Old Tavern Restaurant

Old Tavern Restaurant

Let our chefs transport you to the farm with this Vermont farm-to-table restaurant experience. At our Old Tavern Restaurant, you’ll enjoy local, seasonal fare that’s as unique as it is delicious.

Welcome to the Old Tavern Restaurant

From time to time, our dining room may be closed due to private functions. We recommend calling ahead or visiting our events calendar or our Facebook page for the most updated information.

Located in the main inn, the Old Tavern Restaurant puts the taste of Vermont right at your fingertips. Chef Cal Hingston and his team proudly offer you the freshest local ingredients prepared in small batches to ensure the highest quality. As a farm-to-table restaurant, all of our ingredients are sourced from local and sustainable purveyors throughout New England.

Reservations are required.  To reserve your seat in our Old Tavern Restaurant, call 802-843-2248.

Summer Hours

Starting June 29th we’ll be open four nights a week:

Thursday: 5-8 p.m. (8 p.m. reservations accepted)
Friday & Saturday: 6-8:30 p.m.
Sunday: 5-8 p.m. (8 p.m. reservations accepted)

Old Tavern Restaurant Dinner Menu


Soup Du Jour

Chef’s Daily Creation $5/$8

VT Cheese Board

Selection of Three VT Cheeses, Castleton Crackers, Crostinis, Apricot Chutney & Dried Figs $16

Pork Belly

Parsnip Puree, Fried Lotus Root, Port Wine Jus $13

Striped Bass

Served with Kimchi and Parsley Sauce $14

Garlic and Herb Sausage

With Mustard Greens and Sauerkraut $12


Green Salad

Garden Greens, Pickled Beets, Radish and Figs with a Preserved lemon and Honey Vinaigrette $11

Strawberry Salad

Baby Watercress, Strawberries, VT Camembert, Toasted Pine nuts, with an Apricot Cilantro Vinaigrette $13


Juniper Berry Quail

Blueberry Tarragon Puree, Clove Ricotta, Fermented Radicchio, and Peas Three Ways $25

Silverbeet Ravioli

Ravioli Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms and served with Eggplant and Aromatic Tea $21

Coffee Lamb

Coffee Rubbed VT Rack of Lamb with a Buttermilk Celeriac Puree, Onions and Cauliflower $29

Seafood Stew

Prawn, Clams, Scallops, Corn, and Arugula, in a Parsnip Uni Broth $26

Filet Mignon

Pommes Anna, Seasonal Vegetables, Pan Jus $28

Scallop Roulade

Over Squid Ink Spaghetti and Seasonal Vegetables $25

Chicken Statler

Herb Marinated Chicken with Sauteed Shiitakes, Chard, and Tomato over Crème Fraiche Mashed Potatoes $24

Locally sourced and only the freshest ingredients used in the creation of this menu.
Thank you for dining with us. Enjoy!

Chef Du Cuisine, Nick Tessier

Executive Chef, Cal Hingston

Please note, the menu is always subject to change.

Wines by the Glass

$8 / glass

William Hill, Chardonnay, CA
Louis M. Martini, Cabernet, CA
Benziger, Sauvignon Blanc, CA
Bridgeview, Pinot Noir, Oregon
Principato, Pinot Grigio, Italy
Cigar Box, Malbec, Argentina
Beringer, White Zinfandel, CA ($6)
Red Rock, Merlot, CA
7 Deadly Zins, Zinfandel, CA

$10 / glass

Merriam Vineyards, Sned Red, CA
Bottega Vinaia, Pinot Grigio, Italy
Josh Cellars Chardonnay, California

$12 / glass

Waterbrook, Reserve Cabernet, Washington
Cambria, Benchbreak Vineyard Chardonnay, CA
Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

Wines by the Bottle


France, Veuve Cliquot, La Grande Dame, $165
France, Veuve Cliquot, Yellow Label Brut, $75 (1/2 bottle, $38)
France, Taittanger, Brut La Francaise, $95

Sparkling Wines

USA, Mumm, Cuvee Napa Blanc de Blanc, $46
USA, Domain Carneros, Brut, $54
Italy, Lunetta, Prosecco, $31

Sauvignon Blanc

USA, Ferrari Carano, Fume Blanc, $28
New Zealand, Villa Maria, $28
France, Quintessence, Pouilly-Fume, $40
New Zealand, Kim Crawford, $42

Additional Whites

Italy, Bottega Vinaia, Pinot Grigio, $37
USA, Robert Mondavi, Riesling, $24
USA, Caymus, Conundrum, $43
USA, Snow Farm Vidal Blanc, Vermont, $49


USA, Cakebread, Napa, $65
USA, Pine Ridge, “Dijon Clones,” $60
France, Pascal Bouchard, Petit Chablis, $29
USA, Cambria, Benchbreak, $44
USA, Chateau St. Jean, Sonoma, $28
France, Louis Jadot, Pouilly Fuisse, $46
France, Domaine Roland Lavantureux Chablis, $55


USA, Whitehall Lane, $45
USA, Ferrari-Carano, Sonoma, $39
Italy, Tommasi Le Prunee, $31

Cabernet Sauvignon

USA, Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley, $85
USA, Joseph Phelps, Napa, $105
USA, Sequoia Grove, Napa, $75
USA, Steltzner, Stags Leap District, $95
USA, Ghost Pines, Napa, Sonoma Valley, $41
USA, Sagelands, Washington, $34
USA, Beringer, Knights Valley, $115

Pinot Noir

USA, J Vineyards, Russian River, $65
USA, Domaine Carneros, Napa, $49
USA, La Crema, Sonoma, $44
USA, Bridlewood, $28

Red Blends

France, Mont Redon, Chateauneuf du Pape, $68
USA, Robert Foley “Claret,” Napa, $125
France, Chateau Trignon, Gigondas, Rhone Valley, $58
USA, Michael David Petite Petit, $32
USA, Waterbrook, Melange Washington, $29
USA, Rhiannon, California, $29

Other Reds

Italy, Marchesi di Barolo, Barolo DOCG, $90
Italy, Bertani, Catullo Rosso del Veneto, $44
Argentina, Battle Axe, Malbec, $41
USA, St. Francis “Old Vines”, Sonoma, $35
Italy, Michele Chiarlo, Barbera D’Asti DOC, $29
Spain, Campo Viejo, Rioja Reserva, $28

Our wine list (and its subsequent pricing) is subject to availability. Updated 12/2016.

Specialty Cocktails

Peach White Wine Sangria $10


Vermont Elder Gimlet $12
Vermont Barr Hill Honey Infused Gin, St. Germain Elder Flower Liqueur, and Fresh Lime


Vermont Mule $10
VT Silo Vodka, Goslings Ginger Beer and Fresh Lime Juice


Basil-Tini $11
Tito’s Vodka, Fresh Lemon Juice and Muddled Basil


Tavern Old Fashion $10
Jim Beam Bourbon, Cointreau and Muddled Orange and Cherry


Blueberry Lemonade $11
Stoli BluBeri, Fresh Muddled Blueberries, and House Made Lemonade


Seasonal Margarita $11
Milagro Silver Tequila, Triple Sec, Sour Mix and Pineapple Juice


VT Vanilla Cola $9
Mad River Vanilla Rum and Pepsi


Banana Colada $11
Bacardi Light Rum, Banana Liquor, Apple Juice and Coconut Milk


Juniper Rose $11
Bombay Sapphire Gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liquor, House Made Rosemary Infusion, Fresh Lime, and Grapefruit Juice


Almond Joy $10
Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Disaronno and Godiva Chocolate Liquor


Ginger Cosmos $11
Canton Ginger Liquor, Stoli Oranj, Fresh Lime Juice and a Splash of Cranberry


So Fresh $5
House Made Ginger-Lime Cordial and Club Soda


So Clean $4
Muddled Lemon, Lime, Orange with Angostura Bitters and Club Soda


So Pure $5
Grapefruit, House Made Rosemary Infusion, Lime and Club Soda


Draught Beer

1801 Ale, Vermont, $6

Fiddlehead IPA, Vermont, $6

Switchback Ale, Vermont, $5

Harpoon Boston Irish Stout, VT, $6

Harpoon UFO White, Vermont, $5

Northshire Brewery, Equinox Pilsner, $5

Bud Light, $4

Seasonal (ask your server), $6


Bottled Beer

Heineken, Netherlands, $5

Amstel, Netherlands, $5

Corona, Mexico, $5

Long Trail, Vermont, $5

Harpoon IPA, Vermont, $5

Clausthaler, Germany, $5

Bud Light, $4

Citizens Cider Unified Press, VT, (16 oz. can), $6

Dessert Menu

All dessert items are $8 unless otherwise noted.

Flourless Chocolate Torte

with Raspberry Coulis and Whipped Cream

Strawberry Rhubarb Tartelette

In Flaky Puff Pastry and Drizzled with a Sweetened Vanilla Bean Crème Fraiche

Crème Caramel

Vanilla Bean Crème Caramel, topped with Fresh Raspberries and Whipped Cream

VT Chevre Cheesecake

Brulee Style with a Blackberry Brandy Sauce

Skillet S’mores

Layered Skillet with Graham Crackers, Semi-Sweet Chocolate, and Marshmallows, Drizzled with Caramel Sauce and topped with Whipped Cream

House Made Ice Cream & Sorbets

Ask server for Daily Selection – $6

Espresso – $3.50
Cappuccino – $5

Children’s Menu

Our menu is designed to please kids, but keeps an eye towards healthy eating.
For ages 12 and under. All children’s menu items are $8.

Grafton Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Served with our hand cut fries and steamed veggies.

Pasta with butter

Grafton Cheddar Mac & Cheese

Tavern Beef Burger

Served with lettuce, tomato, hand cut fries and house pickles.

Breaded Chicken Tenders

Served with our hand cut fries and steamed veggies.

If you have any food allergies, aversions or follow a special diet, please contact Chef Cal at 802-843-2248 or via email to discuss your needs prior to your arrival.

The Old Tavern Proudly Serves Products From These Local Farms/Retailers:

Plummers Sugarhouse / Vermont Smoke and Cure / North Country Smokehouse / Grafton Village Cheese Company/ Maplebrook Farm / Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery / Black River Produce / Blake Hill Preserves / Firebelly Farm / Marsuton Farm / Mocha Joe’s Roasting Co. / Coger’s Sugar House Gardens / Winterview Farm / Grafton Bakery / Orchard Hill Breadworks / Sugar Bob’s Maple Syrup / Cavendish Game Birds / Wood’s Cider Mill / Smokeshire Hilltop Farm / Wright Orchard Sugarhouse / River Valley Tech

We would like to extend a special thanks to the local farms, artisans, and vendors that we proudly support. The community connection is very important to us.