the trip we had taken in Maine in the Mahoosuks. Jim and Kumar were all ears.

After two grueling days in the rain, and being chased off a ridge in a thunderstorm, John and I and the rest of the Maine crew had made a unanimous decision to pack it in and get off the trail, try our chances of getting picked up on a logging road. Tired, wet, exhausted, and swigging from Nalgene bottles filled with tequila, John started to insist that I had spearheaded our campaign to get off the trail, "The city lights were calling to you, man, I could see it in your eyes." The same refrain over and over, when in truth, with the ten extra years John had on the rest of us, he was the main reason we got off the mountain. He tended to be a revisionist. Jim was eating up John’s story hook, line and sinker, and I knew I’d be hearing more of it that evening.

"Yep, I’ve seen that look in his eyes too," Jim explained, "although usually it’s about half-way through one of our drinking sessions. He even once took off with the keys to my apartment in the middle of last winter," and with that I shoved off from the bar to go find Kumar. The Inn was an absolute maze. After entering the main bar area, seating on the left extended for a bit, while snaking around to the right were various hallways leading to various rooms, leading to yet more hallways and so on. The main bar area, called the Woodstock Station, was done up in an unfinished wood style. Square-shaped with a cozy overhang, the bar had hoisted televisions and a popcorn machine in the corner that spewed a garish yellow and red carnival light. After walking in circles for a bit, I eventually found Kumar in a small side bar playing Mortal Kombat. There was also an old-school Outrun game, as well as a foosball table. I made a mental note to tell Kumar not to say anything about the arcade games, or the foosball table, to Jim. This small bar area was much more inviting than the main bar, with low lighting, but also largely uninhabited. Kumar’s game ended and we went back to the main bar to find John and Jim ordering up more rounds for the four of us. Our food had arrived as well.

On tap were the Pemi Pale Ale, the White Mountain Weasel Wheat, Old Man Oatmeal Stout, Pig’s Ear Brown Ale, Red Rack Ale, and the seasonals Raspberry Wheat and a Golden. I stuck with the stout, while everyone else was switching back and forth among the other offerings. I also noticed a number of macro bottles kicking around. The menu was largely pub grub, though quite long, and had some good pizzas, which is what I had. I noticed there was some kind of mug club offered, and that with membership, there were some pretty good dinner specials offered, which was a break from the usual mongo-sized-beer-for-regular-price special you get with a mug club. Jim also pointed out that pints were only $2.25 from three to five in the afternoon. All in all, an unpretentious and filling pub.

It was a Wednesday night and when we had first arrived, right off the mountain ten minutes away, the bar was largely deserted. But by 8:00 p.m. the place was filling up with locals and there wasn’t a space at the bar. I thought it might be a good idea for us to get back to the campsite before Jim said anything untoward, or John decided to regale everyone with more Maine stories. Surprisingly, it didn’t take much convincing, and Kumar was already out the door. It wasn’t that we hadn’t enjoyed the Woodstock Inn. Just the opposite, because we were back the next night as well. Rather, there were bigger fish to fry back at the camp. Namely, the Behemoth. As we exited the Inn, I noticed John quietly humming a Peter, Paul and Mary tune to himself.

"When I was a young man courting the girls…”
Selection: 3 | Atmosphere: 3 | Service: 3.5 | Food: 3.5
63.3
Overall

caitlin (1)
Monday 17th of September 2007 03:03:56 PM
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Woodstock Brewery, NH

What a super fun weekend at the Woodstock Inn and Brewery!

We went up for the Woodstock Inn Brewer’s weekend and arrived just in time for the 9 PM welcome reception. At the reception we met Assistant Brewer Rick Marley our Host for the weekend and visited with the other guests. Of the 21 guests at the event, we were surprised and disappointed to learn that less than 1/3 had ever done home brewing and most sounded like then never would. This was perplexing because we were here to learn on a 7 barrel system and we were all referred to as brewers.

[Now please use your hands to create air quotes every time you see my mention of “brewers.”]

So the “Brewers” drank until late in the evening as all drafts were included in the weekend price. Yes that’s right, I’ll have another simply because this one is a little warm. Saturday morning mash-in was 7AM but with a late night, I made it in time for 8 and found BGT Sidekick and the other “brewers” on their second pints!

Rick entertained the crowd with interesting stories and was a wonderful host considering he was in the middle of trying to get 7 barrels made correctly.

Rick Marley on Beer Snob beer Reviews: “It has the piney aroma of toe jam and footballs.”

Overall the only negative feedback was that we learned very little actual beer brewing process and the promised hands on was anything but.

GO for the all you can drink beer.
GO for the brewer’s dinner.
GO if you love the White Mountains of NH.
GO if you love food – man the food here was wonderful.
GO if you want nice lodgings, cold beer and to meet friendly people.

BGT Rating Weekend: 4 of 5 Stars.

The Woodstock Brewery Beer list

Best Brews:
Old Man Stout – Mmmmmm “brewers” breakfast! - Chocolate, nitro stout with a strong nut flavor and smooth high head.
Red Rack – A cult favorite but this batch was a little green
Pig’s ear Brown – Coming to a store near you thanks to Ship Yard’s production brewing facility, a yummy drinkable session beer.

BGT Rating on Woodstock Brewery Brews: 3.25 of 5 Stars
Selection: 3.75 | Atmosphere: 4 | Service: 4.75 | Food: 4.75
83.3
Overall

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