An Inn that still does it correctly
A Country Inn that does not try to be anything but what it should be. Food is country inn classic, generous portions, great service. The on premises bakery assures the extras are always fresh. A must stop if you are in the area.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Comfort Food At Its Best
The Publick House defines comfort food. The tradition of good, reasonable priced food, continues. Finally a place that doesn't need to add an additional drizzle or extra something or other to impress. The sticky buns just add to the experience.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Historic and charming
Historic, charming, and comfortable venue. Our group of 6 adults ate in one of the upstairs dining rooms, not the pub. Food was very good, service was excellent, wait staff very friendly and attentive. Pecan rolls as good as I remembered from childhood family visits.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot diverse affordable
Great spot diverse affordable menu! Bakery is amazing , pecan rolls too:)
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice "old" feel with OK food
The restaurant is beautiful with lots of old woodwork and details. The service was great. The food, however, was just OK.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A beautiful historic building with a very comfortable relaxed feel this was a great choice for our girl's get-together. Our server was outstanding and we all enjoyed our lunch which consisted of a delicious vegetable bisque soup, beet feta salad and the grilled chicken sandwich. We did notice afterwards that there is a nice patio where you can dine outside so if it's a nice day then that is a must for our next visit!
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
17 th Anniversary
We had an awesome time dinning there,food great. Waitress was so great.We had a really great time.We travelled 45 minutes and would again..
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food, service, staff - all A's
Such a great location for a special occasion or group dining; each of our group was pleased with their orders and many of the items were standout. Fish and chips were great, the prime rib was excellent, I highly recommend the clam chowder and the home made potato chips.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location, charming Inn..will
Great location, charming Inn..will return..Shirley, our waitress was excellent.............
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and the service was
The food and the service was very good. We used the coupon for a Monday lunch and were very pleased.
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
When we first walked into the very rustic style dining room we got the impression that the food might be a bit outdated.
Although we did stay conservative this time and order standard menu fare the food was outstanding!
Petite filet, asparagus and mash potato all cooked to perfection and my mother said it was the best baked fish she ever had.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wondered why two beef meals ran out
Except for running out of the filet minion the service was good. I ordered the prime rib and that was the last piece. It was only 6:30PM and I was surprised you would run out of those two meals so soon. By the way we have been to your restaurant many times and will return in the future.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than advertised
The food was excellent, excellent, excellent. A special treat is the bread basket filled with unexpected gems from the onsite bakery (a must visit). We ate there 2 nights in a row and were equally pleased. We had calamari, ravioli, prime rib, baked scrod and fresh roast turkey dinner and of course the bread baskets. The food was well prepared, fresh, served promptly and we were left to enjoy at our leisure. We highly recommend a visit.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed a birthday celebration dinner. We pleasantly surprised by The Publick House's buy one/ get one free entree offer in July. Even better, they accepted multiple coupons per table. Will definitely visit for dinner again.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
outstanding service from James
We had to wait for about 20 minutes or so for our server to come to our table, so James who had seated us came by and took our order. He was very professional and so apologetic for our wait. He really made up for the delay. I would give him a 5 star rating. We ordered sandwiches for lunch which were very good.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went on a Wednesday night as we are on vacation. The dining room was quiet and relaxing....a stark contrast to Saturday night dining. Food was superb. We both had filet mignon....cooked to perfection. The ambience cannot be duplicated since it is a Historic
building. Worn floors, beamed ceilings, and the wonderful smell of wood burning....... Yes, it was summertime and the fires were not lit but the smell must be embedded in the walls. It was a lovely ride to Sturbridge....and a wonderful evening.
8/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful Service and Food
This was our third time eating here. All three times the food was absolutely wonderful, especially their turkey dinner that they are known for. The atmosphere is very nice and the service was terrific. These waitresses know how to get big tips. I say this only because we tip very well if the service is fast and friendly. They will get you whatever you ask for, within reason, and the best part is you don't even have to ask and they get you extras. My only drawback with this place is the noice level. I think we figured it out though that the best time to dine is on a Saturday or Sunday after 2pm and before 5pm. The is the time slot that seems to be the most quiet. But if you have children and you don't mind the noise, anytime is great. Enjoy!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Public House - Take 2
This vacation for us consists of sitting by our pool in the day and dining at great restaurants at night. Last week we went to the Publick House. When I went to make reservations on "open table", I noticed on the Publick House website that they had a special for the month of August. Any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday was buy one entree and get the second one free. We both chose filet mignon. It was done perfectly. The food was so amazing that we went back again this week! We had the same relaxing, wonderful time and again, the food was done perfectly.
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Publick House has been offering 2 for 1 entree's on Mon - Wed for some time. They offer lodging and so the restaurant has to be open either way, this is a good way to fill it up. So for the locals... this is a great value. Just don't forget to tip on the whole amount and not the discounted amount... wait staff is great. As for full price days... still a wonderful place. My wife and I have been eating and lodging here since the 70's. We have also had weddings and Holiday Parties at the Inn.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
lunch at Publick House
My fiance and I will be having our rehearsal dinner here next year, so we wanted to bring our families for lunch to see the place. It was extremely easy for me to make a reservation, and easy to check in when we got there. Our waitress wasn't very attentive. There was only a couple full tables, and at least two other waitresses. Ours let our water glasses get empty and didn't check on us. The worst part, to me, was my soup arrived before the meal. I had specifically told her I wanted the soup and salad to arrive with the meal (as it was my meal). I understand that it wasn't a huge issue, but I was eating before everyone else, and then had to wait while everyone else wait. It was annoying. Over all the food and atmosphere was excellent.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great choice for dinner and brunch
We had reservations for both dinner and the breakfast buffet. We were seated promptly by a friendly and efficient staff. The menu(s) are very appealing and full of choices for everyone. Both meals consisted of excellent food preparation and presentation. The service was wonderful and the atmosphere was outstanding. I highly recommend the Publick House for a great dining experience.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had very good meals, perfect
We had very good meals, perfect service and an enjoyable evening.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place to meet
Great place to meet for a family get together. With family coming from difference directions this is a comfortable place for a larger family group to meet. Lunch menu has good choices and service was excellent, very accomodating to my very particular nephews food preparation. This is our second visit and we will be back again.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The meal was the highlight of the day. We were very surprised at how good the food was & how good the staff treated us
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of the best restaurants we've ever been to. The food was so good, and it was fun to be in one of the historic buildings. We highly recommend it. We wish this was in California.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful New England Food
Delicious food and charming New England atmosphere. A great place to take put of town guests. Our waitress was very friendly and extremely helpful. One person in our party had food allergies and kitchen prepared the dish especially for her. Our only complaint was that the room was a bit cold. It is time for them to start their fireplaces. Will definitely return .
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love eating at the Publick House because not only has the food been consistently delicious, but the ambience is irresistible. For me it not only has historic significance, and I am a passionate history buff, but we have through the years spent many memorable occasions there, Christmas Eves, Thanksgivings, anniversaries, plus, the past two years we have been the high bidders at the Barton Auction and have acquired two certificates for dinner while contributing to Barton Day Camps because of the generosity of the proprietors of this remarkable establishment.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thanksgiving in October
We always make it a point to stop in Sturbridge and have an off holiday turkey dinner with all of the trimmings!
Yummy as usu - we'll be stopping again !
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tap room dinner
The "Thanksgiving Day every day" turkey feast was magnificent, complemented by the very old atmosphere with wide plank floors, open-heart fireplace, and excellent service. Will definitely return.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious filet and my husband enjoyed his filet with lobster special!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love the history of the
We love the history of the Publick House...you can get a thanksgiving meal any day for dinner...just a great a New England spots
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's the Publick House!! What
It's the Publick House!! What else needs to be said. Always a treat
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Occasion Choice 50 Yrs..
This year's we dined at the Publick House to celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary. We began this tradition when we were dating. It has always had a special meaning for us whether an anniversary or other special occasion. Some menu items remain while others are added or change. Do miss the relish trays & basket of several pecan rolls.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday Lunch at Publick House
We had a noon reservation, arrived early and had a bloody Mary at the bar. Charming rustic ambiance, friendly staff, beautiful building and grounds. Everything was clean and quaint. Met our relatives for a birthday lunch. Food and drinks were fantastic, home made breads, prime rib, lobster pie and shepherds pie all great. We will be back!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
A true historic colonial hotel restaurant. It is cozy and charming. We have dined in both the dining room and the pub. Both rooms have nice fireplaces which add to the charm of the dining experience. The service was great and the food was good too!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious as always. Service
Delicious as always. Service was wonderful! I would recommend the Publick House to anyone. I just wish I lived closer so I could go more often!!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed the Thanksgiving Feast. Great price. Dessert AND Coffee included. The cinnamon buns in the bread basket are delicious and still the same for over 50 years that I can recall. A gem.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Public House is our "mood elevator". At the end of a busy week, there is nothing better than going to the Public House for a delicious dinner. Winter is one of my favorite seasons to visit. The outside has lovely white light everywhere....it's like a winter wonderland! My prime rib was cooked to order and the butternut squash is the best anywhere (not overly sweet, just right!). My husband chose baked fish and said it was delicious.
It's a good place to bring the entire family for a celebration or a lovely place to go for two. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We drove an hour for my wifes 57th birthday and it was well worth the drive. The food was excellent and our table right near the fire place was perfect. All 4 of us had something different and all four agreed that the food was delicious. I myself had the Lobster Pie in Newburgh sauce and it was outstanding. I wish I could remember our servers name, but she was very nice, never rushed us and just thought everything was perfect.
Best part of the night--leaving and stopping at the bakery. I'm glad I didn't get my wife a cake in advanced as I'd never know who great the cake at this bakery was.
Thanks for a great night.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food at The Publick House was outstanding. The fried goat cheese with remoulade sauce was a good appetizer. The braised salmon with sweet potato side and rice was excellent. The wine list offered a good Malbec. The service was prompt and friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant!!!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Twice in One Week
We visited while adult children were in town the week before Thanksgiving and again the day after Thanksgiving. First time was a Tuesday night and the service and food were exceptional. Our waitress was truly wonderful and attentive to every detail. On the second visit our waiter was visibly tired and it showed in his service. Nothing terrible, just forgot our bread basket and was slow to clear extra items off of the table after dinner (he took them away once we piled them up).
These were my first visits to the Publick House in several years and I was very pleased with the food and ambiance. I will be back again--but maybe not the day after Thanksgiving!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The perfect spot
The Publick House is a wonderful place for lunch or dinner. The colonial ambiance is wonderful and the food is dependably delicious.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM