The Gavel Public House

4.7
344 Reviews
$30 and under
Gastro Pub
Please note we are on a first come first serve basis, and no longer accept reservations.

An upscale gastro pub in the heart of Historic Wrentham Center.
Featuring certified Angus Beef Prime and Free Range Chicken.
Fresh seafood selection daily.
All menu items prepared daily by our executive culinary team.
Full service bar with indoor and outdoor dining.
What 344 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Consistently great food, service and atmosphere!

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EricV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

First time in a long time going to the gavel service was not 100%. I will knock that up to shift change and the nice weather. Will try again to see what happens.

TM
TerrieM
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We had a great meal but the ventilation was poor and the whole restaurant was smoky. To the point of our eyes tearing up and coughing. Service was slow due to lack of servers but the food and drinks were excellent...

JK
JosephK
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

20 minute wait for our reservation for indoor seating and took an outdoor seat to get service. Food was excellent. Staff was friendly and apologetic. You have to keep in mind what the restaurant business has gone through over the pandemic. Everyone there was putting in effort. Little uncomfortable seating for my preference but I’d definitely go back.

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Diningdiva
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food ! Nice bared menu. We sat outside at umbrella table. I had the hummus platter -so much .Great dish to share it had big scoops of hummus, taboulah, and kalamata olive tapenade.carrot and celery sticks and lots of pita bread wedges. Also ordered lamb chop lollipops -got four and trey were great . Hubby got the nacho skillet platter. It’s huge ! Another good group choice.

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EricV
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night with the family for my sons birthday

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Jake
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, best fried clams, yum!
Great ambience at the bar
Super staff

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got to sit outdoors and have been there before when musician is there which is amazing. Great place!!

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Carol
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good night. A little loud (noise wise) but we enjoyed everything.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and awesome service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time there and enjoyed it. However, the great music in the dining room was washed out by the music from the kitchen. When we saw wait staff sitting to eat near us we felt a bit rushed to leave.

MK
MelissaK
New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The waiter took our order and brought 3 out of 4 entrees and never returned to the table. We had to ask for the final entree and the check. It was bizarre.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time listening to live music, great food and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and ambiance. Highly recommend.

JG
JaniceG
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good ...Great spot ..Good food great value .

SA
vipSatisfiedinAttleboro
New England
25 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Gavel Public House was excellent. The new addition and the re-emergence of the outdoors makes it a GO TO place.
Staff is very good especially Austin - personable and professional.

GD
vipGaryD
New England
41 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service, food was hot tasty and on point. Drinks were cold. Will return

JJ
JohnJ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usually tough to get table. Staff and food were excellent. Much improved beer selection

HN
HeatherN
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience3

Very disappointed. We showed up for our reservation and was told it would be about 30-45 minutes wait unless we wanted to sit on the sidewalk. We decided to wait and it ended up being about an hour and a half. There was a table outside open the entire time we waited that we were told is reserved ONLY for parties of 5 or more. So, if no large parties come, the table just sits there empty. We could have sat and ate our food (as a party of 4) and been gone before anyone needed the table, yet we waited for an hour and a a half with 2 small hungry children. Very disappointing. It seemed they only had one server for the entire restaurant as well which is just very unrealistic. She was working so hard and doing a great job and I truly felt bad for her. I understand restaurants were hit hard with covid and most places are under-staffed, but I think management really needs to take a look at things and make some changes. Their food is great and I really want to go back again, but not sure I will. This is the 2nd bad experience I had - last time I was told I could come and sit outside with my dog. I drove from further away with my dog and when I got there they said they only allow service dogs so I had to leave. Seems like some lack of communication along with the other issues. Disappointing seeing I used to go there all the time, but clearly things have changed.

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Bella
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great find! I love trying new places. I am looking forward to going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Finally snagged a reservation! Came highly recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. Good food, good drinks! Looking forward to coming back and eating outside this summer.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Gavel Public House! The salt & vinegar wings are delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoy the gavel always!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was wrong. Service was terrible, waitress didn’t know any of the beer on tap.

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DevonS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gavel is our favorite go to and is even better as the weather permits outdoor dining and entertainment. We had the hummus platter and pork carnitas tacos last night, it was delicious. The drinks aren't bad either:) Highly recommend a visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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MaureenC
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Buff cauliflower was delish! Portions were more than generous. Great night out for causal dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, incredible staff and bartenders

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Great
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was good. Got nachos and pastrami Reuben. Had multiple TVs I could see from my table. Beer and cider drafts were good and cold. I would go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Staff were so nice !!
Food was mixed
My meal of lamb chops and fried lobster tacos was excellent
Another party returned their drink ( Manhattan as well as their meal which was oyster
Overcooked and rubbery
Staff were very accommodating

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Jessica
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my second time eating at the Gavel and the food and service really is wonderful. I wish you could make reservations for outdoor seating at this time, but the inside was just recently done and is a great spot to grab a bite with family and/or friends. Highly recommend!

KC
vipKimC
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Bar was very loud without social distancing! 😬😷

PN
PatrickN
New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food. The beer selection is a bit short but there's something for any beer drinker plus a full bar with good house specialty drinks. I suggest the ragin cajun boneless wings for a good starter.

WB
WilliamB
New England
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new expanded location looks wonderful and the food was outstanding. Help was so helpful, a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was Master’s Sunday and was out for a late lunch. Food and service was great. Love The Gavel!

DM
DianeM
New England
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun place! Newly expanded with lots of outdoor spots.

MM
vipMelM
New England
75 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Competent, friendly staff. Yummy spring cocktails, and food was above average. Can’t wait to visit this place in the warmer weather and enjoy the outside seating.

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tryoung
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always fun to go to The Gavel. The food is very, very good as are the drinks. A casual, fun spot with excellent fare and kind waitstaff.

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RobertG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak tips were excellent along with the bacon, scallops, & scallion pizza

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viplori68
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant,one of favorite places to dine. So glad the bar is open because the bartender is out favorite, always smiling, very attentive and makes sure you have everything you need without being too much. Food is always great....

FAQs

The Gavel Public House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 384-0888.

The Gavel Public House is rated 4.7 stars by 344 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.