HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Sun, 2/18
Time
10:30 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 12 times today

Publick House

4.4
664 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Comfort Food
Top Tags:
  • Cozy (24)
  • Authentic (23)
  • Comfort Food (23)
We welcome you to the Publick House Historic Inn where delicious homemade food and comfortable lodging becomes your home away from home. When you come to the Publick House to feast on our generous meals and enjoy the comfort of our Yankee hospitality, you'll be warmed by the same magnificent open hearths that warmed our early American ancestors. Whether you're looking for a restaurant that offers family dining, need comfortable accommodations, or you're in need of a convenient meeting place, planning a bridal shower or want the perfect venue for your dream wedding...the Publick House Historic Inn welcomes you.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Comfort Food, American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:30am - 10:30am, Sunday: 8:00am - 10:30am; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:30pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(508) 347-7323
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Michael Heenan
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
Something Old...Something New... For the wedding of your dreams, whether it be indoors or out at our 3 season tent venue, come to the Publick House Historic Inn of Sturbridge, MA. the ultimate venue for your memorable New England wedding. Our wedding consultants work with you to ensure your vision becomes reality. They will help you with every detail from planning the bridal shower, booking rooms for your guests, arranging your bridal suite, hosting the rehearsal dinner, the wedding ceremony and the wedding reception. The ambiance, the romance, the memories await you at the Publick House. Since 1771 the Publick House has been the site of countless successful meetings, functions and some revolutionary good times. Today, the tradition continues. We offer a unique mix of location, charm and hospitality. From sales meetings to corporate retreats to showers and birthday parties,we offer you a choice of 11 distinctive banquet rooms with colonial charm.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Laura Skowron: (508) 347-7323 ext. 28
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Complimentary parking available for up to 300, nestled in the back of our building. Handicap parking available in the front of the building.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 664 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
vipRVRGRL (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

We took friends who live about a half hour away and who had never been to the Publick House. It was a big hit! The main dining room is lovely, but could benefit from a few dimmer switches (a personal hangup of mine - maybe not other people)

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was great and so was the service very nice setting had an enjoyable time catching up with some old friends.

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

The Publick House is always an enjoyable place to dine. The service is very good and the history is interesting. I would like to go there more often

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful quintessential New England restaurant. Great for meeting family/friends in a relaxed atmosphere with good food and great service.

Report
Helpful
BornandBread (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

I was there, reservations made through Open Table, twice this week on 11/7 and 11/9 and were lucky enough to have Janet as our server both times. Terrific service and so welcoming! I will always ask for her. This Inn is about half way between where I live in Massachusetts and my friends in Connecticut so we use this as a halfway location.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Good was good and plenty of it. The service was very slow, and was very noisy.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Everything was great! The only problem was parking for handicap and not knowing where to go in for our reservations. We ended up in the "open table" room not knowing that there was another area where we had our reservations. The hostess was very gracious and and gave us the option to stay where we were or to go out and around the building to the dining room. It was too much walking for my friend who is handicapped. The waitress was very good and was very attentive to us.

Report
Helpful
Delish (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

This is a great place for classic for New England comfort food. Is it breaking culinary innovation boundaries? No. But that's not really what you come here for. Tasty food prepared well, served by a terrific and well-oiled waitstaff, and enjoyed in a colonial inn atmosphere...THAT's what you come here for. The turkey dinner, grilled pear, and pecan tart were all delicious. And people go nuts for the basket of breads and pastries served while you check out the menu. Other notes: upstairs dining room takes reservations, large bar and dining room one level down does not. There's a bakery with lots of items to take home (just check the hours). And really pretty spots to sit and chat outside and inside the inn/restaurant buildings. Landscaping and a well kept exterior are bonuses.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

Dining at the Publick House is always a pleasure. The atmosphere is charming, the grounds were beautiful and the service is excellent. Seamus was our waiter and he was fantastic, very attentive, not at all intrusive, knowledgeable about the menu and very thoughtfully anticipated all our needs.

Report
Helpful
RonRfromCofressi (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 24, 2017

Have been going there for many years. Their full turkey dinner is Thanksgiving 365 days a year. Drinks are great too

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

Very generous portions of delicious food. Wait staff is very attentive, lovely decor.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

Asked to sit near fireplace and my request was granted. I shared the a Turkey dinner with my wife. It was excellent. Also had a shrimp cocktail. The sauce could use some horseradish. Would love to checkout the old tavern at some point.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on October 17, 2017

I loved this restaurant but I made special arrangements for my dad's birthday to have a corner table (quiet) and a dessert brought over with a candle. Hostess didn't smile and seemed like we were bothering her when we got there.... Room was extremely loud. I went back to confirm cake for my dad with candle and she answered rudely it was set. Dessert with candle never came. Sent an email to the manager - no reply. Wouldn't return!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Mothers birthday dinner

Report
Helpful
26thbirthday (New England)
2.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

Made reservations for a Saturday(10/14/17) at 12 :30 pm, though there was no-one in front of us and numerous empty tables it still took the receptionist a seemingly long time to seats us, a party of 4. Once seated it took another 15-20 minutes for a waitress to approach our table and that happened only after we flagged one down as she passed us ( she was not the one assigned to our table). I might add that we noticed numerous waiters and waitresses milling around not much to do! Totally unreasonable wait! Management needs to re-organize their front desk operations regarding assigning wait staff and ensuring that the staff is fulfilling their assignments. The food itself was good, but the delay spoiled the day!

Report
Helpful
vipMike (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Our service was wonderful. Micah was attentive, engaging and fun.

Report
Helpful
vipBradyfan (Naples)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Lovely place. Atmosphere plus. Had chicken pot pie. Ummmm. Husband had scrod. Delicious. Bread bowl fresh choices. A must return. FYI. Martini was good.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2017

Outstanding in all regards. Food ,Service and atmosphere

Report
Helpful
vipNiamh (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2017

Always a treat when I’m in the area. Lots of New England atmosphere. Great display for Halloween.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on October 10, 2017

Enjoyed our stay Love the old Inn .Food was a little disappointing. Breakfast, in particular I had eggs benedect and found the english muffin not toasted Ham too thick ( s/b Canadian Bacon) and home fries had a off taste to them. Minor details but important. All in all a good stay

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
4
34