Gardner Ale House

The owner of Gardner Ale House, the only true brewpub in North Central MA, drew inspiration from the historic brewpubs of Boston to create a family style bistro that offers 6 delicious styles of house brewed beer (they have a full liquor license and extensive wine list as well). Pair one of the seasonal beers on tap or one of the two domestic guest beers with a hearty appetizer, pizza, burger or lunch/dinner entrée and you’ve got the perfect recipe for fun and relaxation.


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  1. Andre
    March 27, 2008 at 11:43 am

    Have had the pleasure of meeitng Dave and tasting his finely crafted and hilghly enjoyable beers from Gardner Ale House at many craft beer events around New England. Recently had the chance to drive up from Rhode Island to taste them at the source. It was late Saturday afternoon and the pub and restaurant were already gearing up for what looked like a busy night. The interior was very attractive and welcoming with an interesting partial wall dividing the two. We sampled several of the beers, the expresson stout and IPA in paricular were quite goos. So goo, that I took a growler of the IPA to anjoy once again. The staff was friendly and helpful. Looking forward to our next drive up for some food to go along with the drinks.

  2. Larry Gianakis
    Larry Gianakis
    March 27, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    I have been to the Gardner Ale House too many times to count both with friends and with my family of five. The beer is outstanding and the food is a nice range of burgers and pub fare to more “gourmet” style specials. One of my favorite specials is the braised lamb shank, it is the best lamb you will find outside a traditional Greek Restaurant.

    The beers are all good, but they tend to have more largers than usual which is a nice change from the typical brewpub that only serves ales. The Doube Bock and the Porter are my favorites, but you can’t go wrong with any of the beers. They also offer cask conditioned ales on Friday nights which offers a unique oppertunity to try unique variations on their beer lineup.

    My kids love the food and they are picky as most kids are. The childrens meals are also very affordable and the wait staff is always going out of their way to make sure the kids are having a good time.

    When I first started going, there was much to be desired with regard to the wait staff, but that has all been worked out and I have yet to have a bad experience at the Garnder Ale House.

    They also have a great breakfast menu on holidays and I think weekends now too.

  3. Jamison Warren
    Jamison Warren
    March 28, 2008 at 10:11 am

    I really like going to the Ale house, it is with in walking distance from my house. Food is usually very good, and the fresh brewed beer is great. I just tried the Vienna Lager the other night and I think I may have found a new favorite. Would definitely recommend the Ale House to all.

  4. A. Allen
    A. Allen
    March 30, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Great atmosphere, excellent food and the freshest, best tasting ales to rival all the brew pub/restaurants that we’ve tried. Not to mention that the parking is easy and free, the staff is friendly and courteous and they have some fine entertainment in the bar area. Well worth the trip to downtown Gardner.

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