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Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Company

This Lakes Region brewery is full blown restaurant, serving delicious food, tasty craft beers, and two scoops of rustic charm. Here's a hint, grab a pint and sit on the couch by the fireplace for maximum Hobbs Tavern effect.

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Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Company in West Ossipee, NH (Lakes Region)

Where is Hobbs Tavern located?

At the foot of Mt. Whittier, just southeast of the White Moutain National Forest in West Ossipee, NH. It's around the corner from the Yankee Smokehouse, an authentic southern smokehouse BBQ restuarant.

It's 5 miles away from the Sap House Meadery. 20 miles from North Conway and the Lakes Region (Wolfeboro and Meredith). 40 miles from Sebago Lake. And about 50-60 miles away from ski resorts like Loon Mountain and Sunday River, and Portland, ME.

Outdoor seating at the Hobbs Tavern
Maybe someday when we return.

Breweries near Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Company in West Ossipee, NH

The only thing separating Hobbs Brewing Company from Maine is Freedom, as in Freedom, NH.

When did it open?

In 1885, the Hobbs family built the house, barn, and farm on the land that the current Hobbs Tavern sits on. The new owners decided to use the Hobbs name to pay homage to their past settlement.

Who brews the beer?

Randy Booth is the head brewer and Anthony Swanick is the assistant.

A list of the current craft beers that Hobbs Brewing Company is serving in the Tavern
A list of the current craft beers that Hobbs Brewing Company is serving in the Tavern

How is the tavern?

Spacious, with a fireplace and couch straight off the host stand, opening up to a more formal dining room that encapsulates the in-the-round bar.

The comfy couch by the fireplace in the Hobbs Tavern
The comfy couch by the fireplace in the Hobbs Tavern

What types of beer does Hobbs Brewing brew?

American pale ales and IPAs. Grisettes, gose, and oatmeal stouts. Golden ales, porters, and more.

Got two flights, one of everything on the list below. The Whaddya Say? IPA was pretty tasty, same with the Lil' Gray.

They even import from the Sap House Meadery, Moat Mountain Brewing, and Breakaway Beerworks.

A flight of craft beers
Two flights, please.

Flights? Growlers? 4/6 packs to buy and take home?

Hobbs Brewing offers it all. Flights, growlers, even Sixth and Half Barrel kegs.


Hobbs Tavern merch, including shirts, growlers, six packs, kegs, and koozies
Hobbs Tavern and Brewing Company sells kegs!

Other booze?

Yes. Full-service restaurant with alcohol and wine.

Brewery Merch & Swag?

T-shirts (even one for Bike Week), flannels, hats, sweatshirts, tank tops, pint glasses, koozies, blankets, BBQ sauce, and onesies for your future craft beer drinker. They even sell leashes and collars for your puppers.

Does Hobbs Tavern serve food?

Without a doubt. Hobbs Tavern is a full blown restaurant with a lunch and dinner menu. You can dine outside if the weather is nice.

The IPA mustard on the pretzel bites was a treat.

Pretzels with IPA Mustard
Tasty pretzels give Kettlehead's pretzels a run for their money!

Do they offer entertainment?

Live Music Friday nights. Trivia Night on Tuesdays (they even give you 5 pts for making a reservation). Occassional Paint Nights.

They even host weddings, which are a special kind of entertainment.

Can I buy their beer in stores?

Sure can. Case N Keg (Laconia and Meredith), Pine Cone Country Store (Melvin Village), Greg & Jane's (Epping), Beveridge (Wolfeboro), Gary's Beverages (Portsmouth), The Beer Store (Nashua), and more, just to name a few.

Interesting notes or nice touches

Kid friendly. They offered up small pails of crayons to draw on the back of their kid's menus. They also had a baby changing station in the women's bathroom.

The back of the kid's menu is ready to be drawn on
The back of the kids menu is ready to be drawn on.