Man Of Kent Tavern
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 17
Reviews by rixport:
4.95/5 rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
This place is great. I usually pass by in the wee hours of the morning and had for years. Finally, last fall, I had a chance to go by when they were actually open. I stopped in, unfortunately had already had lunch. After seeing the burger on a guys plate next to me.. well, I was bummed that I'd already eaten. I had 2 1/2 pints of great English beers that were on tap. Sorry, I don't recall what they were, other than they were good. This past Thursday, a friend and I stopped in and were treated like royalty by John, who is the bartender and former owner. I finally got to try one of those burgers.. holy cow! What a great burger! I had a pint of Wells Bombardier English Premium. Great beer, properly served. After that, I had an Abbot Ale which was nitrogen dispensed. Not my favorite, but it was good (not real fond of nitro beers). All in all, John, Mike, burger and beer.. don't get much better. Kinda glad it's a 4 1/2 hour drive away.. good stuff..
07-05-2009 13:17:24 | More by rixport
More User Reviews:
4.31/5 rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$
It doesn't appear that much has changed from the previous reviews. Lots of soccer and golf memorabilia on the wall and lots of English beers on tap mixed in with Smuttynose and Southern Tier. Decent selection of taps 10 in total I believe and a great bottle selection. The bottle selection runs from some great Belgium, Germany, English, and domestic craft beers at least 100 bottles to choose from.
The service was great as soon as I sat down at the bar the bartender said I have a great English Ale as he poured me a sample before I could say anything. I decided on a Young's Double Chocolate Stout which was good.
The food menu was great I went with Ahi tuna with sesame seeds and a szechuan sauce. Ahi tuna and chocolate stout might not go well together but I was done with the beer when the food arrived. The place was packed for lunch on a Wednesday so they must be doing something right.
If you happen to be traveling on RT. 7 going to Vermont from Troy NY it's definitely worth a stop great food great beer selection in a friendly English style pub.
06-13-2012 23:52:06 | More by shueyy
4.4/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Spent a Saturday afternoon here after a co-worker recommended the place. It was a nice fall day for a drive so I loaded the wife into our car and we headed up for some beer and perhaps some food if we drank enough.
Beer selection was great. I had 2 draft beers and a bottle. Wife had an Old Speckled Hen and 2 bottles. We had the wings and a dinner special.
Very reasonable price, incredibly friendly bartender (owner I think). He threw in two pint glasses for us on our way out. We will be back! Thanks again.
09-26-2010 00:05:55 | More by daktruckie99
4.2/5 rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
This is one of my favorite places to go. If considering how close it is to where I live, it is my favorite place. You will find this place to be very warm and friendly. The type of place you always leave feeling like you made a friend. It is located in the middle of nowhere. Many people probably drive by and never know what they are missing. The decor is influenced by the former owner who is from England. Hence a lot of futball(soccer) items. There beer selection is outstanding. They have many offerings from DFH, Stone, Sam Smiths, Troeggs( at one point they had nugget nectar on tap) and many many more. They have a whole shelf of Belgian beers. They even carry some of the BMC's to appeal to everyone. For the most part there taps are British but they will sprinkle in some other things here and there. The menu has really improved with the new owners. If they are serving the wild wings when you visit I would suggest getting them. All and all you won't be disappointed with your visit.
10-09-2009 18:35:31 | More by nopucophop
4.58/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $
I go to Mahar's fairly often and they have a Man of Kent sign in their bar. Had to finally stop by on the way to Vermont. It is in the middle of nowhere as previous people have stated. One thing of note when we went is they are now open 7 days a week. The bar itself is fairly nice. Tons of windows looking out over the river. Reminded me of a home bar in quite a few ways. Tons of crap on the walls focusing on Soccer. The taps were all British ales with one Clipper City beer offered. The gentleman tending bar the day we went was the former owner. I walked over and was looking at the handles. He recommended something to me and asked me if I was into beer. I told him I live next to Mahar's and that I was told to come here. Nice people over there was his reply and said he didnt think I needed help. Ordered a Fullers ESB and got it served right in an Imperial Pint. The food was standard pub fare with very reasonable prices. I would like to come by early on a weekend and check this place out again.
07-28-2009 00:21:47 | More by aerozeppl
4.33/5 rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This place is the perfect excuse for me to stop for a beer anytime I'm headed to Albany or passing through on Route 9 in the Western part of Vermont. It's just minutes over the border from VT. A true beer oasis.
MOK has a great selection of classic English beers on tap, and a cooler full of bottles that will make your head spin. There are the regular standard hand craft beers as well as an assortment of gems that we don't have access to here in VT.
The service is friendly, the crowd is mostly local, and the ambiance is reminiscent of an English pub, although you might find baseball on instead of soccer if the Yankees are playing.
It's got good eats. Basic pub grub, English style. It' also family friendly which is a plus. It really a great place to stop if you are passing through. So next time you find your way on the way to OR from Vermont pop in. You won't be disappointed
05-21-2009 16:24:42 | More by deanhead
4.28/5 rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
After a scenic drive through the woods, there's the Man of Kent. Situated alongside a little river, the location is nice & scenic especially during the warmer months when you can sit out in the garden area.
Enter the pub & it's, well, it's a pub. Low ceiling, dark, lots of bar towels, soccer memorabilia, etc. I was here around 11am on a monday so things were a bit quiet with retired four locals hanging out at the bar shooting the shit. Lunch was a notch above the standard pub fare and at reasonable prices.
On tap was good ole English ales including Charles Wells & Abbot, as well as more common Newcastle & Smithwicks. There appears to be a really diesel bottle selection of British beers as well, but did not get an oportunity (or was not provided) with a listing.
05-21-2009 13:17:43 | More by Avryle
4/5 rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
A few quick thoughts on my trip to Man of Kent:
* The prices are very reasonable
* Several good English taps
* The feed is pretty good, though not mind-blowing
* The interior is a cool mix of English and European decor, lots of soccer (futbol) jerseys and Euro banners. Things hanging from the walls and ceiling all over the place.
* The water had a sulfur flavor to it. Not the tavern's fault, but they should offer either filtered or bottled water.
* Our server was terrific.
* Nice crowd; cozy and middle-aged.
* First there was no music, then some soft, unobtrusive music.
This is a cool, cozy bar that feels like a great place to go on a Sunday afternoon.
02-11-2009 02:41:15 | More by williamherbert
4.38/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
A great little place in the middle of no-where ... and I mean that in a nice way.
The place is LOADED with memorabilia on the walls and ceiling... mostly beer towels with some sports equipment mixed in.
There's a decent amount of taps with a focus on English Beers and Browns from Troy.
The bartender that I had was knowlegable about beer and very nice.
The food menu is diverse and inexpensive with some tastey dishes coming out.
I had a Tetley's Ale which can be difficult to find. It's an awesome sessions beer.
A great little place to hit.
10-19-2008 21:43:59 | More by madmanjf
4.26/5 rDev -3.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
Two of my college buddies and I were on our way to Albany for the ECAC hockey tournament when all of a sudden we got a flat on Rt. 22 just outside the village of Hoosick Falls. Oh shit. After taking care of that I felt the need to stop at the Man of Kent for a nice brew. Hockey can wait, Adam needs a beer. You really need to pay attention while on Rt. 7 for this place or you'll miss it. It's almost a small house, but trust me, there's beer in there. Bar on the left, seating on the right and in back. Walls are plastered with soccer jerseys, hats, bar towels, t-shirts, and pennants. HD tv hanging above the glass windows in the back of the dinning area. Luckily it was the first round of the NCAA men's bball tournament so were able to watch some of that. They have about 10-12 taps, all of which are english styles. I got the Brown's Oatmeal Stout and my friends ordered some Samuel Smith beers in bottles, after all, it is an English pub. They have a pretty decent selection of bottles. Highlights include Rogue, Dogfish Head, and Stone. We didn't order any food as we were planning to get something to eat at the Pump Station, but it looked like basic pub fare. The atmosphere or this place is one of a kind, especially in the area that it's in. Definitely worth the stop if you're traveling down/up Rt. 7. Small in size, but big in heart.
03-24-2008 20:51:59 | More by BeerTruth
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Man Of Kent Tavern in Hoosick Falls, NY
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