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)
The food was great and so was the service very nice setting had an enjoyable time catching up with some old friends.
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
Wonderful quintessential New England restaurant. Great for meeting family/friends in a relaxed atmosphere with good food and great service.
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.
Good was good and plenty of it. The service was very slow, and was very noisy.
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.
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.
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.
Have been going there for many years. Their full turkey dinner is Thanksgiving 365 days a year. Drinks are great too
Very generous portions of delicious food. Wait staff is very attentive, lovely decor.
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.
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!
Mothers birthday dinner
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!
Our service was wonderful. Micah was attentive, engaging and fun.
Lovely place. Atmosphere plus. Had chicken pot pie. Ummmm. Husband had scrod. Delicious. Bread bowl fresh choices. A must return. FYI. Martini was good.
Outstanding in all regards. Food ,Service and atmosphere
Always a treat when I’m in the area. Lots of New England atmosphere. Great display for Halloween.
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