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!
Rustic Inn is a nice setting in winter with the fireplaces ablaze. Attentive service.
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!
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.
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~!
On a very cold night, what a great place to visit and dine. Atmosphere , service, food, everything was perfect.
Exceptional historic cuisine, delicious food especially for traditional New England fare and excellent service.
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.
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.
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.