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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, and two dining rooms.


The Barroom

Our bar accommodates up to 40 people and features a full-service bar. We have ten beers on draft: five WHBC brews and five 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.

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The Dining Room
We offer seats for 60 diners at our 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.

 The Sinclair Room

Our second dining 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.



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!


Monday: Closed


Tuesday: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

Wednesday: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Thursday: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

Friday & Saturday: 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Sunday: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

Dining Room and full menu closes at 9:00 pm

Last call for drinks is 30 minutes before closing time.




Wharf Hill Brewery

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

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

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General Info:



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

Our event space is available to rent for private dining for large parties.  For information about our event space, please email: 


Monday:  Closed

Tuesday:  11:30 am - 9:00 pm


Wednesday:   11:30 am - 10:00 pm


Thursday:   11:30 am - 9:00 pm


Friday & Saturday:  11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Sunday:  11:30 am - 9:00 pm

Dining Room closes  at 9 pm every night

Last call for drinks is 30 minutes

before closing time.

Interested in our Event Space?

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