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Coddington Brewing Co.
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$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
210 Coddington Hwy
phone: (401) 847-6690
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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| Reviews: 31
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5
A short drive of about 10-15 minutes from Newport on a Sunday afternoon. The place was very quite as only 8 patrons were there. A somewhat average sized building that contained one side for dining and the other has a bar with the usual pool table and juke box. Several nice sized TV are in the room too. Great bar with a granite top and about 15 stools. The dining area overlooks the brew room.
There were six beers available - a golden ale, blueberry blonde, hefeweizen, irish stout, ESB and an IPA. Only sampled the IPA and ESB and neither were overwhelming. Plenty of growlers are available. The food was very good as I had fresh fried clams (not those frozen things they call clams) and my wife enjoyed the fish 'n chips.
Worth a stop but you won't be overwhelmed with the brews.
07-05-2004 20:39:30 |
More by Gavage
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5 | $$
I visited Coddington brewery over 4th of July weekend for the first time. The building is pretty new and is a little off the beaten path. I went on a Saturday afternoon and the place was fairly empty. It does have its own parking lot which is nice and there are 2 rooms--the restaurant side and the bar side. Neither is especially noteable in appearance or atmosphere other than the fact that they do keep it nice and clean.
The food was good and better than avg pub grub but nothing too special. Considering how empty the place was, the service was not too good. The beers were really nothing more than average. A couple of them were actually below average. The golden was a brewpub's offering to the bud drinker. Plain and thin. The blueberry beer was one of the worst attempts at a fruit beer I have had. It actually tasted like the golden with fruit added to it. The IPA was not very hoppy but good and the stout was also better than average. The hefe was a little better than average also.
An okay stop in the Newport area but I'm not in any hurry to return.
07-06-2005 15:52:33 |
More by rousee
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Coddington is, as everyone else mentions, a family style brewpub. Dining room is on one side, bar is on the other with TVs and a pool table.
Quality is pretty average, beer comes second to food which tends to be quanity over quality.
Service at the bar was great, bartender was super friendly, chatty and outgoing. I don't think he knew much about the beer but it also seems like that is an afterthought to a degree here. Ask for samples they are more than eager to oblige.
They had 6 or so beers on tap. Pretty basic offerings for the most part so I had the Winter Warmer which was decent and the Barleywine which I felt was very good.
Food is New England pub food, seafood and Thanksgiving type options. I had a "Pilgrim Wrap" which was very filling.
Costs for the most part here are pretty reasonable some of the seafood entrees will run you close to $20.
02-11-2009 01:55:33 |
More by indiapaleale
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Was camping in Burlingame State Park, and we made a trip into the Newport area to do some roaming/exploring. Just down the road from Newport Storm brewery was Coddington, and since we needed some grub, too, we went there first. It's your standard brewpub setup when you walk in, with a ton of seating and a clear view of the 7bbl brewing system they have. The beers were pretty solid, and they were still serving a few of their summer seasonals, which is a big chunk of their taps that they rotate. Growlers were available to go, and prices were based on ABV, from what the waitress explained to us. The staff was nice enough, but our waitress struggled a bit with some pretty basic questions regarding the beer, styles, and questions about growlers, all of which should be pretty straightforward in that setting. The food was great, all fresh and very tasty. Plenty of different things on the menu, and not all standard pub fare either, so you will likely find something for everyone. If we find ourselves in Rhode Island again, we will likely be seeking this place out.
09-09-2012 04:04:24 |
More by GarthDanielson
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
I cannot quite figure out this brewpub. I've been there numerous times recently, and always have sat in the bar. We tend to usually go for lunch. The atmosphere reminds me of those family-style chain restaurants (ie Applebees), a little bit unpacked-box kitchsy witha flavor of its own uniqueness. The quality of the beer was always very fresh, no compaints there. The service is odd, when we've gone for lunch the bartender just kind of hovers and does not speak. We've tried speaking with him, but unless it's about the beer, we can't get too much else out of him. They always seem to have at least 6 of their own beers on tap. Lastly, the food menu is quite extensive, which is nice because that quality helps out with the standard pub grub/Applebees-style menu.
01-29-2005 12:41:56 |
More by MuddyFeet
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Went on a Saturday evening and the place was packed with family types having dinner. I was skeptical when I walked in since the layout seemed to emphasize the restaurant and not the bar/brewery. The place is open with sit down tables in a room as you walk in, and the bar, pool table, and bar tables were in the back room. Bar stools were comfortable. The beers I had were excellent - The IPA was hoppy, crisp, and fruity. The ESB was outstanding with a good balance and modest hop flavor. And the Oatmeal Stout was more like a porter, but also very tasty. The food that came out looked good, but I had already eaten, so I did not get any. Its a must stop for good fresh beer when heading to or leaving Newport.
09-22-2003 16:13:57 |
More by Longstaff
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Visited on 1/9/2009. I've been wanting to hit this place for years, but didn't want to do the drive. Now that I work in Newport, it's just a slight deviation from the way home. I was greeted at the front door with a mouthwatering smell of fried food. Interior is split in half. The left side being the dining room and the right being more of a bar area with small booths, high top tables and the bar with two flat screens going (one in the center, one at the far end). Bar was packed and quite a bit of takeout was happening. I had the English Porter (top notch) and Irish Stout (style consistent and another good offering). My friend had the barleywine which was also quite good (tends to be a hit or miss style for me, but I really liked it). Also on tap was the Golden Ale, Blueberry Blonde and Winter Warmer. Sat at the bar. Service was decent - initial drink was served quickly, but it took a while to get our order in. Our bartender switched out and was much more attentive. Food was served quick and hot and was quite tasty. $63 got us 4 beers, a growler, a burger and an order of fish and chips which I though was pretty reasonable, particularly for Newport. Well worth your time if you are in the area.
Growler refills are $15 minimum, higher abv are about $20.
01-10-2009 01:27:54 |
More by Jwale73
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Stopped in while on a visit/ beer trip to Jamestown. Nice little place located in the same parking lot as the Newport V.F.W. Small brewing setup in the far left corner through glass windows. Didn't try the food but had the beer sampler which included a golden ale, blueberry ale (with whole blueberries in it.), watermelon ale, IPA., nut brown, and a nitro'd stout. The fruit beers where pretty good but I enjoyed the nut brown and the stout best. The IPA was kind of week. This place was dead quiet, just a game on and no tunes. I couldn't have felt more unwelcome. Even the staff seemed to be whispering. Not a very fun atmosphere at all. My party and I had a couple of beer and split.
08-13-2006 01:13:28 |
More by SteveO1231
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
On a recent visit to Newport, decided to seek out a local brewpub. Coddington was it. We got there late on a Saturday and it was getting near closing, so there were not many people there. I liked the layout the atmosphere was pleasant. They had a good selection fo beers and we had samplers. The beers were not great but were good, overall and I enjoyed most of them. I scratched my head in slight amazement as the blueberry beer had blueberries in it and the watermelon beer had a piece of watermellon. To me, that's cheating. Might as well take a Bud, throw in some cherries and call it Kriek.
Anyway, the bartender was pleasant and the service was fine. Didn't sample the food, though the menu seemed pretty good. Overall, a fair experience. I would go back again but wouldnt drive too much out of my way to get there.
02-23-2003 17:29:47 |
More by porter17
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Visited for the first time on 2/13/08. It was a Wednesday afternoon, so it was mostly a business lunch crowd with a nice relaxed atmosphere. The place seemed pretty spacious and well-laid out. There were a total of six beers on-tap, Golden Ale, Blueberry Blonde, India Pale Ale, Dopplebock, Winter Warmer and Irish Dry Stout, along with Woodchuck Cider; a nice diverse group. Growlers were pre-filled and sitting in cooler back inside the brewing room, which was visible through large glass windows. I didn't see it done while I was there, so I'm not sure if they would fill an empty growler fresh from the tap. The service was prompt, friendly and seemed knowledgeable about the beer. The food was decent, nothing spectacular, but I go to a brewpub for the beer not the food. The prices were reasonable and less expensive than I had anticipated. Overall, I found it to be a place that I wouldn't mind frequenting if I lived a little closer.
02-15-2008 17:39:05 |
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