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Publick House

4.3
655 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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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
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, American
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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
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(508) 347-7323
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What 655 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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4.2
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diningbarb (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

All five diners at our table were happy with the variety of menu choices, and the quantity and quality of the food. (The bread basket was especially popular.) The fire in the fireplace was welcoming. Our server Janet was attentive and informative. Overall a very pleasant dining experience!

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SKM57 (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Rustic Inn is a nice setting in winter with the fireplaces ablaze. Attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

I meet a friend here each year around the holidays. It is very nice and the food is good. I always go to the bakery on my way out!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

A great place to meet old friends. Easy to get to from the highway. Food is good and services is fantastic.

Nobody rushed us. We had plenty of time to talk, eat, and be merry.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

The Publick House is one of our favorite restaurants to meet special friends. The atmosphere is cozy, food is always phenomenal and you get more than your money's worth. The bakery tops it off. Would highly recommend this~!

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vipMike (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

On a very cold night, what a great place to visit and dine. Atmosphere , service, food, everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Exceptional historic cuisine, delicious food especially for traditional New England fare and excellent service.

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NightOutWithFamily (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

The restaurant is not handicap accessible. The restaurant is a very old inn, that has been added on and added on and then added on again. There is handicap parking out front but your person still has to climb 5 steep steps to the interior. To get from the back parking to the restaurant, you have to wander of maze of hallways. The waitress had to travel between the bar and the restaurant for drinks which required long absences for the beverages. My nephew's cup of coffee had a wine cork in it (yuck) and my water glass was stuck to the table (very sticky surface). The food was average but I think people come to the location for the historic environment. I would recommend that the restaurant staff be trained to welcome the guests to the Publick House, ask if they have been to the restaurant before and would they be interested in hearing the history of the House. The staff should be fluent in old town Sturbridge history including any significant guests that stay in the Inn, any battles, claims to fame. There is a beautiful resource in the Publick House and they should maximize the attraction. The owners should put some time into scrubbing and finishing table surfaces and having a keen eye for cleanliness. The water glasses, which were empty when we arrived, did not appear clean, maybe someone with greasy fingers set the table. Again, this restaurant could be an amazing and cozy experience but right now it needs some attention and TLC.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on December 23, 2017

Food quality was not that good. Although the waitress was very pleasant it did not make up for the food. The scallop dish was mediocre, the crab cake was cold with an unimpressive taste. The other dishes were so-so. I would not recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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Anna (New England)
4.0
Dined on December 23, 2017

The ambiance was very nice but the food was did not wow me. I still enjoyed the gathering but it was pricey for the quality of the food.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, American
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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
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(508) 347-7323
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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.
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Executive chef
Michael Heenan
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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.
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Private party contact
Laura Skowron: (508) 347-7323 ext. 28
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine