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J.D. McCliments Pub

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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Route 5, 26 Bellows Falls Rd., Putney, VT 05346
+1 802-387-4499
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
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Tue - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
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Charlton, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have gone here for years since my son went to a nearby college. I love the grass fed local burger. They have many nice locally sourced items on the menu. Their root beer is made for them and has a good strong flavor. It's small and a bit noisy but that is part of the pub like atomosphere. Be... More 

Thank Sandra W
Brattleboro, Vermont
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271 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a nice meal in a comfortable setting. Good service as well plus friendly locals. Their menu is/will be changing a bit as they bring a new chef on-board. There's a full bar. The food is always tasty and plentiful so you can't go wrong. Desserts can be quite tasty too so save room.

Thank 2CAtravelers
Stamford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

JDs has the best of both worlds. If you want a quiet setting with nice ambiance the inside has a cozy Diningroom setup. For a night out with friends where you can get a little rowdy, the back deck is perfect in the summer! The food is excellent and service is fantastic. The owner is always there checking in with... More 

Thank Kpalmwoody
Naples, Fl
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151 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We stopped by for dinner on a summer Friday evening to be pleasantly treated by the owner and his terrific staff. It was busy with a 20 minute wait. Everyone dining chose the back porch and we did as well. Our server has the energy of the Energizer Bunny and very personable! We ordered dinner, myself the corn beef and... More 

Thank labrador47
Jtmccliment, Owner at J.D. McCliments Pub, responded to this review

Than you for taking the time to review your experience with us. It's good to know that our efforts in the areas you appreciated are being accomplished. Look forward to your next visit! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The patio was very pleasant, quiet and with good surroundings. The meals were delicious, good wine and beer selection, service was excellent and the price was right. What more could one want?

Thank TWalls_11
Putney, Vermont
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

to be on a summer evening than J D McLiments. Good food, great beers , excellent cocktails, really mellow. You might see fireflies (lightening bugs). I love it. ,

Thank rowlandz
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This is a really good neighborhood pub. In addition to the regular menu featuring comfort food you can alway expect imaginative nightly specials. Mexican night on Thursday draws a big crowd. Pasta night is also popular. The beverage choices are numerous. JD is a great host who makes certain everyone is happy and well fed.

Thank Jim H
Brattleboro, Vermont
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271 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We enjoyed their Mexican menu (a Thursday extra) with friends. The pub was busy as usual, mostly with friendly locals--always a good sign. Service was fast and friendly. The food was delicious and plentiful plus the bar served a very tasty Margarita. Normally we would have been seated on the patio but the weather didn't permit it this time. We... More 

Thank 2CAtravelers
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Great pub food and drinks in Southern Vermont. Outside deck is an excellent place to enjoy drinks and dinner on a summer night. We arrived at 4:00 when the bar opens, ordered our drinks and were welcomed to enjoy them on the deck until the dining room opened at 5:00. Salads are phenomenal for a pub. Had the House Salad... More 

Thank SeashoreTraveler
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146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after the restaurant we originally planned to go to was closed. We were pleasantly surprised. The staff was incredibly friendly and the food was fantastic. The menu online may seem limited but it's only because they have a ton of specials daily!

Thank BeautifulFernweh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
American, Bar, Pub, Irish
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route 5, 26 Bellows Falls Rd., Putney, VT 05346
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Putney
  • Phone Number: +1 802-387-4499
JD McCliment's Pub is as unique as the small town it is a part of. We strive for a relaxed, family friendly, atmosphere with a creative menu that incorporates locally grown produce. In the winter you can get a cozy table by our wood stove, and for those beautiful summer evenings enjoy our patio seating. Popular Vermont micro brews are always on tap and our nightly dinner specials are far beyond typical pub food. "Through much skill and physical effort, J.D. and family have certainly created a 'home away from home' atmosphere, where anyone from any walk of life can come, be welcomed and have a great meal and a great brew." --long-time Putney resident David Babbit

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