In 1766, Josiah Chowning announced the opening of a tavern "where all who please to favour me with their custom may depend upon the best of entertainment for themselves, servants, and horses, and good pasturage." It's charming, with low-beamed ceilings, raw pine floors, and country-made furnishings. There are two working fireplaces, and at night you dine by candlelight. These days it's once again operated like a boisterous 18th-century pub, with plenty of ale and light fare such as pit-cooked Virginia-style barbecue sandwiches, Brunswick stew, and country ham biscuits. One of the best things to do here after 5pm is to take in the 18th-century music, magic, and games.
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- tel: 800/447-8679
- Duke of Gloucester St
- Williamsburg, VA 23186
- Mon-Sat 11am-10pm
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