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Market Cross Pub & Brewery
Active Beers: 11
Beer Ratings: 66
Beer Avg: 3.82
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Eatery ]
113 North Hanover Street
phone: (717) 258-1234
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by sulldaddy:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I visited this pub with Fish113d on a Saturday afternoon. The pub is on a main street in Carlisle and the front is rather non-descript and you could miss it. Walking in there is a long rectangular bar with about 15 stools. The stools are nice with soft seats and nice backing. There are also 4-5 tables behind the bar and also several tables in rooms beyond the bar. Seating for about 60 people or so. The decor is beer themed although lots of Steelers garb now too. Pint glasses don the wall on shelves and lots of mirrors, posters and other breweriana. The feel is local neighborhood pub and you reel right at home when you pull up a stool. Justin the bartender is very knowledgeable about beer and seems to enjoy chatting about the house beers with us.
There are 4 house beers on tap. An IPA on cask, a rasp porter, an imp stout, and a red ale. I sampled all of them and they were solid, the IPA on cask was especially nice!
Food is pub grub with an English flair, bangers and mash, sheaperd's pie, and a nice mix of sandwiches stood out. I had an excellent reuben as did Fish and we were both happy with our choices. there is a large selection of bottles available as well with about 160-175 in the cooler, a good range of belgians, and other imports mixed with lots of local flavor. There are also about 12 taps of guest beers mostly local and regional choices.
You can also get a "beer passport" and get dicounts on stuff if you complete the list.
Overall this is a nice little gem in central PA that I would recommend highly to any in the area.
I will go back!
02-05-2006 16:46:27 |
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More by MarvinSnyder
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Went here for a belated birthday late lunch/early dinner with the family and a good friend. They have a huge selection of beers on tap, ciders, quite a few of their own and a rotating cask beer every month. I had their Dublin Your Luck Irish Dry Stout on cask which was very well made.
There was only one waitress on duty and she was pretty busy.
The food was good and once we placed our orders it didn't take too long for it to come out. My friend and I wanted to hang out at the bar and have a few more of the brewpubs own beers, but time did not allow for that.
Typical bar food and decent prices; a lot of sandwiches and a fairly large entree menu as well.
Definitely going back when we have more time. Carlisle is also a great town to walk around and check out the stores and shops.
05-08-2013 01:59:10 |
More by jhartley
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Located on the main drag down the middle of Carlisle. Pretty easy to find and on-street parking was plentiful on our Friday night visit.
Multi-room setup with decent sized bar area. Disappointed in the number of house beers (2), but had quite a few guest taps going.
Food was a little lower in quality than anticipated. Good soup, but my wife's salad was disappointing. In all fairness, though, probably not the place to worry about a salad. Food came out quick and was appropriate for the price.
Service was attentive and cheerful. Can't ask for too much more.
Overall, glad we stopped and would probably go again if in the area.
01-13-2012 16:37:19 |
More by beer2day
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Great place to grab a bite and brew. Really good bottle list. They used to have pint night every other tuesday where you bought the pint and kept the glass. If you plan on visiting more than once start a beer passport. You have to drink a set amount of beers usually around 100 over the course of the year. They break up their whole bottle list by country and you try to drink one per country. Great place to try a bunch of different stuff. The food was always really good normal pub fare. The crab dip is to die for! The prices always seem very reasonable. I would suggest this place to anyone traveling through the area.
11-27-2011 21:47:53 |
More by cps98
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
This a nice spot for Carlisle. You walk in and it is dark with lots old world style charm. Lots dark wood and long bar on the right. It is kinda tight inside. They brew some of there own beer which is cool and decent. The bottles list is very good. They have a large variety and showcase lots of pa beers . I did not try any food, so I can not comment on that. One thing I did not like was the cramped factor. This came into play when folks came in for sixers. All of the bottles are stored up front and behind the bar. There is a large window right by the bottles. I would hate to see all those nice bottles be sun burned. Overall cool place
05-20-2011 15:05:24 |
More by canjeeps
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This place is much bigger inside than I would have guessed from the outside. Low lighting and lots of "clutter" on the walls make for a homey atmosphere. It was crowded for a thursday and it seemed like a very happy bunch of laocals. if I lived nearby I believe I would be here often.
The menu was a lot of standard pub offerings with other entree options. I was craving a burger though and the fried onion and Stilton burger hit the spot. They only had two of their own beers on, but the maibock I had was very good. They supplement their own brew with a few local offering plus BMC on-tap and a very extensive bottle selection. I only glanced at the bottle list, but the prices struck me as being lower than I've seen elsewhere. Our server was friendly and attentive. Overall I really don't have anything bad to say about this place. I'm very much looking forward to a return visit.
05-09-2011 16:33:26 |
More by DIM
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This place is nestled among the shop fronts on a picturesque street in Carlisle, & is unassuming enough that you might pass it by (as I almost did). Once inside, I was hit immediately with the the dim, brown, cozy Anglo atmosphere that just feels so homey inside, despite it being a bright, clear afternoon outside. Not a big place, & close enough that you can overhear others' conversations. Nice, neighborly vibe - the only minus here was the TV, which I'd like to see eliminated from pubs.
I was a little bummed to hear that they only had one house beer on tap - apparently it was a busy weekend - but the porter was good stuff, with a very British character to it, toffee, a little mineral, & nice & roasty. They've got a solid tap line-up, if not necessarily huge. Plenty of tasty bottles to be found, as well. And the imperial pint is a welcome sight, to be sure.
Nice menu, with plenty of British pub & dinner fare. Loved seeing several dishes with crab, which I can't resist. The tomato basil bisque was great. There were a few other entrees I'd be interested to try over future visits. The side of chips (by which I mean American potato chips) was a little lacking, but whatever - he open-faced crab & swiss sandwich more than made up for it.
Our server was nice enough. Prices are decent, the non-house beer was maybe a little on the pricy side, but I had to remember I was paying for a little more volume, too, so no big deal.
Definitely a place I'd stop again, as I'd love to try more of the house selection. I've heard it gets pretty crowded on weekend nights, which sounds both fun & maddening. The goal here reminds me of The Old Toad in Rochester - a pub with an old world character that's all about beer & community.
03-21-2011 02:58:44 |
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