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“Welcoming venue”

Ocean Reach Brewing
Ranked #17 of 87 Restaurants in Cowes
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $14
Description: 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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Description: 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.
Reviewed September 25, 2018 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 light meals. But we went to taste the beers and or me a little unusual and quite different beers but enjoyed by the beer drinkers.

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AlexB10490, Owner at Ocean Reach Brewing, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2018

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

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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, they were all hard and cold, not inviting to stay for a longer time.

Thank Travelling_Breebree
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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
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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 about your beer instead of making them feel welcomed and be nice and tell them about your BEER you went on a shocking rant about other places not been "BREWERY"....this poor woman was only in there to get a drink with her husband and as she said she really isnt here to hear you rubbish others and dont really care ....YOU were out of line and very rude to why myself and our friends got up and walked out..you think speaking about other businesses and putting them down is the right thing to do then go ahead.but to then tell them to leave cause you are the one ranting to them was outrageous .I went to this poor woman and asked her the name of the place she went to and we all went there and was blown away with the customer service and the home made brew .and went back a few days later aswell for dinner again super service....you need to do your homework before you rubbish others in your area ..will never set foot in this place think twice before you try and be rude to people you bully ..oh and god forbid if you want to eat ..you carnt get anything till 5.30 and not cooked on premises

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5  Thank Karen A
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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 Cowes as well as a selection of hand-picked guest beers. We are always keen to promote the craft, our authenticity as well as making you feel welcome in our place.

Ocean Reach has a great relationship with our fellow hospitality providers collaborating frequently and we don't consider pointing out a difference as "rubbishing".

We make all our meals on the premises, fresh to order during lunch & dinner periods only. Our Food Van is located only a couple of steps away from our back entrance. Our kitchen hours are published online as well as in-house. Bar snacks are available in between these times and are sorry if this didn't satisfy your needs.

We strive to ensure our beer, food and customer service is kept to a high standard. We see this as an unusual occurrence and do hope you give us another chance next time you're in town.

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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. Try the tasting paddle to get a chance to taste the broader beer menu. Cheers

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

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

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