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

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.

Spring Hours

April 14-29th
Friday & Saturday: 6-9 pm only

Starting April 30th we’ll be open Sunday evenings
Sundays: 5-8 pm
Closed Monday through Thursday until June.

Easter Brunch, April 16 — 11 – 3 p.m.

In April, the dining room will only be open Friday & Saturday nights. Visit our events calendar or Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on changes to our dining schedule. 

Old Tavern Restaurant Dinner Menu

Soup & Salad

Soup of the Day

Chef’s Daily Creation $5/$8

Grafton Cheddar Ale

Creamy Aged Grafton Cheddar & Long Trail Ale Soup $5/$8

Caesar Salad

Try our Traditional Crisp Romaine tossed with Herbed Croutons, Creamy Caesar Dressing and Shaved Parmesan

Or try the Caesar Salad with Grilled Romaine Hearts $12

Tavern Salad

Baby Greens, Grape Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Sliced Radish, and Carrots with a White Balsamic Vinaigrette $10

Butter Lettuce

Crumbled Goat Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Spring Peas and Sunflower Seeds with a Sweet Ginger Maple Vinaigrette $13

Fiddlehead Mussels

Sautéed PEI mussels with local Fiddle Heads, Lemongrass, Grape Tomatoes and Rosemary in a Fiddlehead IPA Pan Butter, topped with crumbled Gorgonzola $15

Grafton Cheese Board

Clothbound Cheddar, Leyden, & Maple Smoked Cheddar, with Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps, Dried Mission Figs, Apricot & Orange Chutney $16

Smoked Lamb Lollipops

Arugula Pesto & Roasted Grape tomatoes $16

Baked Brie Dip

Brown sugar Crust, served with Pickled Red Grapes and Baguette $14


Smoked Tomato Risotto

Creamy Smoked Tomato Risotto, with Spinach, VT Chevre, and Balsamic Molasses $18

Grilled Swordfish

Dill Buttered Red Potatoes & Lemon Dressed Watercress and Radish Salad $25

Honey Bourbon Pork Chop

12 oz. Pork Loin Chop, with Cannelloni Bean  and Asparagus Ragout $24

Duck Breast

Pan Seared Duck Breast with Sautéed Leeks and Quinoa finished with a Thyme Jus $26

Statler Chicken

Orange Rosemary Chicken over Mint & Cashew Couscous topped with a Dried Cherry Pesto $21

Seared Diver Scallops

Sweet Pepper Relish, Rice Noodles and Arugula $26

Grilled Filet Mignon

Chive Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus, and Port Wine Pan Demi $28

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


Spiked Minty Arnold Palmer $10
Smirnoff Vodka, House Made Iced Tea and Lemonade with Muddled Mint


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


Ginger Cosmo $11
Canton Ginger Liquor, Stoli Oranj, House Made Ginger-Lime Cordial and Cranberry Juice


Seasonal Margarita $11
Milagro Silver Tequila, Peach Schnapps, Fresh Lime, Orange Juice and a Splash of Sour Mix


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


Bananas Foster $10
Meyer’s Rum, Banana Liqueur, Cinnamon and ½ & ½


Maple Martini $11
Jameson’s Irish Whisky, Vermont Sapling Maple Liquor and Fresh Lemon


T’N’T $10
Milagro Silver Tequila, Tanqueray #10, Fresh Lime Juice and a Splash of Club Soda


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



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.