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McNeill's Brewery and Pub

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90 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3269
802-254-2553
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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I liked it in here as there was a really good feel to the place. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable, food was good and the ale was plentiful. What more can a man ask for? Well worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Deed K
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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  • Romantic
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Worcester, MA
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We went here just for drinks. The beer was disgustingly warm, flat, and tasted atrocious. There was also no a/c in here and the doors were wide open on a hot 85 degree day and it was probably 85 degrees inside the restaurant also. The bartender was so friendly though. I also didn't like how all their giant bags of... More 

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Sunnyside, New York
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Two friends and I stopped in on the recommendation of a local store clerk. The place had lots of Vermont cheerfulness and hospitality but warm flat beer. Each of us tried something different but none of them were any good.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I liked it in here as there was a really good feel to the place. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable, food was good and the ale was plentiful. What more can a man ask for? Well worth a visit.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Stopped in on a warm September day. the bar had no air conditioning. windows and doors were opened. There were tons of flies and Fruit flies. The beers tasted great, but you had to swat the bugs away to keep them out of you drink. I would go back but would be middle of winter.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

First off, this is really a brewery, and more a typical brewery not something made as a tourist spot. That being said the beer is stellar, and soooo affordable. You can get $3 half pints of almost everything they have on tap. Most pints are $5. Its a great place to go and taste a wide variety of beer without... More 

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This place has a big variety of beer so u definitely have smth to choose from. The atmosphere is nothing special - drunks, people with a newborn baby, weird. The service could be much better. We came here in the evening and sat at the table and had to service. Any time we needed a beer we had to go... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Kind of seems like the owner just gave up. The beer is great, the atmosphere is really lacking. Witnessed (and basically had to save) a female bartender from a drunk, angry old man harassing and threatening her. There is so much potential for this to be a great place, but it falls short. But still, I'm here practically every week.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Don't expect a Guinness here, but they have a lot of interesting stuff on tap or cask. This place, and Kipling's next door is a great 1-2 stop for anybody on a pub crawl in the winter, where you don't want to walk far.

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Beaumont, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I have been visiting McNeill's since 1999. My first time there was my first introduction to fresh beer served from cask via a beer engine. It was an enlightening experience. Over the years the quality has come and gone, and happily, come again. Our last visit (last week) proved to be one of the highlights of our trip. We visited... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a can't miss if you're a beer-lover. They brew so many different, fantastic varieties, and the selection is always changing. The even have some cask beers. The bartenders are very knowledgeable, and happy to tell you all about what makes each brew distinct and delicious. Long tables encourage interaction between groups. I love this place! Keep in mind,... More 

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Address: 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3269
Phone Number: 802-254-2553
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Brew Pub, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3269
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: 802-254-2553

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Brew Pub, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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