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Ocean Reach Brewing

$$ - $$$, ,
47 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5952 5274
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (7 reviews)
“great beer” (7 reviews)
“pale ale” (7 reviews)
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Brew Pub, Bar, Australian
$$ - $$$
47 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic little brewery. Beers and wine list are great for it’s size. We were there with 4 kids 5 and under and felt very much welcomed. Staff were warm and very inviting. We had great chats with the lady behind the bar who had...More

Thank mophki85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a beer drinker but some in the party were, so we went to try some of the local brews and quite happy with the tasting paddle and the lovely owners. If you don't like beer, there's always wines, ciders, and soft drinks even...More

Thank GlobeTrotters4001
AlexB10490, Owner at Ocean Reach Brewing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed venturing out to try some of our brews!

Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

The beers we had were very good and we loved the addition of Australian spirits for those don't drink too much beer. The food was perfect for the atmosphere, burgers and wings, yummo. Only minor improvement id make is to get some more comfortable chairs,...More

Thank Travelling_Breebree
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Was greeted by a fantastic lady behind the bar who made me feel very welcomed. Awesome beer that's made on the island, great spot, great music selection, nice and warm inside during winter, 10/10 would visit again

Thank SeanF2294
Reviewed September 3, 2018

overheard the guy behind the bar ( owner we assume) rant to a poor woman about another local brewery in the area stating its no brewery they buy it all ect ect.you could tell this couple had never been here before to why the asked...More

5  Thank Karen A
Alex B, Owner at Ocean Reach Brewing, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thank you for visiting our venue and taking the time to leave feedback. It's disappointing you felt you had to leave based on a conversation you overheard. Ocean Reach is a Tap House home to Ocean Reach beers which are brewed at our facility in...More

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

As per the heading, this is a very popular spot with some great beers, a casual decor & ambience that you would expect in such a location. Set in the Main Street of Cowes, there is no place better to watch the world go by....More

Thank Chris D
Alex B, Owner at Ocean Reach Brewing, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Cheers for the review Chris! Glad you enjoyed our Venue.

Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

This Brewery is a must for any trip to Phillip Island. The staff are super friendly and the onsite brewed beer is first class. The food is all prepared in house as well. Be aware it is only a small shop front so get in...More

Thank Stuart788278
Alex B, Owner at Ocean Reach Brewing, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2018

Hi Stuart, Thanks for your review! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Ocean Reach. Cheers.

Reviewed June 11, 2018

We thought we head into town for a drink and possibly a meal at the Ocean Reach micro Brewery based on a recommendation from the ranger at Churchill Island. There were some tables inside and a couple of benches outside on the street - size...More

Thank Fiona S
Alex B, Owner at Ocean Reach Brewing, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2018

Hi Fiona, Thanks for visiting our Brewpub through a local recommendation. Ocean Reach is a small, independently owned Brewery located in the heart of Cowes. You could say this has it's limitations when the venue size is topic of discussion. We take pride in operating...More

Reviewed April 26, 2018

The best beer on the Island and, if they have rediscovered the recipe and have it on tap, the Hendrix IPA is amongst the best ales I have ever tasted.

2  Thank Clint H
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We vsited this venue because i saw some excellent reviews on facebook for its beer & ciders. Great tasting drinks at reasonable prices. I The food menu is very simple & basically gives you a few various styled Burgers with a side of chips. Again...More

Thank Anna N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $14
Brew Pub, Bar, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Thompson Ave, Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Phillip Island  >  Cowes
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5952 5274
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Bring the whole family! Visit Ocean Reach Taphouse, conveniently located at 47 Thompson Ave Cowes Phillip Island. We have twelve rotating taps made up of Ocean Reach beers as well as some of the finest special guests beers & cider from around the country. Can't decide what to have? Let us put a tasting paddle together for you. We are a family-friendly venue. Dogs are allowed out the front but in the interest of safety for our patrons, we kindly ask you to keep your puppies on a leash. Like the unapologetic flavour junkies we are, we’ve devised our food menu with beer enjoyment in mind. Enjoy a range of sumptuous American style burgers, tacos, buffalo wings, and much, much more all prepared fresh to order in our food van - located on site. We also cater kids meals and vegetarian options. Cider, wine and soft drinks are also available. Our independently owned production brewery is also located in Cowes Phillip Island. Please note this is not open to the public.
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