Our vision for WHBC is to create an authentic brewpub with three goals:

Authenticity is what we offer. When a person pushes open the pub door, we want them to feel that they have arrived somewhere worth their time, their money, and their appetite. In short, we wish to delight all who step into Wharf Hill Brewing Company. If we delight you, then all of our efforts have been well-spent.


–Pam Brock, Dave Walker, Thomas Owen; owners

  • Serve great local beer, libations, and food.

  • Wrap customers in a warm historic building.

  • Build a family amongst the staff and diners.

WHBC is a full-service restaurant, bar, and craft brewery that also offers an event space for special functions. We feature beers by our brewers, Dave Walker and Tom Owen (both also owners), including the Isle of Wheat, Outage IPA, Holy Brale, and more.

When you come in, you’ll not find TVs or Wifi, but you will be greeted by the friendliest staff in town and engage in quality conversation with those around you.  Now take a load off with friends and fellows and rediscover with us the art of Smithfield’s hospitality and comradery. Cheers!


WHBC is a full service brewpub with a fully stocked bar, kitchen, and brewery. Where there was once three separated businesses, we now offer a bar, dining room, and an event space.


The Barroom

Our bar accommodates up to 40 people and features a full-service bar. We have eight beers on draft: four WHBC brews and four guest taps. We also offer an excellent wine list and spirits blended by fearless mixologists.


You can perch at the bar on bar stools or rest on the banquette—our beer bench built from lumber saved from a 1900 school house.


Those inclined to misbehave can stand in the corner.

The Banquette Room (The Sinclair Room)

Our Banquette Room is newly renovated in the style of the rest of the restaurant. Features include flooring recovered from Fort Monroe, tables fashioned from a felled Poplar Tree (thanks Hurricane Irene!), and 1906 stage boards from the Elk’s Hall relocated from the 2nd floor. Our room is fully handicapped accessible, and leads to the Dining Room and Bar beyond.

The Dining Room
We offer seats for 50 diners at two or four chair tables, or three consecrated booths. The tables are made from roofing boards from the schoolhouse, and feature 1970’s German beer coasters. Tables can be combined to accommodate larger families, or you may slide into a booth. Our booth benches are built from 1915 oak church pews. (Hey, Monks drank beer and wine…) Purring ceiling fans and vintage lighting hang from our 1920’s metal ceiling to wash our dining room with warm conviviality.


We have THREE (and they are all Ladies Rooms). Our three bathrooms are designed for accessibility, open on 1840’s doors and 1920’s metal ceilings. You won’t find a nicer Comfort Room on Wharf Hill!




SUNDAY 11:30 AM - 7 PM


Due to Governor Northam’s recent release of guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19, we will only be open for takeout, curbside, and delivery orders. We are very sad that we have to close our dining room to the public. Our phones open at 11:30 to take orders.  We will be implementing a curbside pick up service for those uncomfortable coming in to pick up their orders.

Delivery service is available within the town limits for a $5 fee. Minimum order of $20. Delivery service will be available during the hours of 12 pm-8 pm daily. 

We also have online ordering which is available for placing takeout or delivery orders from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm.

Disclaimer: We are not normally a delivery service. This is a courtesy service we are providing in light of the virus outbreak. While we will do the best that we can, we cannot guarantee that your food will be as hot as it would be as if you were eating in.

We also have bottled beer, growlers, and bottled wine available for takeout, delivery, and curbside!

Both curbside and delivery services are temporary, and will end once regular business activities resume.


Wharf Hill Brewery

Wharf Hill Brewing Company offers eight beers on tap all the time. We try to have four of our own and four guest taps, but we switch it up all the time!

Check out out Brews on Tap page to see the current selection - powered by UnTapped





We seat guests on a first come, first served basis. We appreciate courtesy calls for large groups of 8 or more so that we can prepare staff for your arrival. Your call ahead does not reserve table, nor does it add you to the wait list.

We do not rent out our 2nd dining room on Friday evenings, or anytime Saturday. We require minimum of 2 weeks notice for renting the space. For more information please click here.

Monday - Thursday:
11:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Dining Room Closes at 9:00pm

Late Night Menu until 10:30pm

11:30 a.m. - Midnight
Dining Room Closes at 9:30pm 

Late Night Menu until 11:30pm

11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Dining Room Closes at 9pm
Late Night Menu until 9:30pm

Last call for drinks is 30 minutes before closing time.

25 Main Street
Smithfield VA 23430

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