What’s On The Menu?

No trip to the Grafton Inn is complete without a little foodie indulgence. Follow your nose and discover the decadent morsels we’re cooking up in the kitchen.


From time to time, our dining room and/or Phelps Barn Pub 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.

Using locally sourced Vermont products, our Chefs have crafted unique menus for your dining pleasure. Whether your stopping by for a foodie event, morning breakfast, or a romantic evening in the dining room, your taste buds are sure to be delighted by our cuisine.

Breakfast Menu

Breakfast is served in the Garden Room from 8 – 9:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and 8 – 10 a.m. Saturday & Sunday.  If you are not staying with us and would like to have breakfast with us, we do appreciate reservations: 802-843-2248

Eggs Benedict

Two Poached Eggs, Canadian Bacon & House-Made Hollandaise over Toasted English Muffins with Home Fries

Buttermilk Pancakes (2)

Plain or with Chocolate Chips, Strawberries, or Blueberries, with Choice of Ham, Bacon, or Maple Link Sausage

Two Eggs any Style

Served with Home Fries, Toast, and Choice of Ham, Bacon, or Maple Link Sausage

Quiche Du Jour

Ask Server for Daily Selection, with Choice of Ham, Bacon, or Maple Link Sausage

Country French Toast

Challah Bread with Choice of Ham, Bacon, or Maple Link Sausage

Tavern Omelet

Two Egg Omelet with any 3 Ingredients Listed Below, Served with Home Fries & Toast

Bacon                            Cheddar Cheese              Mushrooms              Onions             Salsa

Ham                                VT Feta Cheese              Tomatoes              Spinach             Sour Cream

Maple Sausage              VT Goat Cheese              Peppers              Broccoli             Sriracha

Additional Sides

Toasted Bagel with Cream Cheese $4
Green Mountain Creamery Greek Yogurt $2.50 with Granola $4
Cup of Fruit $3
Oatmeal with Brown sugar and Raisins $5

Old Tavern Summer Menu


Butternut Apple Bisque

Garnished with Nutmeg Creme Anglaise $7

Spinach Salad

Baby Spinach tossed with Crispy Pancetta, VT Blue Cheese, Dried Apricots, Raspberry Vinaigrette $14

Autumn Salad

Baby Arugula, Roasted Beets, Pickled Butternut Ribbons, Dried Cranberries, Sunflower Seeds, Maple Sage Vinaigrette $14

VT Quail

Seared Cavendish Quail with a Saffron Pickled Quail Egg, Frisee and Beet Puree $15

Salmon Quenelles

Sesame Salmon Quenelles in an Anise tinted Salmon Broth with Shaved Bok Choy $14

Grafton Village Cheese Board

Three of Grafton’s Finest Cheeses served with Marinated Olives, Apple Chutney, Dried Figs and Crostini $15

(Ask Server for Daily Selections)



Pork Shank

VT Pork Shank in a Balsamic Rosemary Braise with Roasted peppers and Sorrel over Gorgonzola Risotto $25


Pan Seared Hollandeer Farms Venison Loin with Oyster Mushrooms, Dried Cherry Demi Glaze and Grilled Sweet Potatoes. $27

Sea Bass

Oven Roasted Sea Bass with Roasted Spaghetti Squash, Purple Potatoes, Charred Carrot Puree $27

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Sautéed Kale, Wild Mushrooms, Dried Cherries, and Pecans in a Nutmeg Cider Cream $23


Seared Diver Scallops with Watercress, Black Rice, Chimichurri and Tomatoes $26

Filet Mignon

Grilled Beef Tenderloin, Rosemary Whipped Potatoes, Roasted Baby Carrots, Green Peppercorn Shallot Jus $28


The Old Tavern is a member of the Vermont Fresh Network, which supports sustainable local farms and food producers.
Consuming raw or uncooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne illness especially if you have certain medical conditions.


Butternut Apple Bisque $7

Garnished with Nutmeg Creme Anglaise

Soup of the Day   $7

Chefs Daily Creation

Garden Salad  GF $12

Assortment of Garden Greens, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber and Radish Curls, Balsamic Vinaigrette GF

Spinach Salad $14

Baby Spinach tossed with Crispy Pancetta, VT Blue Cheese, Dried Apricots, Raspberry Vinaigrette

Autumn Salad  $14

Baby Arugula, Roasted Beets, Pickled Butternut Ribbons, Dried Cranberries, Sunflower Seeds, Maple Sage Vinaigrette GF

Caesar Salad $13

Crisp Romaine, Shaved Parmesan, Herbed Croutons, Creamy Caesar Dressing

Add shrimp or grilled chicken to salad $5

Add tuna to salad $7


Side Garden Salad GF $5

Hand-Cut French Fries GF $5

Sweet Potato Fries GF $5

Onion Rings $5

Seasonal Veggie $3


Grafton Village Cheese Board $15

Rotating Selection of Grafton’s Finest Cheeses, served with Marinated Olives, Apricot Chutney, Dried Figs and Crostini

(Ask Server for Daily Selections)

Crispy Wings $12

(Choice of Traditional Wings GF or Boneless Tenders)

Buffalo, Cider BBQ, or Sweet Chili, served with Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing, Carrots and Celery

Beef Tenderloin Kabobs $15

Apple Fennel Slaw, Orange Cider Reduction

Potstickers $13

Crispy Asian Pork Potstickers, with a Soy Ginger Dipping Sauce

Baked Brie en Croute $14

Brie Wrapped in Puff Pastry, with Crostini and Sweet Onion Jam

Phelps Fries $8

Hand Cut Fries, smothered in Grafton Cheddar Sauce, with Applewood Bacon and Scallion Crème Fraiche GF

Szechuan Tuna $15

Seared Ahi Tuna Encrusted with Szechuan Peppercorns over Asian Vegtable Slaw, Wasabi Aioli


Sandwiches served with Choice of Hand Cut Fries,

Kettle Chips, or Mixed Green Salad

Substitute Onion Rings or Sweet Potato Fries $2

Phelps Burger $15

Vermont Beef, Grafton Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onions, and a Pickle on a Brioche Bun

*Vegetarian burger available upon request.

(Toppings: Applewood Bacon $2, Gluten Free Bun $2, Caramelized Onions $1, Mushrooms $1, Fried Egg $1)

Salmon Burger $14

Pan Seared Salmon Patty with Watercress, Pickled Red Onions, and Cilantro Yogurt on a Kaiser Roll

Turkey Panini $15

Roasted Turkey, Cranberry Mayo, Green Apple, Maple Smoked Cheddar and Bacon on Multi Grain Bread

Portobello Swiss Panini $15

Portobello Mushrooms with Spinach, Roasted Onions, Maple Dijon and Swiss on Ciabatta Bread



Pork Shank $25

VT Pork Shank in a Balsamic, Rosemary Braise with Roasted Peppers and Sorrel over Gorgonzola Risotto GF

Sage Chicken  GF $25

Sage Rubbed Bone in Chicken Breast with Caramelized Apples and Brie, Butternut Puree and Pecan Fregola Risotto GF

Fish and Chips $17

Crispy Ale Battered Haddock Fingers, Hand Cut Fries, Tartar Sauce and Lemon

Rainbow Trout $24

Seared Trout Stuffed with Leeks, Lemon and Herbs, over Black Rice with Roasted Baby Carrots, and Pea Puree GF

Bolognese  $20

VT Lamb and Pork Ragout over Fresh Pappardelle Pasta topped with Ricotta and Shaved Parmesan

Pumpkin Gnocchi $23

Sautéed Kale, Wild Mushrooms, Dried Cherries, and Pecans in a Nutmeg Cider Cream

Steak Frites $28

Grilled Rosemary Marinated Teres Major, with Steak Fries, Sautéed Portobello Mushrooms, Stout Demi Glaze GF

Wines by the Glass

$8 / glass

William Hill, Chardonnay, CA

Benziger, Sauvignon Blanc, CA

Villa Maria, Sauvignon Blanc, NZ

Principato, Pinot Grigio, Italy

Bieler Peré, Rosé, France

Louis M. Martini, Cabernet, CA

Bridgeview, Pinot Noir, Oregon

Cigar Box, Malbec, Argentina

Hayes Ranch, Merlot, CA

7 Deadly Zins, Zinfandel, CA

$10 / glass

Francis Ford Coppola, “Claret”, CA

Bottega Vinaia, Pinot Grigio, Italy

Josh Cellars, Chardonnay, CA

$12 / glass

Waterbrook, Reserve Cabernet, Washington

Cambria, Benchbreak Vineyard Chardonnay, CA

Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

White Wines by the Bottle


FranceVeuve Cliquot, Yellow Label Brut, $90

FranceVeuve Cliquot, Yellow Label Brut ½ bottle, $45

FranceTaittanger, Brut La Francaise, $95

Sparkling Wines

USA, Mumm, Cuvee M, $46

USA, Domain Carneros, Brut, $54

Italy, Lunetta, Prosecco, $31

Spain, Codorniu, Brut Rosé $30

Italy, LaMarca, Prosecco, 187 ml $10

Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand, Villa Maria, $30

France, Quintessence, Pouilly-Fume, $40

New Zealand, Kim Crawford, $42

USA, Benziger, $30


USACakebread, Napa, $65

FrancePascal Bouchard, Petit Chablis, $29

USACambria, Benchbreak, $44

USAChateau St. Jean, Sonoma, $28

FranceLouis Jadot, Pouilly Fuisse, $46

France, Domaine Roland Lavantureux, Chablis, $45

Other Whites

Italy, Bottega Vinaia, Pinot Grigio, $37

USA, Robert Mondavi, Riesling, $24

USA, Caymus, Conundrum, $43

France, Whispering Angel, Rosé, $45

Germany, Clean Slate, Riesling, $24

France, Bieler Peré, Rosé, $30

Red Wines by the Bottle


USA, Whitehall Lane, $45

Italy, Tommasi Le Prunee, $31

Cabernet Sauvignon

USA, Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley, $85

USA, Joseph Phelps, Napa, $105

USA, Sequoia Grove, Napa, $75

USA, Ghost Pines, Napa, Sonoma Valley, $41

USA, Beringer, Knights Valley, $115

Pinot Noir

USA, J Vineyards, Russian River, $65

USA, Domaine Carneros, Napa, $49

USA, La Crema, Sonoma, $44

Red Blends

France, Chateau Trignon, Gigondas, Rhone Valley, $58

USA, Michael David, Petite Petit, $32

USA, Rhiannon, California, $29

USA, Francis Coppola, “Claret” $40

Other Reds

Italy, Marchesi di Barolo, Barolo DOCG, $90

Italy, Michele Chiarlo, Barbera D’Asti DOC, $29

Spain, Campo Viejo, Rioja Reserva, $28

USA, Michael David, “Lust” Zinfandel Lodi, $85

California, 7 Deadly Zins, Zinfandel, $30

Our wine list (and its subsequent pricing) is subject to availability.
Updated 02/2018.


Peach Red Wine Sangria $10

Stonecutter Manhattan $10

Traditional Manhattan made with Stonecutter Spirits Heritage Cask Whiskey

Whistlepig Old Fashion $12

Whistlepig 10-year Straight Rye, Muddled Orange, Cherry, and Bitters

Saxtons River White Russian $10

Saxtons River Distillers Perc Coffee Liqueur, Vanilla Vodka, and Milk

Vermont Elder Gimlet $11

VT Made Barr Hill Honey Infused Gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, and Lime Juice

Juniper Rose $12

VT Made Barr Hill Honey Infused Gin, Rosemary Tea, Fresh Lime, and Grapefruit Juice

Vermont Mule $10

VT Made Silo Vodka, Fresh Lime and Goslings Ginger Beer

Cider Margarita $11

Milagro Silver Tequila, Cointreau, and House Made Sour Mix



1801 Ale

Vermont – $7

Harpoon Boston Irish Stout

Vermont – $7

Fiddlehead IPA

Vermont – $7

Harpoon UFO White

Vermont – $7

Switchback Ale

Vermont – $7

14th Star Recruit

Vermont – $7

Bud Light



Ask Your Server

Cans & Bottles


Netherlands – $5


Netherlands – $5


Mexico – $5

Long Trail

Vermont – $5

Harpoon IPA

Vermont – $5

Citizens Cider Unified Press

Vermont – $6


Non-Alcoholic $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.

Dessert Menu

Flourless Chocolate Torte

With White Chocolate Mousse, Caramel Sauce and Ganache

Skillet Apple Crisp

Hot Skillet Apple Crisp with Nutmeg Ice Cream

VT Chevre Cheesecake

Brûlée Style with a Blackberry Lemon Sauce

Maple Walnut Bread Pudding

Served Warm with a Spiced Whipped Cream

Pumpkin Flan

Salted Caramel Sauce, Whipped Cream and Candied Pumpkin Seeds

House Made Ice Creams & Sorbets

Ask Server for Daily Selection

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Price includes fresh baked bread, choice of soup or salad & choice of freshly baked pies.

First Course

Butternut Squash Bisque

– Or –

Spinach Salad

Combined Blue Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Bacon & Toasted Walnuts with Sherry Rosemary Vinaigrette.


Roasted Turkey Dinner

Mashed Potatoes, Maple Sausage Stuffing, Baby Carrots, Cranberry Sauce, Sage Gravy.

Cajun Fried Turkey

Mashed Potatoes, Andouille Cornbread Stuffing, Baby Carrots, Cranberry Sauce, Cajun Gravy.

Filet Mignon

Chive Mashed Potatoes, Haricot Verts, Roasted Shallot Demi Glaze.

Sea Bass

Oven Roasted Sea Bass, Grilled Sweet Potatoes, Braised Fennel, Chili Pea Puree.

Pumpkin Gnocchis

Sautéed with Swish Chard, Portobello Mushrooms, Cipollini Onions, and Pecans in a Nutmeg Cider Cream.


All pies served with a choice of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream or Whipped Cream.

Pecan Pie

Apple Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Pie

Updated 10.2.18

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, Maplebrook Farms, Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery, Black River Produce, Wright Orchards, Green Mountain Creamery

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.