The Creamery in Kennett Square bills itself as a “pop-up beer garden for the whole family,” a delightful combination of words you don’t run into every day.
But the concept – and this beautiful, funky space – works.
Sited in a creamery that dates from 1902 when it was founded as the “Eastern Condensed Milk Company” by Theodore Pennock, father of baseball Hall of Famer and Kennett Square native, Herb Pennock, the reimagined Creamery opened this summer making use of a the great bones of the old place, and a layout that now includes multiple bars, picnic table seating and yard games like corn hole, giant Jenga and shuffleboard. Food trucks offer everything from salads to burgers to pitas to more exotic cuisine, all ordered through a central desk of food-truck service, if you will.
On a recent Sunday night – an extremely hot night at that, which benefitted from the Creamery’s misting machine – the place was buzzing, certainly not overcrowded but the right mix of families with young children and a few harmless, but serious beer drinkers. The perfect spot for a lazy summer evening.
One interesting quirk: due to PA liquor laws the place is actually a private club of sorts, so get ready to give your name at the door and get your own membership card. It will come in handy the next time you visit.
Do yourself a favor and get up to 401 Birch Street in the heart of Kennett Square for a fun, sudsy, time for the whole family.