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About Mash House local Fayetteville NC Brewery & Dining Experience

If you’re looking for the best in local cuisine in Fayetteville, NC, look no further than The Mash House. Since 2001 we have been proudly serving up the best in beef, gourmet fusion dishes, and casual fare. We pride ourselves in supporting North Carolina farmers and growers by using local ingredients as much as possible.

We consistently rank as one of the area’s best restaurants, a favorite destination for steaks, chops and award-winning beer. Our hand-crafted beers are brewed right on the premises, utilizing the traditional methods of Old World Brewers. We have proudly been named “Best Brewhouse” by Up & Coming Magazine every year since the inception of the award. Mash House Brewing Company thrives on creating new and unique craft beers that our customers can enjoy at home or in house, paired with a juicy steak or burger for the ultimate dining experience in Fayetteville.

Steve Groveunder, Managing Partner

Our managing partner, Steve Groveunder, has over 30 years in the hospitality industry, and has been at The Mash House since 2014. Steve grew up in Oklahoma and Texas, and is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in Hospitality and Food Science. He has called North Carolina home since the 1980s. Steve has spent many years in the world of corporate restaurants, fine dining, and catering, and has extensive knowledge in food science and menu creation. His tremendous passion for craft brewing and great beer makes him the perfect fit at The Mash House. In his free time, Steve loves to fish, garden, and spend time with his wife, 3 children, and 7 grandchildren.

Brett Thomas, Brewmaster

Our Head Brewer Brett Thomas grew up in the Sandhills region of North Carolina and found a love for the people and tight knit community. His family moved to Greensboro in 2010 and he was first introduced to the world of brewing in 2016 when he started homebrewing. He found success in this throughout the years and even had one of the recipes that he designed recreated at a local brewery in Greensboro as a “homebrew spotlight”. Brett would later gain invaluable experience working at Beech Mountain Brewing Co. in 2021 as the assistant brewer while still in school. In 2022 he would return to the Sandhills with a formal education in brewing sciences from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fermentation Sciences and a minor in Chemistry to come to Mash House as the head brewer. Brett continues to bring a fresh perspective and innovation to the rich, community focused heritage that Mash House has grown over more than 20 years in business.

Robert Hartwell, Executive Chef

For the past thirty years, Chef Robert Hartwell has been cooking delicious and creative dishes. He spent most of his time in his mother’s kitchen where he developed a love for cooking. Robert was inspired by how food can tell a story and bring people together. This helped him developed a passion and interest for cooking.

Chef Robert moved from his home town of Savannah Ga. in 1996. This is when his professional path began as a dishwasher, and where fell in love with the fast pace of the food industry. He worked his way up to line cook and decided to advance his career. He attended The Art Institute of Culinary Arts while still working as a line cook. Chef Robert was then promoted to Sous Chef at O’Charley’s, and after six months he was eventually promoted to Executive Chef.

With years of experience Chef Robert Hartwell joined the Mash House in July of 2014 as the Executive Chef. He enjoys all types of cooking and is committed to creating great food. He enjoys coming to work everyday to create and maintain the high standards of the Mash House.