Gardner Ale House

★★★☆☆
  • 74 Parker St

    Gardner, MA 01440

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  • 978-669-0122

About Gardner Ale House

Hours
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 11:30am - 9pm;Fri. - Sat. 11:30am - 10pm
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Great microbrew beer! The brewer Dave has a passion to brew quality, smooth and unique brews. Don't believe the reviews from CSMobileUser....he sounds like a petty, disgruntled customer with poor taste. Regarding the food, I have to agree that the choices are somewhat inconsistent. The pizza and bar food are excellent. The specials are inconsistent...some good, some bland. They have to work on the Italian choices...the marinara is too sweet and bland and the Alfredo sauce is watery. Overall though, it's a great place with good food and great beer and atmosphere!

4
★★★★☆

Great microbrew beer! The brewer Dave has a passion to brew quality, smooth and unique brews. Don't believe the reviews from CSMobileUser....he sounds like a petty, disgruntled customer with poor taste. Regarding the food, I have to agree that the choices are somewhat inconsistent. The pizza and bar food are excellent. The specials are inconsistent...some good, some bland. They have to work on the Italian choices...the marinara is too sweet and bland and the Alfredo sauce is watery. Overall though, it's a great place with good food and great beer and atmosphere!

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I love the Gardner Ale House, I particularly like the atmosphere and ambiance. It is a place where you can go have a conversation over a few drinks and appetizers. Gardner needed a place like this and everyone certainly agree's because the place is always packed with people. It's like the CHEERS show, everyone seems to know your name. It's not a 5 star gourmet food, but it beats the chain's lik eth 99 etc anyday.

4
★★★★☆

I love the Gardner Ale House, I particularly like the atmosphere and ambiance. It is a place where you can go have a conversation over a few drinks and appetizers. Gardner needed a place like this and everyone certainly agree's because the place is always packed with people. It's like the CHEERS show, everyone seems to know your name. It's not a 5 star gourmet food, but it beats the chain's lik eth 99 etc anyday.

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The Gardner Ale House has a nice selection of food and appetizers, but it is the House Brewed Beer that is what makes it a great place to go. They change their beer selections periodically and some of the seasonal ones are incredibly good. A nice place to go and meet friends after work.

4
★★★★☆

The Gardner Ale House has a nice selection of food and appetizers, but it is the House Brewed Beer that is what makes it a great place to go. They change their beer selections periodically and some of the seasonal ones are incredibly good. A nice place to go and meet friends after work.

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Love the food and atmosphere. This has become a great place to hang out and grab a beer with some friends. A great place to go out and still be local.

4
★★★★☆

Love the food and atmosphere. This has become a great place to hang out and grab a beer with some friends. A great place to go out and still be local.

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Not very interesting food choices and subpar beer for an ale house. The prices are average but could be better. The only things working in their favor are good parking and decent atmosphere. With these being the best attributes I would certainly go elsewhere.

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★☆☆☆☆

Not very interesting food choices and subpar beer for an ale house. The prices are average but could be better. The only things working in their favor are good parking and decent atmosphere. With these being the best attributes I would certainly go elsewhere.

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There pizza is exceptional and unique. There aren't any other brick ovens like it around. The only thing close would be a papa ginos style but that isn't even a good comparison. It is so much different and better.
The food on the menu are either good or bad. I think they try too hard to give a unique fare that it is either really interesting, or just not a pleasent combination of ingredients. I recommend sticking to the simple selections. Sweet potato fries were good.
The pub was enjoyable. There is seldom riff raff their to dampen the atmosphere. It's generally a nice working class or professional crowd with pleasent conversation. It is not a place of profanity or disrespect. You can get an interesting ale to entertain your tastebuds. You will get a good frothy cold glass for under $5, but 2 beers will be all the average beer drinker will need. 3 beers for the thirsty pro.

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★★★☆☆

There pizza is exceptional and unique. There aren't any other brick ovens like it around. The only thing close would be a papa ginos style but that isn't even a good comparison. It is so much different and better.
The food on the menu are either good or bad. I think they try too hard to give a unique fare that it is either really interesting, or just not a pleasent combination of ingredients. I recommend sticking to the simple selections. Sweet potato fries were good.
The pub was enjoyable. There is seldom riff raff their to dampen the atmosphere. It's generally a nice working class or professional crowd with pleasent conversation. It is not a place of profanity or disrespect. You can get an interesting ale to entertain your tastebuds. You will get a good frothy cold glass for under $5, but 2 beers will be all the average beer drinker will need. 3 beers for the thirsty pro.

Pros: pizza, cool mix of peeps at pub side

Cons: menu and specials are good or bad

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the food here is a joke for the price. you are better off going to mcdonalds. you would also think that an ale house could make beer, but theirs is a farce and the brewmaster should be arrested for the swill he produces. dont trust them. they removed my last honest review because it said the same.

0
★☆☆☆☆

the food here is a joke for the price. you are better off going to mcdonalds. you would also think that an ale house could make beer, but theirs is a farce and the brewmaster should be arrested for the swill he produces. dont trust them. they removed my last honest review because it said the same.

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The Gardner Ale House is a fun place to go on A Sturday Night. They have a lot of live entertainment and the beer is GREAT! They always have a few different kinds of beer made in house to select. the food is why there is not a 5 star rating. There is nothing special about the menu, but the burger is good and juicy. the pub food is much better than the resturant side.

2
★★★★☆

The Gardner Ale House is a fun place to go on A Sturday Night. They have a lot of live entertainment and the beer is GREAT! They always have a few different kinds of beer made in house to select. the food is why there is not a 5 star rating. There is nothing special about the menu, but the burger is good and juicy. the pub food is much better than the resturant side.

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When the Ale House first opened, it was a ray of light in an otherwise bleak culinary landscape in our area. Since then our family has enjoyed many good meals there with friends and family, but the chance that you might not be pleased with your food has arisen in the last year. We still love to go there for a spontaneous dinner out or as a place to meet friends. Now that we all seem to have kids under 2, it works well. The wait staff is tolerant and the food has come out in a timely way for us. We always choose to go here if we want to eat out and stay local.

4
★★★★☆

When the Ale House first opened, it was a ray of light in an otherwise bleak culinary landscape in our area. Since then our family has enjoyed many good meals there with friends and family, but the chance that you might not be pleased with your food has arisen in the last year. We still love to go there for a spontaneous dinner out or as a place to meet friends. Now that we all seem to have kids under 2, it works well. The wait staff is tolerant and the food has come out in a timely way for us. We always choose to go here if we want to eat out and stay local.

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We take the children here for dinner often because the atmosphere is relaxed and the food is great. The service is always friendly, though during the busy parts of the evening it can be a little slow.

4
★★★★☆

We take the children here for dinner often because the atmosphere is relaxed and the food is great. The service is always friendly, though during the busy parts of the evening it can be a little slow.

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I've been to the Gardner Ale House a few times and have been pleased with the experience. The meals are large and I always have left overs. Not such a bad thing. My husband enjoys their beer selections and we're looking forward to checking out their Sunday brunch. It sounds like a great deal.

4
★★★★☆

I've been to the Gardner Ale House a few times and have been pleased with the experience. The meals are large and I always have left overs. Not such a bad thing. My husband enjoys their beer selections and we're looking forward to checking out their Sunday brunch. It sounds like a great deal.

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Went for lunch and had a great time with my wife. The food was terrific! Good portions, moderate price and tasted great. I had a vegetarian meal and she had a sandwich, that with the appetizers and we didn't finish everything. Desert was also good, I snuck a bite of hers.

The ales will bring me back, I had the Facelift IPA which was full-bodied without being too heavy. Good hop flavour as well while being smooth. Took a grogger home for the soccer match.

4
★★★★☆

Went for lunch and had a great time with my wife. The food was terrific! Good portions, moderate price and tasted great. I had a vegetarian meal and she had a sandwich, that with the appetizers and we didn't finish everything. Desert was also good, I snuck a bite of hers.

The ales will bring me back, I had the Facelift IPA which was full-bodied without being too heavy. Good hop flavour as well while being smooth. Took a grogger home for the soccer match.

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I went with a bunch of girlfriends and we all had apps and drinks and were talking and our waitress said that she wanted to go, so could we pay the bill..it was rude and it was like 10pm...we are planning on going again because it is really the only place where you can get drinks and apps and have a convo with a bunch of girls, hopefully we will have a nicer waitress this time around!

3
★★★☆☆

I went with a bunch of girlfriends and we all had apps and drinks and were talking and our waitress said that she wanted to go, so could we pay the bill..it was rude and it was like 10pm...we are planning on going again because it is really the only place where you can get drinks and apps and have a convo with a bunch of girls, hopefully we will have a nicer waitress this time around!

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I really want this place to be world class. The atmosphere is relaxed, but the food is missing the mark and the menu can be odd. Some sandwiches come on nice rolls with fires, others come on plain bread with chips. The soup is as inconsistent as the waitstaff. Somedays its good, somedays they put too much beer in the cheddar and beer soup. Somedays they have their a-team on (the bartenders are all on this team) somedays the waitress tells you the bowl of soup you just ate is the same size as the cup of soup. Not a good selection of salads. Great beers, though. And it couldn't be so bad since I keep going back.

3
★★★☆☆

I really want this place to be world class. The atmosphere is relaxed, but the food is missing the mark and the menu can be odd. Some sandwiches come on nice rolls with fires, others come on plain bread with chips. The soup is as inconsistent as the waitstaff. Somedays its good, somedays they put too much beer in the cheddar and beer soup. Somedays they have their a-team on (the bartenders are all on this team) somedays the waitress tells you the bowl of soup you just ate is the same size as the cup of soup. Not a good selection of salads. Great beers, though. And it couldn't be so bad since I keep going back.

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